Biden reaffirms pledge to revive Iranian nuclear deal

In an interview with The New York Times, Biden said rejoining the landmark agreement is the best way to avoid a nuclear buildup in the region.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran Deal | Dec 2, 2020
al-monitor US President-elect Joe Biden removes his face mask as he announces his economic team at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, on Dec. 1, 2020. Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images.

Iran identifies perpetrators as it probes scientist’s killing

The Iranian government said it has identified those linked to the assassination of one of its top nuclear scientists and will retaliate after the investigation is concluded.

Al-Monitor Staff | Intelligence and espionage | Dec 2, 2020

Iranian president rejects bill calling for breaches of nuclear agreement

Hassan Rouhani said the bill would harm Iran's diplomatic efforts. Parliamentarians put forward the initiative following the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran Deal | Dec 2, 2020

Iran MPs vote for nuclear deal breaches after scientist’s assassination

Four days after a top Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated, the country’s conservative parliament overwhelmingly adopted a draft bill calling for significant breaches of Tehran’s obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran Deal | Dec 1, 2020

Swedish-Iranian academic faces 'imminent' execution in Iran

Rights groups are urging Iranian authorities to halt their planned execution of Ahmadreza Djalali.

Al-Monitor Staff | Human rights | Dec 1, 2020