Nuclear weapons

Iran clause revealed

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 21, 2016

The existence of an appendix to the Iran nuclear deal, detailing how the Islamic Republic will be allowed to upgrade its uranium-enrichment programme in the future, was revealed this week.

According to a section of the deal published for the first time this week, from 2027, Iran will be allowed to replace its existing centrifuges - two-thirds of which it disconnected as part of the agreement -


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.


Nuclear deal paves Iran's path to a bomb, Netanyahu tells US leaders

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 6, 2015

As the lobbying intensifies over the upcoming vote in Congress on the nuclear deal with Iran, both President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been making their opposing cases to the American Jewish community.

Speaking via a special web-video feed viewed by around 100 Jewish communities across the US, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to downplay the fact that most


Iran agreement contains 'secret side deals that Kerry has not seen'

By Orlando Radice, July 30, 2015

Two Republican members of the US Congress claim that the nuclear deal with Iran hinges on two secret side agreements that the Obama administration has not seen.


Iran deal is a blow to the credibility of Netanyahu

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 16, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu's response on Tuesday morning to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear programme was hardly surprising.


Iran nuclear talks set to continue until Friday

By Marcus Dysch, July 7, 2015

Negotiations over a nuclear deal with Iran are to continue, after the original deadline for an agreement passed.

Diplomats from the world powers have extended discussions with Iranian counterparts in Vienna until Friday.

The talks were due to conclude on Tuesday evening.


Saudi-Israeli relations reach new high point

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 11, 2015

The normally secretive ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia are coming out of the closet as both countries gear up to confront joint regional challenges and lobby against the impending P5+1 nuclear deal between the international community and Iran.


Israel resigned to possibility of Iran strikes

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 2, 2015

The talks between the P5+1 world powers group and Iran continued beyond the March 31 deadline on Tuesday night.

US State Department spokesperson Marie Harf announced there had been "enough progress in the last days to merit staying until Wednesday" but that there were "several difficult issues still remaining."