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Iran flies domestically made fighter jets to mark Army Day

Apr. 18, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran showcased its domestically made fighter jets by flying the aircraft over Tehran during a military parade Thursday marking National Army Day as the country grapples with U.S. sanctions and the Trump administration's recent terrorism designation of Iran's powerful paramilitary force....

Iran says US should suspend sanctions on account of floods

Apr. 17, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Hassan Rouhani says the U.S. should suspend sanctions against Iran because of the recent massive floods that have claimed dozens of lives. State TV quoted Rouhani's as saying on Wednesday that "if U.S officials were wise, they should have announced they would suspend the...

Syria, Iran say US is waging 'economic terrorism'

Apr. 16, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria and Iran said Tuesday the United States is waging "economic terrorism" against countries that have different opinions and should pursue its aims through diplomacy instead. Syrian state news agency SANA quoted President Bashar Assad as saying the Trump administration's decision...

Iran's top leader releases special funds for flood damages

Apr. 15, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Monday approved the use of special emergency funds to deal with damage from major flooding that has killed at least 76 people and injured more than 1,000 over the past several weeks. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave the government permission to use the National...

After IS war, Iraq seeks to reclaim status in Arab world

Apr. 15, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — After decades of conflict, Iraq is seeking to reclaim a leadership role and status in the Arab world with a centrist policy and a determination among the country's top leaders to maintain good relations with both Iran and the United States. A flurry of recent diplomatic activity and...

Iranian lawmakers convene with chants of 'Death to America'

Apr. 9, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers dressed in paramilitary uniforms chanted "Death to America" as they convened Tuesday for an open session of parliament after the White House designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard a foreign terrorist organization. President Hassan Rouhani declared that the force's...

US labels elite Iran force a foreign terrorist organization

Apr. 8, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented declaration against a foreign government that may prompt retaliation and make it harder for American diplomats and military officers to work with allies in the...

AP Explains: Long reach of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Apr. 8, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard, designated a "foreign terrorist organization" by the Trump administration on Monday, evolved from a paramilitary, domestic security force with origins in the 1979 Islamic Revolution to a transnational force that has come to the aid of Tehran's...

The Latest: Iran responds to US, labels CENTCOM terrorist

Apr. 8, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's stance on Iran (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Iran's Supreme National Security Council says it has designated the United States Central Command, also known as CENTCOM, and all its forces as terrorist and labeled the U.S. as a "supporter of...

Iran says it seeks peace and stability in Yemen, entire regi

Apr. 6, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country wants an end to the war in Yemen. Speaking after a meeting with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Saturday, Rouhani said: "The war in Yemen should finish soon and the solution to the Yemeni crisis should be a political...