Iranian factory follows Khamenei’s orders, increases uranium enrichment capacity

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Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (C) sits between President Hassan Rouhani (R) and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) during a meeting in Tehran, in a photo released by Khamenei’s office on July 15, 2018  HO (KHAMENEI.IR/AFP) Under the 2015 … Read More

Rouhani says US unaware about consequences of Iran oil ban

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country will stand firm against US threats, and will ‘survive’ sanctions. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has pledged his country will stand firm against threats by the United States to halt Iranian oil shipments. In a … Read More

Rouhani urges Trump to remain in nuclear deal or face ‘severe consequences’

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech in Tehran on February 11, 2018 STRINGER (IRANIAN PRESIDENCY/AFP/File) Trump threatened to pull US out of deal unless Europe agrees to supplement it with tougher controls Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged US President … Read More

Iran protests end but regime now faces ‘race against time,’ experts say

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LONDON — Iran’s most significant protests in almost a decade may have calmed, but anger that fueled the nationwide demonstrations lingers and could erupt again at any time, according to experts. Suzanne Maloney, deputy director of the Foreign Policy program at … Read More

Analysis: Iran protests show danger of economic woes

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FILE – In this Dec. 30, 2017 photo made by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, a university student attends a protest inside Tehran University while a smoke grenade is thrown … Read More

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards claim protests over

(CNN)The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Wednesday that a string of anti-government protests were over after six days of unrest. In comments to the semiofficial Fars news agency, Mohammad Ali Jafari said that only 15,000 people had turned out … Read More

Russia positions itself as Middle East broker

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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi – REUTERS CAIRO – 11 December 2017: In light of U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel, observers believe that Trump has … Read More

Iran’s president says Saudi Arabia behind ‘hostility’ in region

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Hassan Rouhani says Riyadh is interfering in Yemen and Lebanon, and its allies, US and Israel, dominate to ‘plunder oil and wealth’  Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, stepped into a growing dispute with Saudi Arabia, saying Riyadh orchestrated the resignation of … Read More

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