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Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seize two Greek tankers in Persian Gulf as tensions rise
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Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seize two Greek tankers in Persian Gulf as tensions rise

The seizure seemed to be in retaliation for Greece's assistance in the US seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged tanker this week, in the Mediterranean Sea, over violating Washington's crushing sanctions on Iran

European Union nuclear coordinator to visit Iran this week to restore 2015 deal
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European Union nuclear coordinator to visit Iran this week to restore 2015 deal

The coordinator, Enrique Mora, has played a key role as an intermediary between the US and Iran during a year of on-off talks in Vienna that seek to revive the deal

Iran nuclear deal: European Union envoy visits Tehran to 'close gaps' in Vienna talks
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Iran nuclear deal: European Union envoy visits Tehran to 'close gaps' in Vienna talks

Iran has been engaged in efforts to revive the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia directly, and the United States indirectly since April 2021

Diplomats on the cusp of Iran nuclear agreement despite distractions caused by Ukraine conflict
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Diplomats on the cusp of Iran nuclear agreement despite distractions caused by Ukraine conflict

After 11 months of on-and-off talks in Vienna, US officials and others say only a very small number of issues remain to be resolved

'Other options' possible if Russia blocks Iran nuclear deal, says European diplomat
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'Other options' possible if Russia blocks Iran nuclear deal, says European diplomat

The EU on Friday announced a pause in the talks after Russia said it was demanding guarantees that the Western sanctions imposed on its economy over the Ukraine conflict would not affect its trade with Iran

As Iran talks near end, UN nuclear watchdog chief meets officials in Tehran
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As Iran talks near end, UN nuclear watchdog chief meets officials in Tehran

Rafael Mariano Grossi of the International Atomic Energy Agency described his weekend visit to Tehran as a means 'to address outstanding questions' as negotiators appear to be reaching a deadline to see if the 2015 accord can be revived

Nuclear Talks: Tehran ‘will consider’ direct talks with US, says Iran foreign minister
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Nuclear Talks: Tehran ‘will consider’ direct talks with US, says Iran foreign minister

Tehran has been engaged since last year in talks with the five other world powers still part of the agreement, which offered sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme

Talks to revive Iran's 2015 nuclear deal resume with world powers even as US stays distant
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Talks to revive Iran's 2015 nuclear deal resume with world powers even as US stays distant

Hopes of quick progress were muted after a hard-line new government in Tehran led to a more than five-month hiatus in negotiations.

Iran set to resume nuclear negotiations with world powers on 21 October
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Iran set to resume nuclear negotiations with world powers on 21 October

The Vienna talks aimed at reviving the deal were suspended in June, when Iran elected ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi as president

Supreme leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Donald Trump is a 'clown' pretending to support the Iranian people
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Supreme leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Donald Trump is a 'clown' pretending to support the Iranian people

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Trump will 'push a poisonous dagger' into the nation's back

Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ against US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani; China says ‘highly concerned’ about situation
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Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ against US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani; China says ‘highly concerned’ about situation

Killing of General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran

Donald Trump insists he's not seeking 'regime change' in Iran, says he was aware of Iranian foreign minister's G7 Summit visit
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Donald Trump insists he's not seeking 'regime change' in Iran, says he was aware of Iranian foreign minister's G7 Summit visit

US President Donald Trump said Monday that he had agreed to the Iranian foreign minister flying in for a G7 summit

France’s invitation to Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for G7 Summit was a ‘surprise’, says White House official
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France’s invitation to Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for G7 Summit was a ‘surprise’, says White House official

EU leaders have struggled to calm confrontation between Iran, US since Trump pulled out of 2015 nuclear deal, reimposed sanctions on Iranian economy

US sanctions have targeted all Iranians, says country’s health minister Saeed Namaki as cost of imported medicine rises
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US sanctions have targeted all Iranians, says country’s health minister Saeed Namaki as cost of imported medicine rises

With Iran's economy in free fall after the US pullout from the nuclear deal and escalated sanctions on Tehran. Prices of imported medicines have soared as the national currency tumbled about 70 percent against the dollar. Even medicines manufactured in Iran are tougher to come by for ordinary Iranians, their cost out of reach for many in a country

Iran says US rejected offer for robust nuclear inspection in exchange for lifting sanctions, claims Washington 'not seeking talks'
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Iran says US rejected offer for robust nuclear inspection in exchange for lifting sanctions, claims Washington 'not seeking talks'

Iran said on Monday the US had rejected an offer from Tehran for more robust nuclear inspections in exchange for lifting sanctions because Washington is "not seeking dialogue

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 pushes uranium enrichment to 4.5% and exceeds cap set by faltering nuclear deal, warns Europe against taking retaliatory steps
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Iran pushes uranium enrichment to 4.5% and exceeds cap set by faltering nuclear deal, warns Europe against taking retaliatory steps

Iran on Monday breached a uranium enrichment cap set by a troubled 2015 nuclear deal and warned Europe against taking retaliatory measures.

Iran to breach uranium enrichment cap in further escalation with US over nuclear deal, hints at exceeding limit up to 5%
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Iran to breach uranium enrichment cap in further escalation with US over nuclear deal, hints at exceeding limit up to 5%

Iran says it intends to breach the uranium enrichment cap set by a landmark nuclear deal Sunday in a bid to press signatories to the endangered pact into keeping their side of the bargain.

Iran-US tensions: Hassan Rouhani threatens to enrich uranium 'to any amount' in bid to shake 'intense' American sanctions
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Iran-US tensions: Hassan Rouhani threatens to enrich uranium 'to any amount' in bid to shake 'intense' American sanctions

Iran president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on European nations to save its faltering nuclear deal and offer a way around intense US sanctions.

Ahead of anticipated meeting at G20 summit, Donald Trump’s 'excellent' letter to Kim Jong-un raises hopes of fruitful nuclear dialogue
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Ahead of anticipated meeting at G20 summit, Donald Trump’s 'excellent' letter to Kim Jong-un raises hopes of fruitful nuclear dialogue

President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong-un an "excellent" letter, the North's state-run news agency reported