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Iran says it will respond to US sanctions renewal

Tehran - Iran said on Friday that Congress's decision to renew US sanctions for 10 years was a violation of last year's nuclear agreement and promised an "appropriate" response.

Iran arrests three over deadly train crash

Tehran - Iran detained three railway officials on Saturday after a collision between two trains that left at least 44 people dead, the official IRNA news agency reported.

44 dead as trains collide in Iran

Tehran - Two trains collided and caught fire Friday in a remote region of northern Iran, killing 44 people and injuring dozens more, in one of the country's worst rail disasters.

At least eight dead in Iran rail crash: state TV

Tehran - At least eight people were killed in Iran early on Friday when an intercity city express was hit by another train while stopped at a station, state television reported.

Iran missile programme 'non-negotiable': spokesman

Tehran - Iran's missile programme is "non-negotiable" and tests will continue, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said on Tuesday, following criticism from European Union diplomats.

Iran commander says US in 'strong decline'

Tehran - A senior Iranian military official welcomed Thursday what he said was the "strong decline" of the United States, during celebrations marking the start of the 1979 US embassy siege.

Iran leader slams 'catastrophic' US election

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that the level of debate between the US presidential election frontrunners showed the "catastrophe" of American politics and warned against any further negotiations with Washington.

Iran hostage-taker: 'We were the WikiLeaks of our day'

Tehran - The Iranian students who stormed the US embassy in 1979 and released thousands of secret CIA documents were the WikiLeaks of their time, their former lead spokesperson has told AFP.

Sanctions threaten Iran climate efforts: vice president

Tehran - Iran's vice president and environment chief, Massoumeh Ebtekar, has told AFP that the West's failure to fully implement the nuclear deal and lift sanctions are endangering her country's efforts to meet climate targets.

Iran's Rouhani warns of 'terror' spreading to North Africa

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned against the threat of "terrorist governments" being established in North Africa as violence spreads from Syria and Iraq, as he met Saturday with EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini.

Iran FM to meet Russian, Syrian counterparts on Friday

Tehran - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will travel to Moscow on Friday for three-way talks with his Syrian and Russian counterparts on the situation in Syria, his ministry said.

Venezuela's Maduro calls in Iran for oil price cooperation

Tehran - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on Saturday for increased cooperation between oil-rich nations to stabilise prices as he met with the supreme leader and president of Iran.

Iran rejects US demand for release of dual nationals

Tehran - Iran said on Wednesday it would accept no US "interference" after Washington demanded the release of a dual national and his 80-year-old father given 10 year sentences for espionage.

Iran rejects US demand for release of dual nationals

Tehran - Iran said on Wednesday it would accept no US "interference" after Washington demanded the release of a dual national and his 80-year-old father given 10 year sentences for espionage.

Iran gives Iranian-US businessman and father 10 years for spying

Tehran - An Iranian-American businessman, his 80-year-old father and four others have each been given 10 years in prison for espionage, Tehran's prosecutor said Tuesday.

Iran MPs call for release of death penalty activist

Tehran - A group of Iranian lawmakers has written an open letter to the head of the judiciary calling for the release of Narges Mohammadi, an activist sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Hard times fuel Tehran taxi glut

Tehran - Mansour Faridfar did well on the black market until the law caught up and left him jobless, forcing him to join the thousands of "shakhsi" unofficial taxi drivers clogging Tehran's streets.

Iran to prosecute 400 officials over high salaries

Tehran - Iran's auditors said Sunday that around 400 public sector officials face prosecution over their exorbitant salaries -- a scandal used by hardliners to tarnish the government ahead of next year's election.

Iran's Ahmadinejad says will not run in presidential vote

Tehran - Former hardline Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday he will not compete in next year's presidential vote, following advice from Iran's supreme leader, media reported.

Iran says has freed Iranian-Canadian academic

Tehran - Iranian-Canadian anthropologist Homa Hoodfar who was arrested and jailed in Tehran in June for "security offences" has been released and has left the country, the foreign ministry said on Monday.
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