Why rejoining the Iran nuclear deal isn’t so easy, even if Biden wins

A new Iran deal should consider the “gold standard” energy pact by the UAE and include a regional deal on the peaceful use of nuclear power.

Week in Review | Iran-US tensions | Sep 25, 2020
al-monitor United Arab Emirates' Energy Minister Energy Suhail Mohammed Faraj al-Mazroui speaks during the Nuclear Power in the 21st Century International Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi on Oct. 30, 2017. Could the UAE's international nuclear energy agreements be a model for Iran? Photo by NEZAR BALOUT/AFP via Getty Images.

EU countries summon Iranian ambassadors over human rights concerns

Iran's ambassadors to three European countries have been summoned this week over Tehran's human rights practices.

Al-Monitor Staff | Human rights | Sep 25, 2020

Iran, Russia discuss producing COVID-19 vaccine

Russia’s sovereign wealth fund has been in talks over manufacturing the vaccine with Iran and a number of other countries.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Sep 25, 2020

Senate Democrats say Trump administration policy has empowered Iran

The State Department also announced new sanctions on Iran including on the judge who purportedly ordered the execution of famed wrestler Navid Afkari.

Adam Lucente | Iran-US tensions | Sep 24, 2020

Zarif says Iran open to more prisoner exchanges

Iran says it is ready for more prisoner exchanges with the United States via Swiss mediation.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran-US tensions | Sep 24, 2020