Middle East

India's economy could feel effect of US sanctions on Iran

The two counties' ties are strategic as well as economic.

Israel

Israel 'caught off guard' by Trump's offer to meet Iran's Rouhani

Israel's intelligence community was 'struck dumb for two days' amid fears Trump may seek to mend ties with Tehran.

Israel 'caught off guard' by Trump's offer to meet Iran's Rouhani

Inside Story

Will the Iranians talk to Donald Trump?

US president says he is willing to talk to Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, but is this willingness to talk mutual?

Middle East

Trump 'unreliable', talks offer worthless: Iranian officials

Politicians in Tehran express scepticism after US president offers to meet Iranian counterpart without 'preconditions'.

Iran

Trump says he is willing to meet Iran's Rouhani

US president says no preconditions for talks but top Iranian official says meeting must include return to nuclear deal.

Iran

Iran general threatens Trump: 'If you begin war, we will end it'

Special forces general tells US president war with Iran would 'destroy all that you possess' as war of words continues.

Iran general threatens Trump: 'If you begin war, we will end it'

Iran

Trump, Rouhani trade angry threats amid rising tensions

Trump tells Iran to 'NEVER THREATEN THE US AGAIN' as his top envoy blasts Iran's leaders, comparing them to the 'mafia'.

Pompeo calls Iran's religious leaders 'hypocritical holy men'

Iran

'Do not play with lion's tail': Rouhani warns Trump

Iranian president says US cannot prevent Iran from exporting oil, warns a confrontation would be 'mother of all wars'.

'Do not play with lion's tail': Rouhani warns Trump

Hassan Rouhani

Rouhani says US unaware about consequences of Iran oil ban

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country will stand firm against US threats, and will 'survive' sanctions.

Rouhani says US unaware about consequences of Iran oil ban

Iran

Rouhani: Iran to stick to nuclear deal if interests are preserved

President Rouhani says Iran is 'committed' to non-proliferation as he tries to save nuclear deal after Trump withdrawal.

Rouhani: Iran to stick to nuclear deal if interests are preserved

Middle East

Can Iran stop the downward spiral of its currency?

Economists and political observers urge President Rouhani to take specific steps to fix the currency woes.

Can Iran stop the downward spiral of its currency?

Iran

Iran: Khamenei urges judiciary to confront those who harm economy

Members of Iran's judiciary say 'economic saboteurs' could face capital punishment, up to 20 years in jail.

Iran: Khamenei urges judiciary to confront those who harm economy

Hassan Rouhani

Rouhani criticises US for 'imposing US policies on rest of world'

Iranian president says US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal poses potential threat to the world.

Rouhani criticises US for 'imposing US policies on rest of world'

Iran

Analysis: Iran aims to keep nuclear deal amid sanctions

Analysts say Tehran needs tangible guarantees from Europe to protect businesses from being hit by American sanctions.

Iran seen to hang on to nuclear deal amid US sanctions, threats

Inside Story

What if Iran does not comply with US demands?

The US makes 12 sweeping demands of Iran and warns against 'the strongest sanctions in history'.