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European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran nuclear deal

Berlin - About 500 lawmakers from Germany, France and Britain on Thursday urged the US Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal which President Donald Trump has threatened to abandon.

Iran president: we don't intend any aggression in region

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran "does not intend any aggression" against its neighbours but will continue to produce all the weapons it needs for its defence.

Iran lawmakers slam crackdown on environmentalists

Tehran - An Iranian lawmaker on Tuesday criticised a recent crackdown on environmental activists and officials, saying it risked "bad consequences for the country", the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

China's ZTE halts share trading following US export ban

Bejing - Chinese telecom giant ZTE halted trading of its shares in Hong Kong and Shenzhen Tuesday following a US ban on its purchase of sensitive technology, which drew a pledge by China to "safeguard" its companies if necessary.

Arab ire at US Jerusalem move looks unlikely to spark action

Dubai - Arab leaders at a summit in Saudi Arabia have slammed Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move its embassy there, but analysts say their words are unlikely to lead to action.

No new EU sanctions on Iran — for now

Luxembourg - EU foreign ministers on Monday discussed how they could persuade the US not to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, but stopped short of imposing new sanctions on Tehran.

Iran environmentalist, symbol of expat return, quits

Tehran - A top Iranian environment official, who symbolised government efforts to encourage expat Iranians to return home, has quit just seven months into his job, sources said Monday.

US suspends export privileges to China's ZTE

Washington - US authorities issued an order Monday barring US exports of sensitive technology to Chinese telecom giant ZTE because of false statements made during an investigation into its illegal sale of goods to Iran and North Korea.

Iran says EU has 'differing values' but dialogue should continue

Tehran - Iran said Monday that EU sanctions over its human rights record were due to "differing values" but that they should not derail dialogue with Europe.

New Western Syria strikes would spark 'chaos': Putin tells Rouhani

Moscow - New Western air strikes in Syria would provoke "chaos" in international relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday.

Saudi king denounces 'blatant interference' by Iran in Arab affairs

Apo - Saudi Arabia's King Salman slammed Iran's "blatant interference" in regional affairs as Arab leaders met in the kingdom on Sunday for an annual summit.

Yemen govt accuses Iran of arming Huthis with drones

Aden - The Yemeni government on Saturday accused Iran of supplying Shiite Huthi rebels with drones used for cross-border attacks into Saudi Arabia.

Yemen govt accuses Iran of arming Huthis with drones

Aden - The Yemeni government on Saturday accused Iran of supplying Shiite Huthi rebels with drones used for cross-border attacks into Saudi Arabia.

Israel in 'direct combat' with Iran after Syria raid: Hezbollah

Beirut - Israel's strike on a Syrian airbase this week has put it in direct confrontation with regional foe Iran, the head of Lebanon's Tehran-backed Hezbollah movement said on Friday. "The Israelis committed a historic mistake...

High stakes for Macron as France weighs Syria strike

Paris - In laying his integrity on the line over Syria's suspected use of chemical weapons, French President Emmanuel Macron might be playing for even higher stakes -- maintaining the landmark Iran nuclear accord, analysts say.

Rouhani angers Israel with 'support for terrorists' jibe

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit out at Iran on Wednesday after President Hassan Rouhani accused Israel of supporting "terrorists" in Syria.

Turkey, Russia and Iran urge 'lasting ceasefire' in Syria

Ankara - Turkey, Russia and Iran on Wednesday said they were committed to achieving a "lasting ceasefire" in Syria, in a joint statement issued following a summit in Ankara hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Iran, Russia, Turkey team up to hold sway in Syria

Ankara - Iran, Russia and Turkey have teamed up to forge a strong if brittle tripartite alliance aimed at holding ascendancy in Syria, taking advantage of the West's reluctance to engage militarily in the country.

Iran slams Israel's 'shameful' killing of Gaza protesters

Tehran - Iran's foreign minister on Saturday condemned the fatal shooting of 16 Gazan protesters by Israeli troops and mocked the fact that it happened as Israeli Jews prepared to mark Passover.

Iranians use visa-free travel to Serbia to flee to EU

Belgrade - Until six months ago, the Lovimi family from Iran had never heard of Serbia.

Trump's risky gambles in hunt for foreign policy win

Washington - In his nuclear standoffs with North Korea and Iran and disputes over Chinese trade and a Mexican wall, Donald Trump bet that his bullying style would get results.

Iran's Ahmadinejad says ally on hunger strike since 'unjust' arrest

Tehran - Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that his ally Hamid Baghaie was on hunger strike and in deteriorating health after being imprisoned on what he said were politically motivated charges.

Iran captain 'honoured' to return after ban for playing Israelis

Tehran - Iran's football captain Masoud Shojaei said Tuesday his ban for playing an Israeli club was the "worst incident that could have happened" and he was glad to return as "a soldier" for the national side.

Iran currency hits record low, crashing through 50,000 mark

Tehran - The Iranian rial fell to a record low on Monday, breaking through the 50,000-to-the-dollar mark for the first time as analysts blamed uncertainty from Washington.

Iran MP slams appearance of footballer who played Israeli club

Tehran - A conservative lawmaker in Iran slammed the sports federation on Sunday for allowing star footballer Masoud Shojaei to return to the international squad despite appearing against an Israeli team last year.

Opposition leader accused in Buenos Aires bombing cover-up freed

Buenos Aires - Argentine opposition leader Carlos Zannini was freed from prison Saturday, where he was detained over his suspected role in covering up a 1984 bombing at a Jewish center allegedly carried out by Iran, a prosecutor confirmed.

US hostility means Iran must boost China, Russia ties: official

Tehran - Growing hostility from US President Donald Trump means Iran must strengthen its ties with Russia and China, a top official said on Saturday.

Trump's choice of Bolton and Pompeo stirs war fears

Washington - By tapping conservative firebrand John Bolton as his national security chief and hardliner Mike Pompeo as his top diplomat, US President Donald Trump has dramatically raised the stakes in world affairs.

US charges Iranians in massive hacking scheme

Washington - The United States unveiled charges on Friday against nine Iranians for their alleged involvement in a massive state-sponsored hacking scheme which targeted hundreds of universities in the US and abroad and stole "valuable intellectual property and data...

US imposes sanctions on Iranians for hacking

Washington - The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on 10 Iranians and an Iranian company for alleged hacking of hundreds of universities in the US and abroad and the theft of "valuable intellectual property and data.
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