Latest from Kareem Fahim

European nations warn that Iran’s increased uranium enrichment fulfills no ‘credible’ civilian purpose

The European statement reflected growing international alarm as a once-furtive conflict between Israel and Iran has burst into the open.
  • Apr 14, 2021

Iran plans major jump in uranium enrichment after Natanz nuclear site attack

The move follows an attack that Iran blames on Israel. It also adds another hurdle in talks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
  • Apr 13, 2021

U.S. prepares for further talks with Iran as Tehran blames Israel for attack on nuclear facility

Officials in Tehran described a blackout that damaged centrifuges at the Natanz facility as an act of “nuclear terrorism.”
  • Apr 12, 2021

U.S. willing to lift sanctions imposed on Iran by Trump that are ‘inconsistent’ with 2015 nuclear deal, senior Biden administration official says

Iran is demanding the lifting of all U.S. sanctions imposed since 2017 — a complicated proposition because not all are nuclear-related.
  • Apr 9, 2021

Iranian vessel was struck by explosion in Red Sea as nuclear talks began, Iran says

The incident bore the hallmarks of attacks in an escalating maritime clash between regional adversaries Israel and Iran.
  • Apr 7, 2021

China has made big vaccine promises. When they come up short, nations struggle.

In dozens of places, such as Turkey, China has outsize influence over how the pandemic battle is faring.
  • Apr 7, 2021

Talks on reviving Iran nuclear deal begin on ‘right track,’ Tehran envoy says

But Iran and the United States have not held direct meetings at the meetings in Vienna.
  • Apr 6, 2021

U.S. officials and other signatories to Iran nuclear deal to meet in Vienna next week

The U.S. and Iran said they would not meet directly, but a State Department spokesman said the U.S. was “open” to such dialogue.
  • Apr 2, 2021

Erdogan pulls Turkey out of European treaty aimed at protecting women from violence

The decision threatens to further alienate Ankara from its Western allies; Biden calls it “deeply disappointing.”
  • Mar 21, 2021

Turkey moves to ban Kurdish-linked political party, drawing criticism from Biden administration

Erdogan’s government has pursued a years-long crackdown on Kurdish political figures, accusing them of links to a banned militant group.
  • Mar 18, 2021