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Iran completes process of eliminating enriched uranium

Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the UN nuclear agency says.

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Iranian nuclear talks continue in Vienna as big differences remain

The talks here on the Iranian nuclear programs continued on Sunday as big differences still remain between Iran and the West.

Iran urges international action to rein in Israel

Iran’s foreign minister has called on the UN, the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to intervene and bring a halt to the Israeli aggression against Palestinians.

Israel stoking conflict in Iraq, Iran, Syria and the Occupied Territories

Monday’s air strikes by Israel on a regional military headquarters and eight other targets inside Syria were mounted on the pretext of the death of a teenager in a cross-border attack.

Yeah, Whatever: State Dept's Jen Psaki mixes Iraq with Iran, gas with oil during briefing

Long-suffering State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki endured another torrid press briefing, as she was forced to earnestly defend some distinctly unsavory language from Ukrainian politicians, and struggled with the difference between Iraq and Iran.

Yeah, Whatever: State Dept's Jen Psaki mixes Iraq with Iran, gas with oil during briefing

US demands billions in fines from BNP Paribas

American regulators want French bank BNP Paribas to pay over €7 billion in fines on charges it violated economic sanctions against countries like Iran and Cuba. A settlement is reportedly "weeks away."

Iranian businessman hanged over biggest bank fraud

A businessman involved in embezzling billions of dollars in Iran's biggest bank fraud case has been executed, state media say.

Iran to unveil anti-stealth aircraft radar

A senior Iranian military commander says the Islamic Republic will soon unveil an indigenous radar system, which is capable of detecting stealth aircraft.

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Rouhani says Iran's nuclear program "transparent"

Iran has followed "legal procedure" in developing its "peaceful" nuclear program and it does not consider to stop its activities, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Sunday stressing "transparency" in the country's nuclear activities.

Iran ready to give 'unforgettable' response to threats

Iran’s Defense Ministry says the country’s Armed Forces are prepared to give an “unforgettable” response to any actual enemy threat.

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Kerry, Steinitz comments ‘outrageous’

A political commentator and former US Senate candidate described the comments made by Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz and US Secretary of State John Kerry about Iran as “outrageous.”

Iran expects difficult nuclear talks

Iran is meeting world powers in Vienna for talks over its nuclear programme. Negotiators hope to end a decade old dispute over the Islamic Republic's atomic activities. Western diplomats want the Iranians to stop high grade uranium enrichment in exchange for modest relief from punitive sanctions. The country's Arak heavy water reactor is a major point of contention for the diplomats attending, as Iran's parliament refused to accept any bans on the development of Arak or on enrichment.

Iran expects difficult nuclear talks

Group of 83 senators write to Obama: Be tough on Iran

A group of 83 U.S. senators has written a joint letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to take a hard line on Iran in the final agreement on its nuclear capacity. Topping their list of "core principles" they hope will guide the final agreement is the admonishment that Iran "has no inherent right to enrichment," in keeping with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

‘No Guarantee’ of Final Nuclear Deal With Iran, European Union Official Says

The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said on Sunday that there was “no guarantee” that Iran and world powers would be able to reach a final, comprehensive agreement over Iran’s nuclear program.

Israel ‘intercepts ship carrying dozens of rockets intended for Gaza Strip’

Israel says it has intercepted a ship carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied rockets intended for guerrillas in the Gaza Strip.

If the people of Gaza were trying to obtain rockets, and that is a big if, why would they attempt to transport them by ship, knowing that the squatter state's navy would inevitably intercept them? When reading stories like this, it is worth keeping in mind Mossad's motto - "By way of deception thou shall do war".

Complex double game: Iran supporting Assad and al-Qaeda?

The United States Treasury Department in a report released last Thursday has charged Iran for assisting al-Qaeda operatives based in the Islamic Republic. The charges have also been brought up because Tehran has allowed senior al-Qaeda members to conduct their operations from Iranian soil, according to the findings.

Israelis tried to send arms to Iran via Greece

Israeli arms dealers tried to send spare parts for F-4 Phantom aircraft via Greece to Iran in violation of an arms embargo, according to a secret probe by the US government agency Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) carried out in cooperation with the drugs and weapons unit of Greece’s Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE).

Iran test-fires ballistic missiles ahead of nuclear talks

Iran has announced it has successfully test-fired two ballistic missiles capable of “great destruction” ahead of new nuclear talks with world powers. However, the so-called defense-related “red line” is not expected to be discussed at the meeting.

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Iran says warships to approach US borders

Commander quoted by semi-official news agency as saying the deployment is a response to US exercises in the Gulf.

Rouhani Orders Execution Of Arab Iranian Poet

Last month, Hassan Rouhani, the new President of the Islamic Republic made a whirlwind visit to Ahvaz, capital of the southwestern province of Khuzestan. According to official media, Rouhani spent much of his time there dealing with “a number of sensitive files” left undecided by outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Don't put new demands on Iran: Russia

A Russian diplomat has called on six major world powers to refrain from putting new demands on Iran over its nuclear energy program.

Iran wants to be allied with America again: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said it’s possible for his country and the United States to become allies again.

Rouhani has been in Davos, Switzerland, this week for the World Economic Forum. He spoke to Swiss TV station RTS Television about Iran’s relationship with America.

Iran to Reveal Evidence of Sponsors of Terrorism in the Middle East

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said on Sunday (19) that the Islamic Republic of Iran has “solid evidence” that show the devastating role that sponsors of terrorist groups in the Middle East.

Geneva 2: UN retracts Iran's invite, Syrian opposition confirms attendance

The UN has withdrawn an invitation for Iran to the January 22 Geneva 2 peace conference after Syria’s main Western-backed opposition group threatened to pull out of talks if the Islamic Republic attends.

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Opposition threaten to withdraw from Geneva II

Syria's main political opposition group says it won't hold talks with President Assad's regime, if Iran attends. The threat came hours after the UN Secretary General had publicly invited Tehran to the talks saying he'd been assured they would play a positive role.

Opposition threaten to withdraw Geneva II
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EU to start lifting Iran sanctions on Monday

The European Union will commence partial lifting of sanctions against Iran on Monday right after Tehran starts implementation of its nuclear agreement with the Sextet of world powers, EU sources say.

Hillary Clinton pushed for US 'green light' for Israeli attack on Iran

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed for Washington’s "green light" for a unilateral Israeli strike against Iran, according to a report.

Iran Deal Ordeal: 'Israel pressures US to back new sanctions'

Iran and the six world powers have announced the date when they will officially begin implementing the nuclear deal reached in November. On January 20th, Tehran is set to start scaling back its atomic programme. The process is set to be completed in a half year period that the agreement covers. In response, 4-point-2 billion dollars of Iranian assets will be unfrozen.

Iran Deal Ordeal: 'Israel pressures US to back new sanctions'

Let's blow all Iran nuclear sites up: US lawmaker

Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert says the United States should be prepared to take military action against Iran despite an interim nuclear agreement.

Iran rejects preconditions for Syria talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says any preconditions for Tehran’s presence in the upcoming international talks on Syria crisis will be meaningless.

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