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UN nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding with 2015 deal limits

The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran is abiding by the deal reached in 2015 with major powers that aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange …


Iran officials mock, warn US over renewed sanctions

The “largest-ever” U.S. sanctions list targeting Iran drew mockery from Iranian officials on Tuesday for including mothballed Boeing 747s, a bank that closed years earlier and a sunken oil tanker …


U.S. sanctions on Iran take force; major oil importers spared

The Trump administration’s tough new sanctions on Iran took effect on Monday but eight major importers of Iranian oil were spared from immediate penalties.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

US restores Iran sanctions lifted under Obama nuclear deal

The Trump administration on Friday restored U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, but carved out exemptions for eight countries that can still import …


Facebook removes Iran-linked accounts spreading false info

Facebook has purged 82 pages, accounts and groups tied to an Iranian effort to exploit its social network and Instagram service to provoke social strife in the U.S. and the …


U.S. terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after UN court ruling

In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the …


Iran airs video said to show March encounter with U.S. carrier

Iran’s state TV has broadcast footage purporting to show a close encounter between the Revolutionary Guard’s navy and the USS Theodore Roosevelt early this year.


Israel vs Iran: Netanyahu lobs nuclear claim – again

Clandestine nuclear dumping. Concealing atomic material near a rug-cleaning plant. Lying to international partners. Accusing Iran of all of the above, Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu fired a new salvo Thursday …


U.S. lashes out at Iran as world leaders gather at UN

President Donald Trump and his top national security aides lashed out at Iran with unusual venom Tuesday, warning Tehran that it faced severe consequences if it defied the United States.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 2:52 p.m.

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country’s oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura scores 25 points in Japan’s World Cup victory

Rui Hachimura led the way Monday, scoring 25 points as Japan picked up another huge win, 75-60 over Iran, in the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers. Hachimura, Gonzaga’s 6-foot-8 junior …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 2:01 p.m.

Trump, Pompeo bash ex-Secretary of State John Kerry on Iran talks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unloaded Friday on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for “actively undermining” U.S. policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

Interview: Iran nuclear chief hopes deal will survive

Iran’s nuclear chief said Tuesday he hopes Tehran’s landmark atomic deal with world powers will survive President Donald Trump withdrawing the U.S. from it, warning the Islamic Republic’s program stands …


U.S. lacks leverage as assault on Syrian enclave looms

Despite dire U.S. warnings and fears of a humanitarian disaster, the Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 10:13 a.m.

Security forces deploy in Iraq’s Basra following violence

Iraqi security forces deployed on the streets of Basra on Saturday, a day after protesters in the southern city stormed the Iranian consulate and torched government buildings in violence that …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 12:51 p.m.

Iraqi protesters set fire to Iran consulate in southern city

Angry protesters stormed the Iranian consulate Friday in the southern city of Basra, setting a fire inside as part of ongoing demonstrations that have turned deadly in the past few …


Iran, Russia, Turkey presidents meet in a high stakes summit on Syria

The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met in a high stakes summit in Tehran on Friday to discuss the future of Syria as a bloody military operation looms in …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

IAEA says Iran continues to meet nuclear obligations

Iran continues to comply with the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers even after the withdrawal of the United States, the United Nations’ atomic watchdog said Thursday in …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 1:06 p.m.

Trump reimposes sanctions to levy economic pressure on Iran

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday reimposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying the U.S. policy is to levy …


European allies uneasy as U.S. restores Iran sanctions

As the Trump administration readies to re-impose sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord, America’s European allies fear greater regional instability.


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

Trump says he would ‘certainly meet’ with Iran’s Rouhani

President Donald Trump says he would “certainly meet” with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani if the Iranian leader was willing, adding he would do it with “no preconditions.”


Max Boot: Trump is trying to change the subject to Iran. Let’s not let him.

“In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran.” That was Donald Trump tweeting in 2011. This was President Trump tweeting late Sunday night: “To Iranian President …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 8:07 a.m.

White House blames Iran for war of words with Trump

The White House on Monday blamed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for inciting a war of words with President Donald Trump, who warned that verbal threats could escalate into military conflict …


Trump warns Iranian president against threatening U.S.

President Donald Trump warned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani late Sunday night that he will face dire consequences for threatening the United States.


Trump steps up pressure, but Iran says it’s ‘unimpressed’

President Donald Trump’s explosive Twitter threat to Iran’s leader comes as his administration is ratcheting up a pressure campaign on the Islamic republic that many suspect is aimed at regime …


Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documents

New details have been leaked of how the Israeli spy agency Mossad smuggled out Iranian nuclear documents earlier this year, but the material does not appear to provide evidence that …


U.S. slaps terror designation on Iran-linked group in Bahrain

The United States designated a Shiite militant group in Bahrain as a foreign terrorist organization Tuesday to ramp up pressure on Iran.


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil production

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will increase oil production, “maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels” in response …


Ronaldo misses penalty, Portugal draws 1-1 with Iran

Portugal survived a late surge from Iran to advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite Cristiano Ronaldo having a penalty kick saved. Spain and Portugal tied on …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 2:56 p.m.

Diego Costa scores again, Spain beats Iran 1-0 at World Cup

Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain to a 1-0 win over Iran at the World Cup. Costa broke the deadlock in the 54th minute after being set …