Iran

Iran threatens to resume building reactor as nuclear deal falters

Rouhani says if countries still in pact do not protect trade with Iran, Tehran will start to revive Arak after July 7.

Iran threatens to resume building reactor as nuclear deal falters

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Iran Guard: Fear of war makes US focus on economic conflict

Tehran has 'closed the path' militarily, leaving Washington to pursue economic war, Revolutionary Guard's chief says.

Iran Guard: Fear of war makes US focus on economic conflict

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Iran's Rouhani: US sanctions on Khamenei 'idiotic and outrageous'

President says Iran's strategic patience does not mean the country fears the United States.

Middle East

Riyadh calls for 'decisive' action over tanker attacks

Saudi Arabia and UAE urge swift international response to secure energy supplies.

Saudi Arabia calls for 'decisive' action over tanker attacks

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Japan's Abe urges Iran to play constructive role for peace

After talks with Japanese PM, Rouhani says Iran will never initiate war but will give crushing response to aggression.

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Energy vs alliances: Abe's Middle Eastern tightrope walk

Japan's prime minister meets Iran's leaders to reduce tensions with the US and protect energy supplies.

Energy vs alliances: Abe's Middle Eastern tightrope walk

Middle East

Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, says UN watchdog

IAEA chief declines to quantify increase in Iran's nuclear enrichment activity, calls for dialogue to reduce tensions.

Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, says UN watchdog

Middle East

Iran: Rouhani welcomes developing relations with Qatar

Iran's president says his country has 'no intentions to have conflicts' with world powers and those in the region.

Iran: Rouhani welcomes developing relations with Qatar

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Rouhani says Iran will not be 'bullied' into US talks

Iran's president says Tehran may engage in talks if the US showed its respect, state media reported.

Rouhani says Iran will not be 'bullied' into US talks

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Iran vows no surrender - even if bombed by 'enemies'

War rhetoric ratchets up again as Iranian president says his people will never give up the fight for their independence.

Iran vows no surrender - even if bombed by 'enemies'

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Supreme leader criticises Iran's politicians amid US tensions

Ayatollah Khamenei's comments come after Iran announced it quadrupled its production capacity of low-enriched uranium.

Supreme leader criticises Iran's politicians amid US tensions

Iran

Iran slams 'genocidal taunts' by US, increases uranium stockpiles

Tehran hits back at US warnings of 'official end' as its nuclear agency quadruples production of low-enriched uranium.

Iran

Iran insists on boosting oil sales to stay in nuclear pact

Tehran demands it exports at least 1.5 million barrels per day of oil, triple May's expected levels, Reuters reports.

Iran insists on boosting oil sales to stay in nuclear pact

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What sanctions did US impose on Iran?

Can the US achieve its strategic goals with its campaign of 'maximum pressure' on Tehran?

What sanctions did Trump slap on Iran?

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Iran may face conditions 'worse than 1980s Iraq war'

With tightening US sanctions, Rouhani says Iran can overcome unprecedented pressure by its enemies if it stays united.

Rouhani: Iran may face conditions harder than 1980s war with Iraq