Israel’s Netanyahu, France’s Macron disagree over Iran deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron held a joint news conference Tuesday yet stuck to their opposing views on Iran and the 2015 deal that curbed its nuclear program. Talking to reporters in Paris after meeting the French leader at the Elysee Palace, Netanyahu said his main focus now was how to push Iranian forces out of Syria.

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Iran’s Oil Exports Fall in May, when US Quit Nuclear Deal

Iran’s crude oil exports have declined slightly in May, according to estimates from a leading tanker-tracking company, in the first sign that the threat of U.S. sanctions may be deterring buyers. The estimates from Geneva-based Petro-Logistics also suggest Iranian oil buyers are not rushing to cut volumes from OPEC’s third-largest producer.

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Poland says EU needs more ’empathy’ toward U.S. over Iran deal

WARSAW (Reuters) – The EU should pay more heed to U.S. security concerns linked to Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as the bloc decides how to address American sanctions against the Islamic Republic, Poland’s chief diplomat said.

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Black Cube: Inside the shadowy Israeli firm accused of trying to undermine the Iran deal

An NBC News investigation reveals a business intelligence company with governmental contracts and a special department for politically motivated work. As Rebecca Kahl remembers it, something felt odd about the initial email. It came in May 2017 from a …

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Putin Says US Exit From Iran Deal Could Trigger Instability

Russian President Vladimir Putin, second right, also seen at a big screen, gestures as Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwai, left, French President Emmanuel Macron, third right, and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine …

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Visiting German FM Reiterates European Stance on Iran Deal, as EU Scrambles to Counter Potential Sanctions Damage

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has told U.S. lawmakers and officials that Berlin is determined to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, warning that scrapping it would only “jeopardize” European security by increasing the risk of Iran developing nuclear weapons.

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Macron Heads to Russia in European Effort to Salvage Iran Deal

French President Emmanuel Macron’s trip to Russia this week once threatened to split France from its European allies. Now it’s part of a wider European effort to tie President Vladimir Putin to the Iran nuclear accord. Macron will hold direct talks …

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Pompeo speech reveals no realistic plan to get a better Iran deal

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was supposed to announce the Plan B for Iran — how we were going to fix the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action by exiting the deal without our allies. Instead we got bluster and a wish list unattached to a coherent strategy …

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