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Signatures on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement with Iran. On the top left side is Persian handwriting by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. July 14, 2015. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Will the US rejoining the Iran nuclear deal be harmful or beneficial?

One of presidential candidate Joe Biden’s major election promises was a U.S. return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA), a multilaterally negotiated agreement regarding which...
Tony Blinken testifies in front of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his nomination hearing to be U.S. Secretary of State. Source: Screenshot.

Biden nominees stress that US will not be rejoining Iran nuclear deal anytime soon

Several nominees for U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s national security team acknowledged on Tuesday that the United States isn’t ready to rejoin the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of...
Flag of Badr Organization, an Iranian proxy. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

House introduces bill to sanction Iranian terror group

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to sanction a top Iranian terror proxy group in Iraq that has targeted U.S. personnel in Baghdad. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) introduced the measure on Thursday...
Iranian flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

US sanctions Iranian entity and director over alleged chemical-weapons research

The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it has sanctioned an Iranian entity and its director over alleged chemical-weapons research. The Shahid Meisami Group and its director, Mehran Babri, were sanctioned for allegedly being involved...
Anti-aircraft guns at Iran's Natanz uranium-enrichment facility. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Contrary to nuclear deal, Iran moves first set of advanced centrifuges underground

Iran completed the transfer of a cascade of advanced centrifuges from a plant above ground to an underground site, said a report released on Wednesday by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). “They finished installing...
Iranian flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

US imposes sanctions on individuals, firms allegedly connected to Iran military

The Trump administration said on Tuesday that it has imposed sanctions on six individuals and four companies for allegedly working with an Iranian military firm. Those sanctioned allegedly facilitated the procurement of sensitive goods. These include...
U.S. Department of Justice headquarters. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

US seizes 27 domain names allegedly used by IRGC

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Wednesday it has seized 27 website domain names that allegedly were unlawfully used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to further a global covert influence campaign. All 27...
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in Iran’s Kermanshah Province in November 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The only language Iran understands is sanctions

In a few days, when the result of the election that has enthralled the entire world is clear, the winner will begin discussing policy in earnest. Both candidates know the territory well. President Donald...
U.S. Department of Justice headquarters. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

US files civil forfeiture actions over seized Iranian missiles

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday the filing of two complaints to forfeit two shipments of Iranian missiles that the U.S. Navy seized in transit from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)...

US sanctions Hezbollah officials, among them Iraq ambassador to Iran

The United States sanctioned two officials on Thursday of the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hezbollah. Nabil Qaouk and Hassan Al-Baghdadi “are members of Hezbollah’s Central Council, a group of senior Hezbollah officials that elects the terrorist group’s Shura...