Middle East

Iran: Rouhani rejects top diplomat Zarif's resignation

Iranian president says resignation of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif would not be in the interest of the country.

Iran

Zarif's sudden offer to resign rattles Iran

President Rouhani is yet to accept his foreign minister's resignation, a move that could undermine fragile nuclear deal.

Iran

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif resigns

A key player in the Iranian government for years, Javad Zarif announced he's stepping down as foreign minister.

Syria's War

Syria's Assad visits Iran in rare trip abroad

President Bashar al-Assad meets Iran's Khamenei and Rouhani on first trip to country since start of Syrian civil war.

Syria's Assad visits Iran in rare trip abroad

Iran

Rouhani: Iran ready to improve ties with Gulf rivals

Rouhani's previous overtures to Saudi Arabia have had no success and analysts were sceptical at his latest attempt.

Hassan Rouhani says Iran ready to improve ties with Gulf rivals

Iran

Iran summons Pakistan envoy to protest against suicide attack

Tehran 'explicitly conveyed' to Islamabad it expects 'serious and decisive action' against the Jaish al-Adl armed group.

Iran summons Pakistan envoy to protest against suicide attack

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Iran unveils cruise missile-equipped submarine

Vessel equipped with modern guided-missile system and is capable of operating underwater for up to five weeks.

Rouhani unveils Iran's cruise missile-equipped Fateh submarine

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Turkey eyes trade mechanism with Iran amid US sanctions

President Erdogan in talks with Hassan Rouhani in Russia vows to strengthen trade ties with Iran.

Turkey 'ready' to launch SPV with Iran to bypass US sanctions

Iran

Iran's Rouhani vows punishment after deadly attack

Three days of mourning declared to honour 27 dead Revolutionary Guard members as Iran links deadly attack to US action.

Iran's Rouhani vows punishment for Sistan-Baluchestan attack

Iran

Iran and Israel trade threats of destruction

On Islamic revolution's 40th anniversary, regional rivals engage in a war of words threatening to attack each other.

Iran

Iran president: US must 'repent' if it wants relations

Comments come after US president this week called Iran the 'number one terrorist nation in the world'.

Hassan Rouhani: US must 'repent' if it wants ties with Iran

Middle East

Khamenei aide says US sought help for talks with Iran

Ali Shamkhani says he was approached twice by US officials last month but rejected the requests to hold talks.

Top Khamenei aide says US sought his help for talks with Iran

Middle East

Turkey, Iran vow to work closer on Syria after US announcement

Without commenting on US troop withdrawal, Erdogan and Rouhani vow to continue efforts to bring peace to country.

Turkey, Iran vow to work closer on Syria after US announcement

Iran

Iran's Rouhani: US sanctions is 'economic terrorism'

He also accused US of trying to 'foment fear' among other countries to prevent them from investing in Iran.

Iran's Rouhani denounces US sanctions as 'economic terrorism'

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Iran's Rouhani calls Israel a 'cancerous tumor'

In rare rhetorical outburst, Iranian president refers to Israel as a 'fake regime' created by Western powers.

Iran's Rouhani calls Israel a 'cancerous tumor', in rare outburst