US, Iran tensions flare in Syria

The latest surge of hostilities between Washington and Tehran comes amid diplomatic efforts to revive the 2015 Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal. By Erin Viner United States military…

US strikes IRGC sites in Syria

The airstrikes targeted facilities used by militias affiliated with Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in the large eastern city of Deir az-Zor.   By Erin Viner According to…

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…

UN Envoy stresses urgency of JCPOA deal

The world body’s facilitator of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action joins Western leaders in warning that time is running out to revive the deal. By Erin Viner "This really needs…

Vienna Talks near dangerous impasse

The warning comes from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner "This negotiation is urgent and progress has not been fast enough. We continue…

Kurds: US to remain in Syria

Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) Executive Committee President Ilham Ahmed said the US has made a clear commitment to the Kurds that it will stay on in Syria in order to…

Iran tops Lapid/Lavrov Talks

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid tells his Russian Counterpart Sergei Lavrov – ‘unless the international community acts against Iran’s nuclear aspirations – Israel will opt to act on its own.…