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Iran says Trump claims of North Korea links 'nonsense'

Tehran - Iran said Monday that suggestions by US President Donald Trump that it was working with North Korea on missile development were "nonsense".

Iran closes border with Iraqi Kurdistan

Tehran - Iran has shut its border with Iraqi Kurdistan in response to its independence referendum, the foreign ministry said Monday.

Washington 'unreliable' following Iran nuclear deal threats: Zarif

Washington - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif branded Washington "unreliable" Sunday in response to threats over the future of a nuclear deal with Iran.

Iran blocks all Iraqi Kurdistan flights ahead of referendum

Tehran - Iran said Sunday it had blocked all flights to and from Iraq's Kurdistan at the request of Baghdad, a day before the autonomous region holds an independence referendum opposed by Tehran.

'Not much' of a nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

Washington - Iran's test launch of new medium-range missile calls into question a landmark nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers, President Donald Trump said Saturday, while also accusing the Islamic republic of colluding with North Korea.

Trump casts doubt over Iran nuclear deal after missile test

Washington - President Donald Trump gave a stark warning Saturday that cast growing uncertainty over whether a nuclear deal clinched with Iran would survive after the Islamic republic tested a new medium-range missile.

Iran tests new missile defying US warnings

Tehran - Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that it was ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue.

Russia rejects reopening Iran deal talks

New York - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rejected the idea of reopening negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal Friday, insisting US concerns about Tehran's behavior can be addressed outside the agreement.

Iraq Kurd head resists pressure to scrap independence vote

Arbil - Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani insisted Friday that a controversial September 25 independence referendum for his autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq will go ahead, even as last-minute negotiations aimed to change his mind.

Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US warnings

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Friday that Iran would boost its missile capabilities despite warnings from Washington that it is ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue.

Iran's Rouhani vows to boost missiles despite US criticism

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Friday that Iran would continue to develop its ballistic miissile capabilities despite criticism from the United States and also France.

UN Security Council warns against holding Iraqi Kurd vote

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday warned that a referendum on independence by Iraq's Kurdistan region was potentially destabilizing, adding its weight to international opposition to the vote.

Turkey mulls options, rallies support to oppose Kurdish state

Istanbul - Turkey, which staunchly opposes Kurdish statehood, is far from alone in its rejection of an independence referendum in northern Iraq but it remains unclear whether this will translate into concrete action.

Macron says Iran nuclear deal no longer enough

New York - France's President Emmanuel Macron declared Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal is no longer a sufficient safeguard against the growing power that Tehran wields in its region."We need the 2015 accord," he said of the agreement. "Is this accord enough?...

Rouhani at UN defends Iran nuclear deal against 'rogue newcomers'

New York - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday defended the nuclear deal at the United Nations, saying it was an internationally backed accord that should not be destroyed by "rogue newcomers to the world of politics.

Trump 'decided' on Iran deal

New York - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he has reached a decision on whether to recertify Iran's compliance with an international deal to curb its nuclear program.

Macron calls for new measures to be added to Iran deal

New York - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for the Iran nuclear deal to be expanded to include measures to restrict ballistic missile development and to prolong its controls on uranium enrichment.

Israel's Netanyahu vows to fight 'Iranian curtain'

New York - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to fight an "Iranian curtain" descending on the Middle East, pledging to prevent Tehran from ever establishing a permanent foothold in Syria.

France's Macron at UN defends Iran, climate deals

New York - French President Emmanuel Macron stood firm Tuesday that landmark agreements on Iran and climate change would not change as he gently nudged Donald Trump to return to the fold.

US will forfeit trust if exits nuclear deal: Rouhani

Washington - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday that the United States would forfeit the trust of the international community if it abandons a nuclear accord with Tehran.

Iran asks award-winning film-maker to report to prosecutor

Tehran - Iranian authorities have asked award-winning film director Mohammad Rasoulof to report to the prosecutor's office after confiscating his passport at Tehran airport, a co-producer of his latest film said Tuesday.

Trump issues stark threats to North Korea and Iran at UN

New York - President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that the United States is ready to "totally destroy" North Korea and vowed to confront Iran's "murderous regime" over its weapons program.

Baha'is welcome release of member imprisoned in Iran

Geneva - The Baha'i community on Tuesday welcomed the release of a member serving a 10-year prison term in Iran, but expressed concern for six co-religionists tried alongside her.

France leads push to urge Trump to save Iran deal

New York - France stepped up global efforts to convince US President Donald Trump not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal Monday, suggesting a way could be found to prolong its effects.

France opens door to post-2025 talks on Iran nuclear deal

New York - France warned Monday that salvaging the Iran nuclear deal was "essential," but left the door open to further talks to ward off any US threat to walk away from the landmark agreement.

Iran says US seeking to undermine nuclear deal

Vienna - Iran's nuclear chief on Monday accused the United States of seeking to undermine a landmark 2015 deal with major powers, calling on the UN watchdog to resist Washington's "unacceptable demands".

Trump to meet leaders of Japan, S.Korea for 'urgent' talks on N.Korea

Washington - The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump will meet the leaders of Japan and South Korea in New York next week to discuss the "urgent" threat posed by North Korea and dismissed claims there was no military option to dealing with Pyongyang...

Russia, Iran, Turkey to police Syria Idlib safe zone

Astana - Russia, Iran and Turkey struck a deal Friday to jointly police a fourth safe zone around Syria's Idlib province as part of a Moscow-led plan to ease the six-year conflict.

Russia, Iran, Turkey to police Syria Idlib safe zone

Astana - Russia, Iran and Turkey on Friday agreed a deal to jointly police a fourth safe zone around Syria's Idlib province as part of a Moscow-led plan to ease the six-year conflict.

US 'seeking excuses' to destroy nuclear deal: Iran

Tehran - The United States is "seeking excuses" to tear up the nuclear deal with Iran by demanding military site inspections, one of the Islamic republic's top security officials said on Friday.
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