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Europeans plan new Iran push but may be nearing end of diplomatic road

19 Jun 2019

PARIS/BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON Britain, France and Germany plan a new push to keep Iran in the 2015 nuclear deal despite Tehran's threat to violate one of its central limits, but they may be nearing the end of the diplomatic road they embarked on more than 15 years ago.

Europeans plan new Iran push but may be nearing end of diplomatic road

19 Jun 2019

PARIS/BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON Britain, France and Germany plan a new push to keep Iran in the 2015 nuclear deal despite Tehran's threat to violate one of its central limits, but they may be nearing the end of the diplomatic road they embarked on more than 15 years ago.

U.S. sanctions target Iran petrochemicals, analysts see modest effect

08 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The United States sanctioned Iran's largest petrochemical holding group on Friday for indirectly supporting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a step it said aimed to dry up revenues to the Iranian military unit but that analysts called largely symbolic.

U.S. State Department misses deadline to explain Iran arms control report - aide

24 May 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department failed to meet a deadline on Thursday to provide information to three congressional committee chairmen looking into whether an annual arms control report slanted and politicized assessments about Iran, a congressional aide said.

Trump weighs labeling Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

01 May 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization (FTO), the White House said on Tuesday, which would bring sanctions against Egypt's oldest Islamist movement.

Pompeo aims to lift State Department morale with 'ethos' statement

27 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, hoping to boost workforce morale, unveiled an "ethos" statement on Friday that some former officials viewed with skepticism, partly because an early draft had language they saw as an admonition not to leak to the media.

Pompeo aims to lift State Department morale with 'ethos' statement

26 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hopes to boost morale at the State Department with an "ethos" statement that some former officials viewed with skepticism, partly because an early draft had language they saw as an admonition not to leak to the media.

Exclusive: U.S. carves out exceptions for foreigners dealing with Revolutionary Guards

22 Apr 2019

By Lesley Wroughton, Arshad Mohammed, Jonathan Landay and Phil Stewart

Exclusive: Dispute flares among U.S. officials over Trump administration Iran arms control report - sources

18 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON A new Trump administration report on international compliance with arms control accords provoked a dispute with U.S. intelligence agencies and some State Department officials concerned that the document politicizes and slants assessments about Iran, five sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Officials puzzle over U.S. aid cuts to Central America

02 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON People inside and outside the Trump administration scrambled on Monday to figure out what aid it plans to cut from three Central American nations and how that is a good idea given that much of the money aims to curb migration.

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