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European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Credit: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

EU sanctions Iranian intelligence unit, two staff members for terror plot

The European Union on Tuesday sanctioned an Iranian intelligence unit and a few members of its staff, as Holland accused the Islamic Republic of two murders in 2015 and 2017 on Dutch soil, joining Denmark and...
Drilling platform "Iran Khazar" in use on a production platform in the Cheleken of Dragon Oil Field. Credit: www.dragonoil.com/Wikimedia Commons.

US waivers on Iran sanctions keeping oil prices low

Due to temporary waivers the Trump administration granted to several countries to allow them to import Iranian oil, global oil prices have remained low. The waivers were issued when the United States reimposed sanctions on Iran in...
U.S. President Donald Trump with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at United Nations headquarters in New York on Sept. 26, 2018. Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Netanyahu lauds America’s ‘courageous decision’ to reimpose sanctions on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a victory lap on Monday as he praised the Trump administration’s “courageous, determined and important decision” to reimpose remaining sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015...
The International Court of Justice in The Hague. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

International Court of Justice orders US to lift some sanctions against Iran

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered the United States on Wednesday to lift some sanctions on Iran in the aftermath of the U.S. reimposing sanctions that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal,...
Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook at the announcement of the creation of the Iran Action Group in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State, Aug. 16, 2018. Credit: U.S. Department of State/Flickr.

U.S. envoy on Iran to Europe: ‘We will vigorously enforce our sanctions’

Following up on U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s harsh rhetoric regarding Iran, its aggression and its nuclear ambitions, Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook elaborated on America’s thinking when...
2018 Volkswagen e-Golf photographed in Canada inside the 2018 Montréal International Auto Show. Credit: Bull-Doser/Wikimedia Commons.

Volkwagen to cease doing business in Iran, boosting US economic sanctions

The United States has convinced Volkswagen AG to comply with sanctions on Iran and cease conducting most business in the regime, a U.S. official told Bloomberg news. The Trump administration and the German automotive firm ironed out...
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis and U.S. Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. brief reporters on the current American airstrikes on Syria during a joint press conference at the Pentagon on Apr. 13, 2018. Credit: Department of Defense Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith.

US defense chief puts Iran on notice

With the European Union and Iran, which is behind a larger disinformation campaign than previously reported, recently pushing back against the United States reimposing sanctions on the regime earlier this month—lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, which...
A British Airways aircraft. Credit: Pixabay.

British Airways, Air France end flights to Iran

Two major European air carriers, British Airways and Air France, announced on Thursday that they are terminating flights to Iran. British Airways, which reinstated its London to Tehran route in 2015 following the implementation of...
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking to the Iranian American community in California on July 22, 2018. Screenshot: YouTube.

Pompeo announces creation of the Iran Action Group

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday the founding of the Iran Action Group, which will “be responsible for directing, reviewing and coordinating all aspects of the State Department’s Iran-related activity.” “For nearly...

Officials: Iran nuclear deal survives, Trump will waive sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday will extend waivers on Iran nuclear sanctions, keeping alive the landmark 2015 deal for at least another several months despite his past vows to scuttle the...