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Resistance to nuclear deal with Iran runs deep in American politics. Ignoring that reality brought us to this sorry pass. That mistake should not be repeated.
The US still has important interests in the regions and pulling out without a plan would only ensure it is forced to return when conditions deteriorate and threats re-emerge.
Our results revealed dramatic changes in Iranian religiosity. Compared with Iran’s 99.5% census figure, we found that only 40% identified as Muslim.
Afkari's case drew global attention after a campaign showed him and his brothers as victims targeted over participating in protests against Iran's Shiite theocracy in 2018.
Iran was previously forced to begin negotiations that led to the 2015 nuclear deal. This time around Iran has agreed to give IAEA access to inspect two of its nuclear sites.
US move finds no supporters as France, Germany & UK said they remained committed to the 2015 deal that eased sanctions in return for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program.
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said the UN Security Council’s failure to act decisively in defence of international peace and security is 'inexcusable'.
The ship was most recently near the Strait of Hormuz, a critical trade choke-point that borders Iran and accounts for about one-third of the world’s seaborne oil flows.
Zarif says the US has become the first govt in UN history to not just violate a binding resolution it itself sponsored, but also punish those that uphold international law.
Countries like Russia, Iran and Kazakhstan are struggling as they still need investment, trade and diplomatic support from China, while preserving some independence.