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Ship expands Iran Revolutionary Guard's reach to new waters

May. 27, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard is building a massive new support ship near the strategic Strait of Hormuz as it tries to expand its naval presence in waters vital to international energy supplies and beyond, satellite photos obtained by The Associated...

Qatari emir in Iran offers support for reviving nuclear deal

May. 12, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Qatar’s emir met with Iranian leaders on Thursday, offering support for efforts to revive the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, even as talks on the tattered accord remain deadlocked. Despite its small size, the tiny Gulf Arab sheikdom plays a...

Syria President Assad visits Iran for meetings in rare trip

May. 08, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad met with Iranian leaders in Tehran on Sunday, Iranian and Syrian media reported, marking his second trip to major wartime ally Iran since Syria’s civil war erupted in 2011. Nour News, a website close to Iran’s Supreme National...

Iran marks Jerusalem Day after 2-year pandemic suspension

Apr. 29, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Thousands of Iranians marched in the capital of Tehran on Friday to mark “Quds Day," or Jerusalem Day, a traditional show of support for the Palestinians. It was the first time such marches were held since before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Iran...

In Iran, Russia's war on Ukraine is a political flash point

Apr. 19, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — During its 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran embraced the protest cry of “neither East nor West,” rejecting both the U.S. and the Soviet Union, then locked in the Cold War. The phrase to this day hangs over the doors of Iran’s Foreign Ministry. Russia’s war...

Iran confirms centrifuge workshop moved to underground site

Apr. 17, 2022 03:18 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has confirmed it relocated a centrifuge facility to its underground Natanz nuclear site, state media reported, days after the U.N. atomic watchdog said it installed surveillance cameras to monitor the new workshop at Tehran's request. The late Saturday...

Iran supreme leader optimistic though nuclear talks stalled

Apr. 12, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday insisted negotiations over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal “are going ahead properly,” even after repeated comments by American officials that an agreement to restore the accord may not happen. The comments by Ayatollah Ali...

Report: Iran blocked women from attending soccer match

Mar. 29, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran blocked women from attending the country’s last 2022 World Cup soccer qualifying match Tuesday, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported. ISNA said 12,500 tickets were sold online, of which 2,000 had been reserved for women. Iran defeated Lebanon 2-0...

EU envoy in Tehran amid hopes to restore nuclear agreement

Mar. 27, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A leading European Union diplomat held talks in Tehran on Sunday, Iran's state-run media reported, amid hopes that an agreement to restore Iran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers could be completed. The meetings between the EU’s envoy, Enrique Mora,...

Iran diplomat suggests flexibility to restore nuclear deal

Mar. 26, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top diplomat said Saturday that the country's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard accepted the idea of continuing to be sanctioned by the U.S. if it meant the restoration of Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein...