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North Korea looms large as Trump’s challenges Iran

North Korea looms large as Trump’s challenges Iran

WASHINGTON: As President Donald Trump prepares to decide on certifying the Iran nuclear deal, the White House has come to see a rapidly escalating standoff with North Korea as both a complicating factor and a cautionary tale. By the close of business Friday, Trump is expected to declare that a landmark agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear program […]

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump finds himself under immense pressure as he considers de-certifying the international nuclear deal with Iran, a move that would ignore warnings from inside and outside his administration that to do so would risk undermining U.S. credibility. Trump is […]

Iran cleric says bad driving a sin as 700 die over new year

Iran cleric says bad driving a sin as 700 die over new year

By AFP TEHRAN, IRAN:  Some 700 people were killed over the Persian new year on roads in Iran, which are among the deadliest in the world despite Islamic leaders declaring bad driving a sin. The two-week break for Nowruz that ended at the weekend actually saw a 12 per cent improvement on last year’s death […]

Iran concerned over Raheel’s appointment as head of Saudi-led military alliance: envoy

Iran concerned over Raheel’s appointment as head of Saudi-led military alliance: envoy

Agency Iran has expressed its reservations regarding the appointment of the former army chief, retired Gen Raheel Sharif, as head of the Saudi-led 39-nation Islamic military alliance, saying it is not ‘satisfied’ with the coalition. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency quoted Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost as saying that Pakistan had contacted Iranian officials before […]

Iran steps up support for Houthis in Yemen’s war – sources

Iran steps up support for Houthis in Yemen’s war – sources

FILE PHOTO: Newly recruited Houthi fighters ride on the back or a truck during a parade before heading to the frontline to fight against government forces, in Sanaa, Yemen January 3, 2017. AGENCY/File Photo REUTERS Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shi’ite ally […]

Iran hands over 35 deportees to Pakistan

Iran hands over 35 deportees to Pakistan

Iran hands over 35 deportees to Pakistan By News Desk Iranian authorities handed over more than 35 Pakistani immigrants to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) at Taftan border in Balochistan, Radio Pakistan reported on Saturday. According to official sources, these immigrants were living in Iran without legal documents. Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) claimed to […]

Iran leader rebuffs Trump’s warning on missiles

Iran leader rebuffs Trump’s warning on missiles

DUBAI (Reuters) – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed Donald Trump s warning to Iran to stop its missile tests, saying the new U.S. president had shown the “real face” of American corruption. In his first speech since Trump s inauguration, Iran s supreme leader called on Iranians to respond to Trump s “threats” on Feb. 10, the anniversary of Iran s […]

Iran rejects Trump missile warning as relations sour

Iran rejects Trump missile warning as relations sour

TEHRAN: Iran on Thursday rejected a warning from President Donald Trump over its latest missile test as unfounded and “provocative”, reflecting growing tensions between Tehran and the new US administration. Trump is a strident critic of the Islamic republic and a vocal opponent of an international deal that saw Iran curb its nuclear programme in […]

Iran confirms new missile test, says not against nuclear deal

Iran confirms new missile test, says not against nuclear deal

Iran’s defence minister said on Wednesday the Islamic Republic had tested a new missile, but added the test did not breach Tehran’s nuclear accord with world powers or a UN Security Council resolution endorsing the pact. Iran has test-fired several ballistic missiles since the nuclear deal in 2015, but this is the first during US President […]

Iran tested medium-range ballistic missile: US official

Iran tested medium-range ballistic missile: US official

WASHINGTON: Iran on Sunday carried out a test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile that exploded after 630 miles, a U.S. official said on Monday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the test was carried out from a site near Semnan, which is east of Tehran. The official added that the last […]

UN Security Council to hold urgent talks on Iran missile test

UN Security Council to hold urgent talks on Iran missile test

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council will hold urgent talks Tuesday on Iran´s test-firing of a medium-range missile, diplomats said. The United States requested the emergency consultations after the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations called for council action. “In light of Iran´s January 29 launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, the United States has […]

Aleppo evacuation delayed as rebels blame Iran

Aleppo evacuation delayed as rebels blame Iran

The evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo due to start at dawn was delayed, perhaps until Thursday, with an opposition official blaming Iran and its Shia militias allied to President Bashar al-Assad for the hold-up. A ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia, Assad’s most powerful ally, and Turkey ended years of fighting in the city and has […]