After holding talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said it is not possible to renegotiate the 2015 nuclear deal.
US President Donald Trump has been taking a more measured approach than other hawks in his cabinet, and it might be paying off.
US President Donald Trump has taken several aggressive actions that Iran has all but absorbed. Now, he's left with few options aside from a military strike, which he says he doesn't want. So what now?
After months of sabre rattling, the US government pulled back from a deeper crisis of its own making. But it remains to be seen whether this is a tactical retreat or an opportunity for a new way of thinking.
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.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Iran in first visit by a Japanese leader to the country since the 1979 revolution.
The Trump administration ambitiously set out to cut Iranian oil exports to zero and force it to the negotiating table, but as more sanctions are imposed, it seems the effect is slower than expected.
German FM Heiko Maas holds "frank" and "serious" talks with Iran's FM Javad Zarif in Tehran, with the latter warning US "cannot expect to stay safe" after its "economic war" against Tehran.
Oman's goodwill and relationships with the Muslim world and the West could prove vital, as they have historically, to ensuring that US-Iran tensions don't boil over.
The Saudis and Emiratis have the ear of the US president and are likely pushing for a confrontation with Iran - but they might end up disappointed as the 'America First' president does not have an appetite for war.
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.
Security crises in the Persian Gulf will become increasingly high-stakes as the lack of communication between Iran and the US and its allies can trigger misinformation, perceived threats and potentially military confrontation.
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