The United States has announced new sanctions on Iranian companies and individuals linked to Iran’s ballistic missile program, a day after sanctions related to its nuclear program were lifted.
A Swiss Air Force plane carrying three Americans released by Iran as part of a prisoner swap deal has landed in Geneva.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani has hailed the lifting of international sanctions on his country, saying a nuclear deal with world powers opened "new windows" for Tehran's engagement with the world.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on January 16, that the threat to the world had been reduced following confirmation Iran complied with a landmark nuclear deal. (AP)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the relationships forged over the course of the Iran nuclear talks helped diplomats negotiate the release of five Americans. (AP)
The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini announced the lifting of economic sanctions on Iran.
Iran and the European Union have agreed that Tehran has kept its nuclear promises under an agreement reached in July.
Tehran has freed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian-American dual nationals in a prisoner swap deal that also saw Washington release seven Iranian nationals.
Now that the final steps are being taken to lift economic sanctions against Iran as part of its nuclear agreement with world powers, what are the economic implications of the deal?
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says international sanctions against Tehran will be lifted on January 16.
The Comoros, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, became the latest ally of Saudi Arabia January 15 to announce that it had cut off diplomatic relations with Iran.
Oil prices plummeted to $29 a barrel on an expected increase in Iranian oil exports as international sanctions are lifted this weekend, dragging stock markets sharply lower around the world on January 15.