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Iranian president Hassan Rouhani: said the EU must take practical action to save the Iran nuclear accord.

The Trump administration moved to restore some US sanctions on Iran and reaffirmed plans to impose tougher penalties on the country’s oil sales in Nov(...)

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 (...)

Media attention: Donald Trump likes to keeping his audience in suspense before revealing the big climax. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

As Donald Trump careered through another eventful week in his presidency it was easy to forget the serious foreign-policy and economic issues that are(...)

Boris Johnson’s visit marks the latest diplomatic offensive by the European signatories of the deal.

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson flew to Washington from London on Sunday in a last-minute effort to save the Iran deal as the United States co(...)

Israeli prime minister Binjamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference  in Tel Aviv on Monday. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

US president Donald Trump declined to reveal if he will pull out of the Iran deal in the coming weeks after Israel said it had conclusive proof of a s(...)

President Donald Trump during an event to honour Dr Martin Luther King jnr in the White House, on Friday. The White House on Friday warned this would be the last time the sanctions on Iran would be waivered. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

The Trump administration unveiled new sanctions on Iran on Friday, but extended a waiver on existing sanctions, effectively keeping the Iran nuclear d(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ireland on Sunday for talks with Charlie Flanagan. He will also be awarded an international peace award. Photograph: Reuters

John Kerry is in Ireland today for talks on Northern Ireland, Syria and Brexit. Mr Kerry will meet Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan an(...)

The main hall in Davos. The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Here are five of the top t(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan who is due to attend an  EU foreign ministers’ to discuss the situation in the Middle East. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said his preference is for a Fine Gael-Labour coalition after the general election, but warned of a (...)

Iranian schoolgirls attend President Hassan Rouhani’s speech to parliament before presenting the proposed annual budget in Tehran on Sunday. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

European Union officials will visit Iran as early as next month to explore possible energy links, the EU’s energy commissioner said yesterday, as the(...)

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