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Iran says it’s keeping seized South Korean tanker until court decision

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dpa/GNA - A South Korean-flagged tanker seized this month in the Gulf by Iran will not be going anywhere until a decision is...
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Iran begins enriching uranium up to 20 percent

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dpa/GNA - Iran announced on Monday it had begun enriching uranium up to 20 per cent, far outside the 3.67-per-cent limit set in...
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JUST IN: Iran-U.S. tension continues to escalate ahead of Biden’s inauguration

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Iran on Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, former commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Decline in number of coronavirus cases in Iran after lockdown

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dpa/GNA – In Iran, a one-month lockdown has led to a decrease in the number of coronavirus cases. "We must now try to stabilize...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was voted into office in 2013 (AFP Photo/Aamir Qureshi)

Iran should return to 2015 nuclear deal, President says

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Iran plans to return to the 2015 international nuclear deal under which it swore off the pursuit of nuclear weapons in exchange for eased...
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Iran hopes for change in US policy after Biden win

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Iran hopes for a change in US policy following Joe Biden's electoral victory against Donald Trump in the presidential election, the Islamic Republic’s vice...
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Iranian activist granted temporary leave from prison, husband says

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Imprisoned Iranian human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh has been granted temporary leave, her husband confirmed on Sunday. Sotoudeh’s husband Resa Chandan posted a photo of...
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Iran’s Covid-19 death toll higher than double official tally

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The coronavirus-related death toll in Iran is more than twice as high as official figures indicate. This is reported by Isna News Agency on Tuesday,...
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Iran introduces fines for violations of coronavirus rules

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Iran has introduced fines for violations of coronavirus regulations and imposed new restrictions. Fines are only in place in Tehran for now but could be...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was voted into office in 2013 (AFP Photo/Aamir Qureshi)

Iranian president slams Gulf states for normalizing ties with Israel

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Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has strongly criticized Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates for normalizing ties with Israel. "Where is your Arabism, where are your...
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IAEA chief Grossi visits Iran as US raises pressure in nuclear spat

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UN nuclear chief Rafael Grossi is scheduled to hold high-level meetings in Tehran on Monday in an attempt to make progress on one of...
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Economy shrinks only 3 percent despite COVID-19 pandemic – Hassan Rouhani

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Iran's economy has contracted by only three percent despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Tasnim news agency reported. ...
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Iran reveals details from crashed Ukrainian plane’s black boxes analysis

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Head of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization revealed on Sunday details of Iran's final report on the crash of Ukrainian passenger plane PS752 that occurred...
The research vessel Xuelong sails in the fog. (Photo from the official website of the State Oceanic Administration)

Iran accuses UAE of attack on fishing vessels, killing 2 crew members

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Iran on Thursday accused the United Arab Emirates of having attacked Iranian fishing vessels earlier this week, killing two fishermen and arresting the remaining...
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Iran launches military hardware, projects to mark Defense Industry Day

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Iran on Thursday celebrated the Defense Industry Day by launching a number of military hardware and projects. In a virtual ceremony attended...
The handout photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry on June 16, 2020 shows Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attending a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not in the picture) in Moscow, Russia, on June 16, 2020. The U.S. attempts to force Iran nuclear deal participants to renounce their obligations and to punish Tehran by illegitimate initiatives, including the arms embargo, have no prospects from the point of view of international law, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua) Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.

U.S. bid to trigger snapback mechanism “unlawful” – Iran

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday denounced the U.S. attempt to trigger snapback of UN sanctions on Iran as "unlawful." ...
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Iran’s confirmed coronavirus death toll passes 20,000

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More than 500 people have died from Covid-19 in Iran in the past month, taking the total number of fatalities to over 20,000, the...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was voted into office in 2013 (AFP Photo/Aamir Qureshi)

Iran’s president says US has no right to trigger ‘snapback’ mechanism

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Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Wednesday said the United States do not have the right to implement United Nations sanctions on Iran as part...
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Iran warns foreign powers against interference after Lebanon blast

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Iran's Foreign Ministry on Monday warned foreign powers not to interfere in Lebanon's affairs after the country's capital suffered a massive explosion at the...
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Iran expresses amusement to resignation of US envoy

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Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has reacted with amusement to the announcement that the United States' top Iran envoy, Brian Hook, has resigned. "Brian...
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US top envoy for Iran resigns, with a new hawk incoming

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US Special Envoy for Iran Brian Hook has resigned, the State Department said on Thursday, while announcing that a noted hawk on Tehran,...
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Iran supreme leader calls Europe trade channel Instex a ‘silly game’

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday called the European trading channel Instex, which was set up to circumvent US economic sanctions, a...
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U.S. “harassment” against Iranian passenger plane “terrorist act” – Ambassador

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The Syrian ambassador to Tehran said Saturday that the "harassment" against the Iranian passenger plane in the Syrian sky by the United States was...
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Iran and Tunisia sign MoU to expand tourism ties

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Iran and Tunisia signed a memorandum of understating (MoU) to expand tourism ties, Iran's deputy tourism chief Vali Teymouri announced on Saturday. ...
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Iran’s top leader vows “reciprocal” strike at U.S. for killing senior commander

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday said that the Islamic republic will strike a "reciprocal blow" at the United States for killing...
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Iran coach Skocic eyes improvement in FIFA World Cup qualifications

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Iran coach Dragan Skocic said that he will help the team improve its position in the group standing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup...

12 Iranian soccer players contract COVID-19

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12 soccer players from two Iranian clubs of Esteghlal and Foolad have contracted novel coronavirus, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. According...
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Iran files lawsuit against U.S. over sanctions amid COVID-19 fight

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Iran has filed a lawsuit in the International Court of Justice against the United States over effects of sanctions on Iran's fight against the...
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Iran’s central bank raises interbank deposit rate to 13 percent

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The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) on Saturday raised the rate on interbank deposits by one percentage point to 13 percent, Eghtesad Online news...
Israeli soldiers gather on November 20, 2019 near the settlement Merom Golan in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, seized from Syrian in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. - The Israeli army carried out a "wide-scale" attack against Iranian forces and Syrian army targets in Syria early on November 20, killing at least 11 fighters, the Israeli army and a monitoring group said. In a rare confirmation of their operations in Syria, the Israeli army said they carried out dozens on strikes against the Iranian elite Quds Force and the Syrian military, in response to four rockets fired at Israel a day before. (Photo by JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Iran holds funeral for servicemen killed in navy drill incident

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A funeral ceremony was held on Tuesday for the Iranian navy servicemen killed in an incident during a naval exercise in the Sea of...