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Top UN court rejects US claim to throw out Iranian suit

UNITED NATIONS: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that it has the jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States, aimed at unfreezing close to $2 billion in Iranian assets being held there. The Hague-based court’s ruling opens the way for the ...

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30 Iranian Revolutionary Guards killed in suicide bombing

TEHRAN: A suicide bombing hit a bus carrying members of the Iranian military’s elite Revolutionary Guards in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan Baluchistan, killing 30 people and wounding 10, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. The explosion struck the vehicle on a desert road near Iran’s volatile border ...

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Iran slams US as huge crowds mark 40 years since revolution

TEHRAN: Iran’s President on Monday blasted a US “conspiracy” against the country as vast crowds marked 40 years since the Islamic revolution at a time of heightened tensions with Washington. “The presence of people today on the streets all over Islamic Iran… means that the enemy will never reach its ...

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Syria, Iran agree to ditch dollar in bilateral transactions

TEHRAN/DOHA: Iran sealed economic and trade deals with Syria, as Damascus is looking to its allies to help with the reconstruction effort after its eight-year-long war. Iran and Syria have agreed on measures that will allow bank transactions in their local currencies and non-dollar foreign currencies as the two countries have decided to deepen ...

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Iran says Japan has started process of importing Iranian oil

LONDON: Japan has started the process of importing Iranian oil, which was suspended due to U.S. sanctions, the governor of Iran’s central bank said. The resumption of oil imports comes after Tokyo was granted a waiver from U.S. sanctions that went into effect in November. Iran is the fourth-largest oil ...

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Iran prepares to start 20-percent uranium enrichment

TEHRAN: The nuclear chief in Iran said that the Islamic republic has taken initial steps for 20-percent uranium enrichment to produce fuel for its nuclear reactor. “Taking initial measures to design the modern fuel (enriched to) 20 percent has begun,” Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of ...

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Iran, India move closer on trade as EU stalls

Iran will boost trade with India as the European Union struggles to find a way to circumvent a fresh US embargo on Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said. Brussels is working on a payment mechanism to keep financial transactions flowing with Iran, after the US ditched the 2015 nuclear ...

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Some US officials are ‘first-class idiots’:Iran’s Khamenei

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Wednesday dubbed some US officials “first-class idiots” as he ridiculed them for predicting the collapse of the Islamic Republic. “Some US officials pretend that they are mad. Of course I don’t agree with that, but they are first-class idiots,” he said in speech ...

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Israeli former minister pleads guilty of spying for Iran

JERUSALEM: A former Israeli minister on Wednesday pleaded guilty of spying on behalf of Iran, six months after his arrest, the State Attorney’s office said. In an announcement to the Jerusalem District Court, the State Attorney’s office said former minister Gonen Segev signed a plea bargain, under which he will ...

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8,000 years old artifacts unearthed in Iran

ORUMIEH: Some 8,000 years old artifacts have been unearthed in Iran’s Piranshahr city, the head of Piranshahr Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department said. Soleiman Bashiri told the IRNA that during exploration, some diverse artifacts from The Bronze Age, huge structures from The Iron Age and various sites dating back ...

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