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US and Iran deny an interim deal is near

United States and Iran both deny reports that they are nearing an interim nuclear deal.

US and Iran deny an interim deal is near

US sanctions IRGC official over plot to kill Bolton

IRGC official Shahram Poursafi reportedly also targeted former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Iran envoy Brian Hook.

US sanctions IRGC official over plot to kill Bolton

Sources:

Biden adviser discussed outreach to Iran with Oman

Officials say Biden's Middle East adviser visited Oman this month to discuss outreach to Iran regarding its nuclear program.

Biden adviser discussed outreach to Iran with Oman

'A serious threat':

US condemns Iran's latest ballistic missile test

State Department spokesman: An Iran with a nuclear weapon would likely act even more provocatively.

US condemns Iran's latest ballistic missile test

Iranian MP:

'Iran may restore ties with Washington if US offers apology'

Islamic Republic lawmaker Shahryar Haidari claimed the US suggested holding talks with Tehran without the presence of other JCPOA partners.

'Iran may restore ties with Washington if US offers apology'

Top Iranian commander:

'Our ultimate revenge for Soleimani's death is yet to come'

IRGC commander Hossein Salami: The US has yet to feel our revenge for its elimination of Qassem Soleimani.

'Our ultimate revenge for Soleimani's death is yet to come'

Former US envoy:

'Iran doesn't fear us the way they need to fear us'

Dennis Ross, who served as a senior advisor to three US presidents, criticizes current administration's policy on Iran.

'Iran doesn't fear us the way they need to fear us'

Iran justifies seizure of foreign vessels in the Persian Gulf

Iran claims its moves in the Gulf are "aimed at countering behaviors in violation of international maritime law".

Iran justifies seizure of foreign vessels in the Persian Gulf

After Iran's ship seizures:

US military to bolster its defensive posture in the Gulf

US military will work to bolster the defensive posture in the Gulf region following Iran's seizure and harassment of vessels.

US military to bolster its defensive posture in the Gulf

Iran:

'US needs to stop procrastinating on nuclear deal renewal'

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman urges US to put an end to "delays" in attempts to renew 2015 nuclear agreement.

'US needs to stop procrastinating on nuclear deal renewal'

US sanctions Iran for detaining Americans

Russia’s Federal Security Service also sanctioned for holding Americans unjustly captive.

US sanctions Iran for detaining Americans

Iran:

Court orders US to pay for 2017 ISIS attack

Iranian court issues $312.9 million judgment against the United States over 2017 attack in Tehran.

Court orders US to pay for 2017 ISIS attack

Over protest crackdown:

US sanctions senior Iranian officials

US Treasury sanctions four senior Iranian law enforcement and military officials involved in crushing anti-government protests.

US sanctions senior Iranian officials

Iran claims it forced US submarine to surface in Gulf

US Navy says Iran's claim is "absolutely false" and "represents more Iranian disinformation".

Iran claims it forced US submarine to surface in Gulf

US Navy sails drone through the Strait of Hormuz

The narrow waterway has often been a site of tense encounters between Americans and Iranian forces.

US Navy sails drone through the Strait of Hormuz

US woman sent to prison over plot to kidnap Iranian dissident

Iranian-born American woman sentenced to four years in prison over plot to kidnap Iranian-American activist Masih Alinejad.

US woman sent to prison over plot to kidnap Iranian dissident

Top US general:

'Iran could produce a nuclear bomb within a few months'

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley: We have multiple options if Iran decides to develop an actual nuclear weapon.

'Iran could produce a nuclear bomb within a few months'

US Treasury Secretary:

'US looking at ways to strengthen Iran sanctions'

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen acknowledges sanctions had not resulted in behavioral or policy changes Washington desires from Tehran.

'US looking at ways to strengthen Iran sanctions'

US sanctions Iranians over equipment for drones

Four firms and three people sanctioned for allegedly buying equipment to be used for Iran’s drone and weapons programs.

US sanctions Iranians over equipment for drones

US defense official:

'Iran may produce fissile material for a bomb in about 12 days'

US Under Secretary of Defense: Biden admin seeks to revive 2015 deal because Iran's nuclear progress since we left it has been remarkable.

'Iran may produce fissile material for a bomb in about 12 days'

Iran claims:

'We developed a cruise missile with a range of 1,650 km'

Meanwhile, top IRGC commander repeats threat to kill Trump over elimination of Qassem Soleimani.

'We developed a cruise missile with a range of 1,650 km'

US army downs Iranian-made drone in Syria

CENTCOM says the drone was attempting to conduct reconnaissance of a patrol base in northeast Syria.

US army downs Iranian-made drone in Syria

Pence:

'US should never re-enter the Iran nuclear deal'

Former Vice President says all negotiations with Iran should end, adds the Iran deal wouldn't prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

'US should never re-enter the Iran nuclear deal'

Report:

US official met with Iranian UN ambassador multiple times

The State Department confirmed that messages are being delivered to Iran, even though the nuclear deal “is not on the agenda.”

US official met with Iranian UN ambassador multiple times

Due to Iran threats:

US government extends protection for Pompeo

Government protection for former Secretary of State and Trump's former Iran envoy extended due to persistent threats against them from Iran.

US government extends protection for Pompeo

US, Britain condemn latest executions in Iran

Condemnations come after two people are executed over alleged involvement in death of paramilitary officer.

US, Britain condemn latest executions in Iran

US sanctions Iranian drone manufacturer over Russia supplies

Iran has been accused of sending drones to Russia for use in its war against Ukraine.

US sanctions Iranian drone manufacturer over Russia supplies

Iran blacklists dozens of US officials over commander's death

Iranian Foreign Minister says nearly 60 US officials have been blacklisted for their involvement in assassination of Qassem Soleimani.

Iran blacklists dozens of US officials over commander's death

State Department spokesman:

'Return to Iran deal is not on the agenda'

US State Department spokesperson Ned Price: The JCPOA hasn't been on the agenda for some time.

'Return to Iran deal is not on the agenda'

Biden caught on video saying Iran deal is 'dead'

Video from sidelines of recent election rally shows Biden telling woman that the 2015 deal is dead but the US won't formally announce it.

Biden caught on video saying Iran deal is 'dead'

US Army:

'Iranian patrol boat tried to blind US Navy ships in the Gulf'

The incident is the latest in a series of incidents involving US and Iranian ships in the Gulf.

'Iranian patrol boat tried to blind US Navy ships in the Gulf'

Iran’s Foreign Minister:

'US seeking to cause chaos in Iran'

Iran’s Foreign Minister claims US is seeking to cause chaos in Iran to force concessions in nuclear talks.

'US seeking to cause chaos in Iran'

Hillary Clinton:

'US should not be negotiating with Iran on anything right now'

Former Secretary of State says US should not be looking like it is seeking an agreement with Iran while suppresses protests.

'US should not be negotiating with Iran on anything right now'

IRGC claims:

'We arrested a number of spy agents linked to the US'

Iranian military chief says a number of people have been arrested for contact with US intelligence services during the recent riots.

'We arrested a number of spy agents linked to the US'

US knocks Iran out of World Cup

United States defeats Iran 1-0, knocking the Islamic Republic out of the tournament and advancing to the knockout stage.

US knocks Iran out of World Cup

Iran claims:

'US still sending messages on resumption of nuclear talks'

The indirect talks between the US and Iran have been on hold after US officials said the efforts have “hit a wall”.

'US still sending messages on resumption of nuclear talks'

US sanctions three Iranian officials over protest crackdown

The sanctions target three officials in Iran’s Kurdish region, where dozens of protesters have reportedly been killed in the past week.

US sanctions three Iranian officials over protest crackdown

US 'deeply concerned' over Iran's nuclear progress

White House national security spokesman John Kirby: We will not allow Iran to achieve a nuclear weapons capability.

US 'deeply concerned' over Iran's nuclear progress

State Department:

Pompeo and former top aide still under threat

Biden administration determines that Iranian threats against former Secretary of State and his aide Brian Hook remain credible.

Pompeo and former top aide still under threat

US envoy:

'Iran's actions turned our focus from nuclear deal'

US special envoy for Iran: Door is open to resume diplomacy with Iran, but for now - sanctions and pressure will continue.

'Iran's actions turned our focus from nuclear deal'

US envoy:

'We're not going to waste our time on Iran deal'

Rob Malley says US is currently focusing on the protests in Iran and its transfers of weapons to Ukraine.

'We're not going to waste our time on Iran deal'

Iranian President:

'US dragging its feet on return to nuclear deal'

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi blames the United States for the failure to revive the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

'US dragging its feet on return to nuclear deal'

State Department spokesman:

'A deal with Iran is not imminent'

State Department spokesperson: We’ve heard nothing to suggest Iran is prepared to change its approach, so no deal is in the offing.

'A deal with Iran is not imminent'

White House spokesman:

'No imminent revival of Iran nuclear deal'

White House spokesman John Kirby says revival of 2015 agreement is not likely anytime in the near future.

'No imminent revival of Iran nuclear deal'

State Department:

'Iran nuclear deal is not our focus right now'

US State Department spokesperson Ned Price: The Iranians have made very clear that this is not a deal that they have been prepared to make.

'Iran nuclear deal is not our focus right now'

US sanctions seven Iranian officials over protest crackdown

Sanctions target Interior Minister, Communications Minister and five senior security officials.

US sanctions seven Iranian officials over protest crackdown

Survey:

Most Americans support diplomacy with Iran

Wide-ranging survey finds nearly 79 percent of US voters believe the United States should continue to pursue negotiations with Iran.

Most Americans support diplomacy with Iran

Iran:

'It is still possible to revive 2015 nuclear deal'

Spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry: If the other side shows political will, it is possible that a deal will be reached.

'It is still possible to revive 2015 nuclear deal'

Biden:

'We will impose further costs on Iran'

US President vows another response to Iran's violent crackdown against protesters.

'We will impose further costs on Iran'

US sanctions firms involved in shipping Iranian oil

The move is the latest attempt by Washington to bring Tehran back to negotiations on a return to 2015 nuclear deal.

US sanctions firms involved in shipping Iranian oil

US official:

'Nuclear talks have hit a wall because of Iran's stance'

State Department official says nothing has happened this week to suggest Iran is willing to change its stance.

'Nuclear talks have hit a wall because of Iran's stance'

Pompeo to INN:

'No evidence this administration is listening to Israel on Iran'

Former US Secretary of State: Biden admin appears intent on giving Iran hundreds of billions of dollars. That would be an enormous mistake.

'No evidence this administration is listening to Israel on Iran'

Iran blasts US charges against three citizens over cyberattacks

Iran condemns “false accusations” levelled by US against three of its citizens for alleged cyberattacks.

Iran blasts US charges against three citizens over cyberattacks

Iran's Foreign Minister:

'Our position in nuclear talks is unchanged'

Iranian Foreign Minister claims the only obstacle to a nuclear deal is "lack of realism on the part of America."

'Our position in nuclear talks is unchanged'

US to IAEA:

'Iran is not a willing partner in nuclear talks'

US tells IAEA Board of Governors: We're ready to strike a deal but lack a willing partner in Iran.

'Iran is not a willing partner in nuclear talks'

Congressman Zeldin:

'A bad deal with Iran is worse than no deal at all'

Republican candidate for New York Governor on proposed Iran deal: This is actually worse than the original agreement.

'A bad deal with Iran is worse than no deal at all'

Blinken:

'Iran deal not likely in the near term'

US Secretary of State says Iran's response to EU proposal indicates it is unwilling to reach an agreement.

'Iran deal not likely in the near term'

US official in closed talks:

'Iran deal won't be signed before midterm elections - if at all'

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman reportedly pessimistic about chances of reaching agreement with Iran.

'Iran deal won't be signed before midterm elections - if at all'

Iranian Foreign Minister:

'We will not compromise on any of our red lines'

Iranian Foreign Minister says Iran will try to neutralize the sanctions while continuing nuclear negotiations.

'We will not compromise on any of our red lines'

White House:

'Gaps remain with Iran in talks on nuclear deal'

White House Press Secretary: Biden will only conclude a deal that he determines in the national security interest of the United States.

'Gaps remain with Iran in talks on nuclear deal'