Monday, 14 June 2021

Tag Archives: Iran

Iran heavy-hitters Ebrahim Raisi, Larijani bid for presidential race

ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images TEHRAN – Two of Iran’s political heavy-hitters, ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi and moderate conservative Ali Larijani, launched on Saturday what may be the main battle for next month’s presidential election. Iranians are due to elect a successor to moderate President Hassan Rouhani, who is constitutionally barred from running ...

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US, UK Reject Reports of Imminent Prisoner Deal With Iran

Ben Stansall / Pool via AP The US and the UK dismissed reports coming out of Iran that they are thrashing out a prisoner exchange deal with Tehran that could see the imminent release of a British-Iranian woman, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and four Americans, among others. Iran was a key topic ...

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Iran welcomes Saudi change of tone, sees “new chapter”

File photo of Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh. /Getty TEHRAN – Iran welcomed a “change of tone” from Saudi Arabia that could clear the way to a new era of cooperation between the rival regional powers. The Islamic republic has been “a pioneer on the path to regional cooperation ...

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Talks to save Iran nuclear deal get off to good start

Representatives of the European Union and Iran attend nuclear talks at the Grand Hotel Vienna in Austria on Tuesday. Photo: Lars Ternes/EU delegation in Vienna via APA/DPAR VIENNA – Iran, Russia and the United States reacted positively Tuesday to the opening exchanges in a first day of talks in Vienna ...

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Iran’s authorities desires US to carry all sanctions

Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP TEHRAN – Iran’s authorities desires the US to carry all sanctions on its nation and rejects any “step-by-step” easing of the restrictions, Iranian state broadcaster Press TV reported. The 2 nations stated on Friday (April 2) they might maintain oblique talks in Vienna from subsequent week as ...

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Iran says Israel, exiled group killed scientist in complex operation

TEHRAN: Iran said that Israel and an exiled opposition group used new and “complex” methods to assassinate its leading nuclear scientist, as it buried him Monday in a funeral befitting a top “martyr”. As it laid Mohsen Fakhrizadeh – seen by Israel as the “father” of Iran s nuclear weapons programme ...

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Iran tests home-made air defence systems

TEHRAN: Iran tested home-made air defence systems during military exercises, state media said, days after the expiry of an international arms embargo against the Islamic republic. The manoeuvres – dubbed “Defenders of the Sky” – took place in “an area covering half of the country s surface”, state television s Iribnews website ...

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