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The former UK ambassador to the US reportedly said that Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal to spite Obama, and called it ‘diplomatic vandalis...

Kim Darroch resigned after leaked cables showed him calling Trump "inept" and "incompetent." Trump then called him a "very stupid guy."
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, who rejected Zarif's resignation on Wednesday.

Iran abandons key portions of nuclear deal and says it will go back to compliance only in exchange for help evading US sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced Wednesday that the country was scaling back its commitments to the 2015 international nuclear agreement.
Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif speaks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne in April 2015. He tried to resign on Monday, but the president rejected it on Wednesday.

Iran’s top diplomat tried to resign via Instagram after reportedly admitting he has ‘no credibility in the world,’ but the president...

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif previously looked out of favor with President Hassan Rouhani as he was "sidelined" from a meeting with Syria's president.
Iran's Defence Minister Amir Hatami speaks during the unveiling ceremony at an exhibition in Tehran, Iran, February 2, 2019.

Iran built copies of a Soviet-era nuclear-capable missile without violating the nuclear deal

The landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal forbids them from building nuclear weapons, but the deal places no real limits on Iran's missile program.

Trump has his cake and eats it too with sanctions tanking Iran’s economy and oil staying low

President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has isolated Iran and tanked its currency, the rial.
These are Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 jets from the US. They can't take Russian or Chinese bombs. They rely on US support.

Trump and Saudi Arabia could basically brush off the Khashoggi crisis — and that’s been the norm

Unless Saudi Arabia's impulsive new leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, chooses to blow up the US-Saudi alliance against all conventional wisdom, both sides are likely to brush off Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.

Trump is beating up on Iran — and it’s making Obama look weak

President Donald Trump has, at almost every turn, defied experts on Iran policy to take a very aggressive track against Tehran and has yet to suffer a single tangible consequence. The nightmare scenarios President Barack Obama warned against have not come to pass.
President-elect Donald Trump

Trump says Iran sanctions are back, asks for nothing less than ‘WORLD PEACE’

President Donald Trump has repeatedly pushed for talks with Iran's leadership, though that could embarrass the theocratic leaders of the country, as they see themselves as holy warriors fighting US hegemony.

Trump drops the sanctions hammer on Iran — but Putin could come to Tehran’s rescue

A summit with President Donald Trump would greatly shame the theocratic rulers of Iran, as they frame their government as a revolutionary act opposing US hegemony and cry "death to America." That's where Russian President Vladimir Putin may come into play.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with Muslim leaders and scholars in Hyderabad

Iran’s currency plunges to a record low as US sanctions near

Iran's currency sank to an all-time low over the weekend, falling below 100,000 rials to the dollar, ahead of the first round of US sanctions which are set to go into effect next week.