Iran-US tensions

Iran president says 'no' to pre-election deal with Trump

Despite an official line of indifference toward US election results, Iranian authorities are closely monitoring the race from Tehran.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran Deal | Sep 30, 2020
al-monitor Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech during the inaugural session of the new parliament following February elections, in Tehran on May 27, 2020. Photo by AFP via Getty Images.

Iranian tanker reaches coast of Venezuela

Other Iranian ships are bringing fuel to and from the South American country, despite a US seizure of such vessels in August.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran-US tensions | Sep 29, 2020

Why rejoining the Iran nuclear deal isn’t so easy, even if Biden wins

A new Iran deal should consider the “gold standard” energy pact by the UAE and include a regional dialogue on the peaceful use of nuclear power.

Week in Review | Iran-US tensions | Sep 25, 2020

Senate Democrats say Trump administration policy has empowered Iran

The State Department also announced new sanctions on Iran including on the judge who purportedly ordered the execution of famed wrestler Navid Afkari.

Adam Lucente | Iran-US tensions | Sep 24, 2020

Zarif says Iran open to more prisoner exchanges

Iran says it is ready for more prisoner exchanges with the United States via Swiss mediation.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran-US tensions | Sep 24, 2020