The odds are stacked against an Iran nuclear deal being reached this year — even if negotiations restart, according to political risk consultancy Eurasia Group.
The U.S. has options that it can use to put pressure on Iran, but it has not taken full advantage of them, says Behnam Ben Taleblu of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
The U.S. is ready to return to mutual compliance of the Iran nuclear deal — formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), said Jennifer Gavito, deputy assistant secretary for Iran and Iraq at the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. The U.S. hopes Iran will do the same, she added.
Tensions are high in the region and Iran's recently-elected government has not held back in expressing its animosity toward the West.
Kang Wu of S&P Global Platts discusses how OPEC is going to accommodate to the higher oil supply when Iran returns to the market. With the Iran oil deal, the market will be more balanced in 2022, he adds.
Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada in December 2018 as the U.S. sought to extradite her on bank and wire fraud charges.
The speech, delivered remotely in a pre-recorded video message late Tuesday, marked a significantly harsher tone than that of Raisi's predecessor.
Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia will not meet with Iran at the U.N. this week for nuclear deal talks, EU's Josep Borrell said.
The talks with International Atomic Energy Agency chief Grossi were aimed at easing a standoff between Tehran and the West.
U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi will fly to Tehran this weekend for talks that could ease a standoff between Iran and the West.
Once a region seeing vast flows of wealth due to natural petroleum resources, the market slowdown and plunging oil prices have placed the Gulf Cooperation Council in a position of economic uncertainty. CNBC's Nessa Anwar is joined by Hadley Gamble to discuss the GCC's challenges, from economic diversification to their internal disagreements.
Henrietta Fore, executive director of UNICEF, tells CNBC's Tania Bryer about the agency's concerns for the rights of children and women on the ground in Afghanistan, and the biggest challenges the organization faces in providing humanitarian assistance.
The increase in 95-octane gasoline prices would take effect immediately, the government said in a statement.
UNESCO's World Heritage Committee just named 34 sites to the prestigious World Heritage List, representing two years' worth of site nominations.
Raisi's swearing in follows drone strikes on a tanker in the Gulf that have been blamed on Iran, and a threat of attack from Israel.
U.S. officials say they are still looking into a situation in the Gulf of Oman, where there's one hijacked ship and the status of several others is unclear.
Negotiators made "quite substantial" progress in talks over the Iran nuclear deal before discussions came to a halt.
An Israeli-owned merchant ship reportedly came under attack off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, the British military said Friday.
Garbis Iradian of the Institute of International Finance says Iran's strategy of expansion into the Middle East will "stay on their agenda."