Russian foreign minister berates US for ‘destabilizing’ world

Moscow (CNN)Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the United States of destabilizing the world, airing a list of grievances over the Trump administration’s foreign policy. Lavrov dedicated the opening of his annual press conference Monday to castigating the US, … Read More

Netanyahu tells Macron to take Trump seriously, fix Iran deal

 French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Paris. (photo credit: PHILIPPE WOJAZER / REUTERS) PARIS – A day after President Donald Trump set an ultimatum to fix “disastrous flaws” in a deal curbing Iran’s nuclear program, … Read More

Iran rejects Trump’s call to renegotiate terms of nuclear deal

Iran said Saturday that the 2015 nuclear deal with the United States and other key world powers “cannot be renegotiated in any way,” rejecting President Trump’s threat to pull out of the agreement if the other parties do not fix its “disastrous flaws.” Trump, … Read More

Analysis Iran Spends Billions on Proxy Wars Throughout the Mideast. Here’s Where Its Money Is Going

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The debate taking place behind closed doors in Tehran seems to have spilled out onto the streets: whether to save the money for the stagnant economy at home The protest wave began, according to Iranian sources, in the city of … Read More

White House, State Department condemn Iranian response to protests

  “There are many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with the regime’s corruption and its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. | … Read More

US: Rex Tillerson vows to hold Iran to the nuclear deal

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Tillerson, centre, met the 28 EU states’ foreign ministers in Brussels on Tuesday [Emmanuel Dunand/Reuters] 12/5/2017: Correction: An earlier version of this story stated Tillerson “expressed support” for the Iran nuclear deal. This has been corrected to say he only pledged … Read More

EU leaders push back against Trump on Iran nuclear deal

Bloc affirms support for pact despite US administrations refusal to certify compliance; IAEA head says inspections of sites continuing unabated. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, Britain Prime minister Theresa May, center, and French President Emmanuel Macron talk as they arrive … Read More

Donald Trump should pursue bigger, better Iran deal: Obama diplomat

Trump is onto something. We shouldn’t walk away from the nuclear agreement but we should get more for American companies and regional security. It was my job in the Obama administration to work with Iran and our allies on implementing … Read More

Germany predicts World War 3 if Trump pulls out of Iran nuclear deal

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GETTY Sigamr Gabriel has warned he thinks war could break out if the Iran deal is withdrawn from Last week President Trump called Iran a “fanatical regime” and refused to sign off a landmark international nuclear deal. The US President … Read More

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