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Iran warns of firm response if Israel acts against its oil shipments

Iran warns of firm response if Israel acts against its oil shipments

Iran will respond firmly to any Israeli naval action against its oil shipments, Iran's defence minister said on Wednesday, in comments that came a week after Israel's prime minister said its navy could act against Iranian oil "smuggling" to enforce US sanctions.

Iran's Rouhani arrives in Iraq on first official visit

Iran's Rouhani arrives in Iraq on first official visit

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Iraq on Monday for his first official visit, state television said, as Baghdad is under pressure from Washington to limit ties with its neighbour.

Iran hopes trade channel skirting US sanctions will work within weeks

Iran hopes trade channel skirting US sanctions will work within weeks

Iran hopes a new trade channel with Europe aimed at cushioning the blow of reimposed US sanctions will be working within weeks, its deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Rouhani rejects resignation of Iran foreign minister Zarif

Rouhani rejects resignation of Iran foreign minister Zarif

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected on Wednesday the resignation of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, standing by a moderate ally long targeted by hardliners in internal factional struggles over a 2015 nuclear deal with the West.

Iran buys Indian sugar for first time in five years to overcome US sanctions

Iran buys Indian sugar for first time in five years to overcome US sanctions

Indian traders will export raw sugar to Iran for March and April delivery, five trade sources said, the first Indian sugar sales to Tehran in at least five years as Iran struggles to secure food supplies under sanctions imposed by the United States.

Iranian foreign minister Zarif tenders resignation on Instagram

Iranian foreign minister Zarif tenders resignation on Instagram

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was the lead negotiator in the 2015 nuclear deal has abruptly tendered his resignation on Instagram, although there was no sign President Hassan Rouhani had yet accepted his decision.

Iran's FM Javad Zarif resigns

Iran's FM Javad Zarif resigns

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Javad Zarif stepped down on Monday, announcing his resignation on Instagram.

Iran says successfully fires missile from submarine in Gulf war games

Iran says successfully fires missile from submarine in Gulf war games

Iran successfully tested a cruise missile on Sunday during naval exercises near the Strait of Hormuz, Iran's state media reported, at a time of heightened tensions with the United States.

Iran says it has various options to neutralise "illegal" US sanctions

Iran says it has various options to neutralise "illegal" US sanctions

Iran said on Saturday it had many options to neutralise the reimposition of US sanctions on its oil exports, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, adding that Tehran's clerical rulers had no plans to hold talks with Washington.

Iran still holding up its end of nuclear deal, IAEA report shows

Iran still holding up its end of nuclear deal, IAEA report shows

Iran has remained within the key limits on its nuclear activities imposed by its 2015 deal with major powers despite growing pressure from newly reimposed US sanctions, a report by the UN nuclear watchdog indicated on Friday.

Iran arrests 3 'terrorists' for suicide bomb attack

Iran arrests 3 'terrorists' for suicide bomb attack

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Monday it has arrested three ‘terrorists’ involved in last week's deadly suicide bomb attack on security forces in southeastern Iran.

Iran presents new Fateh submarine armed with cruise missile

Iran presents new Fateh submarine armed with cruise missile

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated a new domestically-built submarine armed with cruise missiles at a time of rising tensions with its arch-enemy the United States.