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Biden weighing unfreezing $1 billion for Iran

Biden weighing unfreezing $1 billion for Iran

Sources say Biden administration is weighing unfreezing $1 billion in Iranian funds that the country could use for humanitarian relief.Elad Benari, 07/05/2021 02:14
Iranian nuclear negotiator: Sanctions on oil, banks and most individuals will be lifted

Iranian nuclear negotiator: Sanctions on oil, banks and most individuals will be lifted

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator says Tehran expects US sanctions on oil, banks and most individuals and institutions to be lifted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 06:50
US National Security Adviser: Talks with Iran are in 'an unclear place'

US National Security Adviser: Talks with Iran are in 'an unclear place'

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says it is still uncertain if an agreement with Iran will be reached.Elad Benari, Canada, 01/05/2021 00:07
Report: Biden considering wholesale rollback of sanctions on Iran

Report: Biden considering wholesale rollback of sanctions on Iran

Biden administration considering a near wholesale rollback of sanctions in a bid to get Iran to return to compliance with 2015 nuclear deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 01:02
US military ship fires warning shots at IRGC vessels in the Gulf

US military ship fires warning shots at IRGC vessels in the Gulf

US military says one of its ships fired warning shots after three vessels from Revolutionary Guard came close to it in the Gulf.Elad Benari, 27/04/2021 23:31
Kerry denies giving Iranian FM info on Israeli actions in Syria

Kerry denies giving Iranian FM info on Israeli actions in Syria

Former Secretary of State says allegations that he informed Zarif of Israeli operations in Syria are "unequivocally false".Elad Benari, 27/04/2021 04:36
Official: US presented Iran with roadmap on sanctions relief

Official: US presented Iran with roadmap on sanctions relief

Senior State Department official says the US provided Iran with outline of sanctions it is prepared to remove.Elad Benari, 22/04/2021 05:19
US and EU: More work needed to revive Iran deal

US and EU: More work needed to revive Iran deal

Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the "negotiations have achieved 60-70 percent progress."Elad Benari, 21/04/2021 06:01
Iranian official confirms progress in nuclear talks

Iranian official confirms progress in nuclear talks

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister says "new understanding" appears to be taking shape in talks regarding US return to 2015 deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2021 06:07
Blinken: Iran's uranium enrichment is 'provocative'

Blinken: Iran's uranium enrichment is 'provocative'

Secretary of State blasts Iran’s announcement that it intends to begin enriching uranium at 60% purity.Elad Benari, 15/04/2021 03:58
US still committed to nuclear negotiations with Iran

US still committed to nuclear negotiations with Iran

White House criticizes Tehran's "provocative" statement that it will ramp up uranium enrichment but says it remains committed to talks.Elad Benari, 14/04/2021 05:36
US, Israeli officials to hold second round of talks on Iran

US, Israeli officials to hold second round of talks on Iran

Top national security officials from the US and Israel will convene virtually on Tuesday for strategic talks on Iran.Elad Benari, 13/04/2021 04:04
Little progress made in talks on Iran nuclear deal

Little progress made in talks on Iran nuclear deal

Talks aimed at bringing US back into 2015 nuclear deal with Iran end in Vienna without progress.Elad Benari, Canada, 09/04/2021 21:43
US plays down expectations for talks with Iran

US plays down expectations for talks with Iran

State Department spokesman: Talks with Iran were positive but we should not allow expectations to outpace where we are.Elad Benari, 09/04/2021 06:12
State Department: US prepared to remove sanctions on Iran

State Department: US prepared to remove sanctions on Iran

State Department spokesman: We are prepared to take the steps necessary to return to compliance with the Iran nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 08/04/2021 06:41
US ready to review key sanctions on Iran

US ready to review key sanctions on Iran

State Department spokesman: US ready to review key sanctions on Iran if it comes into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 06/04/2021 04:41
Iranian official reiterates: No direct or indirect talks with US

Iranian official reiterates: No direct or indirect talks with US

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi: Iran will not accept any step-by-step plan to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement.Elad Benari, 05/04/2021 05:39
Iran rejects any talks with US

Iran rejects any talks with US

Iran says it will not hold any meeting with the US during session in Vienna next week with the remaining participants in 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, Canada, 02/04/2021 20:15
Officials: US open to discussing wider deal with Iran

Officials: US open to discussing wider deal with Iran

Western officials believe Iran may wish to discuss a wider road map to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 31/03/2021 04:58
Report: Biden to offer Iran some sanctions relief

Report: Biden to offer Iran some sanctions relief

Sources say Biden will ask Iran to halt some of its nuclear activities in exchange for some relief from US economic sanctions.Elad Benari, 30/03/2021 04:39
US senators to Biden: Iran agreement should address other issues too

US senators to Biden: Iran agreement should address other issues too

43 senators from both parties call on Biden to work toward international agreement that addresses issues beyond just Iran's nuclear program.Elad Benari, 26/03/2021 05:33
Khamenei: The US promises have no credibility

Khamenei: The US promises have no credibility

Iran's Supreme Leader: The US will only return to its commitments under 2015 deal once Washington fully removes the sanctions.Elad Benari, 22/03/2021 04:10
US charges 10 Iranians for evading sanctions

US charges 10 Iranians for evading sanctions

US authorities charge 10 Iranians for evading sanctions by concealing more than $300 million in transactions over 20 years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/03/2021 05:02
White House national security adviser: US and Iran holding indirect diplomacy

White House national security adviser: US and Iran holding indirect diplomacy

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan reveals the US and Iran have begun indirect diplomacy on 2015 Iran deal.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/03/2021 22:54
US: We will not offer Iran unilateral incentives

US: We will not offer Iran unilateral incentives

State Department spokesman: We will not offer Iran unilateral incentives to persuade it to resume compliance with nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 12/03/2021 05:21
Jewish leaders welcome new US sanctions on Iranian officials

Jewish leaders welcome new US sanctions on Iranian officials

Heads of Conference of Presidents laud US sanctions that were imposed on two senior members of IRGC.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/03/2021 06:05
140 lawmakers to Biden: Take 'comprehensive' approach to Iran

140 lawmakers to Biden: Take 'comprehensive' approach to Iran

Bipartisan group of 140 House lawmakers say new agreement with Iran should address other threats besides the nuclear one.Elad Benari, 11/03/2021 04:10
US blacklists two Iranians for violations of human rights

US blacklists two Iranians for violations of human rights

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announces sanctions against two IRGC members for "their involvement in gross violations of human rights".Elad Benari, 10/03/2021 01:02
Iran rejects European offer for direct talks with US

Iran rejects European offer for direct talks with US

Iran says "time is not right" to hold talks with US given its recent actions.Elad Benari, 01/03/2021 03:11
Germany urges Iran to accept US overtures

Germany urges Iran to accept US overtures

Germany's Foreign Minister: Iran should accept the offer of diplomacy that’s on the table, including from the United States.Elad Benari, 25/02/2021 06:42
US: Our patience with Iran is 'not unlimited'

US: Our patience with Iran is 'not unlimited'

State Department spokesman says Iran’s moves away from compliance with 2015 deal make the issue an “urgent challenge” for the United States.Elad Benari, 25/02/2021 04:43
South Korea to release Iranian assets in consultation with US

South Korea to release Iranian assets in consultation with US

Iran has been pressuring South Korea for months to unblock assets held in two South Korean banks due to US sanctions.Elad Benari, 24/02/2021 04:02
Blinken: US will seek to strengthen and extend Iran deal

Blinken: US will seek to strengthen and extend Iran deal

Secretary of State: US remains committed to ensuring that Iran never acquires a nuclear weapon. Diplomacy is the best path.Elad Benari, 23/02/2021 06:02
Iran studying EU proposal for talks with US

Iran studying EU proposal for talks with US

Iran says it is studying a European Union proposal for an informal meeting between members of the 2015 nuclear deal and the United States.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/02/2021 04:39
Netanyahu: Our position on the nuclear deal hasn't changed

Netanyahu: Our position on the nuclear deal hasn't changed

Prime Minister Netanyahu warns that a US return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal would pave Iran’s path to nuclear weapons.Elad Benari, Canada, 19/02/2021 21:24
White House accepts Europe's offer to mediate talks with Iran

White House accepts Europe's offer to mediate talks with Iran

White House spokeswoman makes clear US has no plan to withdraw sanctions against Iran ahead of talks on a return to the 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, Canada, 19/02/2021 20:54
Biden: We must address Iran's destabilizing activities

Biden: We must address Iran's destabilizing activities

US President says his administration is prepared to re-engage in negotiations to curb Iran's nuclear program.Elad Benari, Canada, 19/02/2021 20:08
US rescinds 'snapback' of sanctions on Iran

US rescinds 'snapback' of sanctions on Iran

US tells Security Council it is rescinding Trump administration move to reimpose UN sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, 19/02/2021 04:33
US 'ready' to restart talks with Iran on nuclear deal

US 'ready' to restart talks with Iran on nuclear deal

State Department says US would accept invitation from EU to meet Iran and discuss its nuclear program.Elad Benari, 19/02/2021 02:52
Blinken to counterparts: US prepared to talk to Iran

Blinken to counterparts: US prepared to talk to Iran

Secretary of State tells European counterparts that the US is prepared to engage in discussions with Iran.Elad Benari, 19/02/2021 00:58
Khamenei: We will demand actions from the US

Khamenei: We will demand actions from the US

Iran’s Supreme Leader says Iran will not be satisfied with just words from the US as a condition for reviving the 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 18/02/2021 06:29
Blinken: Path to diplomacy with Iran is open

Blinken: Path to diplomacy with Iran is open

Secretary of State says path to diplomacy with Iran over 2015 nuclear deal is open, but won't specify say if contacts have already begun.Elad Benari, 17/02/2021 00:39
Zarif urges US to take 'new approach'

Zarif urges US to take 'new approach'

Iranian Foreign Minister warns US time is running out to reach agreement on nuclear program.Elad Benari, 11/02/2021 06:21
Iran dismisses France's offer to mediate with US

Iran dismisses France's offer to mediate with US

"The nuclear deal has no need for a mediator," says Iranian official after French President offers to mediate between Tehran and Washington.Elad Benari, 09/02/2021 06:35
Sources: US weighing 'wide array' of ideas on reviving Iran deal

Sources: US weighing 'wide array' of ideas on reviving Iran deal

Sources say US considering option where both sides take small steps short of full compliance with the 2015 deal in order to buy time.Ben Ariel, 09/02/2021 04:10
Zarif: The US is the one that needs to return to the deal

Zarif: The US is the one that needs to return to the deal

Iran’s Foreign Minister says the onus is on the Biden administration to live up to the 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 08/02/2021 06:06
French President offers to mediate between US and Iran

French President offers to mediate between US and Iran

French President Emmanuel Macron: I will do whatever I can to support any initiative from the US side to re-engage in dialogue with Iran.Ben Ariel, 05/02/2021 06:36
Rouhani hails 'big victory' against US in UN top court

Rouhani hails 'big victory' against US in UN top court

Iranian President applauds International Court of Justice ruling that it can hear Iran’s case against the US.Elad Benari, 05/02/2021 05:35
UN court rules it can hear Iran's case against US

UN court rules it can hear Iran's case against US

International Court of Justice says it can hear a case brought by Iran against the US sanctions imposed by Trump.Elad Benari, 04/02/2021 05:40
US: Too early to accept Iran's proposal on nuclear deal

US: Too early to accept Iran's proposal on nuclear deal

State Department spokesperson responds to Iranian proposal for the EU to help revive 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 03/02/2021 04:29
Iran's FM suggests path to overcome impasse with US

Iran's FM suggests path to overcome impasse with US

Mohammad Javad Zarif says EU foreign policy chief can coordinate actions taken by both the US and Iran to return to 2015 deal.Elad Benari, 02/02/2021 01:14
Turkey hopes US will return to Iran nuclear deal

Turkey hopes US will return to Iran nuclear deal

Turkish Foreign Minister expresses hope the Biden administration returns to 2015 Iran deal and lifts sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, Canada, 29/01/2021 22:41
White House press secretary: Iran must resume compliance with nuclear constraints

White House press secretary: Iran must resume compliance with nuclear constraints

White House reiterates Biden administration’s stance that Iran must resume compliance with 2015 agreement before negotiations on new deal.Elad Benari, Canada, 29/01/2021 21:24
Biden names Robert Malley as Iran envoy

Biden names Robert Malley as Iran envoy

Malley has drawn criticism over concerns that he would be soft on Iran and tough on Israel.Ben Ariel, 29/01/2021 05:53
Blinken: Our commitment to Israel’s security is sacrosanct

Blinken: Our commitment to Israel’s security is sacrosanct

US Secretary of State speaks with Israel's Foreign Minister, tells reporters that Iran must resume complying with the Iran deal.Elad Benari, 28/01/2021 05:37
France: Iran must comply with 2015 deal

France: Iran must comply with 2015 deal

French official says Iran must comply with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal in order for the US to return to the agreement.Elad Benari, 27/01/2021 05:05
Report: Biden seeking direct contacts with Iran

Report: Biden seeking direct contacts with Iran

US official says Biden administration is working on a direct dialogue with Iran through European mediators.Elad Benari, 26/01/2021 06:12