As the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal prepare to continue negotiations in the Austrian capital to revive the pact, Iran dismissed attempts by the United States to set a deadline for the Vienna negotiations to bear fruit, calling it "fabricated".
The United States alleged Russia had already positioned saboteurs in Ukraine to carry out a “false flag” operation to be use as a pretext for an invasion, which Washington claimed could begin in the coming month.
Protesters rallied in a North Carolina city as a United States judge granted the release of police body-camera footage showing the aftermath of the killing of Jason Walker, an unarmed black man who was shot by an off-duty police officer.
Russia said on Tuesday it was not optimistic after a first round of talks with the United States on the Ukraine crisis and would not allow its demands for security guarantees from the West to become mired in tortuous negotiations.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Sunday the United States viewed the martyrdom of legendary anti-terror commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani as a threat to Iran, but the Iranian people turned it into an opportunity with their religious zeal.
The US economy ended 2021 on a sour note with a worse-than-expected employment report underscoring the challenges awaiting President Joe Biden in the new year, as the Omicron variant runs rampant and his legislative agenda stalls.