US-Iran relations

Xiyue Wang and Hua Qu with their son. Wang has been in prison in Iran for more than a year.

The wife of a Princeton scholar imprisoned in Iran worries about the fate of the Iran nuclear deal


President Donald Trump called on Iran to free all Americans and citizens of other nations who are being detained. One of those Americans imprisoned in Iran is Xiyue Wang.

Young girl holding sign in front of crowd, "I want to hug my dad"

A crowdsourced database provides a glimpse of what traveling from Iran to the US is like right now

US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty at the White House, on December 8 1987.

Iran, arms control and a lesson from my mother

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American businessman preps for ‘huge’ opportunities to come in potential Iran deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted John Boehner, the Speaker of the US House of Representative in Jerusalem on April 1, 2015. Netanyahu called on world powers locked in nuclear negotiations with Iran to demand a "better deal.”

Israel reacts to a deal its leader calls ‘a danger to the region’

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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif addresses reporters regarding his nation's nuclear deal during a joint statement with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 2, 2015.

Iranian joy after nuclear deal is ‘tempered with pragmatism’ — and for good reason


The outline agreement on Iran’s nuclear program cheered many Iranians, who are looking forward to the lifting of sanctions and increased stability. But they’re also cautious about the obstacles still remain, and a former US diplomat thinks they should be.

A cartoon drawn by Iranian American satirist Saman Arbabi about the nuclear aspirations of Iranian leaders.

The nuclear deal finally gives an Iranian American some good news to mock


An Iranian-American satirist’s take on the nuclear deal with Tehran: “It’s like an Islamic marriage: The US now has three wives and none of them get along. One of them is Israel, one is Saudi Arabia, and the other is now Iran, the new wife.”

US Secretary of State John Kerry waits with others before a meeting with P5+1, European Union and Iranian officials in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 30, 2015.

Iran nuclear talks go down to the wire, but no one knows what deal may emerge

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The US and other international powers are trying to nail down a deal with Iran on its nuclear program. But with only a day to go until their self-imposed March 31 deadline, no one yet knows what kind of deal may emerge — if any at all.

US Secretary of State John Kerry sits with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before a meeting in Geneva in January 2015. Zarif said that his meeting with Kerry was important to see if progress could be made in narrowing differences on his coun

As the US government courts Iranian students, one university briefly says ‘no, thanks’


The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, announced it would no longer be accepting Iranian students into graduate programs in engineering and the natural sciences. They blame US law, but the government is actually trying to build bridges to Iranian students.