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Sporadic protests have broken out in a number of Iranian cities after authorities announced a surprise decision to ration and increase the price of petrol as part of efforts to offset the effect of crippling US sanctions.

Protests erupt after Iran hikes petrol prices

Sporadic protests have broken out in a number of Iranian cities after authorities announced a surprise decision to ration and increase the price of petrol as part of efforts to offset the effect of crippling US sanctions.
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.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said enemies were trying to drive a wedge between Tehran and Baghdad following deadly unrest in neighbouring Iraq.

Ali Khamenei: ‘Enemies seek to sow discord’ between Iran and Iraq

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said "enemies" were trying to drive a wedge between Tehran and Baghdad following deadly unrest in neighbouring Iraq.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(not shown) in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. - AFP PHOTO - Don EMMERT

Iran’s president may skip UN meet over US visa delay

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and his delegation could be forced into skipping next week’s UN General Assembly because the United States has yet to issue them visas, state media said on Wednesday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) speaks during a ceremony marking the country’s annual army day in Tehran, on April 18, 2019. – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on April 18 to “drive back Zionism”, in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic’s archfoe Israel. Speaking flanked by top general as troops paraded in a show of might, Rouhani also sought to reassure the region that the weaponry on display was for defensive purposes and not a threat. (Photo by – / AFP)

Iran denies involvement in Saudi oil attacks in letter to US

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has denied any involvement in the attacks on Saudi oil facilities in an official letter to the U.S.
Acting Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Cornel Feruta from Romania waits for the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, August 1, 2019. (Ronald Zak-AP)

IAEA deputy chief arrives in Iran for nuclear talks

Acting Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived in Iran’s capital Tehran on Sunday for talks on the country’s nuclear programme with the Iranian officials, state-run IRNA news agency reported.
The Grace 1 supertanker in the British territory of Gibraltar

US chases Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Syria

An Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. across the Mediterranean Sea slowed to a near-stop Sunday off the coast of Syria, where America’s top diplomat alleges it will be unloaded despite denials from Tehran.
Hassan Rouhani

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani warns Emmanuel Macron of looming nuclear step

President Hassan Rouhani spoke with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday, warning him Iran would take the next step in reducing its nuclear commitments unless Europe lives up to its own undertakings.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards patrolling around the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas

Iranian seizes ship third ‘foreign vessel’

Iran has seized a “foreign vessel” in the Gulf, state media said Sunday, in what would be the third such seizure in a month amid heightened tensions with its foe the United States.

Two die in clash with ‘terrorists’

A member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and a Basij militia fighter have been killed in a clash with a “terrorist group” in the country’s southeast, state media reported on Sunday.
British oil tanker Stena Impero at unknown location, believed to have been captured by Iran.

Iran says British tanker seized because of collision

Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country’s seizure of British-flagged oil tanker a day earlier was due to a collision with an Iranian fishing boat.
The UN’s nuclear watchdog, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held a special meeting on Iran on Wednesday, days after Tehran announced its second violation of the nuclear deal struck with world powers in 2015.

UN nuclear watchdog holds special meeting on Iran

The UN’s nuclear watchdog, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held a special meeting on Iran on Wednesday, days after Tehran announced its second violation of the nuclear deal struck with world powers in 2015.
Hassan Rouhani

Iran warns Britain of ‘repercussions’ over ship seizure

Iran's president said Wednesday that Britain will face ``repercussions'' over the seizure of an Iranian supertanker last week that authorities in Gibraltar suspect was breaching European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria.
Ali Shamkhani

Iran: There will be no war with US

Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said on Wednesday there will be no war with the U.S.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a “threat to international peace,” state media reported.

Iran: US troop boost ‘threat to international peace’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a “threat to international peace,” state media reported.
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on October 27, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump: If Tehran attacks, it will be ‘official end of Iran’

US President Donald Trump issued a stern warning to Iran on Sunday, suggesting that if the Islamic republic attacks American interests, it will be destroyed.
Bijan Zanganeh

Saudi, UAE overstate their oil capacities – Iranian minister

Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates overstate their oil capacities, Iran’s state news agency IRNA reported on Friday.
Iranians gather to collect food from a Red Crescent helicopter in the city of Susangerd in Iran’s Khuzestan province on April 9, 2019. – Iranian authorities yesterday evacuated patients from a hospital threatened by floodwaters in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported. Iran has been hit by several weeks of unprecedented flooding across most of the usually arid country that has killed 70 people, according to the emergency services. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Iran flood death toll rises to 76

Seventy-six people have been killed in Iran by floods in recent weeks, according to a new toll published Sunday with warnings still in place for large swathes of the country.

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