Middle East

Iran's Rouhani hints at possible swap for seized tankers

President says if UK steps away from 'wrong actions' in Gibraltar, it will then get 'appropriate response' from Tehran.

Iran's Rouhani hints at possible swap for seized tankers

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Iran 'ready for talks' with US if sanctions are lifted

Iranian leader Rouhani says Tehran open for dialogue if sanctions are lifted and US returns to nuclear deal.

Iran 'ready for talks' with US if sanctions are lifted

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Why is the Strait of Hormuz so strategically important?

Explaining the economic and geopolitical significance of the key waterway out of the Gulf.

Why is the Strait of Hormuz so strategically important?

Iran

'Sadistic' sanctions: Iran blasts US during IAEA confrontation

US practising 'economic terrorism' while threatening allies as it pressures Tehran over nuclear programme, envoy says.

'Sadistic' sanctions: Iran blasts US during IAEA confrontation

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Trump threatens to ratchet up sanctions on Iran 'soon'

Iran says it has 'nothing to hide' as UN nuclear watchdog holds emergency meeting to discuss Tehran's nuclear programme.

Trump threatens to ratchet up sanctions on Iran 'soon'

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Trump to Iran: Nuclear threats will 'come back to bite you'

US president's warning comes after Tehran vowed to exceed uranium enrichment level agreed in the 2015 nuclear deal.

Trump to Iran: Nuclear threats will 'come back to bite you'

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

Iran

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

Iran

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

Iran

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