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Once 'kittens' in cyber spy world, Iran gains prowess: security experts


FRANKFURT Hackers probably linked to Iran's government have hit Saudi and Western aerospace and petrochemical firms, marking a rise in Iranian cyber-spying prowess, security firm FireEye said on Wednesday, an assessment shared by other U.S. experts.

U.S. weighs whether to stay in Iran nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement. | Video

World, United Nations, Davos Sep 20 2017

Iran regional behavior means nuclear deal not enough: Macron

NEW YORK French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday the Iran nuclear deal was not enough given that Tehran had increased its influence in the region and pressed ahead with ballistic missile tests, and offered to mediate between the United States and Iran.

Democrats in Congress brace for new Iran nuclear fight

WASHINGTON As Congress faces a possible fight over the future of the Iran nuclear agreement, senior Senate Democrats demanded on Wednesday that the Trump administration provide lawmakers with any information showing Tehran is not complying with the international pact.

World, United Nations Sep 20 2017

Record number of states punishing human rights activism: U.N

GENEVA A record 29 states, including China, Iran and Saudi Arabia, have retaliated in the past year against citizens who cooperate with the United Nations, the U.N. human rights office said on Wednesday.

U.S. must suffer 'painful responses' from Iran after Trump speech: Guards chief

BEIRUT The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday that the United States should experience "painful responses" following President Donald Trump's harsh criticism of Tehran at the United Nations.

World, United Nations, Davos Sep 20 2017

Russia rebukes Trump over Iran, North Korea, accuses U.S. of missile treaty breach

MOSCOW Russia is "extremely concerned" by U.S. President Donald Trump's comments questioning the Iran nuclear deal and suspects that Washington itself may have violated a landmark arms control treaty, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

World, Russia, United Nations Sep 20 2017

Iran nuclear deal must change if U.S. to stay: Tillerson

UNITED NATIONS The Iran nuclear deal must be changed if the United States is to remain in it, the top U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday, suggesting its key limits on the Iranian nuclear program must be extended.

World, United Nations Sep 19 2017

Israel shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syrian frontier: military

JERUSALEM Israel shot down a pilotless plane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday and said it was probably an Iranian-built aircraft on a reconnaissance mission for the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group along Israel's frontier with Syria.

World, Israel Sep 19 2017

France defends Iran nuclear deal, which Trump calls deeply flawed

UNITED NATIONS France made a new plea on Monday for the United States to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and suggested its provisions expiring after a decade could be strengthened, as U.S. President Donald Trump again criticized the agreement as "deeply flawed." | Video