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LOOK: Iran unveils new anti-U.S. murals at former embassy

Nov 02, 2019 - 10:57 PM

Tehran is preparing to mark on Monday the 40th anniversary of the hostage crisis, an act that continues to poison Iran-US relations

ANTI-US. Iranians take part in an inaugural ceremony unveiling the new murals painted on the walls of the former US embassy in the capital Tehran on November 2, 2019. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

UAE calls for talks to defuse US-Iran tensions

Jun 23, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The crisis in the Gulf region, UAE minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash said, 'requires collective attention, primarily to de-escalate and to find political solutions through dialogue and negotiations'

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Trump vows new Iran sanctions, Tehran warns U.S. against attack

Jun 23, 2019 - 2:34 PM

'We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday, (June 24). I look forward to the day that sanctions come off Iran, and they become a productive and prosperous nation again,' tweets US President Donald Trump

WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAN DEAL. US President Donald Trump announces his decision on the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington DC, on May 8, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump says will be Iran's 'best friend' if it renounces nuclear arms

Jun 22, 2019 - 11:46 PM

'We're not going to have Iran have a nuclear weapon. When they agree to that, they're going to have a wealthy country," says US President Donald Trump

Trump file photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Iran executes 'defense ministry contractor' over spying for CIA

Jun 22, 2019 - 11:15 PM

Iran news agency ISNA reports that Jalal Haji Zavar was convicted by the military court and was executed at an unspecified time

EXECUTED. Iran executes Jalal Haji Zavar. File photo by Loey Felipe/UN

Iran warns U.S. attack would imperil interests across Middle East

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:41 PM

'If the enemy – especially America and its allies in the region – make the military mistake of shooting the powder keg on which America's interests lie, the region will be set on fire,' says Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi, Iran military spokesman

PROTEST. The Organization of Iranian American Communities march to urge "recognition of the Iranian people's right for regime change," in front of the White House in Washington DC, on June 21, 2019. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

U.S. lawmakers clash on Iran intelligence before briefing

May 21, 2019 - 8:11 AM

US lawmakers clash over intelligence on Iran, with a Trump ally accusing Tehran of provocations that could draw a military response

LINDSEY GRAHAM. US Senator Lindsey Graham speaks as US Attorney General William Barr prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on "The Justice Department's Investigation of Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election" on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2019. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. sends naval strike group as tensions rise with Iran

May 11, 2019 - 6:03 PM

'The United States does not seek conflict with Iran, but we are postured and ready to defend US forces and interests in the region,' the Pentagon says

CARRIER. The Pentagon announced on May 10, 2019 that it is deploying the amphibious assault ship and a Patriot missile battery to the Middle East to bolster an aircraft carrier force sent to counter alleged threats from Iran. Photo by MC3 Chris Roys/Navy Office of Information/AFP

Iran suspends nuclear deal curbs in push for relief from U.S. sanctions

May 08, 2019 - 3:52 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Iran says it is responding to the sweeping unilateral sanctions that Washington has reimposed since it quit the agreement one year ago, which have dealt a severe blow to the Iranian economy

IRAN SANCTIONS DIPLOMACY. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on as he gives a press conference with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara, Turkey, on April 17, 2019. File photo by Adem Altan/AFP