Iran retrieves oil cargo confiscated by U.S. near Greek island

An Iranian-flagged tanker has retrieved an oil cargo which the United States had confiscated and is set to leave Greece, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. The seizure from the Lana, formerly the Pegas, prompted Iranian forces in May to seize two Greek tankers in the Middle East Gulf which have not yet… Read More Iran retrieves oil cargo confiscated by U.S. near Greek island

U.S. imposes sanctions on individuals and entities in Iran, Syria and Uganda over human rights abuses

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on more than a dozen people and entities in Iran, Syria and Uganda, accusing them of being connected to serious human rights abuses and repressive acts. In an action marking the week of the U.S. Summit for Democracy, the Treasury Department said in a statement it was targeting… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on individuals and entities in Iran, Syria and Uganda over human rights abuses

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says nation wants nuclear talks which lead to lifting of U.S. sanctions

Iran wants to resume nuclear talks with world powers that would lead to removal of U.S. sanctions, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi told the annual U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday as negotiations about reinstating a 2015 nuclear pact have stalled. “The Islamic Republic considers the useful talks whose ultimate outcome is the lifting of all oppressive… Read More Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says nation wants nuclear talks which lead to lifting of U.S. sanctions

Iran extends UN nuclear watchdog’s monitoring deal for a month

Iran has informed the U.N. nuclear watchdog that it has decided to extend a monitoring deal with the agency for a month, Tehran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Monday. IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi confirmed that the deal had been extended to June 24, avoiding a collapse that could have thrown… Read More Iran extends UN nuclear watchdog’s monitoring deal for a month

Iran says UN nuclear watchdog access to sites images has expired

The speaker of Iran’s parliament said on Sunday a three-month monitoring deal between Tehran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog had expired and that its access to images from inside some Iranian nuclear sites would cease. The announcement raised further questions about the future of indirect talks under way between the United States and Iran on… Read More Iran says UN nuclear watchdog access to sites images has expired

Iran calls for prisoner exchange with U.S. as nuclear talks continue

Iran on Tuesday renewed a call for a prisoner exchange with the United States as the longtime foes continue talks with world powers over a possible U.S. return to Tehran’s 2015 nuclear accord with world powers. The powers sought on Tuesday to speed up efforts to bring Washington and Tehran back into compliance with the… Read More Iran calls for prisoner exchange with U.S. as nuclear talks continue