Israel ex-security chiefs urge Netanyahu to accept Iran deal

 Many Israeli ex-generals and former security chiefs have signed a petition urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, which he strongly opposes.

Iran bans newspaper of nuclear deal critic, warns others

 Iran banned a weekly newspaper owned by a critic of its nuclear deal Monday and issued a formal warning to the country`s leading conservative daily for alleged breaches of reporting guidelines.

`No question` Iran Nuclear deal will make region safer: John Kerry
`No question` Iran Nuclear deal will make region safer: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday there was "no question" the Iran nuclear deal will make the Middle East safer if implemented, as he sought to win over sceptical allies.

Iran official urges quick approval of nuclear deal

Iran's deputy foreign minister on Saturday urged a speedy approval in Tehran of a nuclear deal so blame for any failure falls on US lawmakers who may yet vote against it.

US statements on attacking Tehran violates nuke deal: Iran

A senior Iranian official is accusing the US of violating the nuclear deal with his country through comments indicating that the accord would make any attack on Tehran's atomic programme more efficient because it would result in greater insight about potential targets.

Iran says will ban US experts from UN nuclear inspections

Iran will not allow American or Canadian inspectors working for the UN nuclear watchdog to visit its nuclear facilities, an official said in remarks broadcast by state TV on Thursday.

Pentagon assures it will check Iran`s `malign` influence

Top American military officers sought to reassure worried lawmakers Wednesday that US forces would check Iran`s "malign" influence in the Middle East should Congress green-light the nuclear deal with Tehran.

France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rouhani invite

 France sought to revive its relations with Iran on Wednesday, extending an invitation to President Hassan Rouhani to visit Paris in November, a gesture that follows this month`s historic nuclear deal.

John Kerry warns of consequences if nuclear deal with Iran fails
John Kerry warns of consequences if nuclear deal with Iran fails

Secretary of State John Kerry is warning members of Congress that if they vote to disapprove the nuclear deal negotiated with Iran, Tehran will move forward toward an atomic bomb, international sanctions will crumble and the US will be left without with any of the access and inspections that are part of the deal.

Hassan Rouhani defends Iran nuclear deal as "new page in history"
Hassan Rouhani defends Iran nuclear deal as "new page in history"

 President Hassan Rouhani, stepping up his defence of a nuclear deal under attack by Iran`s conservatives, said on Thursday the historic agreement with world powers was "more valuable" than a domestic debate about its fine details.

Iran pushes nuclear deal as US lawmaker aims to stop it

Iran`s pragmatist government tried on Wednesday to sell its nuclear agreement with world powers to hardliners at home, just as a US Congressional leader promised to do "everything possible" to sink the deal.

White House launches Twitter account to defend Iran nuke deal

The White House launched a new Twitter account on Tuesday to defend the Iran nuclear deal, as US lawmakers prepared to debate the long-negotiated agreement.

Barack Obama calls on veterans to back Iran Nuclear deal

US President Barack Obama told a gathering of 12,000 military veterans Tuesday that hardheaded diplomacy with Iran could avoid the type of "unnecessary wars" for which they have paid the highest price.

Obama thanks Chinese President Xi Jinping for role in Iran nuclear deal

President Barack Obama is thanking Chinese President Xi Jinping for China's role in securing the nuclear deal with Iran.

North Korea says not interested in Iran-like nuclear talks with US
North Korea says not interested in Iran-like nuclear talks with US

 North Korea is not interested in an Iran-like dialogue with the United States to give up its nuclear capabilities, the isolated country`s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

UN endorses Iran nuclear deal, paves way to lift sanctions

The powerful UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution that endorses the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers and paves the way for lifting the crippling sanctions imposed by the world body against Tehran.

UN endorses Iran deal, paves way to lift sanctions

The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution that endorses the historic deal on Iran`s nuclear program and clears a path for international sanctions crippling its economy to be lifted.

Nuclear deal could herald major change within and beyond Iran
Nuclear deal could herald major change within and beyond Iran

An unlikely group in the Middle East has found common ground in recent days: Saudi Arabia, Israel and hardliners within Iran have all made clear they consider the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers a very bad idea.

Iran leader withholds verdict on nuclear deal, vows anti-US policies

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei withheld his verdict on Iran`s nuclear deal on Saturday but in a fiery address vowed enduring opposition to the United States and its Middle East policies, saying Washington sought Iran`s `surrender`.

Iran deal debate a choice between diplomacy and war: Barack Obama
Iran deal debate a choice between diplomacy and war: Barack Obama

 Slamming the critics of the Iran nuclear deal, US President Barack Obama has said they failed to offer an alternative to the historic pact and were at odds with 99 per cent of the world, as he asserted that the debate over the issue was a choice between diplomacy and war.