Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship in Middle East amid tension

An explosion struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing out of the Middle East on Friday, an unexplained blast renewing concerns about ship security amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The crew and vessel were safe, according to the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, which is run by the British navy. The explosion forced […]

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US says it is willing to sit down for talks with Iran and other nations on nuclear deal

The Biden administration has said it is willing to sit down for talks with Iran and world powers to discuss a diplomatic way forward on Tehran’s atomic programme, in the first major step aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal that was close to falling apart after the previous Trump regime withdrew from it. Former […]

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Iran should return to nuclear deal, Angela Merkel tells Hassan Rouhani

BERLIN: Iran should send positive signals to increase the chances of a return to the 2015 nuclear deal and defuse a standoff with western powers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told President Hassan Rouhani in a phone call on Wednesday. Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said the German leader told Rouhani she was concerned that Iran was […]

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Iran will scale back its nuclear commitments if 2015 obligations not revived

DUBAI: Iran will further scale back its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal if other parties to the pact fail to fulfill their obligations, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday. “We have no option but to respect the law. It does not mean ending all inspections by the U.N. nuclear watchdog,” Saeed Khatibzadeh said, […]

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