Iran deal

U.N. Watchdog Says Iran is Endangering Support for Nuclear Deal

By Francois Murphy VIENNA, Nov 17 – The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday that Iran was endangering support for a landmark deal with major powers by twice overstepping a “soft” limit on sensitive material. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a report last week that Iran had slightly exceeded the 130-tonne limit

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Senior Saudi Prince Says Trump Shouldn’t Scrap Iran Deal

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump should not scrap a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers but should take the nation to task for its “destabilizing activities” in the Middle East, said a former senior Saudi official. Gulf powers watched with alarm as U.S. President Barack Obama forged a deal with its

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April Oil Freeze Meeting May Go Ahead Without Iran

By Rania El Gamal and Alex Lawler March 16 – Oil producers including Gulf OPEC members still support holding a meeting next month to discuss a deal to freeze output even without Iran, OPEC sources said, as political pressure to prop up prices increases. On Monday, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said after talks in

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Iran Holds Talks with Russia over Missile Defence Upgrade

DUBAI, Feb 22 – Iran negotiated with Russia over buying an upgraded version of the S-300 surface-to-air missile defence system, which it requires to meet its military needs, a foreign ministry spokesman in Tehran was quoted as saying. Iran was blocked from obtaining the S-300 before it reached a deal with world powers last July

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Politics

YEMEN AT WAR:Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned from exile after six months, following a Saudi led intervention to stave off Houthi control. Social Streams

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Iran’s October Missile Test Violated U.N. Ban, Expert Panel States

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Iran violated a U.N. Security Council resolution in October by test-firing a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, a team of sanctions monitors said, leading to calls in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday for more sanctions on Tehran. The White House said it would not

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First Among Equals

BY Omar Mohamed THE ANCIENT Chinese philosopher Mencius once said,  “A state without an enemy or external peril is absolutely doomed.” Today, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is not faced with one enemy but a growing number of enemies. We have had to rethink our security architecture, our allies, and our integration in the wake

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