Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: iran | In the theatrical style of a capricious reality-TV host, US President Donald Trump has been building up suspense over an American withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: iran | Russia joined a chorus of voices Monday urging US President Donald Trump to stand by the Iran nuclear deal, as Tehran sent a stern warning that it was an "all or nothing" situation.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: iran | Iran's foreign minister warned that President Donald Trump's threats to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement send a "very dangerous message" about the wisdom of negotiating a deal with the United States.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: iran | French leader set for state visit to Washington from MondayMacron seeks to stop US withdrawals from Syria and Iran dealTouting "a very strong personal relation" with Donald Trump, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, on Sunday began an ambitious charm offensive intended to strengthen US commitments in Syria and Iran while heading off threats of a transatlantic trade war.Prior to his departure for an official state visit to Washington, Macron likened himself to Trump in an interview with Fox News Sunday, a venue with a wide following among Trump supporters and likely to be watched by the president himself. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: iran | Israelis enjoyed a lavish party last week to mark the nation's seven eventful decades, but the threat to its existence could hardly have been greaterThere were fireworks, concerts, torch processions and parties throughout the country. In Jerusalem the night sky was illuminated by 300 drones that coalesced to form images of favourite Israeli symbols, such as the national flag and a dove with an olive branch in its mouth. The celebrations included a live, televised retelling of Jewish history dating to biblical times. In one scene children with yellow stars pinned to their clothes fled marching Nazi soldiers. Another showed pioneers building the fledgling Jewish state.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: iran | Foreign minister indicates Tehran could go back to enriching uranium if US president tries to add new conditions to groundbreaking agreementIran's top diplomat has issued a stark warning to Donald Trump that if he follows through on his threat to scrap the 2015 nuclear agreement in three weeks' time he will have to "face the consequences" that will not be "pleasant" for the United States.Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, painted a bleak picture of the prospects for survival of the nuclear deal, which Trump has threatened to tear up on 12 May by refusing to waive a set of sanctions a move that is integral to the agreement.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: iran | Senior military officer says Zionists would be annihilated if Iran came under attackIran has said it is prepared to wipe out "Zionists" in the event of a war with Israel, as mutual hostility deepened amid escalating tensions over Syria. Hossein Salami, the deputy commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, reacting to earlier comments by Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanhayu, said on Friday: "If any war happens, it will definitely be followed by your annihilation." Continue reading...
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: iran | Hundreds of lawmakers in Germany, France and the UK wrote an open letter to the US Congress asking it to back the Iran nuclear deal, despite US President Donald Trump's threat to terminate the agreement next month.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: iran | Female officer shown slapping woman and wrestling her to floor because her hijab was looseShocking video footage of a young Iranian woman being wrestled to the floor by so-called morality police because her hijab was loose has sparked outrage after it was posted online.The footage shows members of the special taskforce tackling the woman, believed to be in her mid-20s, in Tehran. Under Iranian law, it is compulsory for women to cover themselves from head to toe in public, but many defy the boundaries by wearing loose hijab that shows their hair. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: iran | Joint statement published in Guardian calls for rethink ahead of 12 May deadline set by TrumpAn open letter to the US Congress: don't let Trump rip up the Iran dealMore than 500 parliamentarians from France, Germany and the UK havewritten to their US counterparts urging them to persuade DonaldTrump not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal.In a joint statement published in the Guardian, Der Spiegel, the New York Times and Le Monde, they urged a White House rethink ahead of the 12 May deadline set by Trump to pull out of the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), unless Europe can come up with a new policy that will meet his concerns. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: iran | It was a major breakthrough, drastically reducing the risk of a nuclear arms race. Abandoning it now will do lasting damage - Signed by parliamentarians from Britain, Germany and FranceFor more than a decade, we Europeans, Americans, and the international community have feared the imminent threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. To counter this threat and make the Middle East a safer place, the international community came together, using the might of diplomatic negotiations and the force of sanctions, agreed by most of the major economic powers.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: iran | Iranian man fails in bid to overturn fast-track refugee determination for boat arrivals before 2014 - Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon The high court has upheld the Australian government's controversial fast-track refugee assessment process after finding that a new body set up to review the claims of people who arrived by boat does not have to adhere to all the requirements of the Migration Act.The decision is based on an application by an Iranian man who was denied a temporary protection visa in 2016 after his application was reviewed by the Immigration Assessment Authority (IAA), a fast-track body established to review the cases of "unauthorised maritime arrivals" who entered Australia between 13 August 2012, and 1 January 2014. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: iran | From Palme d'Or-winner Padre Padrone to adaptations of Tolstoy and Pirandello, the Tavianis challenged convention and upended clicheItalian film director Vittorio Taviani dies aged 88Vittorio Taviani, together with his brother Paolo who now survives him, pursued a vocation of cinema that was deeply bound up with the Italian landscape: the hills of Tuscany where the brothers were born, and those of Sicily and Sardinia. The lush countryside is a vital and sensuous presence in the Tavianis' work, and yet it is unsentimentally also seen as the site of cruel agricultural labour and even as a kind of prison.
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