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China's ZTE pleads guilty to violating US sanctions on Iran, N.Korea

Washington - Chinese telecom giant ZTE has pleaded guilty in a US court to violating US export controls by selling goods to Iran and North Korea over several years.

Luxembourg court denies Iran demand to unblock assets

Luxembourg - A Luxembourg court on Wednesday denied a demand by Tehran to repatriate $1.6 billion of Iranian assets claimed by the US as compensation for the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Iran pre-nups land thousands of men in jail

Tehran - When Sadegh married his college sweetheart, he never thought he'd end up as one of those Iranians facing ruin and even prison because of huge sums demanded by his wife's family.

In backing Syria's Assad, Russia looks to outdo Iran

Birut - In Aleppo, portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin hang shoulder-to-shoulder with those of his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad, signalling Moscow's rise at the expense of Damascus's other ally, Iran.

UN praises Iran's 'exemplary' refugee efforts

Tehran - While Iranians would bear the brunt of Donald Trump's visa ban, which has been blocked on the orders of a US court, international officials say the country has quietly emerged as one of the most generous towards refugees.

US-Iranian and wife charged over Tehran parties: prosecutor

Tehran - A jailed US-Iranian and his wife have been formally charged with hosting parties in Tehran, while another couple were given the death penalty for running a "cult", the Tehran prosecutor said Monday.

Iran rejects US moves to seize 9/11 compensation money

Tehran - Iran said Tuesday it was "completely unfair" for US lawyers to try to seize its overseas assets as compensation for the victims of September 11, 2001.

Trump, Netanyahu talk Iran 'dangers': Israeli statement

Jerusalem - US President Donald Trump and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday had a long phone conversation about strategic threats posed by Iran, the premier's office said.

US hasn't decided yet on Iran nuclear deal: IAEA

Vienna - The new US administration has not yet decided what to do about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said Monday following talks in Washington.

US hasn't decided yet on Iran nuclear deal: IAEA

Vienna - The new US administration has not yet decided what to do about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said Monday following talks in Washington.

US hasn't decided yet on Iran nuclear deal: IAEA

Vienna - The new US administration has not yet decided what to do about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said Monday following talks in Washington.

Iran's ex-president Ahmadinejad joins Twitter, despite ban

Tehran - Iran's hardline former president Mahmud Ahmadinejad became the latest leader to join Twitter on Sunday, despite having been instrumental in getting it banned from the country.

Iran's S-300 air defence system 'operational': state TV

Tehran - Iran's advanced S-300 air defence system, delivered by Russia following a July 2015 nuclear deal after years of delay, is now operational, state television reported on Saturday.

Iran requests 950 tonnes of uranium from Kazakhstan

Tehran - Iran's nuclear chief said Saturday that the country had asked to buy 950 tonnes of uranium concentrate from Kazakhstan over the next three years to help develop its civil reactor programme.

Regional rivals Iran, Turkey trade barbs over Syria

Istanbul - Diplomatic tensions escalated between Turkey and Iran on Tuesday as the regional powers traded accusations over their roles in the Syria conflict and the Middle East.

Iran leader backs liberation from Israel 'tumour'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Tuesday for the "complete liberation" of Palestine from the "tumour" of Israel, renewing his regime's refusal to recognise Israel's right to exist.

Washington encourages Israel-Arab alliance against Iran

Washington - With a new leader in the White House bent on disrupting the status quo, could it also be time for a fresh approach to Middle East peace?

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

Tehran - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test.

Man taking selfie among seven dead in Iran storms

Tehran - A man taking a selfie after an Iranian dam burst was among at least seven people killed as floods, avalanches and dust storms gripped the country, state media reported Saturday.

Iran leader rejects reconciliation with anti-regime 'minority'

Tehran - Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday rejected the possibility of reconciliation with a "minority" that is opposed to the regime.

Millions in Iran march against Trump 'threats' on revolution day

Tehran - Millions of Iranians marched on the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution Friday in what the president described as a response to the new US administration and a rejection of "threatening language".

Iran announces plan to spend $3 billion on green energy

Tehran - Iran's Finance Ministry has approved applications totaling $3.0 billion in foreign investments in the country's renewable energy sector, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said.

'Responsible nations' should back new Iran sanctions: Israeli PM

London - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that all "responsible nations" should back new sanctions against Iran, speaking during a meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May in London.

Iran imports 149 tonnes of uranium from Russia: atomic chief

Tehran - Iran will receive the final part of a 149-tonne shipment of uranium from Russia as part of its nuclear deal with world powers, it was announced on Monday.

Iran imports 149 tonnes of uranium from Russia: atomic chief

Tehran - Iran will receive the final part of a 149-tonne shipment of uranium from Russia as part of its nuclear deal with world powers, it was announced on Monday.

Iran imports 149 tonnes of uranium from Russia: atomic chief

Tehran - Iran will receive the final part of a 149-tonne shipment of uranium from Russia as part of its nuclear deal with world powers, it was announced on Monday.

Mike Pence warns Iran against testing Trump's resolve

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence in an interview airing Sunday warned Iran "not to test the resolve" of the Donald Trump administration, days after Washington slapped new sanctions on Tehran following a ballistic missile test launch.

Defiant Iran in missile exercise day after US sanctions

Tehran - Iran is to deploy missiles for a Revolutionary Guards exercise Saturday in a show of defiance a day after the United States imposed sanctions over a ballistic missile test launch last weekend.

Iran 'biggest state sponsor of terrorism': Mattis

Toukyo - US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Saturday that Iran was the world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism, as President Donald Trump slapped fresh sanctions on the country's weapons procurement network.

Trump slaps sanctions on Iran as tension mounts

Washington - US President Donald Trump slapped fresh sanctions on Iran's weapons procurement network Friday, provoking an angry response from Tehran in what is an increasingly tense stand-off.
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