'Back to the Future?' How will Pres. Biden influence the region?

'Back to the Future?' How will Pres. Biden influence the region?

While some regional leaders believe 'not much will change' under Biden admin, Israel & Gulf states fearful of return to Iran Deal.i24NEWS, Thursday, 5:38 PM
Iran starts work on uranium metal-based fuel

Iran starts work on uranium metal-based fuel

The move marks Iran’s latest breach of the nuclear deal it signed with six major powers in 2015.Elad Benari, Thursday, 6:20 AM
Iran rolls out 1,000 additional centrifuges

Iran rolls out 1,000 additional centrifuges

Move comes just one day after Iran resumed uranium enrichment at underground Fordow facility.Elad Benari, 1/6/2021, 6:45 AM
EU will strengthen attempts to revive Iran nuclear deal

EU will strengthen attempts to revive Iran nuclear deal

European Union denounces Iran's violations of 2015 nuclear deal but says it will strengthen its attempts to keep the deal alive.Elad Benari, 1/6/2021, 3:28 AM
Iran officially announces resumption of uranium enrichment

Iran officially announces resumption of uranium enrichment

Iranian Foreign Minister: Our measures are fully reversible when all sides comply with 2015 deal.Elad Benari, 1/5/2021, 3:58 AM
Iran tells IAEA it will enrich uranium at 20%

Iran tells IAEA it will enrich uranium at 20%

Iran tells UN nuclear watchdog it intends to enrich uranium to up to 20% purity.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/1/2021, 8:12 PM
Biden, the nuclear deal and the dicey decision

Biden, the nuclear deal and the dicey decision

An unconditional return to the structurally and fundamentlly flawed Iran agreement would be a major political win for the mullahs. Op-ed..Dr. Salem AlKetbi , 1/1/2021, 3:00 AM
Germany pressuring Biden to re-enter Iran Deal

Germany pressuring Biden to re-enter Iran Deal

With under a month to go before Biden takes office, Germany is pushing new administration to reach 'comprehensive nuclear deal' with Iran.ILTV, 12/27/2020, 7:56 PM
150 Democrats urge Biden to rejoin Iran deal

150 Democrats urge Biden to rejoin Iran deal

150 House Democrats sign letter sent to Biden which expresses support for renewed diplomacy to halt and reverse Iran’s nuclear program.Elad Benari, 12/24/2020, 6:21 AM
Watch: Iran-backed militias fire missiles at US embassy

Watch: Iran-backed militias fire missiles at US embassy

Fox News reports the US has sent guided-missile submarine to Persian Gulf after Baghdad embassy attacked again, 1 civilian killed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2020, 2:56 PM
Signatories to Iran nuclear deal preparing for US return

Signatories to Iran nuclear deal preparing for US return

Iran, China, Russia, Germany, France and the UK acknowledge possible US return to 2015 deal which Iran has been breaching.Elad Benari, 12/22/2020, 6:15 AM
IAEA chief: There have been too many breaches of Iran deal

IAEA chief: There have been too many breaches of Iran deal

Head of UN atomic watchdog says reviving 2015 deal would require a new agreement on how Iran's breaches should be reversed.Elad Benari, 12/18/2020, 4:36 AM
British government urged to spearhead efforts to replace Iran deal

British government urged to spearhead efforts to replace Iran deal

Group of UK lawmakers say 2015 deal is "a shell of an agreement", urge government to work to broker a replacement.Elad Benari, 12/16/2020, 6:34 AM
Iran rules out renegotiating nuclear deal

Iran rules out renegotiating nuclear deal

Iranian government spokesman says nuclear deal was already discussed in detail five years ago.Elad Benari, 12/9/2020, 6:42 AM
Israeli ambassador: Israel is very comfortable with sale of F-35s to UAE

Israeli ambassador: Israel is very comfortable with sale of F-35s to UAE

Ambassador Ron Dermer says he is more concerned about US possibly returning to Iran deal than about its sale of F-35 jets to the UAE.Elad Benari, 12/8/2020, 3:15 AM
Germany calls for negotiations with Iran on broader deal

Germany calls for negotiations with Iran on broader deal

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas expresses hope that Biden will change US policy on Iran.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/4/2020, 10:29 PM
Iran to install hundreds of advanced centrifuges

Iran to install hundreds of advanced centrifuges

IAEA says in new report that Iran plans to continue to breach 2015 deal with world powers.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/4/2020, 8:16 PM
Iranian FM: We will not renegotiate nuclear deal

Iranian FM: We will not renegotiate nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister: US must abandon its rogue behavior and stop its violations of international law.Elad Benari, 12/4/2020, 5:34 AM
Iran passes law banning international inspectors at nuclear sites

Iran passes law banning international inspectors at nuclear sites

Iranian parliament passes bill giving US until February to lift sanctions in move to pressure incoming Biden Administration.Ron Kampeas/JTA, 12/3/2020, 3:26 PM
Biden stands by intention to return to Iran nuclear deal

Biden stands by intention to return to Iran nuclear deal

President-elect tells New York Times: If Iran gets a nuclear bomb, other countries in the region would be pressured to get one too.Elad Benari, 12/3/2020, 12:08 AM
Iranian parliament to government: Suspend nuclear inspections

Iranian parliament to government: Suspend nuclear inspections

Iran’s parliament approves bill requiring Iran’s government to suspend nuclear inspections unless sanctions against it are lifted.Elad Benari, 12/2/2020, 6:05 AM
Iran assassination: Last chance to block return of nuclear deal

Iran assassination: Last chance to block return of nuclear deal

Israeli defense expert says Friday's assassination of top nuclear scientist may be last opportunity to prevent return to Iran nuclear deal.i24NEWS , 11/29/2020, 3:31 PM
'Nobody would be naive enough to go back to Iran deal'

'Nobody would be naive enough to go back to Iran deal'

Saudi Arabia’s UN envoy dismisses the idea that Biden will re-enter 2015 Iran nuclear deal: It has proven its failure to the entire world.Elad Benari, 11/23/2020, 6:14 AM
Netanyahu: We must not return to the original Iran nuclear deal

Netanyahu: We must not return to the original Iran nuclear deal

PM urges US not to return to Iran nuclear deal as it was originally negotiated, calls to continue 'unwavering' policy vis-a-vis IranDavid Rosenberg, 11/22/2020, 4:17 PM
Report: Israel preparing for resumption of US-Iran talks

Report: Israel preparing for resumption of US-Iran talks

TV report: IDF and Mossad have drawn up plans on how to work together with the US in order to achieve an improved nuclear deal.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/20/2020, 10:30 PM
Bahrain's FM: Biden must consult us before new Iran deal

Bahrain's FM: Biden must consult us before new Iran deal

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister says he expects Biden administration to consult Gulf states before entering new nuclear deal with Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2020, 5:37 AM
IAEA report: Iran firing up advanced uranium-enriching centrifuges

IAEA report: Iran firing up advanced uranium-enriching centrifuges

New report by UN agency finds that Iran continues to breach its 2015 deal with world powers.Elad Benari, 11/19/2020, 5:09 AM
Israel’s US ambassador says it would be a ‘mistake’ for Biden to rejoin Iran nuclear deal

Israel’s US ambassador says it would be a ‘mistake’ for Biden to rejoin Iran nuclear deal

Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer urges Biden not to have US rejoin 2015 Iran nuclear deal, calling such a move a 'mistake'.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 11/18/2020, 12:10 PM
Israel preparing list of demands for inclusion in new Iranian nuclear agreement

Israel preparing list of demands for inclusion in new Iranian nuclear agreement

Officials insist it has no connection with identity of future US President - Trump would have renewed negotiations with Iran too.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2020, 8:07 AM
Iranian FM: If Biden lifts sanctions, we will fulfill nuclear deal

Iranian FM: If Biden lifts sanctions, we will fulfill nuclear deal

Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran is ready to discuss how the US can return to 2015 deal.Elad Benari, 11/18/2020, 6:37 AM
Olmert: I hope Biden will have the courage to return to the Iran deal

Olmert: I hope Biden will have the courage to return to the Iran deal

Former Prime Minister says he prefers Biden's attitude to Israel-PA conflict over Trump's.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/13/2020, 10:36 PM
Jewish leaders dismayed by newest IAEA report on Iran

Jewish leaders dismayed by newest IAEA report on Iran

Conference of Presidents: Before entering into new negotiations with Iran, US and world leaders must consider whether it can be trusted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2020, 6:47 AM
Trump's former adviser: Israel could attack Iran before Biden takes office

Trump's former adviser: Israel could attack Iran before Biden takes office

Former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster warns Biden against rejoining Iran nuclear deal: It would be a really big mistake.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2020, 6:06 AM
IAEA report: Iran continues to violate nuclear deal

IAEA report: Iran continues to violate nuclear deal

UN’s atomic watchdog says Iran continues to increase its stockpile of low-enriched uranium far beyond limits set in 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 11/12/2020, 6:07 AM
German FM: Biden's election an opportunity for US to rejoin Iran deal

German FM: Biden's election an opportunity for US to rejoin Iran deal

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas: US under Biden has opportunity to rejoin Iran nuclear accord.Elad Benari, 11/11/2020, 2:28 AM
Rejoining Iran deal 'high on Biden's agenda', says former aide

Rejoining Iran deal 'high on Biden's agenda', says former aide

Former senior aide to US president-elect says he believes a two-state solution is better than a one-state solution.Elad Benari, 11/9/2020, 5:37 AM
IAEA chief: Iran doesn't have enough uranium for one bomb at this stage

IAEA chief: Iran doesn't have enough uranium for one bomb at this stage

IAEA chief says Iran continues to enrich uranium but does not at this stage have enough enriched uranium to make one nuclear bomb.Elad Benari, 10/12/2020, 4:53 AM
Saudi Arabia: Deal with Iran needs to preserve non-proliferation

Saudi Arabia: Deal with Iran needs to preserve non-proliferation

Saudi Arabia says any nuclear deal with Iran has to continue efforts aimed at making the Middle East free of mass destruction weapons.Elad Benari, 9/23/2020, 4:30 AM
IAEA inspectors to visit second Iran nuclear site in a few days

IAEA inspectors to visit second Iran nuclear site in a few days

Head of UN's nuclear watchdog says inspectors will visit second of two Iranian sites where undeclared nuclear activity may have taken place.Elad Benari, 9/15/2020, 5:11 AM
Iran says it has 1,044 active centrifuges at Fordow plant

Iran says it has 1,044 active centrifuges at Fordow plant

Iran announced last year it would renew uranium enrichment activities at Fordow in response to US withdrawal from 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 9/14/2020, 5:35 AM
IAEA: Iran's enriched uranium at more than 10 times the limit

IAEA: Iran's enriched uranium at more than 10 times the limit

UN's nuclear watchdog says that Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium stands at more than ten times the limit set down in 2015 deal.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/4/2020, 10:04 PM
Iran, world powers agree to work to preserve nuclear deal

Iran, world powers agree to work to preserve nuclear deal

Representatives of Iran and the world powers meet in Vienna for the first time since US initiated "snapback" mechanism.Elad Benari, 9/2/2020, 6:19 AM
Rouhani: IAEA has important responsibility in keeping nuclear deal

Rouhani: IAEA has important responsibility in keeping nuclear deal

Iranian president hails agreement in which his country agreed to allow IAEA inspectors access to nuclear sites.Elad Benari, 8/28/2020, 6:10 AM
IAEA chief to visit Iran, ask for access to restricted sites

IAEA chief to visit Iran, ask for access to restricted sites

Visit will focus on access to sites where Iran is believed to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/23/2020, 5:55 AM
Trump: I will reach a quick deal with Iran if reelected

Trump: I will reach a quick deal with Iran if reelected

Trump promises supporters at campaign fundraiser that he will reach a new deal with Iran within four weeks if reelected.Elad Benari, 8/11/2020, 6:05 AM
Russia: There's still hope for Iran nuclear deal

Russia: There's still hope for Iran nuclear deal

Russian Foreign Minister says there is still a chance to bring 2015 deal "into a stable situation".Elad Benari, 7/22/2020, 1:00 AM
Zarif: Renewal of arms embargo will end nuclear deal

Zarif: Renewal of arms embargo will end nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister says the preservation of the 2015 nuclear deal depends on the scheduled end of a UN arms embargo on his country.Elad Benari, 7/1/2020, 4:06 AM
Rouhani: We're willing to talk US if it apologizes

Rouhani: We're willing to talk US if it apologizes

Iranian President demands Washington apologize for exiting 2015 nuclear deal and compensate Tehran.Elad Benari, 6/25/2020, 6:02 AM
Zarif blasts European countries as 'accessories to US and Israel'

Zarif blasts European countries as 'accessories to US and Israel'

Iranian Foreign Minister blasts France, Germany and Britain for drafting IAEA nuclear resolution against Tehran.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/20/2020, 2:19 AM
Europe won't back renewal of Iran arms embargo

Europe won't back renewal of Iran arms embargo

Britain, France and Germany say they will not back US efforts to trigger reimposition of United Nations sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/19/2020, 10:55 PM
IAEA chief urges Iran to cooperate with the agency

IAEA chief urges Iran to cooperate with the agency

The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog calls on Iran to allow access to two sites where nuclear activity may have occurred.Elad Benari, 6/16/2020, 6:21 AM
Iran: Ready to resolve issues with IAEA

Iran: Ready to resolve issues with IAEA

Iran expresses disappointment over IAEA report complaining of blocked access.Elad Benari, 6/12/2020, 6:03 AM
EU: US can't use nuclear deal to push for arms embargo on Iran

EU: US can't use nuclear deal to push for arms embargo on Iran

EU top diplomat: The US has already withdrawn from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, it can’t use the pact to impose arms embargo on Iran.Elad Benari, 6/10/2020, 3:59 AM
IAEA: Iran in violation of all restrictions of nuclear deal

IAEA: Iran in violation of all restrictions of nuclear deal

UN's atomic agency says Iran has continued to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium in violation of 2015 deal.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/5/2020, 8:06 PM
US ends sanctions waivers for nations in Iran nuclear deal

US ends sanctions waivers for nations in Iran nuclear deal

Pompeo announces he will be ending the sanctions waiver for projects related to the Iranian nuclear agreement, effective in 60 days.Elad Benari, 5/27/2020, 11:34 PM
US renews restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program

US renews restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program

State Department: As President Trump said earlier this year, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.Elad Benari, 3/31/2020, 3:42 AM
Iran says it designed new generation of centrifuges

Iran says it designed new generation of centrifuges

Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says new generation of centrifuges will likely be unveiled on April 8.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/28/2020, 1:11 AM