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European diplomats warned the Trump administration on Monday that Europe is prepared to block U.S. efforts to reimpose international sanctions against Iran as long as Tehran continues to comply with its obligations under the nuclear deal...

Iran blocks flights to Iraq’s Kurdish region ahead of independence vote

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Iran blocked flights to and from the neighboring Iraqi region of Kurdistan on Sunday while holding military exercises on the border, the sharpest signals yet of its opposition to a Kurdish referendum on independence from Iraq planned for Monday...
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Turkish, Iranian presidents discuss Iraqi Kurdish referendum

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by phone regarding a Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum and voiced concern that it will cause regional chaos, Erdogan’s office said on Sunday...
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Flash - US retains Iran deal sanctions relief -- for now

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The United States agreed Thursday to continue for now to exempt Iran from nuclear-related sanctions but slapped new measures on targets accused of cyber attacks or destabilizing the region...
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Iran inks deals to repair Syria's war-hit power grid

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Tehran has signed several agreements with its ally Damascus to improve the production and distribution of electricity in war-ravaged Syria, officials in Iran and Syrian state media said Wednesday...
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UN nuclear watchdog defends Iran deal

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The UN atomic watchdog hit back Monday at US criticism of the Iran nuclear deal, insisting its inspections there are the world's toughest and that Tehran is sticking to the accord...
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Trump’s case against the Iran nuclear deal has very little to do with nuclear weapons

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Ever since taking office, President Donald Trump has been itching to cancel the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran.
In February, he tweeted that Iran “has been formally PUT ON NOTICE...
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Access To Military Sites Debated As White House Reconsiders Iran Nuclear Deal

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Two deadlines are approaching that may signal the fate of the 2015 nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The agreement saw Iran sharply curtail its nuclear program and allow extensive inspections in return for the lifting of international sanctions..
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