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Iran offers warning after mysterious tanker attack

Oct. 13, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president warned Sunday it would be "a big mistake" to think his country won't respond to threats after a mysterious attack on one of its oil tankers. Hassan Rouhani's remarks came as Pakistan's prime minister was visiting Iran in an effort to ease tensions between Tehran and...

Pakistan's PM leaves for Iran, Saudi Arabia to ease tensions

Oct. 13, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister is headed to the Iranian capital as part of his country's ongoing efforts to ease tensions between archrivals Iran and Saudi Arabia. A foreign ministry statement says Imran Khan's trip Sunday to Tehran will focus on "peace and security in the region." Khan will...

Iran women attend FIFA soccer game for first time in decades

Oct. 10, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — They had to sit well apart from the men, and the stadium was practically empty, but thousands of Iranian women in merry jester hats and face paint blew horns and cheered Thursday at the first FIFA soccer match they were allowed to freely attend in decades. In what many considered a...

Iran supports European plan to bolster nuclear deal

Oct. 2, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran supports a plan by European countries to bolster a nuclear deal that Tehran reached with the West in 2015 and from which the United States withdrew last year. Rouhani said the plan included preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons,...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia urges pressure on Iran

Sep. 27, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has railed against what he called the "dangerous phenomenon" of migration in a speech that reflected the country's nationalist policies....

Analysis: After UN visit, Iran faces diminishing choices

Sep. 26, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran has long prided itself on its forceful defiance of the United States and Israel, a resistance that has defined the Shiite-led Islamic Republic for the 40 years since its revolution. But the limits of Iran's ability to go it alone were on display at the United Nations this week as...

Iran's supreme leader says Europe should not be trusted

Sep. 26, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says Europeans should not be trusted, based on their inability to save the 2015 nuclear deal that the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from last year. Since then, U.S. sanctions have kept Iran from selling its oil abroad and have crippled its economy. Ayatollah Ali...

Isolated and restricted, Iran uses UN gathering for outreach

Sep. 24, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's delegates to the United Nations are confined to a roughly six-block radius of Manhattan, but that hasn't limited their reach as they mount a diplomatic blitz at the U.N. General Assembly this week. President Hassan Rouhani has used his time in New York to meet with the leaders of the...

Iran leader: No meeting with US as long as sanctions remain

Sep. 24, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's president said Tuesday he'd consider meeting "at any level" to explore what the Trump administration seeks in a nuclear deal — but not until sanctions against his country are lifted. On the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, Hassan Rouhani reiterated that he would not...

At UN General Assembly, Iran and US historically at odds

Sep. 22, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

Iran has often commanded center stage at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders, turning the organization's headquarters into an arena for arguments over the Persian Gulf's daily complexities and hostilities. As Tehran's leadership prepares to address the U.N. General Assembly this week, there are fears that...