When sanctions against Iran are lifted, the country may well experience a growing influx of tourists. DW talked to the Iranian ambassador to Germany, Ali Majedi, about the prospects of a tourism boom in his country.
President Vladimir Putin has ordered US diplomatic missions in Russia to reduce staff by 755 people. The move came in response to a new US sanctions package against Moscow that was passed by the US Congress.
With its latest decisions, the US Senate has given new impetus to the sanctions game between Russia and the West. But economics expert Daniel Gros tells DW how Russia's sanctions on the EU have failed to make an impact.
The Iran nuclear deal has made the world a safer place, or so Europe says. Yet the Trump administration wants out of the accord. Differences will become apparent when Iranian President Rouhani is sworn in on Saturday.
A bill supported by the Democrats and the Republicans would give Congress the power to review any change in foreign policy toward Russia proposed by President Trump. The sanctions also target Iran and North Korea.
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