Sunday, 15 December 2019

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Iran says still ready for talks if US lifts sanctions

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran is still ready for nuclear talks on condition the United States first lifts “unlawful” sanctions. “If they are prepared to put aside the sanctions, we are ready to talk and negotiate, even at the level of heads of the 5+1 ...

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Iran says to resume enrichment at underground plant

TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran would resume uranium enrichment at an underground plant south of Tehran in its latest step back from a troubled 2015 agreement with major powers. The suspension of all enrichment at the Fordow plant in the mountains near the Shiite holy city of Qom ...

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Boris Johnson blames Iran for Aramco attacks

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LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has blamed Iran for attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities ahead of a meeting with the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani. Johnson said there was a “very high degree of probability” Iran was behind the drone and missile attacks on two oil facilities, which Tehran denies. ...

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Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened

TEHRAN: Iran’s president called on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran, criticizing a new U.S.-led coalition patrolling the region’s waterways as nationwide parades showcased the Islamic Republic’s military arsenal. President Hassan Rouhani separately promised to unveil a regional peace plan ...

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Meeting with Rouhani possible at UN assembly: Trump

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump signaled for a possible meeting with his Iranian counterpart at the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York. Asked whether it is possible to meet with Hassan Rouhani, Trump told reporters: “Sure, anything is possible.” “They would like to be able to solve their problem. ...

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Iran gives Europe two months to save nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani gave European powers another two months to save a 2015 nuclear deal, but warned that Tehran was still preparing for further significant breaches of the agreement if diplomatic efforts failed. His statement came as Iranian officials appeared to give a guarded welcome to a French ...

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Iran voices optimism over nuclear deal after talks with France

PARIS: Iran and France have moved closer in their views on the future of Tehran’s nuclear deal with the west after talks between the countries’ presidents, the Iranian government has said. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, spoke for two hours by telephone, a spokesman ...

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Iranian president: First lift sanctions, then talk

TEHRAN: Iran’s president back-pedalled on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the US president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between the two would be a mere photo op. Hassan Rouhani’s change of heart came a day after Trump said Monday that there’s a “really good ...

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War with Iran is the mother of all wars: Hassan Rouhani

GENEVA: War with Iran is the mother of all wars, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state TV, warning once again that shipping might not be safe in the Strait of Hormuz oil waterway. Tensions have risen between Iran and the West since last year ...

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Iranian President seeks closer UK ties with Boris Johnson

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has penned an open letter to Britain’s new prime minister, saying he hopes the countries’ diplomatic ties will be stronger under Boris Johnson’s leadership. In the letter published Sunday on Rouhani’s website, the Iranian president congratulated Johnson on becoming prime minister Wednesday. Rouhani said he ...

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