Iran, Syria boost ties

The Arab Republic is hosting Iran’s top diplomat for talks in Damascus. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner "We are talking about strategic ties and today, aside from all the…

Iran releases hostages as UK pays $530m debt

British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and dual national Anoosheh Ashoori have arrived in the United Kingdom after being released from the Islamic Republic. By Erin Viner The pair were freed…

Lavrov: nuclear deal with Iran in final phase

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian that agreement on the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is in the finishing straight. By…

JCPOA talks resume in Vienna

The 8th round of negotiations to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal between Iran and world powers continued, after envoys took a 10-day break for consultations with…

IAEA: Iran still denying access

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) detailed a number of ongoing disputes with the Islamic Republic in separate reports. By Erin Viner Tehran has still not granted IAEA inspectors the access…

France: Iran talks must resume where they halted

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian delivered the message during a telephone call with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian. By Erin Viner The latest developments come amid rising concern in…

Iran agrees to resume Vienna Nuclear Talks

The Islamic Republic’s chief atomic negotiator Bagheri Kani pledged to resume negotiations by the end of November. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner Kani, who is also Iranian Deputy Foreign…

Iran-Saudi talks progress

Direct discussions to mend deep divisions between regional rivals Tehran and Riyadh are advancing. By Erin Viner This, according to Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian at a press conference in…

Egypt, Jordan to ease Lebanon crisis

Cairo is arranging gas deliveries and Amman hopes to start supplying Beirut with electricity to help ease Beirut’s severe power shortages. By Erin Viner Egypt is now finalizing its agreement…