Iran–United States relations

Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami wearing a mask, attends a ceremony on the occasion of first anniversary of death of late Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) general and commander of the Quds Force Qasem Soleimani, in Tehran

US’ indefinite ban on Iranians drafted into Iran’s Revolutionary Guard continues to separate families


Former conscripts say the Guard’s listing as a foreign terrorist organization unfairly prevents them from being with their families in the US.

Rafael Mariano Grossi, director-general of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, center, attends a meeting with the Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Mohammad Eslami, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

Iran-UN nuclear agreement signals ‘very, very tempered optimism’ for negotiations, Iran analyst says

Technicians work at the Arak heavy water reactor's secondary circuit.

US officials and signatories of the Iran deal to meet in Vienna next week

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters following a meeting with members of the U.N. Security Council, Aug. 20, 2020.

Iran nuclear deal negotiator: US lacks UN standing and ‘cannot snap back sanctions’

A man wearing a protective face mask and gloves, amid fear of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), jumps rope at Valiasr street in Tehran, Iran, March 26, 2020.

Should sanctions against Iran be lifted in the wake of COVID-19?

A bicyclist rides past the front entrance of the former Embassy of Iran.

Iran’s govt buildings in DC are vacant. But they’re full of stories.


Two neighboring Embassy Row properties in Washington, DC, have been boarded up for years. The buildings are caught in a unique sort of real estate limbo as diplomatic relations between the US and Iran are suspended. But if walls could talk, wild parties might be on the tip of their tongues.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin take questions as they announce new sanctions on Iran in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Jan. 10, 2020.

Analysis: Iran-US relationship still precarious with no clear US strategy in sight

Foreign policy

With tensions at an all-time high, there’s no clear path forward in the absence of measured, reliable and consistent American leadership.

A close-up of President Donald Trump raising his index finger.

Trump wants NATO more involved in the Middle East. What does Europe want?


US President Donald Trump said he wants NATO to be more involved in the Middle East and made appeals to Europe in his Wednesday address on Iranian strikes against US troops in Iraq, carried out in retaliation for a US drone strike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani. The World’s Marco Werman spoke with Fabrice Pothier, a French diplomat who served as head of policy planning for two NATO secretary generals.

President Donald Trump departs from a podium, flanked by several officials

‘Neither the United States nor Iran wants to go to war,’ says former ambassador


US President Donald Trump made a statement Wednesday regarding tensions between the US and Iran. Ivo Daalder, former US ambassador to NATO, speaks with The World’s Marco Werman about the president’s remarks and the future of the US-Iran relationship.

People march as they take part in an anti-war protest

Escalating conflict with Iran: What’s happening?

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A US-Iranian “shadow war” has escalated following the assassination of Iran’s top general, Qasem Soleimani. The World is following what’s happening between the US and Iran as the situation unfolds.