Possible Cyberattack Hits Iranian Gas Stations Across Nation
DUBAI: Gas stations across Iran on Tuesday suffered through a widespread outage of a government system managing fuel subsidies, stopping sales in an incident that one semiofficial news agency briefly referred to as a cyberattack. An Iranian state television account online shared images of long lines of cars waiting... Read more
France Urges Iran To Curb Nuclear Activity, Resume Talks
PARIS/JEDDAH: France on Friday urged Iran to curb nuclear activities of “unprecedented gravity” as US and European envoys met to discuss efforts aimed at reviving the troubled 2015 Iran nuclear deal. US envoy Robert Malley joined counterparts from France, Britain and Germany at the meetings in Paris, at what... Read more
Iran Nuclear Talks ‘On Life Support’ as Tehran Drags Feet
LONDON: Talks to rein in Iran’s nuclear arms program are on the verge of collapse, an anonymous source from a government involved in the negotiations has told The Independent. Talks that had been continuing in Vienna earlier this year ground to a halt when Iran elected its new president,... Read more
EU Says No Iran Nuclear Deal Talks in Brussels on Thursday
LUXEMBOURG/JEDDAH: The European Union will not hold talks in Brussels on Thursday with Iran on restarting negotiations over the nuclear deal, a spokeswoman for the bloc said Monday. Spokeswoman Nabila Massrali said “there will not be a meeting Thursday”, despite Tehran’s foreign ministry saying talks would happen that day... Read more
Iran Opposition Group Calls For Arrest of President Raisi Ahead of COP26 in Glasgow
LONDON: The National Council of Resistance of Iran on Wednesday called for the arrest and prosecution of the country’s President Ebrahim Raisi on charges of crimes against humanity. At a press conference in Glasgow attended by Arab News, the NCRI said he should be “immediately arrested” if he attends... Read more
Israel PM Urges UN to Hold Iran to Account For Nuclear Moves
TEL AVIV: Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called Tuesday on the United Nations Security Council to take action against Iran over its escalating nuclear program. Bennett spoke at a conference in Jerusalem, where he suggested that Iran’s conduct is every nation’s problem, and subject to global accountability. After talks... Read more
Iran: Europe Must Guarantee Nuclear Deal Will Be Upheld
TEHRAN: Iran on Monday called on European countries to guarantee an existing nuclear deal that the parties are set to revisit during a planned resumption of talks in Vienna. “The European capitals, including Berlin, have been passive spectators,” foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters. “We therefore expect all... Read more
US Says Return to Vienna Nuclear Talks with Iran Must Happen Soon
WASHINGTON: The United States believes an “imminent” return to indirect talks in Vienna over a return to the Iran nuclear deal is necessary because the process cannot go on indefinitely, State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Thursday. Price said a diplomatic path remained open and noted that Tehran... Read more
Biden Aide Tells Israeli Official Diplomacy Best Way to Keep Iran From Getting Nuclear Bomb
WASHINGTON D.C.: White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told his Israeli counterpart Eyal Hulata on Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s administration believes diplomacy is the best way to make sure Iran never gets a nuclear weapon, the White House said. Sullivan also noted at the White House meeting... Read more
Israel Accuses Iran of Cyprus Attack Plot After Suspect Arrested
JERUSALEM/NICOSIA: Israel accused Iran on Monday of orchestrating an attempted attack against Israelis in Cyprus after police on the Mediterranean island said an armed individual had been arrested. “This was a terrorist incident directed by Iran against Israeli businesspeople living in Cyprus,” Matan Sidi, spokesman for Prime Minister Naftali... Read more