Kyiv has called to make the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility a demilitarized zone as it trades blame with Moscow for shelling the plant.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
Harris discussed the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade with leaders of colleges and universities, stressing the impact on college-age women and its connection with increased incidents of sexual assault.
North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
Pelosi praised the Senate's passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and said she will urge the House to pass the legislation as it is.
Kim claimed "victory" over the pandemic as his sister, Kim Yo-jong, blamed the outbreak from the leaflets sent across the border from South Korea.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Russian soldiers who attempt to attack from the facility or attack the facility would become targets of Ukrainian forces.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
The former adviser to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Sean Turnell, pleaded not guilty to the charges of violating the state secrets law.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
In what would be her first visit to Japan as vice president, Kamala Harris will be attending the state funeral of former PM Shinzo Abe in September.
Iran says improving ties with neighbors a priority, in response to UAE concerns about nuclear program
As Iran seeks to improve or strengthen ties with its neighboring countries, its nuclear program is a point of concern for several. Tehran responded to the UAE’s concerns regarding its nuclear program, saying that Iran is making improving ties with its neighbors a priority.
Reuters reports Iran responded to UAE’s concerns Saturday, saying that improving relations with neighboring countries is a priority for Tehran.
This comes as the UAE representative at the UN nuclear watchdog IAEA said Friday that he hoped Iran would work with the agency to give an assurance to the international community and the region about its nuclear program.
Iranian state media reported the phone conversation between Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his UAE counterpart, where Amirabdollahian “pointed to the priority of neighbors in Iran’s foreign policy and called for more consultation…to expand bilateral ties.”
The UAE, which is allied with the US, began to re-engage with Iran after years of tensions.
Iran and the US have been engaging in indirect negotiations to restore the nuclear deal that was established in 2015. Negotiations were put on hold since March following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Tehran has recently restricted the IAEA’s ability to monitor its nuclear program after a dispute with the agency.
Iran has also maintained that it intends to develop its nuclear program for peaceful purposes.
Iran has also blamed the US for the stalled negotiations to restore the deal. Tehran said Monday that it is prepared to reach an agreement with world powers, according to its foreign ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh during a televised news conference.
“Even today we are ready to return to Vienna to reach a good deal if Washington fulfills its commitments,” said Khatibzadeh.
Another reason for the stalled negotiations was also whether the US would remove Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from its foreign terrorist organization designation list.
Last week, Washington said it is waiting for a “constructive response” from Tehran on reinstating the nuclear deal without “extraneous” issues, in a possible reference to the demand for the IRGC to be removed from its FTO list.
Iran started breaching the terms of the nuclear deal when the US, under Donald Trump, withdrew from the deal in 2018.