Iran loses right to vote in UN because of upaid dues
January 19, 2021
UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) – Seven countries, including Iran, have lost their right to vote in the UN General Assembly because of upaid dues, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday.
January 18, 2021
Iran's Zarif tells France: Avoid 'absurd nonsense' about Tehran's nuclear work
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed a claim by France that Tehran was in the process of building up its nuclear weapons, calling it “absurd nonsense”.
January 17, 2021
France says Iran is building nuclear weapons capacity, urgent to revive 2015 deal
PARIS (Reuters) – Iran is in the process of building up its nuclear weapons capacity and it is urgent that Tehran and Washington return to a 2015 nuclear agreement, France’s foreign minister was quoted as saying in an interview published on Saturday.
January 15, 2021
US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran in final days of Trump presidency
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian individuals and entities as Washington continues to step up pressure on Tehran in the final days of US President Donald Trump’s term before it ends Jan. 20.
January 10, 2021
Iran will expel UN nuclear inspectors unless sanctions are lifted: lawmaker
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will expel United Nations nuclear watchdog inspectors unless U.S. sanctions are lifted by a Feb. 21 deadline set by the hardline-dominated parliament, a lawmaker said on Saturday.
January 5, 2021
Eyeing Gulf detente, Saudi Arabia opens summit with call to counter Iran threat
AL-ULA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman opened a Gulf Arab summit on Tuesday by taking aim at Iran and lauding a deal towards ending a long-running dispute with Qatar.
January 4, 2021
South Korean-flagged tanker seized by Iran, Seoul demands release
DUBAI/SEOUL (Reuters) –Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in Gulf waters and detained its crew, Iranian media said on Monday, amid tensions between Tehran and Seoul over Iranian funds frozen in South Korean banks due to US sanctions.