Weekly Roundup: Nations Discuss Potential Lifting of U.N. Sanctions on Iran, France Weighs HSBC Prosecution, and More

Major world leaders are discussing a potential lifting of United Nations sanctions against Iran in the event that the five permanent member-states on the organization's Security Council reach a nuclear accord this month with the Islamic republic, according to Reuters. More Separately, European allies of the United States believe that an open letter sent by Republican lawmakers to the leaders of Iran could complicate the negotiations, the Washington Post said. More European Union leaders will meet next week to discuss extending economic sanctions against Russia set to expire in July in lieu of adopting new restrictions to counter the country's...