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Iran working on nuclear-capable missiles: European powers

Berlin - Britain, France and Germany have accused Iran of developing nuclear-capable ballistic missiles in a letter dismissed by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Thursday as "a desperate falsehood".

US says Iran protest death toll may surpass 1,000

Washington - The United States said Thursday that Iranian authorities may have killed more than 1,000 people in a crackdown on demonstrations, which Washington cast as the clerical regime's worst-ever internal challenge.

US says seized Iranian weapons bound for Yemen

Washington - The United States said Thursday that it seized a major shipment of Iranian weapons bound for Yemen's Huthi rebels, denouncing what it called a violation of a UN arms embargo.

Khamenei orders Iran unrest victims treated as 'martyrs'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader has agreed that people killed in nationwide unrest last month who had no role in fomenting it should be treated as "martyrs" with their families compensated.

Netanyahu presses Pompeo for more pressure on 'tottering' Iran

Lisbon - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Portugal on Wednesday and called for increased pressure on the "tottering" Iranian government.

Netanyahu to press Pompeo for more pressure on 'tottering' Iran

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu travelled to Portugal Wednesday to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and call for increased pressure on the "tottering" Iranian government.

Iran's Rouhani says innocent protesters should be freed

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Wednesday for the release of innocent people who were arrested during nationwide protests against a fuel price hike last month.

Iran says still ready for talks if US lifts sanctions

Tehran - Iran is willing to return to the negotiating table if the United States first drops sanctions, President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday, after a fuel price hike sparked deadly violence ahead of elections.

Iran says still ready for talks if US lifts sanctions

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran is still ready for nuclear talks on condition the United States first lifts "unlawful" sanctions.

Iran videos hit internet revealing scope of crackdown

Nicosia - Videos showing harrowing scenes of bleeding protesters, burning roadblocks and snipers on rooftops have emerged after Iran lifted a near-total internet blackout, opening a window onto what analysts say was one of Tehran's bloodiest crackdowns.

Iran rejects as 'lies' unrest death tolls given abroad

Tehran - Iran on Tuesday rejected as "utter lies" unofficial casualty figures given for street violence that erupted last month during demonstrations against a shock decision to hike fuel prices.

Iran rejects as 'lies' unrest death tolls given abroad

Tehran - Iran's judiciary on Tuesday rejected as "utter lies" unofficial casualty figures given for street violence that erupted last month during demonstrations against fuel price hikes.

Iran unrest killed 'at least 208': Amnesty International

London - At least 208 people are believed to have been killed during a crackdown on protests in Iran last month that followed a sharp fuel price hike, Amnesty International said Monday.

Pompeo says Iran the common villain in Mideast protests

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that Iran was the uniting factor behind protests around the Middle East, saying demonstrators in Iraq, Lebanon and Iran itself opposed the clerical regime.

New broom at UN nuclear watchdog as Iran tensions rise

Vienna - Veteran Argentine diplomat Rafael Grossi was sworn in on Monday as the new director general of the UN's nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Iran official points to more open elections

Tehran - A senior Iranian official has suggested in an interview with AFP that authorities may be more open than in the past in approving candidates for a looming parliamentary election."We don't consider ourselves immune from criticism.

Iran official points to more open elections

Tehran - A senior Iranian official has suggested in an interview with AFP that authorities may be more open than in the past in approving candidates for a looming parliamentary election."We don't consider ourselves immune from criticism.

Iraqis shatter taboos in rage at Iran, but bloodshed may follow

Baghdad - By torching Tehran's consulates and slapping their muddy shoes against photographs of top Iranian officials, Iraqi protesters have shattered a taboo on public criticism of their influential eastern neighbour.

8 alleged CIA agents among 7,000 protesters arrested in Iran

The major protests mostly about the large increase in gas prices have apparently died out but Iranian officials are claiming that the US was involved in an orchestrated conspiracy that helped create the violence during the rallies.

Iran arrests eight 'linked to CIA' in street unrest

Tehran - Iran has arrested eight people it accused of CIA links and sending abroad information on recent urban unrest, days after the United States said it had received thousands of messages on a protest crackdown in the Islamic republic.

France raises possible return of Iran nuclear sanctions

Paris - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday raised the possibility of triggering a mechanism in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that could lead to the reimposition of UN sanctions.

Iran supreme leader says 'very dangerous' plot foiled

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday said his sanctions-hit country had foiled a "very dangerous" plot after violent demonstrations triggered by a fuel price hike.

US says received 20,000 messages from Iran protests

Washington - The United States said Tuesday it has received nearly 20,000 messages from Iran about protests including photos and videos after appealing to demonstrators to defy restrictions on the internet.

Soviet woman spy who helped foil attack on Allied leaders dies

Moscow - Goar Vartanyan, one half of a legendary Soviet spy couple who helped prevent a Nazi assassination of allied leaders in Tehran in 1943, has died at age 93.

Regime supporters rally as Amnesty says Iran death toll at least 143

London - At least 143 demonstrators were killed across Iran, almost all of them shot by security forces, Amnesty said Monday, as government supporters poured into central Tehran to condemn days of "rioting" that the Islamic republic blamed on its foreign foes.

Iran vows to punish 'mercenaries' behind street violence

Tehran - Iran vowed Sunday to severely punish "mercenaries" arrested over nationwide street unrest sparked by a fuel price hike, as much of the country came back online after a week-long internet blackout.

Iran vows to punish 'mercenaries' behind street violence

Tehran - Iran will severely punish "mercenaries" arrested over a wave of street violence that erupted after a sharp hike in fuel prices, a Revolutionary Guards commander warned Sunday.

US sanctions Iran minister over internet censorship

Washington - The US Treasury slapped punitive sanctions on Iran's communications minister, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Friday after the Tehran regime blocked internet communications amid violent protests triggered by a petrol price hike.

US flexes muscles in Gulf to reassure allies

Dubai - A US aircraft carrier's passage through the Gulf is the latest demonstration of the superpower's enduring military presence in the Middle East aimed at reassuring allies, experts and officials say.

Iran's Guards praise 'timely' action against protests

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards Thursday praised the armed forces for taking "timely" action against "rioters" and suggested calm had been restored after days of unrest sparked by a hike in petrol prices.
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