President Trump is expected to announce Friday that he will abide by an international nuclear deal with Iran for now, but ask Congress to attach new caveats that could either strengthen the deal or lead to its rupture.
Iran's top diplomat scolded President Donald Trump on Wednesday for a weekend tweet about a nonexistent Iranian missile launch.
The international nuclear agreement with Iran is a "closed issue" and cannot be extended or changed in any way, stated Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
President Trump must decide by Thursday whether to once again waive economic sanctions on Iran, a task imposed on him by a deal he holds in contempt and appears to be preparing to ditch.
Iran's president warned Tuesday that it could ramp up its nuclear program and quickly achieve a more advanced level if the U.S. continues "threats and sanctions" against his country.
For decades, the United States was the preeminent power broker in the Middle East. But in the past few years, that role has changed.
There's a growing push both inside and outside the administration to craft a way to acknowledge what many see as Iran's violations of the nuclear agreement without precipitating a crisis.
US sanctions ramifications: Russia and Iran signed a $2.5 billion deal on Monday to start up a much-needed rail wagon production operation.
Iran continues to be the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, the Trump administration said Wednesday in a new report that also noted a decline in the number of terrorist attacks globally between 2015 and 2016.