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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

President Hassan Rouhani, here in parliament, is taking Iran to a new level of involvement in the Middle East. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH. The rise and rise of Iran: How Tehran has become pivotal to the future of the Middle East. September 1, 2017 2.07am ...and more »

Trump's Next Self-Inflicted Crisis Is a Nuclear Iran - Foreign Policy (blog)

If the president kills the nuclear deal, the backlash will come sooner than he thinks. By Jeffrey Lewis. | August 30, 2017, 10:02 AM. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) and Iranian head of the military Hasan Firoz Abadi look through binoculars ...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, and a diplomacy deficit - Open Democracy

Washington's enmity with Tehran, as much as that with Pyongyang, could spark into crisis. But who will avert it? Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (speaks at a parliament meeting in Tehran, Iran, on Aug. 20, 2017. Rouhani said Sunday that Iran's top ...and more »

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

Yukiya Amano of Japan is the top UN official tracking Iran's nuclear programme. Photograph: Ronald Zak/AP. Iran. Iran is adhering to nuclear deal limits, UN says, despite Donald Trump claim. IAEA says Iran's stockpiles of uranium and heavy water are ...and more »

Watchdog: Iran complying with nuclear deal limits - The Hill

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reportedly found that Iran is in compliance with the limits of the nuclear deal negotiated between the U.S. and international powers. Reuters reported on Thursday that the U.N. watchdog agency said Iran ...and more »

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

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) expresses his condolences over the death the of the mother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (unseen) before a negotiation session with Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) over Iran's nuclear program in ...and more »

Iran Is Sticking to the Nuclear Deal, IAEA Says - Bloomberg

Pedestrians pass a giant mural depicting Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic republic of Iran, in Tehran, Iran. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg. Iran stuck by its nuclear deal with world powers by keeping its uranium stockpile and production ...and more »

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

It is the height of irresponsibility for the Trump administration to even consider walking away from the JCPOA. By Richard Nephew, Ilan Goldenberg. | September 1, 2017, 12:18 PM. US President Donald Trump walks to the White House in Washington, DC, on ...and more »