US-Iran escalation

Iran threatens to quit nuclear non-proliferation pact

Tehran says it will abandon key global treaty if European powers bring nuclear-deal breaches to the UN Security Council.

Iran to quit NPT if its nuclear programme referred to UN: Zarif

Iran

UK and France reiterate commitment to Iran nuclear deal

Statements follow European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal triggering diplomatic 'dispute mechanism' last week.

UK and France reiterate commitment to Iran nuclear deal

AJ Impact

Could UAE nuclear reactors imperil the Gulf?

Reactor due to come online in March could elevate risk of an arms race and environmental catastrophe, says analyst.

Could UAE nuclear reactors imperil the Gulf?

US-Iran escalation

Iran judiciary calls UK ambassador 'persona non grata'

British diplomat accused of breaking Iran's law for attending a vigil over downed passenger jet.

Iran judiciary calls UK ambassador 'persona non grata'

AJ IMPACT

France, Germany, UK pull diplomatic trigger on Iran deal dispute

E3 bloc says Iran failing to respect its side of nuclear pact but adds it is not joining US 'maximum pressure' campaign.

Iran

Explainer: How does Iran nuclear deal's dispute mechanism work?

EU nations prompt a mechanism bringing closer the potential collapse of the deal and the reimposition of UN sanctions

Explainer: How does Iran nuclear deal's dispute mechanism work?

European Union

Fearing nuclear proliferation, Europe works to calm Iran tensions

At emergency meeting, European Union foreign ministers do not consider triggering dispute resolution under nuclear deal.

Fearing nuclear proliferation, Europe works to calm Iran tensions

Moon Jae-in

South Korea's Moon: 'Desperate need' to improve North Korea ties

South Korean president calls for new talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and says recent threats not helpful.

South Korea's Moon: 'Desperate need' to improve North Korea ties

Opinion

Can there be a deal between Iran and the US in the new year?

Trump's maximum pressure policy against Iran has failed, but a deal that would satisfy both sides can still be achieved.

Seyed Hossein Mousavian

by Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Inside Story

What is Kim planning on denuclearisation talks?

North Korea has warned it will take offensive measures if the US fails to soften its stance on stalled nuclear talks.

Kim Jong Un

North Korea's Kim convenes party plenary as deadline looms

North Korea has been pressuring United States for concessions in stalled nuclear talks by year-end.

North Korea's Kim convenes party plenary as deadline looms

Kim Jong Un

N Korea's Kim presides over military meeting as tension rises

North Korea has set year-end deadline for US to end policy of 'hostility' with denuclearisation talks in stalemate.

N Korea's Kim presides over military meeting as tension rises

North Korea

US: N Korea missile tests are 'deeply counterproductive'

Missiles tests seen as a way for North Korea to increase pressure on the US with nuclear talks stalled.

US: N Korea missile tests are 'deeply counterproductive'

Asia Pacific

'Very important': N Korea carries out test at rocket launch site

North Korea increasing pressure on United States as prospects for resumption of stalled nuclear talks dim.

'Very important': N Korea carries out test at rocket launch site

Iran

Europeans warn Iran over nuclear-capable missile development

Tehran insists its missile programme is 'purely defensive' and compliant with UN Security Council resolutions.

Europeans warn Iran over nuclear-capable missile development