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Iran says four of a group of kidnapped security personnel are freed: Fars news

LONDON (Reuters) - Four of the Iranian border guards kidnapped last year by a Sunni militant group on the border with Pakistan were released on Wednesday, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said.


Eli Lake: Trump’s Iran hawks wage a quiet war against his diplomats

It has been almost a year since President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, and one might think proponents of the move are feeling vindicated. Iran has stuck to the limits in the agreement on nuclear fuel, despite the re-imposition of crippling sanctions on its ban


Trump administration slaps new sanctions on Iran

The Trump administration announced Friday that it is slapping new sanctions on more than two dozen Iranian individuals involved in the country’s nuclear and missile research programs, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced Iran’s growing influence.


Welcome to a War: How Iran Could Sink a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier

As North Korea has ably demonstrated, a motivated opponent will eventually improve their ability to defend themselves from the United States—and Iran has far more resources than North Korea does. A breakthrough in capability, whether it be antiship ballistic missiles, nuclear weapons, or some simila


US slammed during meeting of military chiefs of Iran, Syria and Iraq (VIDEO)

US presence in Syria and other regions was called “illegal and rejected” during a tripartite military meeting of the top military chiefs of Syria, Iran and Iraq call the in Damascus on Monday.


Iran Holds Massive Drone Exercise over Persian Gulf

Squadrons of unmanned aerial vehicles flown by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps attended a large-scale war game over the Persian Gulf last week to practice an assault operation.


Iran is starting to feel the pressure over US sanctions: American Islamic Forum for Democracy president

The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Iran. The sanctions targeted 14 individuals and 17 entities that have connections with Iran’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research.


Turkey, Iran Join Forces Against Kurdish Rebels

ISTANBUL — Turkey is heralding as groundbreaking a joint military operation with Iran against Kurdish rebel groups. Turkish-Iranian relations have markedly improved, to the concern of Turkey's Western allies.


Pompeo on Middle East tour to counter Iran, boost Netanyahu

Top US diplomat Mike Pompeo sought Wednesday to bolster a united front against Iran during a Middle East tour that will include talks with key ally Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of Israeli elections.


With ISIS Defeated, Iran Gains Direct, Overland Access to Syria... Thanks, USA!

“A dinosaur with a bird’s brain”. This is how the ex-President of Iran Hashemi Rafsanjani described the United States of America, evoking its great military strength but lack of strategic intelligence in foreign policy. Indeed, the very unusual meeting of the chiefs of staff of Syria, Iraq and Iran


Rouhani calls on Iran's political factions to end infighting, unite against enemies

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on the country’s political factions to end infighting and unite against foreign enemies in a new year speech broadcast on state TV on Thursday.


Will Iraq lose its benefits from Shatt al-Arab River to Iran?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited Baghdad March 11 to endorse the two countries’ renewed commitment to the 1975 Algiers Agreement regarding the shared border of the Shatt al-Arab River. The agreement has sat idle for decades, as Iraq has attempted to evade what it sees as unfair terms.


Iran's Zarif - will strengthen ties with nations tired of U.S. 'bullying'

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will expand its ties with nations equally tired of “bullying” by the United States, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday, as Iranians mark the end of a year of economic crisis fuelled by renewed U.S. sanctions.


Huawei pleads not guilty in Iran sanctions case

New York— Lawyers for Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei have entered a not-guilty plea in a U.S. case charging the company with violating Iran trade sanctions. The company was arraigned Thursday on an indictment filed in federal court in Brooklyn.


Iran's Rouhani urges Iranians to 'put all your curses' on US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Monday urged Iranians to put a curse on the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, reiterating his long-standing charge that the U.S. and its allies are responsible for the country's ailing economy.


France says nuclear deal no blank check for rights abuses in Iran

PARIS (Reuters) - France told Iran on Thursday that European efforts to keep a nuclear deal alive did not mean Tehran had a blank check to violate the human rights of its citizens, after lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh received a long prison sentence.


Nowruz: House of Iran celebrates Persian New Year

SAN DIEGO - It's the first day of spring and the start of the Persian New Year. Chris Murphy joined the celebration at the House of Iran in Balboa Park and showed off some Persian New Year traditions.


Iran supreme leader calls European trade mechanism 'bitter joke'

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called a trade mechanism launched by European countries to bypass renewed US sanctions a "bitter joke" on Thursday, in a speech aired by state TV.


Iran sends 300,000 barrels of gas condensate for export from new phase of South Pars gas field: ISNA

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran has sent 300,000 barrels of gas condensate for export from a new phase of South Pars, the world’s largest gas field, Payam Motamed, operator of the South Pars phase 13 project, said on Tuesday, according to the ISNA news agency.


Iran's Stealth Fighter Dream: America's Nightmare or a Total Joke?

Iran may eventually design an actual flying jet plane resembling the mockups it passed off as the real thing—but even, such a plane would likely merely be a testbed and showpiece. By now, one can consult the experience of the United States, China and Russia to show what a real stealth fighter progra