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Iran's conservative media slams Fabius over blood scandal

Tehran - A trip to Tehran by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius faced a threat Tuesday of being overshadowed by a tainted blood scandal from the 1980s which killed hundreds of Iranians.

Iran's Zarif has 'no concern' about nuclear deal

Tehran - Iran's foreign minister moved Tuesday to dismiss speculation that his country's nuclear deal with major powers could hit difficulties, saying he had "no concern or worry" about its implementation.

Top EU diplomat due in Iran for nuclear deal talks

Tehran - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini was due in Tehran Tuesday for talks on implementing this month's historic nuclear deal between Iran and the major powers.

Iran leader says policy on 'arrogant' US won't change

Tehran - Iran's avowed opposition to an "arrogant" United States government will not change despite a landmark nuclear deal with world powers, its supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday.

Iraqi government lays siege to refugee camp Special

Baghdad - Camp Liberty, a camp for de facto refugee members of the Mojahedin-e-Khalq, has come under siege as the Iraqi government has denied the entry of food, septic tanks, and other vital supplies.

U.S., Britain on charm offensive over Iran nuclear deal

Tehran - Washington and London sought to ease concerns over the nuclear accord with Iran, even as the Islamic state's supreme leader warned major powers are not to be trusted over its implementation.

Iran's Rouhani must take risks to capitalise on nuclear deal

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani has emerged a winner from the Iran nuclear deal but if he is to cement his moderate reputation he must confront long-sidelined domestic political challenges, analysts said.

Nuclear deal critics wooed, Iran leader urges caution

Tehran - Washington and London sought Thursday to ease concerns over the Iran nuclear accord as the country's supreme leader warned that major powers are not to be trusted over its implementation.

Despite nuclear deal U.S. remains Iran's 'Great Satan'

Tehran - A chiefly US-led nuclear deal between world powers and Iran has been held up as a harbinger to re-establishing formal relations but historical enmity makes broader detente a difficult prospect.

Iran's long-term nuclear ambitions survive deal

Tehran - Iran by agreeing a pact with world powers has accepted temporary curbs on its nuclear programme, but it has not abandoned atomic research and long-term uranium enrichment plans.

Iran says nuclear deal ends 'manufactured crisis'

Tehran - A deal with world powers ended a "manufactured crisis" over Iran's nuclear programme, its foreign minister said Wednesday after negotiating the accord,which drew furious objections from US lawmakers.

Iranians celebrate nuclear deal, hail Zarif as hero

Tehran - The crowd was small at first but as the din of car horns grew louder so did the number of Iranians celebrating a long-awaited nuclear deal in Tehran late Tuesday.Some said they hoped it would improve their lives and change Iran's image abroad.

Sanctions go, but Iran must wait for economic recovery

Tehran - Iranian trade will be boosted by a lifting of nuclear-related sanctions but the country needs billions of dollars of investment and meaningful economic gains are likely to take many months.

Iran president says nuclear deal opens 'new horizons'

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said a nuclear deal sealed with world powers on Tuesday will open "new horizons" now that "this unnecessary crisis" has been resolved.

Washington Post reporter trial resumes in Iran

Tehran - The trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, accused of spying on Iran for the United States, resumed behind closed doors in Tehran on Monday, state media announced.

Saudi joins Israel as target of Jerusalem Day protests

Tehran - Tens of thousands marched in Tehran and Baghdad Friday in annual Quds (Jerusalem) Day demonstrations in support of Palestinians, with Saudi Arabia joining arch-foe Israel as a target for protesters.

Iran demands UN to drop weapons embargo as part of nuclear deal

Negotiations between Iran and the P5+1. This past weekend it looked like negotiations were progressing, but Iran has once again upped its demands and is now pushing for the end of UN weapons sanctions.

Deal or no deal, Iran president faces headaches at home

Tehran - Iran's president has been pursuing a nuclear agreement for two years but even if a deal is reached Hassan Rouhani and his government will soon face mounting political pressure at home.

In Iran, morale fragile as nuclear talks stumble

Tehran - For Amir Moghtader the waiting has become a torment. Uncertainty is the cause, but as the clock ticks down he still hopes there can be a nuclear deal for Iran.

Obama sent Iran message ahead of nuclear deadline: Report

Tehran - US President Barack Obama recently sent a private message to Iran's leadership via Iraq's prime minister, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday on the eve of a deadline for a nuclear deal.
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