Iran announced on Sunday its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 251 confirmed dead, the same day local media reported two senior officials had been infected and the nation’s currency plunged to its lowest level ever.
The Trump administration announced additional sanctions on Iran Monday, after declaring over the weekend that all United Nation sanctions initially lifted by the Iran nuclear deal had been reimposed. But that “snapback” of UN sanctions was rejected by much of…
The United States formally demanded Thursday that the United Nations “snap back” all sanctions on Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited Iranian violations of the 2015 nuclear deal, from which the Trump administration withdrew in 2018. But several European…
By Kiyoko Metzler, David Rising, Associated Press
The current stockpile puts Iran within reach of the amount needed to produce a nuclear weapon, which it insists it does not want to do.
In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump moved to give religious groups easier access to federal programs -- and to reaffirm the right to pray in public schools. Nine Cabinet departments proposed rules to ensure faith-based organizations are not discriminated…
By Nasser Karimi, Joseph Krauss, Associated Press
After the Jan. 3 airstrike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran said it would abandon all restrictions in the nuclear deal.
In our news wrap Wednesday, Virginia became the crucial 38th state to ratify the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment, which bars discrimination on the basis of sex. Three-quarters of the states now approve the amendment. Also, Russia’s government abruptly resigned after…
By Nasser Karimi, Jon Gambrell, Emily Schmall, Associated Press
The warning comes after three European nations challenged Tehran over breaking the limits of its nuclear deal.
In our news wrap Tuesday, European leaders took a major step in pressuring Iran to adhere to the 2015 nuclear deal. Germany, France and the United Kingdom triggered the deal’s official dispute process over Iran’s decision to no longer abide…
By Associated Press
On Tuesday, the Europeans said they would trigger the dispute mechanism to try to bring Iran back into compliance with the deal.
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