Middle East and Maghreb

The conflict in Syria

The conflict in Syria

Syria has been beset by violence for five years now. The international community is trying to find a political settlement and supplying humanitarian aid. more

The conflict surrounding Iran’s nuclear programme

Cooling installation in a nuclear reactor

In signing the Vienna agreement, the E3+3 countries and Iran reached consensus on a long-term settlement following more than 12 years of contention over Iran’s nuclear programme. There had been major doubts about the peaceful nature of this programme since 2002. On 16 January 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran had fulfilled its most important obligations. As a result, the E3+3 countries lifted their sanctions against Iran. more

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