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Tehran says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran'

Tehran - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the "genocidal taunts" of US President Donald Trump will not "end Iran", as tensions spike between the two countries."Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone.

Op-Ed: Iraqi parliament likely to pass bill evicting US troops from Iraq

US troops have been in Iraq for most of the last sixteen years. Often relations of the Iraqi government to the troops have been defined by increases in US hostility to neighboring Iran.

Op-Ed: US buildup and claimed imminent threat from Iran worry many

There is much discussion in the news about the US sending more forces to the Middle East to counter some unspecified threat to the US from Iran. This is escalating tensions between the two countries and war could potentially break out.

Iran top diplomat to visit China on Friday: state media

Tehran - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is set to visit China on Friday for talks on "regional and international issues", state news agency IRNA reported.

Gulf standoff: Iran calm in face of US pressure

Tehran - In face of soaring tensions with the United States, Iran has so far steered clear of inflammatory rhetoric, its leaders insisting the Islamic republic is not seeking a war with its arch-enemy.

Iran vows to defeat 'American-Zionist alliance'

Tehran - Defence Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami vowed on Wednesday that Iran will force the "bitter taste of defeat" onto the United States and Israel, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

Op-Ed: US official claims Iran to blame for sabotage of Saudi ships

A pair of Saudi oil tankers have been reported to have been sabotaged off the coast of the UAE. However, what happened is not at all clear.

Op-Ed: US actions may provoke Iran and end up in a war

Washington - The Trump administration seems determined to aggravate its relationship with Iran and may end up provoking Iran into reactions that could result in war.

Iran dismisses US naval deployment as old news

Tehran - Iran on Monday dismissed as old news a US announcement it is sending a naval strike group to the Middle East in order to deliver the Islamic republic a message, Tasnim news agency reported.

Iran Air appoints new US-sanctioned CEO

Tehran - Tehran has appointed a new CEO to head national airline Iran Air, state news reported, replacing its first female CEO with a US-blacklisted pilot.

A year after US nuclear pullout, Iran grapples with sanctions

Tehran - A year after the US withdrew from a landmark nuclear accord, Iran's economy is suffering under renewed sanctions -- but Tehran is sticking to the pact even while warning its patience "has limits".

Iran oil tanker forced to seek repairs in Saudi port

Tehran - An Iranian tanker was forced to seek repairs at a Saudi port after suffering "engine failure and loss of control", the Iranian oil ministry's SHANA news agency reported Thursday.

Iran says neighbours exaggerating oil capacity

Tehran - Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh on Wednesday claimed two neighbouring countries were "exaggerating" their production capacity to reassure markets after the US ended sanction waivers for buyers of Iranian crude.

Jailed US-Iranian hopes new prosecutor will release him

Tehran - An Iranian-American serving a ten-year sentence for spying will request conditional release due to a change of Tehran's prosecutor, his lawyer said, quoted by state media Tuesday.

Iran's Khamenei says US oil sanctions won't go 'without response'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called the end of oil sanction waivers by the United States a "hostile measure" that "won't be left without a response"."US efforts to boycott the sale of Iran's oil won't get them anywhere.

Iran condemns Trump silence on Saudi mass execution

Tehran - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday condemned the silence of US President Donald Trump's administration on Saudi Arabia's mass execution of 37 people convicted of terrorism.

Iran, Pakistan to set up border 'reaction force' after attacks

Tehran - Iran and Pakistan will set up a joint border "reaction force" following deadly attacks on their frontier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced Monday after talks with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Iran's Rouhani calls on Mideast states to 'drive back Zionism'

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to "drive back Zionism", in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic's archfoe Israel.

President of Iran Rouhani urges Mideast states to 'drive back Zionism'

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to "drive back Zionism", saying Israel and its US ally were the root causes of the region's problems.

Iran Rouhani says floods revealed 'vicious' nature of US

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the United States' reaction to floods that killed dozens of people had revealed Washington's "vicious" nature.
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