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U.S. to seek UN vote on Iran arms embargo

The U.S. will press the United Nations Security Council to vote on extending an arms embargo on Iran as soon as mid-July and is willing to reimpose wide-ranging UN sanctions if that effort fails, Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft said. …

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Gas explosion kills at least 19 in Tehran

An explosion at a health clinic in northern Tehran killed at least 19 people on Tuesday, according to reports from Iranian state TV. The blast also caused damages to neighboring buildings. Thick smoke could be seen billowing into the night sky, …

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Zarif to address UN Security Council

Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif will deliver a speech at UN Security Council session about Resolution 2231 on Tuesday through a video conference, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said "Iranian FM held …

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Brian Hook discussed arms embargo on Iran in UAE

U.S. Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to Secretary Brian Hook visited the United Arab Emirates on June 27-28, 2020, according to the U.S. State Department. During the visit, Hook met with UAE Minister of Foreign …

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Coronavirus: Iran makes masks compulsory from July 5

Iran said on Sunday it will make mask-wearing mandatory in public from next week as it confirmed 144 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 10,508, Anadolu agency reports. A further 2,489 …

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Massive explosion reported east of Tehran

An explosion took place at an Iranian gas storage facility in an area which houses a sensitive military site near the capital Tehran, a defense ministry spokesman told state TV on Friday. The explosion took place in the “public …

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US blacklists companies in Iran's metals sector

The United States on Thursday blacklisted four companies in Iran's metals sector, as well as one German and three Emirati subsidiaries of Iran's largest steelmaker that Washington said generate millions of dollars for Tehran's metals …

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U.S. makes case for maintaining arms embargo on Iran

The United States has formally asked the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran beyond October, when it is set to be progressively eased under the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. UN Ambassador …

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Arms embargo to be extended on Iran?

Washington has shared a draft resolution with members of the United Nations Security Council that would extend an arms embargo on Iran indefinitely, according to diplomats. With the ban on arms transactions with Iran set to expire …

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Two children suffocated in locked car in Iran

In Kermanshah, Iran, two children left in the heat in a locked car died, a police spokesman of the province informed. "A 3-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy, who were each other's cousins, were left alone by their parents in a …

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