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In a major speech in Washington on Monday, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo warned Iran would face “the strongest sanctions in history” if it did not adhere to a dozen requirements. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The United States escalated tensions with Iran on Monday, threatening new sanctions on the country if it does not meet a strict set of demands. In a (...)

 Iranian MPs burn a US flag in the parliament in Tehran following  US president Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear accord. Photograph: AFP

US president Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran has undermined reformist president Hassan Rouhani and reinvigorate(...)

US president Donald Trump after an exchange with reporters prior to the start of a Cabinet meeting the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 9th, 2018.  Also pictured (from left) are interior secretary Ryan Zinke; John Sullivan, the deputy secretary of state;  and Patrick Shanahan, the deputy secretary of defence. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has warned of “severe consequences” if Iran restarts its nuclear activity, a day after he announced America’s withdrawal fro(...)

Athula Kuruppu Arachchi: “Running your own business is very hard, you have to sacrifice so much. You’re not getting any margin at the beginning.” Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Athula Kuruppu Arachchi’s grandmother taught him to cook. As a child, he’d often watch in fascination as she bustled around the family kitchen mixing (...)

An Iranian woman walks past a mural on the wall of the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday. Photo/ AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENAREATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images

“The deal with Iran is the culmination of 12 years of diplomacy,” EU high representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday night(...)

 Donald Trump announcing his intent to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was reimposing economic sanctions on Iran and pulling the United States out of an international agreement(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Saudi foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir during a press conference in Riyadh, on Sunday. Photographs: Ahmed Yosri/EPA

New US secretary of state Mike Pompeo stressed the need for unity among Gulf allies during a brief visit to Riyadh on Sunday as Washington aims to mus(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani: “How can a tradesman, a merchant, a building constructor, a tower constructor make judgments about international affairs?” he added referring to Donald Trump’s career as a property developer. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

Iran’s president poured scorn on Wednesday on US and European discussions over Tehran’s nuclear agreement, and dismissed President Donald Trump as a “(...)

US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron have struck up a strong working relationship. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

US president Donald Trump rounded on Iran yesterday, triggering concerns that the United States will withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal when a deadli(...)

US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron hold a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to try to resolve US-European differences on Iran, but Trump gave no(...)

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