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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....

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 summons French ambassador over colleague's tweet

Apr. 14, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reports the foreign ministry has summoned France's ambassador to Tehran over remarks made on Twitter by his colleague in Washington. Ambassador Philippe Thiebaud was being asked Sunday to explain why the French ambassador to the U.S., Gerard Araud,...

Iranians rally against US move against paramilitary force

Apr. 12, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Burning American and Israeli flags, Iranians rallied after Friday prayers against the U.S.'s decision to designate the country's powerful Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization. Thousands of worshippers came out of the mosques chanting traditional anti-U.S. slogans at...

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...

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 carrier begins direct flights to Venezuela

Apr. 8, 2019 3:51 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's second largest airline has begun direct flights to Venezuela, as the two countries cultivate closer ties in the face of U.S. sanctions. Iran's official IRNA news agency says Mahan airline's first flight to Venezuela left Tehran on Monday carrying a Foreign Ministry delegation....

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...

Iranian media report veteran actor Mashayekhi dead at 84

Apr. 2, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media are reporting that veteran film and theater actor Jamshid Mashayekhi has died at age 84. A Tuesday report by the semi-official ISNA news agency says Mashayekhi died in a hospital in Tehran after a lengthy illness. He had been occasionally hospitalized in recent years....