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Tillerson, Zarif in first meeting with partners on Iran nuclear deal

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Iran says it does not expect US to leave nuclear deal

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Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industries

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Trump says he’s made decision on Iran deal, won’t say what it is

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Iran nuclear deal: What's at stake for U.S., allies?

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German minister: Ending Iran deal would be setback for curbing nuclear arms
NEW YORK (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said a move by the United States to abandon the Iranian nuclear deal would discourage other powers such as North Korea from participating in international negotiations to end their own nuclear programmes. Gabriel, speaking on the sidelines of a United Nations meeting, said world powers had every interest in maintaining the 2015 deal and much work would be needed in coming weeks to ensure it remained in force   Read More ...
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China says North Korea situation shows importance of Iran nuclear deal - state media
BEIJING (Reuters) - The recent tensions on the Korean peninsula underlined the importance of the Iranian nuclear deal, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, according to state radio on Thursday. China supports and safeguards the Iranian nuclear deal, Wang said in a meeting on Wednesday at the United Nations in New York between the foreign ministers of Iran and the six world powers that negotiated the deal, according to China National Radio   Read More ...
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Once called ‘kittens’ in the cyberspy world, Iran gains prowess: security experts
FRANKFURT – Hackers probably linked to Iran’s government have hit Saudi and Western aerospace and petrochemical firms, marking a rise in Iranian cyberspying prowess, security firm FireEye said on Wednesday, an assessment shared by other U.S. experts. A FireEye report on Wednesday dubbed the hacker group APT33 and offered evidence of its activities since 2013 in seeking to steal aviation and military secrets, while also gearing up for attacks that might cripple entire computer networks   Read More ...
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Trump has reached a decision on Iran's nuclear deal - Tillerson
WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump has made a decision on whether or not to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran but will reveal it "all in due time", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said late Wednesday. Tillerson told reporters on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York that Trump hasn't shared his final decision to leave or stick with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran's nuclear program with anyone "externally   Read More ...
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Iran nuclear deal: US 'issues remain' - Tillerson
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Washington continues to have "significant issues" with the Iran nuclear deal, after his first talks with his Iranian counterpart. But Mr Tillerson said the talks were "very matter of fact", and acknowledged Iran was complying with the deal. Wednesday's talks at the UN, involving all seven parties that negotiated the deal, focused on its implementation   Read More ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson meets Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif, as Trump threatens to unravel nuclear pact
UNITED NATIONS – Washington and Tehran’s top diplomats confronted each other for the first time Wednesday as envoys scrambled to save the Iran nuclear deal from a skeptical Donald Trump. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met as parties to the 2015 accord at an EU-hosted event alongside the U.N. General Assembly. European ministers called the meeting to examine ways to save a deal that U   Read More ...
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Mexico, Iran, Catalonia: Your Thursday Briefing
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran took a swipe at President Trump, saying, “It will be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by rogue newcomers to the world of politics.” Our correspondent notes that Mr. Trump’s tough talk could hurt his chances in peacefully disarming North Korea. Among today’s speakers: representatives of Russia, China and Germany. _____ The Spanish police detained more than a dozen people in Catalonia as part of stepped-up efforts to stop an independence referendum on Oct   Read More ...
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Tillerson, Zarif spoke directly at Iran nuclear talks
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif spoke directly during talks at the United Nations on Wednesday in what a European diplomat described as a “very difficult” meeting. “Tillerson and Zarif spoke directly for a relatively long time. There was no real great surprise in the positions expressed,” the diplomat said. The diplomat said there was unanimity that the nuclear deal was being respected, but the debate had not really focused on its implementation   Read More ...
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EU official says U.S., others don't see breach of Iran nuke deal
NEW YORK -- Federica Mogherini, the European Union foreign policy chief, says all parties to the agree that the accord is being implemented as planned and U.S. complaints about other Iranian behavior should be discussed outside the context of the agreement. Mogherini told reporters Wednesday evening at the conclusion of a meeting of parties to the 2015 deal that the United States agrees that Iran is in compliance with the , formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)   Read More ...
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Iran says it does not expect U.S. to leave nuclear deal
By Steve Holland and John Irish. UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran said on Wednesday it did not expect the United States to abandon the Iranian nuclear deal as U.S. officials sent mixed signals on what they plan to do about the international accord. A collapse of the 2015 deal, which U.S. President Donald Trump has called "an embarrassment" but which is supported by the other major powers that negotiated it with Iran, could upend relations in the Middle East and trigger a regional arms race   Read More ...
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Trump says decisions on Iran nuclear deal made
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he had made a decision on the fate of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. "I have decided," Trump said three times to reporters on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. However, he declined to share more details. "I'll let you know what the decision is," said Trump. Trump had said earlier that he would announce a decision next month   Read More ...
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U.S. weighs whether to stay in Iran nuclear deal
UNITED NATIONS - The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement. A collapse of the 2015 deal, which U.S. President Donald Trump has called "an embarrassment" but which is supported by the other major powers that negotiated it with Iran, could trigger a regional arms race and worsen Middle East tensions   Read More ...
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Iranian president fights back at Trump over nuclear deal
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here Wednesday that his country will preserve an international deal on Iran's nuclear program, but decisive response would be made to possible violation by the United States. "I declare before you that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not be the first country to violate the agreement. But it will respond decisively and resolutely to its violation by any party," Rouhani told the UN General Assembly   Read More ...
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Iran rules out fresh nuclear talks with US as 'waste of time'
Iran has ruled out talks with the United States on revisiting a 2015 nuclear accord as "waste of time," local media reported on Wednesday. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the 72nd session of United Nations General Assembly on the second day of the general debate at the UN headquarters in New York, Sept. 20, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday ruled out talks with U   Read More ...
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After meet on Iran nuke deal, Tillerson says Iran complying but violating spirit
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal — which he has called the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States — but has not told even his top national security advisers what his decision is. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that Trump had not informed him or others in the administration about his decision and had refused to share it with British Prime Minister Theresa May when she asked him about it   Read More ...
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Iran waiting for an apology from Donald Trump over 'offensive' remarks, says President Hassan Rouhani
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from US President Donald Trump for his "extremely offensive" rhetoric and "unfounded" allegations about his country. Rouhani told a news conference that the Trump administration is seeking "an excuse" to pull out of the nuclear agreement that caps Iran's nuclear activities which is supported by his government and the five other parties -- Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany   Read More ...
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Iran regional behavior means nuclear deal not enough: Macron
NEW YORK (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday the Iran nuclear deal was not enough given that Tehran had increased its influence in the region and pressed ahead with ballistic missile tests, and offered to mediate between the United States and Iran. Macron, whose country had been one of the toughest negotiators during the talks between Britain, China, Germany Russia, United States and Iran, repeated that it would be an error to scrap the deal   Read More ...
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Macron says Iran nuclear deal no longer enough
UNITED NATIONS, United States: France's President Emmanuel Macron declared Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal is no longer a sufficient safeguard against the growing power that Tehran wields in its region.   Read More ...
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Tillerson, Zarif in first meeting with partners on Iran nuclear deal
UNITED NATIONS, United States: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson joined Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the United Nations on Wednesday for a first meeting with partners backing the Iran nuclear deal. "I have decided. I'll let you know what the decision is," he said.   Read More ...
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Rex Tillerson was startled that Trump told reporters he had made up his mind on Iran deal
NEW YORK — With a chatty boss like President Trump, message discipline has not exactly been scrupulously attended within his administration. Especially by the boss himself. So when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson briefed reporters here Wednesday night following a private meeting with Iranian officials on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, he declared that Trump was "still considering" whether to decertify Iran over violations of the U   Read More ...
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Tillerson: Trump tight-lipped on whether to withdraw from Iran deal
close Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters Wednesday that President Trump has decided whether to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, but hasn't shared his decision "externally." Tillerson added that British Prime Minister Theresa May asked Trump to share his decision with her, "and he said no." Tillerson said he had been surprised when Trump publicly announced he had reached a decision   Read More ...
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Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal — which he has called the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States — but has not told even his top national security advisers what his decision is. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that Trump had not informed him or others in the administration about his decision and had refused to share it with British Prime Minister Theresa May when she asked him about it   Read More ...
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Iranian president fights back at Trump over nuclear deal
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the 72nd session of United Nations General Assembly on the second day of the general debate at the UN headquarters in New York, Sept. 20, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here Wednesday that his country will preserve an international deal on Iran's nuclear program, but decisive response would be made to possible violation by the United States   Read More ...
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Report: Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industries
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A group of hackers suspected of working in Iran for its government is targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the US and South Korea, a cybersecurity firm warned Wednesday. The report by FireEye also said the suspected Iranian hackers left behind a new type of malware that could have been used to destroy the computers it infected, an echo of two other Iran-attributed cyberattacks targeting Saudi Arabia in 2012 and 2016 that destroyed systems   Read More ...
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TIllerson meets Iran's Zarif, no shoes thrown
Tillerson described the meeting as "a good opportunity to meet, shake hands" and "the tone was very matter-of-fact" He reiterated the Trump administration's concerns about the deal and Iran's behavior writ large New York (CNN)Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he and Iran's Foreign Minister "didn't throw shoes at one another" at their first meeting, but he added that it isn't clear whether they will be able to agree on the future of the Iranian nuclear deal   Read More ...
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US weighs whether to stay in Iran nuclear deal
The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement. A collapse of the 2015 deal, which US President Donald Trump has called "an embarrassment" but which is supported by the other major powers that negotiated it with Iran, could trigger a regional arms race and worsen Middle East tensions   Read More ...
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French President: Iran regional behavior means nuclear deal not enough
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday the Iran nuclear deal was not enough given that Tehran had increased its influence in the region and pressed ahead with ballistic missile tests, and offered to mediate between the United States and Iran. Macron, whose country had been one of the toughest negotiators during the talks between Britain, China, Germany Russia, United States and Iran, repeated that it would be an error to scrap the deal   Read More ...
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'Rogue newcomers to politics': Iranian President slams Trump after UN speech
Washington Hassan Rouhani got a lot off his chest when he spoke at the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, but the Iranian President's most intriguing observation was that if Washington was to walk away from such a hard-won deal as the Iran nuclear pact, why would others bother to even enter negotiations with the US? "By violating its international commitments, the new US administration only destroys its own credibility and undermines international confidence in negotiating with it, or accepting its word or promise," Rouhani said during a sweeping rejection of Donald Trump's condemnation of Iran and the nuclear deal, just 24 hours earlier, from the same lectern   Read More ...
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Macron says Iran nuclear deal no longer enough
France’s President Emmanuel Macron declared Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal is no longer a sufficient safeguard against the growing power that Tehran wields in its region. “We need the 2015 accord,” he said of the agreement. “Is this accord enough? It is not, given the growing pressure that Iran is applying in the region.” Macron was speaking in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, while ministers from Iran the six world powers that signed the accord met to discuss it   Read More ...
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U.S. weighs whether to stay in Iran nuclear deal
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement. A collapse of the 2015 deal, which U.S. President Donald Trump has called “an embarrassment” but which is supported by the other major powers that negotiated it with Iran, could trigger a regional arms race and worsen Middle East tensions   Read More ...
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Tillerson, Iranian Foreign Minister spoke directly at Iran nuclear talks
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif spoke directly during talks at the United Nations on Wednesday in what a European diplomat described as a "very difficult" meeting. "Tillerson and Zarif spoke directly for a relatively long time. There was no real great surprise in the positions expressed," the diplomat said. The diplomat said there was unanimity that the nuclear deal was being respected, but the debate had not really focused on its implementation   Read More ...
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The Latest: EU says US, others see no Iran nuke deal breach
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says all parties to the Iran nuclear deal agree that the accord is being implemented as planned and U.S. complaints about other Iranian behavior should be discussed outside the context of the agreement. Speaking at the conclusion of a meeting of the parties to the 2015 deal, Mogherini told reporters Wednesday the deal "is working and is delivering for its purpose   Read More ...
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Rouhani says Iranians are waiting for an apology from Trump
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his "extremely offensive" rhetoric and "unfounded" allegations about his country. Rouhani told a news conference that the Trump administration is seeking "an excuse" to pull out of the nuclear agreement that caps Iran's nuclear activities which is supported by his government and the five other parties — Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany   Read More ...
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Tillerson, Zarif spoke directly at Iran nuclear talks
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif spoke directly during talks at the United Nations on Wednesday in what a European diplomat described as a "very difficult" meeting. "Tillerson and Zarif spoke directly for a relatively long time. There was no real great surprise in the positions expressed," the diplomat said. The diplomat said there was unanimity that the nuclear deal was being respected, but the debate had not really focussed on its implementation   Read More ...
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Democrats in Congress brace for new Iran nuclear fight
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Congress faces a possible fight over the future of the Iran nuclear agreement, senior Senate Democrats demanded on Wednesday that the Trump administration provide lawmakers with any information showing Tehran is not complying with the international pact. In a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other Cabinet officials first reported by Reuters, the lawmakers said the administration had not provided any such information, as is required under the 2015 Iran Nuclear Review Act   Read More ...
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The Latest: EU says US, others see no Iran nuke deal breach
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says all parties to the Iran nuclear deal agree that the accord is being implemented as planned and U.S. complaints about other Iranian behavior should be discussed outside the context of the agreement. Speaking at the conclusion of a meeting of the parties to the 2015 deal, Mogherini told reporters Wednesday the deal "is working and is delivering for its purpose   Read More ...
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The Latest: US, Iran meet with other nuclear deal parties
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has opened the highest-level meeting between U.S. and Iranian officials since the start of the Trump administration. Tillerson is meeting at the United Nations with diplomats from the nations that are part of the 2015 nuclear deal. The group includes Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia   Read More ...
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Critics Fear Trump’s Attacks on Iran Could Backfire
Photo UNITED NATIONS — President Trump’s bombastic attacks on Iran over the nuclear deal may have created an unanticipated outcome: sympathy for the Iranian government. Disarmament advocates and other critics of Mr. Trump’s approach to Iran say that while his threats to renounce the accord may sit well with conservative allies, they also risk damaging the credibility of the United States   Read More ...
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Tillerson, Zarif in first meeting with partners on Iran nuclear deal
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson joined Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the United Nations on Wednesday for a first meeting with partners backing the Iran nuclear deal. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is chairing the closed-door meeting to discuss the 2015 deal that President Donald Trump has threatened to scrap unless it is re-opened for negotiations   Read More ...
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The Latest: US, Iran meet with other nuclear deal parties
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has opened the highest-level meeting between U.S. and Iranian officials since the start of the Trump administration. Tillerson is meeting at the United Nations with diplomats from the nations that are part of the 2015 nuclear deal. The group includes Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia   Read More ...
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