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Tillerson presses Europe on Iran deal, as France bristles

The Trump administration on Tuesday pressed ahead with efforts to convince European allies to add tough new requirements to the Iran nuclear deal, a move met with deep skepticism in …


Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard’s grip on economy

Iran’s supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy, the country’s defense minister says, raising the possibility that the paramilitary organization might privatize some …


Iran deal ‘fixes’ to dominate Tillerson’s agenda in Europe

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seeking British and French support for tough new penalties against Iran and preventing a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Russia slams U.S. demands for Iran; Germany seeks more detail

Russia spoke out strongly Monday against the U.S. push for modifying a nuclear agreement with Iran, while Germany said it would seek more detail on what the U.S. wants and …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Iran oil tanker explodes, sinks off China with no survivors

A burning Iranian oil tanker exploded and sank Sunday after more than a week listing off the coast of China, as an Iranian official acknowledged there was “no hope” of …


Iran rejects Trump’s demand for changing nuclear deal

Iran said Saturday it won’t accept any changes to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after President Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the accord in a few …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Trump hands nuke deal ‘last chance,’ waives Iran sanctions

President Donald Trump on Friday delivered an ultimatum to America’s European allies to fix the “terrible flaws” in the Iran nuclear deal, or he’ll pull the U.S. out in a …


Eight earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad on Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region in November and killed over …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 10:37 a.m.

Trump to extend sanctions relief for Iran

President Donald Trump is expected this week to extend relief from economic sanctions to Iran, citing progress in amending U.S. legislation that governs Washington’s participation in the nuclear deal.


Iran lawmaker says some 3,700 arrested amid protests, unrest

Iranian security forces arrested some 3,700 people during widespread protests and unrest over the past two weeks, a lawmaker said Tuesday, offering a far higher number than authorities previously released.


Iran FM warns neighbors against fomenting unrest

Iran’s foreign minister on Monday warned neighboring countries against fomenting unrest after anti-government protests roiled the country over the past two weeks.


Analysis: Iran protests show danger of economic woes

The protesters rallied for days in Iran, chanting against government corruption and demanding justice.


Michael Gerson: In Iran struggle, information is key

Though events in Iran are murky, their direction is historic. The Iranian regime – which has made a project of destabilizing others through terrorism and regional adventurism – has been …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Oil tanker burning off China’s coast at risk of exploding

The U.S. Navy has joined the search for 32 crew members missing from an Iranian oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a bulk freighter off China’s east coast.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard claims victory against anti-government protests

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said on Sunday that the nation and its security forces have ended the wave of unrest linked to anti-government protests that erupted last month.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

32 missing, including 30 Iranians, in sea collision in China

An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China’s eastern coast, leaving 32 crew members missing, most of them Iranians, authorities said Sunday.


Iran mocks Trump ‘blunder’ as government supporters rally

Iran’s state TV on Saturday showed government supporters rallying a day after the foreign minister said a U.S. move to call an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss anti-government …


Tillerson says fix sought to law on Iran deal

The Trump administration is working with key lawmakers on a legislative fix that could enable the United States to remain in the Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

U.S. ambassador: Iran, ‘world will be watching what you do’

A U.N. Security Council emergency meeting on the protests roiling Iran showed Tehran “the world will be watching” its actions, the U.S. ambassador said Friday. But Russia and some other …


Hard-line cleric says social media fed Iran protests, unrest

A hard-line cleric leading Friday prayers in Iran’s capital called on the Islamic Republic to build its own social media, blaming popular international messaging apps for the unrest that accompanied …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 9:09 a.m.

Pro-government rallies in Iran after days of protest, unrest

Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in pro-government demonstrations in several cities across the country on Wednesday, state media reported, after a week of protests against the government and …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Trump throws full US support behind protesters in Iran

The Trump administration on Tuesday threw the weight of the U.S. government behind the protesters taking to the streets of Iran, rooting them on despite the risk of helping Iranian …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

Iran’s top leader blames protests on meddling by ‘enemies’

Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday blamed the protests roiling the country on “enemies of Iran” who he said were meddling in its internal affairs, as state television reported that overnight …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Iran protests have violent night; at least 12 dead overall

Nationwide protests in Iran saw their most violent night as “armed protesters” tried to overrun military bases and police stations before security forces repelled them, bringing the death toll in …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

New economic protests in Tehran challenge Iran’s government

A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own …


Iran: Arrests in Tehran after protests over price hikes

Iranians protesting the country’s strained economy gathered in Tehran and another major city on Friday, for the second day of spontaneous, unsanctioned demonstrations placing pressure on President Hassan Rouhani’s government.


Tehran police: No more arrests for flouting dress code

Police in Iran’s capital said Thursday they will no longer arrest women for failing to observe the Islamic dress code in place since the 1979 revolution.


U.S. urges U.N. to punish Iran, but Russia says no sanctions

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the Security Council on Tuesday to punish Iran for what the Trump administration calls its “dangerous violations” of U.N. resolutions and “destabilizing behavior,” while Russia …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

U.S. says missile parts prove Iran is illicitly arming Houthis

President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations says “undeniable” evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen.


Hunger at the doors of Damascus, as government blocks aid

At the doors of the Syrian capital, children with wrinkled faces and arms like sticks are going hungry because President Bashar Assad’s forces, supported by Russia and Iran, are blocking …