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Iran's parliament labels US troops in Mideast as terrorist

Apr. 16, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill labeling U.S. forces in the Middle East as terrorist, a day after the U.S. terrorism designation for Iran's Revolutionary Guard formally took effect, state TV reported. Defense Minister Gen. Amir Hatami introduced the bill...

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...

Iran reveals FM wanted to resign over Assad visit to Tehran

Mar. 5, 2019 4:30 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says its foreign minister wanted to resign last month after being kept in the dark about a surprise visit by Syrian President Bashar Assad to Tehran. President Hassan Rouhani ultimately rejected Mohammad Javad Zarif's resignation, throwing his full support behind the diplomat who...

Iran's president rejects resignation of his foreign minister

Feb. 27, 2019 5:13 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president rejected the resignation of his foreign minister on Wednesday, throwing his full support behind the diplomat who negotiated the country's nuclear deal with world powers as both men face growing pressure from hard-liners as the accord unravels under American pressure....

Iran's foreign minister hopes resignation empowers diplomats

Feb. 26, 2019 10:25 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Tuesday he hoped his sudden resignation would reinforce the position of his fellow diplomats, hinting that a dispute with the security apparatus and hard-liners led to a "deadly poison for foreign policy." Mohammed Javad Zarif's move sent shockwaves through...

AP Explains: Iran's FM quits as atomic deal unravels

Feb. 26, 2019 5:16 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The nuclear deal with world powers once buoyed the political fortunes of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and his trusted Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Now it threatens to sink them. Facing growing political and economic pressure after President Donald Trump's...