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Iran Threatens to Quit Non-Proliferation Treaty
Iran Threatens to Quit Non-Proliferation Treaty

Iran threatened on Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the

21 Jan 2020
Iran Warns of ‘Final Step’ on Nuclear Deal
Iran Warns of ‘Final Step’ on Nuclear Deal

Iran says it could take a “final and more effective” step concerning its nuclear deal with world states if the

20 Jan 2020
Iran Says Will Target Any Country Used for Anti-Tehran Plot
Iran Says Will Target Any Country Used for Anti-Tehran Plot

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says the Islamic Republic reserves the right to target ...

20 Jan 2020
Tehran to Act beyond ‘Summoning’ if UK Envoy Repeats Illegal Move: Iranian Official
Tehran to Act beyond ‘Summoning’ if UK Envoy Repeats Illegal Move: Iranian Official

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi warned that Iran would adopt a more decisive stance in case the UK ambassador

20 Jan 2020
Alice Wells in Pakistan Ahead of Afghan Peace Deal
Alice Wells in Pakistan Ahead of Afghan Peace Deal

Chief US diplomat for South Asian affairs, Alice Wells, has arrived in Islamabad on a four-day “crucial” visit, just ahead

20 Jan 2020
German Foreign Minister Criticizes US Pressure on Iran
German Foreign Minister Criticizes US Pressure on Iran

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas negatively perceives the US approach to Iran, believing that the policy of threats will not

19 Jan 2020
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Calls on EU to Observe Justice Dealing with JCPOA
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Calls on EU to Observe Justice Dealing with JCPOA

Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has deplored the negative stance taken by the three European countries...

19 Jan 2020
At Least 70 Killed in Houthi Missile Attack in Yemen’s Marib
At Least 70 Killed in Houthi Missile Attack in Yemen’s Marib

At least 70 Yemeni soldiers have been killed in a missile attack launched by Huthi rebels on a mosque in

19 Jan 2020
Iran to Send Downed Plane’s Black Box to Ukraine
Iran to Send Downed Plane’s Black Box to Ukraine

Iran will send the flight data recorder from a passenger plane downed by Iranian missiles on Jan. 8 to Ukraine,

19 Jan 2020
Victims’ Governments Demand Cooperation, Justice From Iran
Victims’ Governments Demand Cooperation, Justice From Iran

The foreign ministers of five countries that lost citizens in the downing of a Ukrainian passenger airliner in Iran last

18 Jan 2020
Russia Calls For US-Iran De-Escalation After Plane Downing
Russia Calls For US-Iran De-Escalation After Plane Downing

Russia’s acting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has urged Iran and the United States to wind down tensions after Iranian forces

18 Jan 2020
German Government to Continue Military Operations in Middle East
German Government to Continue Military Operations in Middle East

The German grand coalition government, consisting of the Christian Democrats and Social Democrats, intends to continue its military operations and

18 Jan 2020
Trump Warns Iran’s Supreme Leader To Be ‘Careful With His Words’
Trump Warns Iran’s Supreme Leader To Be ‘Careful With His Words’

US President Donald Trump has warned Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to be “very careful with his words,” after

18 Jan 2020
Jeff Bezos Predicts 21st Century Is Going To Be The Indian Century
Jeff Bezos Predicts 21st Century Is Going To Be The Indian Century

The Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has said that his e-commerce behemoth will invest $1 billion to bring

16 Jan 2020
Girl Rescued After 18 Hours Buried in Snow
Girl Rescued After 18 Hours Buried in Snow

A 12-year-old girl has been found alive after being buried under snow for 18 hours when an avalanche hit her

16 Jan 2020
Putin Names Head of Tax Service Mikhail Mishustin As New Prime Minister
Putin Names Head of Tax Service Mikhail Mishustin As New Prime Minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named Tax Service Chief Mikhail Mishustin as Russia's new prime minister, the Kremlin has said...

16 Jan 2020
US Lawmaker Who Lost Legs in Afghanistan Throws Down Challenge to Dems Over Soleimani’s Killing
US Lawmaker Who Lost Legs in Afghanistan Throws Down Challenge to Dems Over Soleimani’s Killing

US Rep. Brian Mast who lost both legs and one finger after stepping on an IED during a mission in

16 Jan 2020
European Troops in Mideast May Be in Danger: Iranian President
European Troops in Mideast May Be in Danger: Iranian President

Iran’s president is warning that European soldiers deployed in the Mideast “may be in danger” after Britain, France and Germany

15 Jan 2020
UK, France, Germany Formally Accuse Iran of Breaking Nuclear Deal
UK, France, Germany Formally Accuse Iran of Breaking Nuclear Deal

The UK, France and Germany have formally accused Iran of violating the terms of its 2015 agreement to curb its

15 Jan 2020
Iran Deal Dispute Mechanism Could Be Harmful, Moscow Says
Iran Deal Dispute Mechanism Could Be Harmful, Moscow Says

The U.K., Germany, and France announced on Jan. 14 they would activate the dispute mechanism of the 2015 deal due

15 Jan 2020
Iran Denies Shooting at Crowds Protesting After Downed Plane
Iran Denies Shooting at Crowds Protesting After Downed Plane

Iran's government has denied reports that security forces fired live ammunition at protesters in Tehran, and accused President Trump...

14 Jan 2020
U.S. Could Strike Iran Or Proxies ‘Where Legally Available And Appropriate’: Esper
U.S. Could Strike Iran Or Proxies ‘Where Legally Available And Appropriate’: Esper

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the U.S. has the constitutional authority to strike Iranian proxies in Iraq, Iran and

14 Jan 2020
Plane Victims Would Be Alive If Not For Tensions: Trudeau
Plane Victims Would Be Alive If Not For Tensions: Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said the 176 people, including 57 Canadians, on board the Ukrainian aircraft shot down

14 Jan 2020
Plane Incident In Iran Was An Unforgivable Error: Rouhani
Plane Incident In Iran Was An Unforgivable Error: Rouhani

Iran will punish all those responsible for the unintentional shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane...

14 Jan 2020
Pompeo Dismisses Reports That US Embassies Were Not Informed of Soleimani’s Imminent Attack
Pompeo Dismisses Reports That US Embassies Were Not Informed of Soleimani’s Imminent Attack

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has denied US media allegations that the State Department officials had not been informed

14 Jan 2020
Anti-Regime Protests Continue in Iran
Anti-Regime Protests Continue in Iran

Protests began Saturday at two universities in Iran, as Iranians gathered to mourn the 176 lives lost on Ukraine International

13 Jan 2020
US Ready for Negotiations with Iran: Mark Esper
US Ready for Negotiations with Iran: Mark Esper

The White House is ready for talks with Tehran. Mark Esper, the U.S. Defense Secretary reported that in an interview

13 Jan 2020
Iran’s President Rohani Apologizes to Canada and Ukraine Over Downed Plane
Iran’s President Rohani Apologizes to Canada and Ukraine Over Downed Plane

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has held telephone conversations with his Canadian and Ukrainian counterparts...

12 Jan 2020
Iran Shortly Arrested UK Ambassador in Tehran
Iran Shortly Arrested UK Ambassador in Tehran

British Ambassador to Tehran Rob Macaire was temporarily arrested as an unidentified foreign national participating in an unlawful ...

12 Jan 2020
Trump Tweets Support for Iranian Protesters After Tehran Admits to Shooting Down Ukrainian Plane
Trump Tweets Support for Iranian Protesters After Tehran Admits to Shooting Down Ukrainian Plane

President Donald Trump has tweeted his administration's support for Iranian protesters who took to the streets after...

12 Jan 2020
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