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Netanyahu presses Russian defence minister on Iran

Netanyahu presses Russian defence minister on IranIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday, saying his country will not allow Iran to “establish itself militarily in Syria”. Both Russia and Iran, Israel’s main enemy, are backing President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in the civil war in neighbouring Syria.



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Kurds block Iraqi forces' access to Kirkuk oil fields; Iran shuts border crossings

Kurds block Iraqi forces' access to Kirkuk oil fields; Iran shuts border crossingsBy Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Kurdish Peshmerga fighters rejected a warning from an Iraqi paramilitary force to withdraw from a strategic junction south of Kirkuk, which controls access to some of the region’s main oilfields, a Kurdish security official said on Sunday. Iran meanwhile shut its border crossings with Iraq’s Kurdistan in support of measures taken by the Iraqi government to isolate the Kurdish region, the Iraqi foreign ministry said. The border closing came as an Iranian military official arrived in Iraq’s Kurdistan for talks on the growing crisis between the Kurdish authorities and the Iraqi government following last month’s Kurdish independence referendum.



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All of the Frightening Ways That Iran Can Strike Back at America

All of the Frightening Ways That Iran Can Strike Back at AmericaTehran has lots of ways to punish Trump. Now that Donald Trump has refused to certify the Iran nuclear deal, the ball is in Congress’s court. If the Legislative branch decides to reimpose sanctions against Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the nuclear accord is known, is likely (but not definitely) dead.



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Full Haley: On Iran 'I Think You Are Going to See Us Stay in the Deal'

Full Haley: On Iran 'I Think You Are Going to See Us Stay in the Deal'UN Ambassador Nikki Haley tells Chuck Todd that she believes the nuclear deal with Iran will be strengthened by the president's actions.



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Trump Says Iran Deal Will 'Be Terminated' If Congress Doesn't Change Its Terms

Trump Says Iran Deal Will 'Be Terminated' If Congress Doesn't Change Its TermsWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump threatened to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear agreement if Congress doesn’t amend an existing law in a way that changes U.S. commitments under the agreement ― a move that could in itself destroy the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.



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Kerry condemns Trump's 'dangerous' Iran deal decision

Kerry condemns Trump's 'dangerous' Iran deal decisionPresident Donald Trump is “creating an international crisis” with his “dangerous” decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, John Kerry, the former Secretary of State who negotiated the agreement, said Friday. “It endangers America’s national security interests and those of our closest allies,” Kerry said of the move by Trump, who has long criticized the agreement, which is aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear program. While he threatened to rip up the 2015 agreement, he stopped short of doing so for now, instead taking the procedural step of “decertifying” it, leaving its fate in the hands of the Republican-controlled Congress.



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Trump calls for changing, or killing, Iran nuclear deal. What’s next?

Trump calls for changing, or killing, Iran nuclear deal. What’s next?Trump’s dramatic ultimatum did not by itself kill the accord but kicked its uncertain fate to Capitol Hill and six world capitals, including Tehran. Here's what could happen next.



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What a War between Iran and America Would Actually Look Like

What a War between Iran and America Would Actually Look LikeThis position is held in the United States by figures such as Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and by policymakers such as Sen. Tom Cotton. The desire for regime change is also shared by some in the Middle East, including significant elements of the Israeli and Saudi national security states.



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Iran: If U.S. Walks Away, the Nuclear Deal is Over

Iran: If U.S. Walks Away, the Nuclear Deal is OverNBC News' Ali Arouzi has early reaction from Iran to President Trump's decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal.



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As Trump Bashes Iran Deal, European Leaders Stand Up To Defend It

As Trump Bashes Iran Deal, European Leaders Stand Up To Defend ItEuropean powers are racing to salvage the Iran nuclear deal after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he is decertifying the landmark agreement and leaving its fate up to Congress.



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