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The rise and rise of Iran: How Tehran has become pivotal to the future of the Middle East - The Conversation AU

Iran and the US are once again on a dangerous collision course. President Trump's search for excuses to decertify the July 2015 nuclear deal, negotiated by the Obama administration, is exacerbating new tensions in their frayed relations. The US, in a ...and more »

Iran in compliance with 2015 nuclear deal: IAEA report -

Iran remains in compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal made with world powers, according to a UN atomic watchdog report. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Thursday that Iran's stock of low-enriched uranium is being used for peaceful ...and more »

Contradicting Trump, UN Monitor Says Iran Complies With Nuclear Deal - New York Times

The world's nuclear inspectors complicated President Trump's effort to find Iran in violation of the two-year-old nuclear accord with the United States and five other world powers, declaring on Thursday that the latest inspections found no evidence ...and more »

Iran adhering to nuclear deal with world powers, UN watchdog says - Washington Post

ISTANBUL — The U.N. watchdog tasked with monitoring Iran's nuclear activities certified Thursday that the country remains in compliance with a 2015 accord struck with world powers, even as the Trump administration has threatened to withdraw from the ...and more »

Iran says military sites are off-limits for nuclear inspections despite US pressure - Los Angeles Times

As the Trump administration calls for stricter monitoring of the Iranian nuclear agreement, officials in Iran insist they are complying with its terms and will not allow international inspectors into military sites. Iran, which agreed in 2015 to grant ...and more »

Iran is adhering to nuclear deal limits, UN says, despite Donald Trump claim - The Guardian

IAEA says Iran's stockpiles of uranium and heavy water are below agreed limits as Trump threatens to withhold certification of Tehran's compliance. Julian Borger in Washington. Fri 1 Sep 2017 04.53 EDT First published on Thu 31 Aug 2017 18.27 EDT.and more »

Bolton: Israeli Strike Against Iran May Be Only Option to Stop Nuclear Program - Washington Free Beacon

Decades of U.S. diplomacy with Iran, including the Obama administration's landmark nuclear accord, may leave Israeli military action as the only option to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons, according to former U.S. Ambassador to the United ...and more »

What Would US Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Deal Look Like? - Foreign Policy (blog)

Judging the Trump administration to be incapable of formulating a diplomatic campaign in support of one of its highest foreign policy priorities, John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, published an Iran deal exit strategy in the ...and more »

US pressure or not, UN nuclear watchdog sees no need to check Iran military sites - Reuters Canada

VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States is pushing U.N. nuclear inspectors to check military sites in Iran to verify it is not breaching its nuclear deal with world powers. But for this to happen, inspectors must believe such checks are necessary and so ...and more »

The Iran Deal Is Keeping the Middle East From Going Nuclear. Why Does Trump Want to Blow It Up? - Foreign Policy (blog)

Few international agreements are as important to U.S. national security as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal. The JCPOA puts a lid on Iran's nuclear program and subjects it to intrusive inspections ...and more »