Iran

Iranian minister's visit to London is 'an insult to British values'

By Sandy Rashty, February 3, 2016

The president of the Board of Deputies has criticised Chatham House's decision to invite the Iranian foreign minister to a London event tomorrow evening.

Jonathan Arkush said the decision to invite Mohammad Javad Zarif – who has publicly supported Hizbollah - to speak at the event was “nothing less than an insult to British values”.

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For IDF, the deal offers window to focus on more immediate battles

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 21, 2016

It took a rare public lecture by the IDF Chief of Staff, General Gadi Eisenkot for the Israeli security establishment's view of the Iranian nuclear deal to finally be aired.

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Signed: new lease of life for Mid East's No 1 war machine

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, January 21, 2016

It was not last summer's rollercoaster, when Iran and six world powers clinched a deal to end the decade-long impasse over Tehran's nuclear programme. But the announcement, last weekend, that Iran had fulfilled its obligations under the deal, paving the way for the lifting of international sanctions, was not without its drama.

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Only 'Zionists and warmongers' against Iran's new nuclear deal, says Rouhani

By Charlotte Oliver, January 17, 2016

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has praised his new nuclear deal with world powers as a “golden page” in the country’s history - adding that it was only opposed by “Zionists and warmongers”.

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Iran sanctions on verge of being lifted

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 14, 2016

The end of international sanctions on Iran will be the cue for nations and companies to begin signing major arms deals with a country looking to renew its military hardware.

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Saudi-Iran standoff will fuel Syrian fire

By John R Bradley, January 7, 2016

Terrified at the prospect of an economically resurgent, potentially nuclear-armed Iran and a looming Shia-led uprising in its own oil-rich Eastern Province, Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia this week executed its leading Shia cleric, Sheik Nimr al-Nimr.

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Israel stays shtum over US ‘spying’ claims

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 6, 2016

The official Israeli response to allegations in the Wall Street Journal that President Barack Obama ordered the National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he discussed the nuclear deal with Iran has been muted.

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New hope for Argentina's Iran policies

By Adam Feinstein, November 26, 2015

The announcement this week by Argentina's new president-elect, Mauricio Macri, that one of his first moves would be to seek to repeal the controversial Memorandum of Understanding with Iran, has been met with praise from Jewish groups.

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George Osborne under fire over plan to lead trade delegation to Iran

By Sandy Rashty, September 25, 2015

Experts have rounded on Chancellor George Osborne’s decision to lead a business delegation to Iran next year.

British and Israeli researchers say that Mr Osborne is prioritising trade over Iranian human rights abuses and the ongoing threat the county poses to the Jewish state.

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Wasserman backs Iran deal

September 10, 2015

Democratic Party Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on Sunday that she would vote for the nuclear agreement with Iran, ending speculation about whether a top party leader would support President Barack Obama on the agreement.

Mrs Wasserman Schultz's 23rd district in Florida is heavily Jewish.

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