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Trump urges Iran’s isolation, praises Kim in combative UN address
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Trump urges Iran’s isolation, praises Kim in combative UN address

US President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with Colombian President Iván Duque at the United Nations in New York September 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for Iran’s isolation while welcoming another former adversary, North Korea, in from the cold in […]

Iran points finger at US allies over deadly attack
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Iran points finger at US allies over deadly attack

This picture taken on September 22, 2018 in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz shows Iranian soldiers carrying away an injured comrade at the scene of an attack on a military parade that was marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Dozens […]

Putin ‘appalled’ by ‘terrorist’ attack in Iran
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Putin ‘appalled’ by ‘terrorist’ attack in Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives to attend the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, in the capital Tehran on September 22, 2018.<br />In Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz during commemoration of the same event, dozens of people were […]

Iran FM blames ‘foreign regime’ backed by US for parade attack
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Iran FM blames ‘foreign regime’ backed by US for parade attack

This picture taken on September 22, 2018 in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz shows injured soldiers lying on the ground at the scene of an attack on a military parade that was marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq.<br />At least […]

Trump lashes ex-secretary of state Kerry for Iran meetings
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Trump lashes ex-secretary of state Kerry for Iran meetings

[FILE PHOTO] US Secretary of State John Kerry / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Bodo Marks / Germany OUT President Donald Trump lashed out at former Secretary of State John Kerry for his meetings with Iran’s foreign minister after the Obama-appointee had left office. “John Kerry had illegal meetings with […]

Iraq PM urged to quit as key ally deserts him over unrest
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Iraq PM urged to quit as key ally deserts him over unrest

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during a parliament meeting in the capital Baghdad on September 3, 2018.<br />Iraq's parliament convened today with a populist cleric who triumphed in May elections allying with Abadi to try to form a government and sideline pro-Iran rivals.<br />/ AFP PHOTO / SABAH ARAR […]

Russia, Iran, Turkey meet on Syria’s Idlib province
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Russia, Iran, Turkey meet on Syria’s Idlib province

A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C)shows him chairing the trilateral summit Iran-Russia-Syria with his foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif (L), his chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi (R)and other Iranian officials sitting next to him in Tehran on September 7, 2018. Iran is hosting […]

Pilot killed in Iran F-5 fighter jet crash
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Pilot killed in Iran F-5 fighter jet crash

Iran bought its F-5 fighters from the United States before the 1979 Islamic revolution (AFP Photo/EBRAHIM NOROUZI) An Iranian F-5 fighter jet crashed in southern Iran on Sunday killing its pilot, state media reported. The jet, a training aircraft, crashed as it attempted to land in Dezful in the southwestern […]

Rouhani’s woes mount as Iran economy minister impeached
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Rouhani’s woes mount as Iran economy minister impeached

Masoud Karbasian (bottom), Iran's Economy Minister, speaks in parliament in the capital Tehran on August 26, 2018 before a vote by lawmakers which saw him impeached.<br />Karbasian is the second minister in President Hassan Rouhani's cabinet to be impeached this month, following the removal of Labour Minister Ali Rabiei on […]

Iran economy minister impeached
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Iran economy minister impeached

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – MARCH 5, 2018: Iran's Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Masoud Karbasian during a meeting with the first deputy prime minister of Russia. Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS  Iran’s parliament impeached Economy Minister Masoud Karbasian on Sunday in the latest blow to the embattled government as it struggles to face […]

Netanyahu and top Trump aide call on Europe to pressure Iran
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Netanyahu and top Trump aide call on Europe to pressure Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes hands with visiting US national security adviser John Bolton during a press conference at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on August 20, 2018. Bolton arrived in Israel on August 19 for talks with PM Benjamin Netanyahu at a time of shared concerns […]

Iran dismisses US talks offer as Trump reimposes sanctions
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Iran dismisses US talks offer as Trump reimposes sanctions

A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on August 6, 2018 shows President Hassan Rouhani giving an interview to the Iranian TV in Tehran. President Hassan Rouhani said the US had launched "psychological warfare" against Iran, in a televised speech Monday on the eve of renewed sanctions. "They want […]

Is Iran’s Rouhani a lame duck president?
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Is Iran’s Rouhani a lame duck president?

FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a statement after a two day visit in Bern, Switzerland, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Having staked everything on a now-crumbling nuclear deal, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has little to show for his five years in power and is seeing his support […]

Iran protesters attack religious school
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Iran protesters attack religious school

Iraqi men demonstrate in Basra on August 3, 2018.<br />Iraq has been gripped by protests over power outages, unemployment, state mismanagement and a lack of clean water. The demonstrations — during which 14 people have been killed in clashes — erupted in the neglected southern province of Basra, home to […]

Trump predicts Iran talks ‘pretty soon’
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Trump predicts Iran talks ‘pretty soon’

FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a statement after a two day visit in Bern, Switzerland, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo US President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that talks with arch foe Iran were imminent, but the idea has been criticized in Tehran, with the country’s foreign minister […]

Trump says willing to meet with Iran leaders ‘any time’
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Trump says willing to meet with Iran leaders ‘any time’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses the Indo-Pacific Business Forum at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, on July 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM Donald Trump seemed to jettison threats of impending war with Iran on Monday, saying he was willing to meet the […]

Iran foreign minister tweets back at Trump: ‘Be Cautious!’
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Iran foreign minister tweets back at Trump: ‘Be Cautious!’

A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on July 22, 2018 shows President Hassan Rouhani (R) attending a meeting with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other ministry officials in the capital Tehran. / AFP PHOTO / Iranian Presidency / Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back on […]