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Iran says it will respond to US sanctions renewal

Tehran - Iran said on Friday that Congress's decision to renew US sanctions for 10 years was a violation of last year's nuclear agreement and promised an "appropriate" response.

CIA chief warns Trump against ripping up Iran deal

London - CIA director John Brennan warned Wednesday that tearing up the Iran nuclear deal, as US President-elect Donald Trump promised during his election campaign, would be "disastrous".

Report points to Iran arms 'pipeline' to Yemen

Riyadh - International investigators have found a suspected "weapon pipeline" from Iran through Somalia to Yemen where Shiite rebels are battling the government, according to a report released on Wednesday.

Putin, Iran's Rouhani back OPEC bid to stabilise oil prices

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Monday expressed support for OPEC's plans to limit the cartel's output ahead of a crucial meeting this week.

Iran arrests three over deadly train crash

Tehran - Iran detained three railway officials on Saturday after a collision between two trains that left at least 44 people dead, the official IRNA news agency reported.

44 dead as trains collide in Iran

Tehran - Two trains collided and caught fire Friday in a remote region of northern Iran, killing 44 people and injuring dozens more, in one of the country's worst rail disasters.

44 dead as trains collide in Iran

Tehran - Two trains collided and caught fire Friday in a remote region of northern Iran, killing 44 people and injuring dozens more, in one of the country's worst rail disasters.

44 dead as trains collide in Iran

Tehran - Two trains collided and caught fire Friday in a remote region of northern Iran, killing 44 people and injuring dozens more, in one of the country's worst rail disasters.

At least eight dead in Iran rail crash: state TV

Tehran - At least eight people were killed in Iran early on Friday when an intercity city express was hit by another train while stopped at a station, state television reported.

Asghar Farhadi on war, peace and writing from the heart

Los Angeles - Asghar Farhadi stepped out into the biting winter Tehran air clutching his Oscar, taken aback by the huge crowd waiting at the airport to crown him Iran's next national hero.

Arrest warrants for Iraq journalists over false report

Baghdad - A Baghdad court has issued arrest warrants for two correspondents with a Saudi newspaper over a false news report accusing Iranian pilgrims of sexually harassing Iraqi women.

H5N8 bird flu spreads — Iran and Denmark report outbreaks

Tehran - The H5N8 strain of the highly contagious bird flu continues its rampage across Europe, with Iran and Denmark reporting the latest outbreaks on Monday.

UN watchdog chides Iran on minor nuclear deal breach

Vienna - The head of the UN atomic watchdog chided Iran on Thursday after a second minor breach this year by Tehran of the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers.

Iran missile programme 'non-negotiable': spokesman

Tehran - Iran's missile programme is "non-negotiable" and tests will continue, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said on Tuesday, following criticism from European Union diplomats.

Can Trump rip up the Iran deal? Easier said than done

Washington - As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to tear up the Iran nuclear deal, the signature diplomatic breakthrough of Barack Obama's second term.

Israel PM warns over Iran influence in Russia meeting

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks on Thursday with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev, with the Israeli leader stressing he hoped to limit his arch-foe Iran's influence in Syria.

Iran's Zarif urges Trump to stick to agreements

Bucharest - Iran's foreign minister called Wednesday on US president-elect Donald Trump to stick to international agreements following his threats during the election campaign to tear up a nuclear deal with Tehran.

Saudi, Iran stoke Sunni-Shia tensions in Nigeria: experts

Kano - Northern Nigeria has become the latest battleground in the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, after violent clashes between supporters of rival groups from the two main branches of Islam.

Iran commander says US in 'strong decline'

Tehran - A senior Iranian military official welcomed Thursday what he said was the "strong decline" of the United States, during celebrations marking the start of the 1979 US embassy siege.

Iran leader slams 'catastrophic' US election

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that the level of debate between the US presidential election frontrunners showed the "catastrophe" of American politics and warned against any further negotiations with Washington.

Iran hostage-taker: 'We were the WikiLeaks of our day'

Tehran - The Iranian students who stormed the US embassy in 1979 and released thousands of secret CIA documents were the WikiLeaks of their time, their former lead spokesperson has told AFP.

Sanctions threaten Iran climate efforts: vice president

Tehran - Iran's vice president and environment chief, Massoumeh Ebtekar, has told AFP that the West's failure to fully implement the nuclear deal and lift sanctions are endangering her country's efforts to meet climate targets.

Iran's Rouhani warns of 'terror' spreading to North Africa

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned against the threat of "terrorist governments" being established in North Africa as violence spreads from Syria and Iraq, as he met Saturday with EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini.

EU's Mogherini to visit Tehran, Riyadh for Syria talks

Brussels - The European Union's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini will head to Iran and Saudi Arabia for talks on the Syrian conflict, a statement said on Friday.

4 Iranian arms shipments to Yemen stopped: US admiral

Dubai - Warships from the US Navy and allied nations have intercepted four weapons shipments from Iran to war-ravaged Yemen since April 2015, a US admiral said Thursday.

Iran FM to meet Russian, Syrian counterparts on Friday

Tehran - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will travel to Moscow on Friday for three-way talks with his Syrian and Russian counterparts on the situation in Syria, his ministry said.

Venezuela's Maduro calls in Iran for oil price cooperation

Tehran - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on Saturday for increased cooperation between oil-rich nations to stabilise prices as he met with the supreme leader and president of Iran.

Argentina seeks extradition of Iran ex-minister

Buenos Aires - Argentina issued another extradition warrant Thursday for an Iranian ex-foreign minister over the deadly bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires in 1994, the government said.

Iran rejects US demand for release of dual nationals

Tehran - Iran said on Wednesday it would accept no US "interference" after Washington demanded the release of a dual national and his 80-year-old father given 10 year sentences for espionage.

Iran rejects US demand for release of dual nationals

Tehran - Iran said on Wednesday it would accept no US "interference" after Washington demanded the release of a dual national and his 80-year-old father given 10 year sentences for espionage.
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