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Iranian president threatens consequences if arms embargo extended

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has threatened consequences if the UN Security Council prolongs an arms embargo against Iran at the behest of the United States.
TEHRAN - Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard acknowledged Sunday it had a tense encounter with U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf last week, but alleged without offering evidence that American forces sparked the incident.

Iran’s Guard acknowledges encounter with US during drill

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard acknowledged Sunday it had a tense encounter with U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf last week, but alleged without offering evidence that American forces sparked the incident.
Iran has temporarily released 70,000 prisoners as part of measures to combat the ongoing coronovirus disease in the country.

Coronavirus kills senior cleric as Iran toll hits 853

The novel coronavirus killed a top Iranian cleric Monday, the Islamic republic said as it reported yet another record high single-day death toll in one of the world’s worst-hit countries.
Iran has temporarily released 70,000 prisoners as part of measures to combat the ongoing coronovirus disease in the country.

Coronavirus: Iran appeals for help amid rising death toll

The Iranian Embassy in Seoul on Monday said Tehran “welcomes” international medical assistance to help fight the new coronavirus, amid shortages of medicine and other supplies stemming from crippling U.S. sanctions.
TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Wednesday that it is the U.S. regime which must change its nature and not Iran.

Iran warns Trump over dangerous actions after Iraq strikes

Iran on Friday warned US President Donald Trump against taking “dangerous actions” after American forces launched airstrikes that they said targeted a pro-Iranian armed group in neighbouring Iraq.
China, Iran and Russia will hold joint naval drills starting on Friday in the Indian Ocean and Sea of Oman, China’s defense ministry said on Thursday,amid heightened tension in the region between Iran and the United States.

China, Russia, Iran to hold joint naval drills starting Friday

China, Iran and Russia will hold joint naval drills starting on Friday in the Indian Ocean and Sea of Oman, China’s defense ministry said on Thursday,amid heightened tension in the region between Iran and the United States.
TEHRAN, IRAN - Two rockets struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian officials said, the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S.

Iran: Oil tanker struck by rockets off Saudi Arabia

Two rockets struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian officials said, the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S.
The Stena Impero, which had been held off Bandar Abbas for more than two months, started moving out of the Iranian port Friday and reached the coast off Dubai early Saturday.

British-flagged tanker reaches Dubai port after departing Iran

The British-flagged oil tanker that was seized by Iran in July has docked in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates early Saturday, according to ship-tracking websites and pool reporters.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country will present a regional cooperation plan to create security in the Gulf when he attends the United Nations General Assembly this week.

Hassan Rouhani: Iran to present regional security plan at UNGA

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country will present a regional cooperation plan to create security in the Gulf when he attends the United Nations General Assembly this week.
Scott Morrison

Australia offers Donald Trump only limited commitment on Iran

Australia is not getting involved with the United States in its pursuit of aims in relation to Iran.
Scott Morrison

My discussion with Donald Trump was not on Iran – Australian premier

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2019.

UK ships in Strait of Hormuz put on ‘heightened security’

The guidance was issued in the last few days in response to concern about an increased threat from Iran in the Gulf, two maritime industry sources said.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it had shot down a US “spy drone” over its territory after it violated Iranian airspace, according to Iranian state television.

Iran shoots down US spy drone

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it had shot down a US “spy drone” over its territory after it violated Iranian airspace, according to Iranian state television.
White House national security adviser John Bolton speaks about the political unrest in Venezuela after violence broke out at anti-government protests near Caracas, outside the White House in Washington, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts

John Bolton: Iran ‘almost certainly’ behind ship attacks off UAE

US National Security Advisor John Bolton accused Iran Wednesday of “almost certainly” being behind sabotage attacks on oil tankers off the UAE coast this month, as he visited Abu Dhabi amid soaring tensions between Washington and Tehran.
Two Saudi oil tankers were damaged in a “sabotage attack” off the United Arab Emirates coast, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday, quoting the Saudi energy minister.

Two Saudi oil tanker damaged in UAE waters

Two Saudi oil tankers were damaged in a “sabotage attack” off the United Arab Emirates coast, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday, quoting the Saudi energy minister.
Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz, December 21, 2018. REUTERS-Hamad I Mohammed

Any move by Iran to close Strait of Hormuz unacceptable – US official

Any move by Iran to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz in response to the United States ending oil waivers for purchases of Iranian oil would be unjustified and unacceptable, a senior administration official said on Monday.
Gas flares from an oil production platform at the Soroush oil fields in the Gulf, south of the capital Tehran [Raheb Homavandi-Reuters]

Iran denounces ‘illegal’ US sanctions as oil waivers end

Iran denounced US sanctions on its oil sector as "illegal" on Monday after the United States announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran's oil customers.
The Sahand has surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles and electronic warfare capabilities, state television reported [IRNA]

Iran unveils new domestically made warship

Iran's navy launched a domestically made destroyer, which state media said has radar-evading stealth properties, amid rising tensions with the United States.

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Strike over oil sector deregulation not necessary – expert

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NASS: We have not received new PIB from Presidency

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A Zuba Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker charged for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother in a sex toy shop in Abuja.

Court slams N50 million against Senator Abbo for slapping woman in sex toy

A Federal High Court in Abuja has Monday ordered Senator Elisha Abbo, PDP, Adamawa North, who slapped a nursing mother repeatedly at a sex toy shop on May 11, 2019 to pay the sum of fifty million naira (N50), to Osimibibra Warmate for assault.