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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.

Iran takes new position on nuclear deal

Iran has announced it would be suspending several commitments within the nuclear deal.
The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna [Leonhard Foeger-Reuters]

US tightens restrictions on Iran’s nuclear programme

The United States has tightened restrictions on Iran's nuclear programme by failing to renew two key sanctions waivers which allowed Russia and the European nations to do business with Tehran.
Saudi Arabia assists Iranian oil tanker in Red Sea

Saudi Arabia assists Iranian oil tanker in Red Sea

Saudi Arabia’s coast guard assisted an Iranian oil tanker with engine trouble off the coast of Jeddah in the Red Sea after Riyadh received a request for help from Iran, the state news agency SPA said on Thursday.
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.
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’s Hassan Rouhani calls on Mideast states to ‘drive back Zionism’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to “drive back Zionism”, in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic’s arch-foe Israel.
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.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is currently serving a five-year jail sentence in Iran. She wrote to Iranian authorities this week to claim she was not receiving medical attention she needed. Family Handout-PA

UK extends rare diplomatic protection to mother jailed in Iran

Britain said on Friday it was sending Iran a “very strong message” by extending diplomatic protection to a British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran in a move that was immediately branded by the Islamic republic as a violation of international law.
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Iran warns US allies of ‘humiliated citizens’ uprising

US allies in the Middle East risk an uprising by their “humiliated citizens” if they continue to rely on Washington, a top Iranian security official warned Sunday in comments carried by state media.
Hezbollah

Iran: Britain’s Hezbollah ban ‘irresponsible’

Iran condemned Britain’s decision to outlaw the political wing of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement on Saturday, describing it as “wrong and irresponsible.”
Meng Wanzhou

Canada launches extradition of top Huawei executive to US

Canada has begun the extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to the United States – the latest move in a case that has roiled relations between the North American neighbours and China.
Iran arrested, imprisoned or killed at least 860 journalists in the three decades after the 1979 Islamic revolution, according to documents leaked to media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

RSF: Iran jailed hundreds of journalists after 1979 revolution

Iran arrested, imprisoned or killed at least 860 journalists in the three decades after the 1979 Islamic revolution, according to documents leaked to media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
Iran unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday, state television reported, as the country displays its achievements during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Iran warns Europe not to force ‘strategic leap’ on missile range

The deputy chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has warned Europe against forcing the Islamic Republic into boosting the range of its missiles by trying to halt their development.

Iran announces successful test of long-range cruise missile

Iran announced the successful test of a new cruise missile with a range of more than 1,350 kilometres (840 miles) on Saturday, state television reported.
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.
Bijan Zanganeh

Minister: Iran discovers oil in Abadan region

Iran has discovered oil in the country’s southwestern Abadan region for the first time, the Mehr news agency quoted Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh as saying on Wednesday.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran to work with partners to neutralise US sanctions

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Zarif, said on Tuesday that the country would keep working with its global partners to neutralise U.S. sanctions against the Islamic republic.

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