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Iran slams US for barring Zarif from New York hospital visit

Sep. 28, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran slammed the United States on Saturday for what it called an "inhumane" decision to bar its foreign minister, who was attending the U.N. summit meetings in New York, from visiting a hospitalized Iranian diplomat in the city. U.S. authorities were not allowing Iranian Foreign...

Iran releases seized UK-flagged tanker

Sep. 27, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday released a British-flagged oil tanker it had seized in July, while the country's president, returning from an annual United Nations meeting, said he had been told the United States had offered to lift sanctions if Tehran returned to the negotiating table over its nuclear...

The Latest: Iran says US sanctions 'more unstable than ever'

Sep. 27, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The chief executive of the Swedish shipping firm that owns a British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July and released Friday says embassy representatives from India, Russia, Latvia and the Philippines visited...

Swedish owner of oil tanker held by Iran: ship has not moved

Sep. 24, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of the Swedish shipping firm that owns the British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July said Tuesday the Stena Impero was still in Iranian waters, a day after Iran said the vessel was free to move. Erik Hanell, CEO of Stena Bulk, told The Associated Press that "we...

The Latest: European powers push for new talks with Iran

Sep. 24, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 12:49 a.m. The leaders of France, Britain and Germany are urging Iran to enter talks about a new arrangement to bolster the fraying nuclear deal Tehran struck with the West in 2015 — though they said they still...

UK, France Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

Sep. 23, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain, France and Germany joined the United States on Monday in blaming Iran for attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, but the Iranian foreign minister pointed to claims of responsibility by Yemeni rebels and said: "If Iran were behind this attack, nothing would have been...

The Latest: UN nuclear inspectors on the ground in Iran

Sep. 7, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf region between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:00 p.m. The United Nations' nuclear watchdog says it has inspectors on the ground in Iran who will be able to look into reports that Tehran began injecting uranium gas into...

Iran uses advanced centrifuges, threatens higher enrichment

Sep. 7, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday said it now uses arrays of advanced centrifuges prohibited by its 2015 nuclear deal and can enrich uranium "much more beyond" current levels to weapons-grade material, taking a third step away from the accord while warning Europe has little time to offer it new terms....

Iran oil tanker pursued by US turns off tracker near Syria

Sep. 3, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker blacklisted and pursued by the U.S. turned off its tracking beacon off the coast of Syria, leading to renewed speculation Tuesday that its oil will end up there, despite earlier assurances it wouldn't. The disappearance of the Adrian Darya 1,...

Destination remains obscure for Iran oil tanker sought by US

Aug. 31, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. on Friday again listed its destination as Turkey but the Turkish foreign minister added to the confusion by saying the vessel is headed to Lebanon — statements that were promptly denied in Beirut as America's top diplomat...