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Iran will boost defense capabilities despite U.S. pressure: Khamenei

Mar 21 2019

DUBAI Iran is determined to boost its defense capabilities despite mounting pressure from the United States and its allies to curb its ballistic missile program, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday.

Iran's oil tanker fleet being squeezed as sanctions bite

Mar 13 2019

LONDON/DUBAI Iran is running short of options to replace its aging fleet of tankers and keep oil exports flowing because renewed U.S. sanctions are making potential sellers and flag registries wary of doing business with Tehran, Western and Iranian sources said.

Stay in your job, Iranian president tells moderate ally Zarif

Feb 27 2019

DUBAI/LONDON Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected his foreign minister's resignation as "against national interests" on Wednesday, bolstering a moderate ally who has long been targeted by hardliners in factional struggles over the 2015 nuclear deal with the West. | Video

Iran's Rouhani stands by moderate ally Zarif after surprise resignation

Feb 26 2019

DUBAI/GENEVA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held back from accepting the resignation of his foreign minister on Tuesday, standing by a moderate ally long targeted by hardliners in internal factional struggles over a 2015 nuclear deal with the West. | Video

UPDATE 6-Iran's Rouhani rejects resignation of ally Zarif, says he is "not alone"

Feb 26 2019

* Lawmakers urge president to reject resignation (Adds Rouhani rejection, oil minister not resigning)

Pressure over Iran nuclear deal forced Zarif to resign: ally

Feb 26 2019

DUBAI/GENEVA Pressure from hardliners over Iran's nuclear deal with world powers forced Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to resign, an ally said on Tuesday.

Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif, architect of nuclear deal, resigns

Feb 26 2019

DUBAI Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the urbane, U.S.-educated architect of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, announced his resignation unexpectedly on Monday on Instagram. | Video

Iran says it has many options to neutralize 'illegal' U.S. sanctions: Tasnim

Feb 23 2019

DUBAI Iran said on Saturday it had many options to neutralize the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on its oil exports, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, adding that Tehran's regional influence could not be curbed as demanded by Washington.

Iran's Khamenei warns government about deception by Europeans

Feb 18 2019

DUBAI Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday warned his country's government not to be deceived by European countries that say they want to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump last year.

Militant Iran taunts U.S. on revolution's 40th birthday

Feb 11 2019

DUBAI Hundreds of thousands of Iranians marched and some burned U.S. flags to mark the revolution's 40th anniversary on Monday as Tehran showed off ballistic missiles in defiance of U.S. efforts to curb its military power. | Video

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