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World scrambles to save Iran deal that Trump tried to sink

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump faced diplomatic isolation on Wednesday as world powers scrambled to save a landmark deal curbing Iran’s nuclear program that he has rejected. Trump’s decision to withdraw from the accord and reimpose sanctions on the Islamic republic overturns years of diplomacy, …

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Netanyahu praises Trump’s ‘bold’ withdrawal from Iran deal

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed strong support for US President Donald Trump’s “bold” decision Tuesday to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, which the Israeli leader has repeatedly criticised. Israel’s army meanwhile asked authorities in the occupied Golan Heights to open and prepare missile shelters …

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Turkey says fears ‘new conflicts’ after Trump Iran decision

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | The Turkish presidency said Tuesday it feared US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal could open up “new conflicts”. “The unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the nuclear deal is a decision that will cause instability and new conflicts,” …

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Ebola: Profile of a much-feared killer

Paris, France | AFP | A factfile on the deadly Ebola virus, a new outbreak of which has killed 17 people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the DRC government and World Health Organization (WHO). – What it is – Ebola — formally known as Ebola virus disease, or …

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EU ‘determined to preserve’ Iran nuclear deal: Mogherini

Rome, Italy | AFP | The EU is “determined to preserve” the Iran nuclear deal despite the US withdrawal, the bloc’s diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday, pledging to “stay true” if Tehran stuck to its commitments. The 2015 accord “is delivering on its goal which is guaranteeing that Iran …

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Trump announces US withdrawal from ‘defective’ Iran deal

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the US withdrawal from the “defective” multinational nuclear deal with Iran, as Washington moved to reinstate punishing sanctions against the Islamic republic. “The Iran deal is defective at its core,” Trump said in a televised address from the …

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Rouhani: Trump decision on Iran is ‘psychological warfare’

Tehran, Iran | AFP |  US President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday to pull out of the nuclear deal is an act of “psychological warfare” against Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said. Speaking on state television, Rouhani said he wished to discuss Trump’s decision with the European, Russian and Chinese parties …

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