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By Daniel Sadjadian | News about the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Russia, Iran and Turkey agree to hold 'Syrian congress'

Summit expected to be held in Black Sea resort of Sochi will bring together government and opposition figures.<p>Russian President Vladimirt Putin has said his Iranian and Turkish counterparts have supported a proposal to hold a "Syrian people's congress" that will bring together government and …

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Middle East's Cold War comes to U.S. as Iran sends warships to Gulf of Mexico

Iranian warships are set to leave the waters of the Persian Gulf to sail across the world and tour another gulf—the one that lies between the U.S. …

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UPDATE Iran’s Leader: Defeating US in region a miracle of Islamic Revolution https://t.co/URlcPesST9

#IRGC’s Quds Force Commander Soleimani congratulates Iran’s Leader on victory over #Daesh terrorist group https://t.co/11x5I4FxdX

UPDATE Iran’s leader calls on govt. to step up relief efforts in quake-hit western parts of country #IranEarthquake https://t.co/sje9DrQ3yr

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei embraces a quake-hit victim during visit to #Kermanshah province #IranEarthquake https://t.co/Grr4Eah5Mu

According to the latest official figures, some 432 people have lost their lives following a 7.3-magnitude #earthquake in #Iran's #Kermanshah province. https://t.co/n08er1i1zr

Israel 'willing to share' Iran intelligence with Saudi

In an interview with a Saudi website, Israel's army chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot signals closer ties with Riyadh.<p>A prominent Saudi website has published an unprecedented interview with Israel's army chief of staff, signalling closer cooperation between the two countries against regional rival, Iran.<p>…

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US sanctions snag donations to Iran earthquake victims

Individuals and groups say restrictions imposed by the US Treasury Department hinder quick response to deadly disaster.<p>When Tohid Najafi first learned that a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake had struck his native country, Iran, he wasted no time.<p>A medical professional based in Detroit, US, …

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Quake-hit residents in Iran’s Kermanshah province watching rescue workers searching for survivors https://t.co/CAnXGUIsfL

Yemen’s Human Rights Ministry: UNSC failure to adopt resolution against Saudi blockade shameful https://t.co/FTYrwkLHbs

Iran ends rescue operations, battles to shelter quake survivors: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday that rescue operations have ended in areas hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands of others, state television reported.<p>"The rescue operations in the (western) Kermanshah province have ended," Pir-Hossein …

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Iran rejects Macron's call for talks on missile issue

Iran says defence affairs are not negotiable amid President Macron's call for vigilance over its missile programme.<p>Iran has rejected French President Emmanuel Macron's call for talks on Tehran's ballistic missiles programme, saying the nuclear deal it signed with world powers in 2015 was "not …

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Iran rejects involvement in Bahrain pipeline blast

Tehran calls allegations it targeted an oil pipeline near Bahrain's capital 'baseless and cheap'.<p>Iran has rejected claims it was involved in an oil pipeline blast near Bahrain's capital, Manama, calling the allegations "baseless and cheap".<p>An explosion ripped through the pipeline near the village …

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Saudi FM: Iran 'number one state sponsor of terrorism'

In interview, Adel al-Jubeir urges new sanctions against Iran and backs kingdom's 'decisive action' against corruption.<p>Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has called for new international sanctions to be imposed on Iran for "its support for terrorism", as an escalating war of words between Tehran and …

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Exclusive: Iran's Revolutionary Guards arrest more dual nationals

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards have arrested at least 30 dual nationals during the past two years, mostly on spying charges, according to lawyers, diplomats and relatives, twice as many as earlier reported by local or international media.<p>The number marks a sharp rise since 2015, …

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Iran nuclear deal makes world safer: UK FM

<b>The international nuclear deal with Iran makes the world “safer,” says UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, emphasizing the need to protect the</b> …

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Iran urges Europe to clarify response to a U.S. withdrawal from nuclear deal

PARIS (Reuters) - Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-Ravanchi on Tuesday pressed Europe to make clear how it will react if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal and imposes new sanctions.<p>He was speaking at a conference in Paris.<p>(Editing by Richard Lough)

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: British mother jailed in Iran on spy charges threatened with longer prison sentence after Boris Johnson gaffe

A British mother jailed in Iran on spying charges has been threatened with a longer prison term because of mistaken comments by Boris Johnson, it has …

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Two years on, Iran fully honoring JCPOA terms: Amano

<b>The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again hailed Iran for remaining fully committed to the terms of its 2015 nuclear</b> …

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‘Terrorism, sectarianism main woes in Muslim world’

<b>Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says terrorism as well as sectarian and ethnic rifts are the two main issues afflicting the Muslim world, blaming</b> …

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Saudi accuses Iran of potential 'act of war'

Saudi state news agency alleges that Iran manufactured a missile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels towards Riyadh.<p>Saudi Arabia has lashed out at Iran over the firing of a ballistic missile towards Riyadh by Houthi rebels in Yemen, citing evidence that Tehran was behind the strike and labelling it a …

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Massive rallies marks 1979 US embassy seizure in Iran

In 1979, 39 years ago today, the US embassy in Iran was overrun by student demonstrators who supported Iran’s Islamic revolution. The anniversary has become a day of Iranian nationalism.<p>In 1979, 39 years ago today, the US embassy in Iran was overrun by student demonstrators who supported Iran’s …

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Supreme Leader Khamenei says U.S. is Iran's 'number one enemy'

ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States is Iran's "number one enemy" and Tehran will never succumb to Washington's pressure over a multinational nuclear deal, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech on Thursday.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump broke ranks with other major …

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Khamenei says Iran, Russia should cooperate to isolate U.S., foster Middle East stability

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that Tehran and Moscow must step up cooperation to isolate the United States and help stabilize the Middle East, state TV reported.<p>Iran and Russia are the main allies of …

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Is the #US in a moral position to make judgments on #Iran? #ASimpleQuestion https://t.co/e825wp8CLa

Iran: No need to extend 2,000km ballistic missile range

Revolutionary Guard commander Mohammad Ali Jafari says missiles can already hit enemy targets in case of any aggression.<p>Iran has no need to extend the current 2,000km range of its ballistic missiles as they can already strike enemy targets in case of aggression, the head of the Revolutionary Guard …

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