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Iran 'hostile' to US involvement in Syria talks

Tehran - Iranian officials said Wednesday they were strongly opposed to the United States joining Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan next week, local media reported.

EU contacts Trump camp over Iran deal 'misunderstanding': source

Brussels - The European Union has informally contacted the incoming Trump administration to clarify "misunderstanding" about the Iran nuclear deal which he has threated to scrap, an EU diplomatic source said Tuesday.

Iran president says 'no sense' in renegotiating nuclear deal

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday there was no chance of Iran renegotiating the nuclear deal with world powers if US President-elect Donald Trump demands it.

Mogherini says EU to stand by Iran nuclear accord

Brussels - EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini on Monday insisted the bloc will stand by the Iran nuclear accord, bluntly condemned by US President-elect Donald Trump, because it serves Europe's security needs.

Final Iran nuclear talks before Trump takes office

Vienna - Iran and major powers took stock Tuesday of their 2015 nuclear deal, with Donald Trump's imminent inauguration and the death of a moderate former Iranian president raising worries about its future.

Thousands throng Tehran funeral of key moderate Rafsanjani

Tehran - Hundreds of thousands of mourners attended the funeral on Tuesday of Iran's ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, whose death leaves a hole in the upper reaches of power for the country's moderates.

Iran mourns 'sheikh of moderation' Rafsanjani

Tehran - Iran began three days of mourning Monday after the death of ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a pillar of the Islamic revolution who became a leading counterweight to hardliners.

Iran ex-president Rafsanjani dies

Tehran - Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a pugnacious moderate who survived for decades despite challenging his own turbaned elite, died on Sunday after suffering a heart attack.

Iran ex-president Rafsanjani dies

Tehran - Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a pugnacious moderate who survived for decades despite challenging his own turbaned elite, died on Sunday after suffering a heart attack.

Iran ex-president Rafsanjani dies

Tehran - Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a pugnacious moderate who survived for decades despite challenging his own turbaned elite, died on Sunday after suffering a heart attack.

Iran's Rouhani clashes with judiciary in run-up to vote

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has clashed with the country's powerful and conservative judiciary, in a rare public row as tensions rise ahead of this year's presidential election.

Hope, and fear, as US Gulf allies look to Trump

Dibai - US Gulf allies are looking at Donald Trump to tilt Washington in their favour, analysts say, but fear a dangerous void if the incoming president goes so far as to tear up the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran denies receiving Saudi invite for hajj talks

Tehran - Iran has denied receiving any invitation from Saudi Arabia for talks on the hajj, after a row between the arch-foes saw its pilgrims stay at home last year.

Turkmenistan halts gas flow to Iran in arrears row

Tehran - Turkmenistan halted gas supplies to Iran Sunday amid tensions between the two countries over arrears, the Iranian National Gas Company was quoted by oil ministry news agency Shana as saying.

Iran official calls for sterilisation for sex workers

Tehran - Female sex workers and homeless drug addicts in Tehran should be "convinced" to undergo sterilisation to prevent social problems, a deputy provincial governor in the Iranian capital said on Sunday.

Saudi invites rival Iran for talks on hajj return

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia has invited regional rival Iran to discuss a return of its nationals to next year's hajj after Iranians were excluded from the pilgrimage following a major diplomatic row, reports said Friday.

Argentine ex-president Kirchner faces new probe over bombing

Buenos Aires - An Argentine appeals court ordered a new investigation Thursday into charges that ex-president Cristina Kirchner obstructed a probe into a 1994 bombing that killed 85 people at a Jewish community center.

Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety

Kabul - Allegations over Russia and Iran's deepening ties with the Taliban have ignited concerns of a renewed "Great Game" of proxy warfare in Afghanistan that could undermine US-backed troops and push the country deeper into turmoil.

Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety

Kabul - Allegations over Russia and Iran's deepening ties with the Taliban have ignited concerns of a renewed "Great Game" of proxy warfare in Afghanistan that could undermine US-backed troops and push the country deeper into turmoil.

Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety

Kabul - Allegations over Russia and Iran's deepening ties with the Taliban have ignited concerns of a renewed "Great Game" of proxy warfare in Afghanistan that could undermine US-backed troops and push the country deeper into turmoil.

Germany cancels show of Iran shah's art trove

Berlin - German cultural officials said Tuesday they had to cancel a planned Berlin exhibition of an Iranian treasure trove of Western modern art after Tehran refused to provide an export permit.

Iran opposition leader quits after 6 years' house arrest

Tehran - Mehdi Karroubi, a leading member of the Iranian opposition who has been under house arrest for almost six years, announced he is quitting his party, Iranian media reported on Tuesday.

Putin, Rouhani welcome Aleppo 'victory'

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin welcomed the "Syrian army's victory against the terrorists in Aleppo" during a late-night phone call, Iranian media reported on Sunday.

Santa Claus is coming to Tehran

Tehran - Tehran might not seem like the most obvious pitstop for Santa Claus, but Iranians love the chintzy side of Christmas and it is also one of the safest places in the Middle East for Christians.

Iran nuclear deal powers to meet January 10

Brussels - A high-level commission that oversees Iran's nuclear deal with world powers will meet in Vienna on January 10 to address a complaint by Tehran about the renewing of sanctions by the United States.

Is the Iran nuclear deal already being violated?

Tehran - Before Donald Trump has even arrived in the White House, Iran says the United States has already violated the nuclear deal and threatened to build atomic-powered ships in retaliation. Is the historic accord at risk?

Iran scores victories but faces limits: experts

Tehran - Iran has scored a string of victories across the Middle East, and decades of isolation mean it is well-placed to weather the uncertainties of a Trump presidency.But fears that it could dominate the region are overblown, experts say.

Iran discusses nuclear ships plan with IAEA chief

Tehran - Iran discussed its plans for nuclear-powered ships with UN nuclear chief Yukiyo Amano on Sunday, saying it would present details within three months, local media reported.

Iran seeks meeting of nuclear deal powers to protest US sanctions

Tehran - Iran formally requested a meeting of the commission that oversees its nuclear deal with world powers to complain about the renewing of sanctions by the United States, state television reported Saturday.

British FM summons Russian, Iranian ambassadors over Aleppo

London - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson summoned the Russian and Iranian ambassadors Thursday to convey his "profound concern" over their countries' role in the "suffering" of the people of Aleppo, the Foreign Office said.
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