EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell welcomed the decision by the Kosovo government to delay the requirement of Serbs in its northern area to register for license plates in the country.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
Taiwan's defense ministry said it would dispatch the appropriate forces to respond to possible threats in light of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
Former German Chancellor and friend to Vladimir Putin, Gerhard Schroeder said Moscow wants a "negotiated solution" to the war, with the possibility of a ceasefire.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington opposes any effort to unilaterally change the status quo on Taiwan and that the US policy has not changed.
US ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said both countries are pursuing economic cooperation to counter China's growing influence in the area of semiconductors.
Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
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The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
Iran, EU to restart nuclear deal talks
The months-long discussions between Iran and the US to restart the 2015 nuclear deal was put on hold following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Following a visit by the European Union’s foreign policy head to Tehran, both sides have agreed to restart negotiations.
Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and the European Union’s Josep Borrell announced Saturday during a news conference that indirect negotiations with Washington to restart the nuclear deal will resume in the coming days.
Amirabdollahian told the reporters present that the economic benefits that Tehran will receive from restarting the original deal are the most important for the country.
“Whatever issue that can impact Iran’s economic benefits will not be agreeable,” for the country and for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, said Amirabdollahian. “We hope, specifically, that the American side will this time realistically and fairly engage in committed and responsible acts reaching the final point of an agreement.”
Borrell also welcomed the restarting of negotiations, saying the restoration of the 2015 nuclear agreement would benefit not just the region but the whole world. Borrell also said he would like to return to Tehran in the future, likely when US sanctions on Iran are lifted, to further discuss the expansion of trade and energy ties between the regional group and Iran.
An outstanding issue that remains to be resolved appears to be whether Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard would be removed from the US Foreign Terrorist Organization designation, as both sides have called on each other to make concessions in that aspect.
France, one of the countries that are also part of the nuclear deal, urged Tehran to use the opportunity of the EU leaders’ visit to successfully conclude the talks “while it remains possible.”
Last week, Al Jazeera reported that Raisi is continuing his push for diplomacy in the region amidst tensions with the West.
Despite officials under Raisi’s administration pushing for a more “balanced” foreign policy approach that does not disregard opportunities to boost ties, Raisi has only been successful in strengthening ties with the east.
Raisi has used his foreign travels to allies and potential partners in the east to emphasize bolstering economic cooperation.