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Hezbollah brings Iran fuel to Lebanon despite US sanctions

Sep. 16, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

AL-AIN, Lebanon (AP) — Dozens of trucks carrying Iranian diesel arrived in Lebanon on Thursday, the first in a series of deliveries organized by the militant Hezbollah. The powerful group operates independently from Lebanese authorities, which are struggling to deal with a crippling energy...

Iran's nuclear chief admits removal of damaged IAEA cameras

Sep. 15, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran acknowledged on Wednesday that it had removed several surveillance cameras installed by U.N. nuclear inspectors at a centrifuge assembly site that came under a mysterious attack earlier this year. The chief of the country's nuclear program,...

Iran resumes commercial flights to Afghanistan

Sep. 15, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran Wednesday resumed commercial flights to Afghanistan that had been halted after the Taliban assumed power, news agencies reported. The semiofficial Fars news agency reported that a charter return flight transported passengers from Tehran to...

Iran to allow new memory cards in UN's nuclear site cameras

Sep. 12, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran agreed Sunday to allow international inspectors to install new memory cards into surveillance cameras at its sensitive nuclear sites and to continue filming there, potentially averting a diplomatic showdown this week. The announcement by...

Iran says UN atomic agency head arriving in Tehran for talks

Sep. 11, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says that the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency is arriving in the country for talks with Iranian officials. Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran’s envoy to the IAEA, said in a tweet that Rafael Grossi is arriving Saturday, and will travel to...

State TV: Zimbabwean ambassador to Iran dies

Sep. 09, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Zimbabwe's ambassador to Iran has died, state TV reported on Thursday. The report did not give a cause of death for Christopher Mapanga, who began his mission to Tehran in 2018. Mapanga began his mission to Tehran in 2018. Earlier, he had been...

US, Germany press for Iran to return soon to nuclear talks

Sep. 08, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — The U.S. and Germany on Wednesday stepped up pressure on Iran to return soon to talks on its nuclear program, with Germany's foreign minister saying that a delay of two or three months floated by Tehran is too long. The remaining...

UN nuke watchdog: Iran pressing on with uranium enrichment

Sep. 07, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has continued to increase its stockpile of highly enriched uranium that could be used to make nuclear weapons in contravention of a 2015 accord with world powers that was meant to contain Tehran's nuclear program, the U.N. atomic watchdog said Tuesday. ...

Tehran gets new hard-line mayor after ministry approval

Sep. 02, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV is reporting that the country’s Interior Ministry has approved a new hard-line mayor for the capital, Tehran, after a city council election. Alireza Zakani, 55 heads a parliamentary research center, and he was one of the seven...

Iran and Syria vow to confront U.S. sanctions

Aug. 29, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Iran and Syria vowed on Sunday to take “mighty steps” to confront U.S. sanctions imposed on the two regional allies, saying their relations will strengthen under Iran’s new leadership. The announcement was made by Iran’s new Foreign...