An F/A-18E Super Hornet is launched from the flight deck of the  USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea last Thursday. Iran claimed Trump is being ‘goaded’ by national security adviser John Bolton into starting a war. Handout photograph: Reuters

Tensions between Iran and the United States have intensified after Tehran warned the US not to threaten the country following inflammatory comments by(...)

A handout photo  showing the  US aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln passing through the Suez Canal on May 9th.  Photograph: EPA

The United States’ military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now it is an opportunity, a senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary (...)

 Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov at a press conference in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Iran’s landmark nuclear deal was at risk of collapse after Tehran said it would cease to implement some of its commitments under the 2015 accord, its (...)

A woman walks past a wall painting in a street in Tehran on Tuesday. US president Donald Trump has said  he would be willing to meet his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, without preconditions. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran’s leaders cannot stand the thought of talking to the United States and say its president, Donald Trump, cannot be trusted. But Jamshid Moniri, a(...)

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is welcomed by Belgium’s foreign minister Didier Reynders  at the Egmont Palace in Brussels on May 15th, 2018. Photograph: Eric  Lalmand/AFP/Getty

The EU on Tuesday made clear to Iran that if it adheres to the nuclear deal repudiated by the US , the EU will do so too. The union’s high representa(...)

Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, said he would not bend to “psychological warfare” from Donald Trump and  Iran was ready to produce more nuclear fuel if necessary. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

No sooner had US president Donald Trump declared he was exiting the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran than Hassan Rouhani, the country’s president, reassure(...)

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 Michael D Higgins makes his address to the UN General Assembly in New York  on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace. Photograph: Maxwells

The world’s turbulent countries can learn something from Ireland’s successful peace process, President Michael D Higgins told a United Nations meetin(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and  US president Donald Trump meeting  in New York last September. Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

French president Emmanuel Macron arrives in Washington on Monday for his three-day state visit to the United States, where he is expected to discuss a(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: under pressure. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

The mushrooming corruption scandal plaguing Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu took a surprising turn on Tuesday, with an allegation that one (...)

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