Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 US senators

US Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.

Back from golf course, Obama tees up renewable energy, Iran

President Barack Obama, fresh from vacation and nine rounds of golf in Martha’s Vineyard, launched into a busy two weeks promoting renewable energy and his nuclear deal with Iran.

Iran President says nuclear deal fosters better ties

 Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that world powers will eventually look back at last month`s nuclear deal as a wise precursor to better relations with the Islamic republic.

Iran unveils new missile, says seeks peace through strength

 Iran on Saturday unveiled a new surface-to-surface missile it said could strike targets with pin-point accuracy within a range of 500 km (310 miles) and it said military might was a precondition for peace and effective diplomacy.

Iran says partisanship damaging US foreign policy

The fevered partisanship of US politics is damaging the country`s foreign policy, Iran said Saturday, hitting out at threats of military action against it should nuclear diplomacy ultimately fail.

Republican barbs raise nuclear deal doubts in Iran

 Fierce criticism of the Iran nuclear agreement by Republicans seeking the US presidency has raised a big question in Tehran -- will future American leaders keep their side of the bargain?

Iran's top security council holds back on nuclear deal review

The secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) indicated on Thursday that it has nearly finished examining Tehran`s landmark nuclear deal with world powers but will announce no conclusion before the U.S. Congress does.

US Democratic Senator Markey says he''ll support Iran nuclear deal

US Senator Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said on Wednesday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, saying in a statement that he believed "that if strictly implemented, this plan can be effective."

Fate of nuclear deal still 'not clear': Iran's Khamenei

The fate of Iran's nuclear deal with world powers is still undecided but it will not leave the country vulnerable to US influence, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday.

Iranian hardliners call for rejection of nuclear deal

Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting around 50 hard-line students and activists have staged a rally, calling on the parliament to reject the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers last month.

Iranian hard-liner says Supreme Leader opposes nuclear deal

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is opposed to a landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers, a prominent hard-liner claimed on Sunday.

Fears US `national interest` hurt by partisan Iran row

 The former White House official who resigned this week as head of a key US group lobbying against the Iran nuclear deal, warned Wednesday that the partisan row was hurting America`s national interest.

Kerry warns Congress not to stand in way of Iran deal

The US cannot persuade countries like India and China to join the Iranian sanctions regime again, Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said as he warned the Congress against rejecting the nuclear deal with Iran.

John Kerry warns Congress not to stand in way of Iran deal

The US cannot persuade countries like India and China to join the Iranian sanctions regime again, Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday said as he warned the Congress against rejecting the nuclear deal with Iran.

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.