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China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear deal

Feb. 19, 2019 7:31 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Iranian foreign minister's passionate defense of his country's interests at the Munich Security Conference has made him "a famous person" in China, his Chinese counterpart told him Tuesday, as the sides met amid efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. Foreign Minister...

Iranian president: US sanctions are 'economic war' on Iran

Feb. 18, 2019 6:28 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Monday described U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran as an economic war being waged on his country and stressed that "economic war is more difficult than military war." Hassan Rouhani spoke as he inaugurated the third and final phase of the sprawling Persian Gulf Star...

Iran pressures Europe to do more to save the nuclear deal

Feb. 17, 2019 8:33 AM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Europeans need to do more than talk if they want to preserve a deal meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister said Sunday, slamming Washington as the "biggest source of destabilization" in the Middle...

The Latest: Russian envoy lashes out a UK defense minister

Feb. 16, 2019 1:33 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 7 p.m. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has fired back at British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson, calling him the "minister of war." Lavrov's comments Saturday came the day after Williamson...

Europeans fire back at criticism from US over Iran

Feb. 15, 2019 2:38 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Friday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist trade measures as creating a "lose-lose" situation and defended Europe's attempts to keep a nuclear deal with Iran alive after the unilateral American withdrawal. Heiko Maas fired back after harsh...

North Korea exploring sanctions-proof energy technologies

Feb. 14, 2019 7:48 PM EST

NAMPO, North Korea (AP) — Power-strapped North Korea is exploring two ambitious alternative energy sources — tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels — that could greatly improve living standards and reduce its reliance on oil imports and vulnerability to sanctions. Finding a lasting energy...

Pence urges Europe to quit Iran deal, stop busting sanctions

Feb. 14, 2019 2:02 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Trump administration lashed out at some of America's closest traditional allies Thursday, accusing Britain, France and Germany of trying to bust U.S. sanctions against Iran and calling on European nations to join the United States in withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear deal. In...

The Latest: Russia says no 'value added' in Mideast meeting

Feb. 14, 2019 1:51 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the Middle East meeting taking place in Warsaw (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Russian U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia says Moscow didn't participate in the Middle East security meeting in Warsaw co-hosted by Poland and the United States "because we don't see a value added...

US Vice President Pence calls for Europe to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal, urges allies to back US sanctions

Feb. 14, 2019 7:11 AM EST
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — US Vice President Pence calls for Europe to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal, urges allies to back US sanctions.

Iranians mark anniversary of victory day in 1979 revolution

Feb. 11, 2019 1:42 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Waving Iranian flags, chanting "Death to America" and burning U.S. and Israeli flags, hundreds of thousands of people poured out onto the streets across Iran on Monday, marking the date that's considered victory day in the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution. On Feb. 11 that year, Iran's...