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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks on the second day of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Canada, others nations push Iran on downed airliner probe

Feb. 15, 2020 1:57 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats from nations that lost citizens when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner pushed Iran’s foreign minister Saturday for more cooperation from Tehran on the investigation and other issues. Amid heightened tensions with the United States, Iran said it accidentally shot the...

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks on the second day of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Iran: Trump wrong if he thinks Tehran regime will collapse

Feb. 15, 2020 11:27 AM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump is receiving bad advice if he believes an American "maximum pressure" campaign against his country will cause the government in Tehran to collapse. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a group of top defense...

FILE - In this Monday, Feb 3, 2020, file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, shake hands for journalists prior to their meeting, in Tehran, Iran. Now that Britain has left the bloc, the EU hopes to find more time concentrate on its foreign policy. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Iran: US killing of general was a miscalculation

Feb. 14, 2020 2:02 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — The U.S. killing of a top Iranian general was a miscalculation that has had the effect of bolstering support in Iraq for the removal of American troops, a longtime goal of Tehran, Iran's foreign minister said Friday. The U.S. killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a Jan. 3 drone strike as the...

A boy carries an Iranian flag in front of Azadi (Freedom) monument tower in a rally celebrating the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Hundreds of thousands across Iran mark the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution amid some of the highest tensions with Washington in decades while Iran's president denounces America and urges the crowds to vote in parliamentary elections this month.  (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran remembers 1979 Islamic Revolution amid high US tension

Feb. 11, 2020 9:05 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hundreds of thousands across Iran marked the anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution on Tuesday amid some of the highest tensions ever between Tehran and the U.S. in the past four decades. While Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a speech in Tehran's iconic Azadi Square...

In this photo released by the official website of the Office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, right, meets European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell at his office in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (Office of the Iranian Presidency via AP)

Iran may block UN inspectors if it faces a 'new situation'

Feb. 3, 2020 3:12 PM EST

ML--Iran-Nuclear (AP) — Iran’s president said Monday that Tehran might reconsider providing U.N. inspectors with access to Iran's nuclear facilities if the country were confronted with "a new situation,” the official IRNA news agency reported. Hassan Rouhani’s remarks came during a...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, file photo, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a press conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia. Borell is traveling to Iran to meet with the country's leaders, the Iranian official news agency said on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 amid high regional tensions. The visit is seen as the latest move by the EU to save the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

New EU foreign policy chief to make his first visit to Iran

Feb. 2, 2020 2:21 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The European Union's new foreign affairs chief is traveling to Iran to meet with the country's leaders, the Iranian official news agency said on Sunday, amid high regional tensions. The visit is seen as the latest move by the EU to save the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world...

A man holds the daily Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper fronted by a picture of President Donald Trump, at a coffee shop in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Mideast peace plan Tuesday alongside a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu, presenting a vision that matched the Israeli leader’s hard-line, nationalist views while falling far short of Palestinian ambitions. Arabic reads

Gulf Arabs back Trump’s Mideast efforts, but not peace plan

Jan. 30, 2020 8:19 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A tectonic shift in relations quietly underway for years now was on full display as representatives of Gulf Arab states attended President Donald Trump's unveiling this week of an Israeli-Palestinian plan that heavily sides with Israel and all but crushes Palestinian...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo a rescue worker searches the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. The downing of a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran highlights the limits of the civilian arm of Iran's government against the absolute power of the Shiite theocracy and the paramilitary forces beneath it. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic's wider woes

Jan. 27, 2020 1:23 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ukrainian jetliner stood ready for takeoff at Iran's main international airport bound for Kyiv, packed with passengers and so many bags on one of the cheapest routes to the West that the ground crew rushed to unload some luggage to make its weight for flight. Nearly...

Iranian FM: Tehran still willing to negotiate with US

Jan. 25, 2020 7:55 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran is not ruling out negotiations with the United States even after an American drone strike that killed a top Iranian general, the country's foreign minister said in an interview released Saturday. Mohammed Javad Zarif told Germany's Der Spiegel magazine that he would...

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, arrives prior to a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Iran's top diplomat has cancelled his trip and will not be attending the Davos Forum, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Monday amid a crisis with Washington and disputes with Europe over Iran's nuclear steps. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran's foreign minister cancels attendance at Davos summit

Jan. 20, 2020 9:33 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top diplomat has cancelled his trip and will not be attending the Davos Forum, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Monday amid a crisis with Washington and disputes with Europe over Iran's nuclear steps. The summit in the Swiss resort also comes after Iran earlier this month shot...