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French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian leaves the Elysee Presidential Palace after attending a weekly cabinet meeting on January 23, 2019 in Paris. (Photo by ludovic MARIN - AFP)

Iran accuses France of ‘destabilising’ region

Iran has accused France of being a destabilising force in the region after its foreign minister threatened new sanctions against Tehran over its missile programme.
Protesters torched the Iranian consulate in Basra as part of protests over poor public services [Haider Mohammed Ali-AFP]

Iraq vows ‘severe’ response after attack on Iran consulate

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered an investigation into deadly violence in the southern city of Basra after protesters stormed the Iranian consulate there.

Hassan Rouhani: Iran won’t surrender to US pressures

Iran will not surrender to United States pressures, President Hassan Rouhani said, on Wednesday, a day after Washington imposed new sanctions on following its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran: Israeli claims fabricated, baseless

Iran has denied Israel's allegations that it launched rocket attacks on its forces in the occupied Golan Heights, calling the claims "fabricated" and "baseless".

Iran accuses Israel of being cause of regional instability

Iran on Thursday accused Israel of being the cause of regional instability, rejecting the charges against Iran for the recent rising tensions.

Iran denies supplying missiles to Yemen

Iran is not supplying missiles to Yemen, the Iranian Foreign Ministry in Tehran said on Wednesday, rejecting accusations made by U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.

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