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'No talks on any level': Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rules out negotiations with United States
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'No talks on any level': Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rules out negotiations with United States

Iran will never hold one-on-one talks with the United States but could engage in multilateral discussions if it returns to the 2015 deal on Iran’s nuclear programme, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state television

US extends waivers allowing foreign firms to work at Iran's nuclear facilities without penalties but hits foreign minister with sanctions
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US extends waivers allowing foreign firms to work at Iran's nuclear facilities without penalties but hits foreign minister with sanctions

The Trump administration on Wednesday extended waivers allowing foreign firms to work at Iranian nuclear facilities without US penalties even as it hit Iran's foreign minister with sanctions

Iran, US send mixed signals about resolving disputes: Tehran threatens to breach nuke deal, Washington agrees to ‘work with them'
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Iran, US send mixed signals about resolving disputes: Tehran threatens to breach nuke deal, Washington agrees to ‘work with them'

Iran and the United States sent mixed signals on Tuesday about resolving their disputes. Fears of direct US-Iranian conflict have risen since May with several attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf.

Iran warns of enriching uranium to 20% after breaching key limit in nuclear deal; China blames US 'bullying' behind crisis
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Iran warns of enriching uranium to 20% after breaching key limit in nuclear deal; China blames US 'bullying' behind crisis

Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5 percent, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to help it bypass US sanctions amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington

US deploys F-22 fighter jets in Qatar as tensions flare up with Iran, says move will defend America's forces and interests
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US deploys F-22 fighter jets in Qatar as tensions flare up with Iran, says move will defend America's forces and interests

The US has deployed F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar for the first time, its military said, adding to a buildup of US forces in the Gulf amid tensions with Iran.

Hassan Rouhani hits out at US over new sanctions against Iran leaders, says Washington 'lying' about offers of talks
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Hassan Rouhani hits out at US over new sanctions against Iran leaders, says Washington 'lying' about offers of talks

The comments by Hassan Rouhani come a day after the Donald Trump administration sanctioned Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates.

Iran shooting down US military drone highlights limitations of the unmanned aircraft, vulnerability to air defences
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Iran shooting down US military drone highlights limitations of the unmanned aircraft, vulnerability to air defences

The loss of the US drone, coupled with attacks on tanker ships the US has blamed on Iran, has seen already-high tensions between the two countries spike further, raising fears of an unintended slide toward conflict that both sides have said they want to avoid.

US releases footage of 'Iran removing unexploded mine' from oil tanker, Tehran dismisses 'unfounded' allegations
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US releases footage of 'Iran removing unexploded mine' from oil tanker, Tehran dismisses 'unfounded' allegations

The United States military released a video showing Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz.

'Negotiating with US is poison': Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accuses Donald Trump of being uninformed
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'Negotiating with US is poison': Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accuses Donald Trump of being uninformed

'The definite decision of Iran is to resist against America,' Khamenei said, adding that 'in this showdown, US will be forced to retreat... because our resolve is stronger.'

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh sentenced to 38 years in prison for 'security offences': Advocate fought against headscarf rule in Iran
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Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh sentenced to 38 years in prison for 'security offences': Advocate fought against headscarf rule in Iran

Before her arrest, Nasrin Sotoudeh, 55, had taken on the cases of several women arrested for appearing in public without headscarves in protest at the mandatory dress code in force in Iran.

At least 20 Revolutionary Guard personnel killed in Iran bombing; Al-Qaeda linked group claims responsibility
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At least 20 Revolutionary Guard personnel killed in Iran bombing; Al-Qaeda linked group claims responsibility

A suicide bombing targeting a bus carrying personnel of Iran's elite paramilitary Revolutionary Guard force killed at least 20 people and wounded 20 in the country's southeast

Hassan Rouhani calls US sanctions 'economic terrorism', warns it will hurt Iran's efforts to fight drugs and terror
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Hassan Rouhani calls US sanctions 'economic terrorism', warns it will hurt Iran's efforts to fight drugs and terror

"America's unjust and illegal sanctions against the honourable nation of Iran have targeted our nation in a clear instance of terrorism," Rouhani said in a televised speech.

Hassan Rouhani calls Israel a 'cancerous tumour' established by Western countries to advance their interests in West Asia
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Hassan Rouhani calls Israel a 'cancerous tumour' established by Western countries to advance their interests in West Asia

Iran's leaders frequently condemn Israel and predict its demise, but Rouhani, a relative moderate, rarely employs such rhetoric

Iran to open lawsuit against US sanctions at International Court of Justice, says restrictions will cause
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Iran to open lawsuit against US sanctions at International Court of Justice, says restrictions will cause "irreparable prejudice"

Iran will argue on Monday against renewed sanctions imposed by the United States, as a bitter legal battle between Tehran and Washington opens before the UN's top court

Iran president Hassan Rouhani faces criticism over economic crisis, tensions with US; asks citizens to stay united
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Iran president Hassan Rouhani faces criticism over economic crisis, tensions with US; asks citizens to stay united

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani called for citizens to remain united after facing criticism over the economic crisis in the country and tensions with US

Hassan Rouhani says US 'more isolated than ever' over Iran sanctions, says Tehran will face no problems with basic goods
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Hassan Rouhani says US 'more isolated than ever' over Iran sanctions, says Tehran will face no problems with basic goods

Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday the United States was more isolated than ever over sanctions against Iran, even among its allies.

'How can they commit such a crime?': Ayatollah Khamenei slams Donald Trump's immigration policy on Twitter
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'How can they commit such a crime?': Ayatollah Khamenei slams Donald Trump's immigration policy on Twitter

While Khamenei's tweet was one among 24,000 replies on Trump's tweet, it was also a reminder how countries now interact with each other online in full public glare, perhaps seeking to please their most vocal political bases domestically.

Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vows tough response to any attack; dismisses war fears as Western 'propaganda'
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Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vows tough response to any attack; dismisses war fears as Western 'propaganda'

Iran's top leader says anyone who fires one missile at his country "will be hit by 10" in response, but dismisses fears of war as "propaganda" by the West.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif calls for international condemnation of US withdrawal from nuclear deal
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif calls for international condemnation of US withdrawal from nuclear deal

Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif called for international condemnation against America's 'extremism' and 'lawbreaking and bullying behaviour'.

Iran minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visits Beijing, Moscow and Brussels after US pulls out of nuclear deal
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Iran minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visits Beijing, Moscow and Brussels after US pulls out of nuclear deal

Iran's foreign minister was due to leave Saturday for a whirlwind diplomatic tour as world leaders scramble to salvage something from the wreckage of a key nuclear deal after Washington withdrew.