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 Iranian President: Zarif nullified US plot

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani thanked Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for what he has done during the past 4 years to safeguard national interests. Rouhani said that the foreign …

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Can Iran quit nuclear deal?

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani warned that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions. In a speech to parliament, he also hit out at …

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Iranian chief of staff arrives in Ankara today

Iranian Chief of Staff Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri will arrive in Ankara today to meet Turkish officials amid efforts to bring the two sides to a common understanding to collaborate on the Syrian and Iraqi crises despite some …

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New Iran's Expediency Council head appointed

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi as the new chief of the arbitration body — known as the Expediency Council — for the next five years, Iranian …

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Iran eases drug death penalty

Iranian lawmakers have amended the country's strict laws on narcotics, making it harder to put people to death for drug-related crimes. The law could affect hundreds of inmates on death row in the conservative country. Under the new …

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Chlorine gas leak in Iran affects almost 500 people

At least 475 people have suffered respiratory and other symptoms after a chlorine gas leak in the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan, the chancellor of Dezful University of Medical Sciences said Yousef Paridar. …

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Trump: Iran not in compliance with nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump said he doesn't believe Iran is in compliance with the 2015 deal to curtail its nuclear weapons program, weeks after his administration certified that it is in compliance.  "I …

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Iran launches new gas pipeline

Iran launched new gas pipeline Damghan-Neka. It is planned to increase supply of natural gas to the northern regions of the country with its help. It also became known that this project will reduce Iran's dependence on import from …

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Iran to return 7-century-old bell to Turkey

Iran will return a 7-century-old church bell to Turkey, Turkish media reported. The vice-chair of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Mirhadi Kareseyyed-Romiani said that Iran will …

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Iran arrests six for Zumba dancing

Iranian officials have arrested six people accused of teaching Zumba dancing and trying to "change lifestyles", media reports say. The group of four men and two women were charged over their dancing and not adhering to the hijab dress …

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Iran's Rouhani appoints female vice-presidents

Iran President Hassan Rouhani has appointed three women as vice-presidents and one as a civil rights assistant following criticism of his all-male cabinet. Masumeh Ebtekar has been named vice-president …

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