Iran walks back prior nuclear concessions, U.S. official says

The flag of Iran is seen in front of the building of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Headquarters on May 24, 2021 in Vienna, Austria. Michael Gruber | Getty Images News | Getty Images Iran walked back any compromises it made in previous talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, pocketed all compromises made … Read more

Saudi Arabia foreign minister denies a diplomatic ‘crisis’ with Lebanon

Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud arrives for a G-20 foreign and development ministers meeting in Matera, on June 29, 2021. ALBERTO PIZZOLI | AFP | Getty Images Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has denied that the kingdom is experiencing a diplomatic crisis with Lebanon but has said the country sees any current … Read more

Prospects of Iran nuclear talks going smoothly are ‘bleak,’ Eurasia Group says

Official cars are seen outside Grand Hotel Wien after a session of meeting of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on “Iran nuclear deal talks” in Vienna, Austria on May 01, 2021. Askin Kiyagan | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Time may be running out for the U.S. and Iran to restart nuclear talks, … Read more

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to be released after agreement with U.S. in wire fraud case

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at British Columbia Supreme Court with her security detail for the afternoon session of her extradition hearing, August 4, 2021 in Vancouver, Canada. Don MacKinnon | AFP | Getty Images The chief financial officer of Chinese tech firm Huawei will be released and allowed to return to China … Read more

Iran’s nuclear programme back in spotlight

Tehran’s nuclear programme is back under the spotlight as the UN’s atmomic energy watchdog holds its annual general conference and Iran‘s new ultraconservative president, Ebrahim Raisi, marks his international debut by addressing the UN General Assembly. Negotiations to revive a 2015 landmark agreement with world powers that curbed Iran’s nuclear power are at a standstill, … Read more

OPEC and allies to decide on crude production policy as oil prices climb, demand recovers

An oil pumping jack, also known as a “nodding donkey”, in an oilfield near Dyurtyuli, in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — A group of some of the world’s most powerful oil producers will meet on Thursday to decide the next phase … Read more

Iran says nuclear site images won’t be given to IAEA as deal has expired

The speaker of Iran‘s parliament said on Sunday Tehran will never hand over images from inside of some Iranian nuclear sites to the U.N. nuclear watchdog as a monitoring agreement with the agency had expired, Iranian state media reported. “The agreement has expired … any of the information recorded will never be given to the … Read more

US, France warn Iran that time running out to revive nuclear deal

The United States and France on Friday warned Iran that time is running out to return to a nuclear deal, voicing fear that Tehran’s sensitive atomic activities could advance if talks drag on. On the first high-level visit to Paris by President Joe Biden‘s administration, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his French hosts saluted … Read more

Iran’s President-elect Raisi rules out meeting Biden as oil markets look to nuclear deal’s future

Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi attends a news conference in Tehran, Iran June 21, 2021. Majid Asgaripour | WANA News Agency | Reuters DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s president-elect Ebrahim Raisi gave his first press conference since the country’s election, saying Monday that his government’s priorities would be to improve ties with regional neighbors and … Read more

Hardline judge Raisi leads in Iranian presidential election, says official

Ebrahim Raisi, a candidate in Iran’s presidential elections waves to the media after casting his vote at a polling station on June 18, 2021, on the day of the Islamic republic’s presidential election. Majid Saeedi | Getty Images News | Getty Images Hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi leads Iran’s presidential election, an interior ministry official said … Read more