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UN arms embargo on weapons sales to Iran expires

The UN arms embargo on Iran has expired. Despite months of opposition from the US UN officials are unanimous in believing that the ban has actually expired.

Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran has been lifted

Tehran - Iran said a longstanding UN embargo on arms sales to and from the Islamic republic expired Sunday in line with a 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers from which Washington has withdrawn.

In Tehran, White House race is talk of town

Tehran - For Iran, struggling from sanctions imposed under Washington's policy of "maximum pressure", the US presidential race raises hope of change -- but also fears that life could get even worse.

One of three Iranian tankers with fuel reaches Venezuelan waters

Three Iranian tanker ships loaded with hundreds of thousands of barrels of fuel have now entered Venezuelan territorial waters. Within the next few days they will make deliveries.

Iran FM demands protection for diplomatic missions in Iraq

Tehran - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif on Saturday called for the protection of diplomatic installations in Iraq as he hosted his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein in Tehran.

Iran victims of Iraq gas attack say horrors are a warning

Sardasht - Thirty-three years have passed, but the survivors of an Iraqi poison gas attack on the Iranian town of Sardasht still suffer -- and fight for international recognition of the horrific massacre.

US will attempt to impose its own Iran sanctions globally

The US Trump administration's attempt to make the UN reimpose sanctions on Iran and to extend an arms embargo failed miserably.

Iran executes wrestler, evoking shock and condemnation

Tehran - Iran said it executed a wrestler Saturday for murdering a man during a wave of anti-government protests in 2018, drawing widespread condemnation and eliciting shock from the International Olympic Committee.

Iran says US-brokered deal makes Bahrain partner to Israel 'crimes'

Tehran - Iran on Saturday angrily accused Bahrain of stirring instability after US President Donald Trump announced Manama and Israel were opening ties in a landmark deal that reinforces America's push to redraw Middle East conflicts.

Iran holds naval exercise near sensitive Strait of Hormuz

Tehran - The Iranian navy began a three-day exercise in the Sea of Oman near the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, deploying an array of warships, drones and missiles.

Tehran launches new case against UK-Iranian Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Tehran - Iran on Tuesday told Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe,a British-Iranian woman detained in Tehran, that she faces a new indictment, dampening her supporters' hopes of an early release.

Tehran launches new case against UK-Iranian Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Tehran - Iran on Tuesday told Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman detained in Tehran since 2016, she faces a "new indictment", state media reported.

Op-Ed: Owners of oil tankers seized by the US file lawsuits

The US unilaterally imposes its own sanctions universally as much as it can becoming the self-appointed global policeman. Many countries obey because of the financial and military power of the US.

Iran hails support for nuclear deal against US

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday hailed the show of unity by parties to a 2015 nuclear deal, after they defeated US efforts to restore international sanctions.

#MeToo in Iran: women break their long silence

Tehran - Three years after the #MeToo movement spread globally, Iranian women have broken their silence on sexual violence, raising awareness about a subject that's taboo in the Islamic republic.

Op-Ed: Iran relents and now allows IAEA to inspect two sites

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Head Rafael Grossi fresh off a visit to Iran, confirmed that the IAEA has been granted additional access to two alleged nuclear sites for which no real evidence of wrongdoing has yet been found.

Iran allows UN access to alleged nuclear sites

Tehran - Iran agreed Wednesday to allow a UN watchdog the access it has requested to two alleged nuclear sites, as the head of the agency ended his first visit to Tehran.

US attempts to impose snapback sanctions on Iran rejected by UN

The UN Security Council has rejected a US demand for snapback sanctions against Iran as most of those on the Security Council oppose the US move and interpretation of their ability to impose the sanctions.

Iran hails 'constructive' talks with visiting IAEA chief

Tehran - Iran's nuclear body said it held "constructive" talks on Tuesday with the visiting head of the International Atomic Energy Agency amid tensions over a US bid to reimpose UN sanctions.

Op-Ed: US tries to impose snapback sanctions on Iran at UN

The US is arguing that they are still part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) the nuclear deal with Iran even though they withdrew from it years ago.
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