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Rouhani threatens to ramp up nuclear programme

2017-08-16 08:15

Iran's president has warned that it could ramp up its nuclear programme and quickly achieve a more advanced level if the US continued "threats and sanctions" against his country.

Four dead, 8 hurt as soldier opens fire on Iran military base

2017-08-06 17:26

At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their comrades opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran, the Iranian military says.

Iran says nuclear deal violated by new US sanctions

2017-08-03 14:42

Iran says that new sanctions imposed by the United States had violated its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and that the country would respond.

US congress reaches deal to move sanctions bill

2017-07-27 06:35

House and Senate Republicans have worked out a deal to move quickly on a package of new financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, clearing the way for the far-reaching legislation to be sent to President Donald Trump

US holding Iranians 'in gruesome prisons' - judiciary chief

2017-07-25 05:16

Iran's judiciary chief has accused the US of holding Iranians "in gruesome prisons", as the two countries traded charges of illegally jailing each other's citizens.

Iran jails Chinese-American 'spy'

2017-07-17 12:52

Iran has imprisoned a Chinese-American man for 10 years after accusing him of "infiltrating" the country, authorities say.

Iranians hold 'Trumpism' cartoon contest to mock US leader

2017-07-03 18:51

Iranians have organised a "Trumpism" cartoon contest in which hundreds of participants have been invited to submit artwork mocking the US leader.

US travel ban 'truly shameful': Iran foreign minister

2017-06-30 13:41

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says that the new US ban on travellers from six Muslim countries was "truly shameful".

Germany, Iran call for negotiations in Qatar crisis

2017-06-27 18:01

Germany's foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel has appealed for direct dialogue in Gulf Arab states' crisis with Qatar and has urged Kuwait to moderate.

Iran condemns new US sanctions

2017-06-16 22:47

Iran has condemned new sanctions adopted by the US Senate and vowed to respond with "reciprocal and adequate measures".

 

Iranian president threatens to restart nuclear program

2017-08-15 10:31

Iran's president issues direct threat, claims Tehran is capable of restarting its nuclear program within hours

Mugabe, 93, jets off to Iran for Rouhani's inauguration

2017-08-04 07:40

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, has reportedly arrived in the capital Tehran to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

US, Europeans push UN for action over Iran rocket launch

2017-08-03 12:24

The United States, backed by France, Britain and Germany is pushing for action at the UN Security Council following Iran's launch of a satellite rocket.

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

2017-07-25 17:44

A US Navy patrol ship has fired warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel in the Persian Gulf after it approached within 137m, a US defence official says.

US: Iran complying with nuclear deal but defying its spirit

2017-07-18 11:22

Senior US officials say the Trump administration is certifying to Congress that Iran is technically complying with the 2015 nuclear deal but is "unquestionably in default of the spirit" of the agreement.

Border attack from Pakistan kills 2 Iranians

2017-07-16 12:00

Two Iranian civilians have been killed in a cross-border attack by Pakistani insurgents, the Revolutionary Guards have said.

Total to sign milestone energy deal in Iran for gas field

2017-07-03 09:17

Iran plans to sign a formal contract with Total SA and China National Petroleum to develop its share of the world’s biggest natural gas field.

Iran accuses US of 'brazen' plan to change its government

2017-06-28 11:05

Iran is accusing US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of "a brazen interventionist plan" to change the current government that violates international law and the UN Charter.

Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks

2017-06-19 08:36

Iran says it has launched a series of missiles into Syria in revenge for deadly attacks on its capital that were claimed by the Islamic State group.

Iran opposes Iraqi Kurdish independence vote

2017-06-11 14:34

Iran has voiced its opposition to an announcement by Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region that it will organise a vote on independence.

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