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Iran's president says 'talks are useless' in dealing with US

Aug. 22, 2019 3:22 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president struck a muscular tone on dealings with the U.S., saying Thursday that "talks are useless" as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers crumbles further. President Hassan Rouhani made the comment in a speech in Tehran during the unveiling of the Bavar-373, a long-range...

Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency

Aug. 21, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic's sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. By sending the bill to lawmakers, President Hassan Rouhani's government...

Indian business ties underpin muted Arab response to Kashmir

Aug. 15, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf Arab countries have remained mostly silent as India's government moved to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its limited autonomy, imposing a sweeping military curfew in the disputed Muslim-majority region and cutting off residents from all communication and the...

Trump heads for golf club holiday with summer storms looming

Aug. 9, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now is the summer (vacation) of the president's discontent. As Donald Trump prepares to leave on Friday for his annual August holiday at his lush New Jersey golf club, he's confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his reelection bid. With his poll...

Trump heads for golf club holiday - but summer storms loom

Aug. 8, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now is the summer (vacation) of the president's discontent. As Donald Trump prepares to leave Friday for his annual August holiday at his lush New Jersey golf club, he's confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his upcoming re-election bid. With his...

Iran president: If US wants talks, it must lift sanctions

Aug. 6, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president reiterated Tuesday that if Washington wants to open negotiations with Tehran, it must lift all sanctions against his country "before everything else." Iranian state TV said President Hassan Rouhani made the comments during a meeting with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad...

Iran president: US sanctions on foreign minister 'childish'

Aug. 1, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president lambasted new U.S. sanctions by the Trump administration targeting the country's foreign minister, describing the move Thursday as "childish" and a barrier to diplomacy. Hassan Rouhani's remarks came after the Trump administration announced Wednesday that it had imposed...

Today in History

Jul. 30, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2019. There are 154 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 30, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure making "In God We Trust" the national motto, replacing "E Pluribus Unum" (Out of many, one). On this date: In...

The Latest: Iran's Rouhani seeks closer UK ties with Johnson

Jul. 28, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and over the 2015 Iran nuclear accord (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has penned an open letter to Britain's new prime minister, saying he hopes the countries' diplomatic ties will be stronger under Boris Johnson's...

Diplomats recommit to saving Iran deal, oppose US sanctions

Jul. 28, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats from Iran and five world powers recommitted Sunday to salvaging a major nuclear deal amid mounting tensions between the West and Tehran since the U.S. withdrew from the accord and reimposed sanctions. Representatives of Iran, Germany, France, Britain, China, Russia and the European...