Iran calls for "positive signals" from P5+1 signatories without which it will continue decelerating on compliance with 2015 nuke deal, President Hassan Rouhani says, a day after Trump said he's ready for talks with Tehran.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran will never repeat its "bitter experience of previous negotiations with America in the framework of the JCPOA,” the nuclear deal.
The first Japanese prime minister to visit Iran in 41 years, Shinzo Abe held talks with President Hassan Rouhani and is expected to meet Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini in hope to defuse Iran-US tensions.
The Saudi-hosted summit condemned the "transfer of embassies of the United States and Guatemala to Jerusalem" and urged all members to "boycott" countries that have opened diplomatic missions in the city, a statement said.
Comments by Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan come amid a war of words between Washington and Tehran as both sides accuse the other of dangerously ratcheting up tensions.
Qatar has managed to gain independence from the Saudi-UAE sphere of influence and might be better off for it in the long run.
Both the US and Iran are reluctant to make the first move towards talks and if it remains that way a third-party should initiate contact before tensions reach a boiling point.
As EU leaders gathered in Brussels to thrash out ways to keep the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic afloat, UK Foreign Secretary Hunt urged for a period of calm.
European countries say they wanted to preserve Iran's nuclear deal and rejected "ultimatums" from Tehran, after Iran scaled back curbs on its nuclear programme and threatened moves that might breach the pact.
President Rouhani set a 60-day deadline for new terms to the 2015 nuclear accord on the anniversary of US decision to withdraw from it. He said Iran will no longer respect limits it agreed on its enriched uranium and heavy water stocks.
President Rouhani’s centerwing government says it will not be part of a pact that hasn’t even been implemented by other signatories.
Tehran has "mobilised" all its resources to sell oil in a "grey market" bypassing US sanctions, state media quotes Deputy Oil Minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia as saying.
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