UK urges Iran to reconsider death penalty Following the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, Foreign Office Minister, Tobias Ellwood MP, calls on Iran to end the use of the death penalty.
British embassy reopens in Tehran as Iraq crisis helps thaw Iran relations William Hague says diplomatic base in Tehran to be restored as west looks to Iran to help tackle Isis-led insurgency in Iraq.
Clegg: Britain may let US planes use its bases to target extremist forces in Iraq Deputy prime minister discusses possible UK support for ‘well-judged and well-targeted’ action by US.
UK and Iran agree to re-establish direct diplomatic relations Two countries to quit contact through third-country intermediaries but embassies in their respective capitals are to remain closed.
Iran to implement nuclear deal as Obama repeats Congress sanctions plea John Kerry says Tehran will start to implement November’s ‘comprehensive agreement’ on 20 January.
Iran seals nuclear deal with west in return for sanctions relief Barack Obama hails historic accord as first step towards resolution of decade-old impasse over Iran’s nuclear programme.
John Kerry statement on Syria polarises world leaders Iran and Russia stand alongside Bashar al-Assad’s regime while the UK, France and Australia follow Washington’s lead.
Foreign affairs chief Omer Celik states June meeting is only chance for nations to salvage credibility after 80,000 deaths If the planned Geneva peace talks on Syria fail, it will mark the end of the road for attempts to find a negotiated solution to the conflict, and should open the door to the wholesale delivery […]
As a practising member of the criminal bar, I am horrified at the proposed changes to the provision of legal aid, currently undergoing a so called “consultation period” by the Ministry of Justice (Editorial, 22 May), albeit the justice minister refuses to meet the chairman of the Criminal Bar Association. It is clear that the […]
President insists wealthy must pay their share and says he will not extend Bush-era tax cuts for wealthiest 2% of Americans Barack Obama adopted a tougher approach to the fiscal cliff showdown on Wednesday when he made an unequivocal pledge that he will not cave in to Republican demands for tax cuts for the wealthy. […]