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Peaceful Atoms?

Iran claims to be building a nuclear reactor for peaceful purposes, but belligerent rhetoric from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and noncompliance to international regulations have led to multiple UN sanctions against the country and diplomatic headaches for the international community.

Former Secretary of Defense Panetta on Iran: 'You Can Create Chaos, but You'd Better Have a Plan'

Former Secretary of Defense Panetta on Iran: 'You Can Create Chaos, but You'd Better Have a Plan'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 02, 2019

Does President Donald Trump know what he's doing? Former U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has his doubts. In an interview, he discusses the crisis in Iran and Trump's strange decision to abort a missile strike just minutes before launch. Interview Conducted by Roland Nelles more...

Kanzlerin trifft US-Außenminister Pompeo: Merkels unbequemer Gast

Kanzlerin trifft US-Außenminister Pompeo: Merkels unbequemer Gast

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 31, 2019

Gerade wurde Angela Merkel in den USA als Anti-Trump-Ikone gefeiert, in Berlin aber ist schon wieder Alltag: US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo überbringt unerfreuliche Botschaften. Von Florian Gathmann und Severin Weiland mehr... Video | Forum ]


Rising Tensions: Trump's Iran Escalation Poses a Threat for Germany

Rising Tensions: Trump's Iran Escalation Poses a Threat for Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 10, 2019

The U.S. under Donald Trump is exacerbating tensions with Iran, leading many to fear war may be just around the corner. Any military conflict would have dire consequences for Europe, but the Americans remain undeterred. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Interview with Iranian Foreign Minister: 'The Nuclear Agreement Is Not a Love Affair'

Interview with Iranian Foreign Minister: 'The Nuclear Agreement Is Not a Love Affair'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 18, 2018

The nuclear deal with Iran is limping on even after the United States' withdrawal. DER SPIEGEL spoke with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about the agreement, what Europe's options are and his country's growing influence in the Middle East. Interview Conducted by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]


Iran Crisis: Trump Drives Wedge Between Germany and France

Iran Crisis: Trump Drives Wedge Between Germany and France

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 18, 2018

Donald Trump's move to withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran should have pulled the European Union together, but Angela Merkel has instead chosen to appease the U.S. president. Criticism of her stance is mounting in Brussels and Berlin. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Exit from Iran Deal: Trump Strikes a Deep Blow to Trans-Atlantic Ties

Exit from Iran Deal: Trump Strikes a Deep Blow to Trans-Atlantic Ties

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2018

With his decision to blow up the Iran deal, U.S. President Donald Trump has thrown Europe into uncertainty and anxiety -- and raised the specter of a new war in the Middle East. One thing is certain: the trans-Atlantic relationship has been seriously damaged. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Former CIA Director Michael Hayden: 'We Have a President Who Views Allies as a Burden'

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden: 'We Have a President Who Views Allies as a Burden'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2018

In an interview, former CIA Director Michael Hayden discusses U.S. President Donald Trump's relationship with the truth, his treatment of his European allies and why the White House backed out of the Iran deal. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Trump and Iran: Time for Europe to Join the Resistance

Trump and Iran: Time for Europe to Join the Resistance

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal marks the temporary suspension of the trans-Atlantic alliance. What now? A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]


The Ultimatum: Europe's Last Ditch Effort to Save Iran Deal

The Ultimatum: Europe's Last Ditch Effort to Save Iran Deal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 04, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran and he has until May 12 to make a decision. If he follows through, it could mean war in the Middle East. But the Europeans are trying to prevent it. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Playing with Fire: Trump Risks New Conflagration in Middle East

Playing with Fire: Trump Risks New Conflagration in Middle East

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 17, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear last week that he is close to withdrawing from the Iran accord unless Iran agrees to make changes. His chances for success are slim - and his blustering risks a dangerous escalation. By DER SPIEGEL staff more... Comment ]