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Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran has been lifted

Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran has been lifted

Iran said a longstanding UN embargo on arms sales to and from the Islamic republic expired Sunday in line with a 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers from which Washington has withdrawn.

Face masks made compulsory in public in Tehran as Covid toll rises

Face masks made compulsory in public in Tehran as Covid toll rises

Mask wearing has become mandatory in public in the Iranian capital and violators will be fined, President Hassan Rouhani announced on Saturday as the country battles a third wave of coronavirus infections.

Fines and business closures among new Iran Covid-19 restrictions

Fines and business closures among new Iran Covid-19 restrictions

Concealing one’s Covid-19 infection should carry the severest penalty, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday in announcing new measures to stem a rapid rise in cases.

4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Southwest Iran

4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Southwest Iran

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit Tuesday morning Charmahal and Bakhriari provinces southwest Iran.

Iran Guards unveil new naval ballistic missile

Iran Guards unveil new naval ballistic missile

Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Sunday unveiled a new naval ballistic missile with a potential range of over 700 kilometres (430 miles), local media reported, following months of tensions with arch-enemy the United States.

Rouhani condemns US for 'crimes' against Iran

Rouhani condemns US for 'crimes' against Iran

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said people should blame Washington for the "crimes and pressure" facing the country, as waves of US sanctions impact the struggling economy.

US announces 'UN' sanctions on Iran, Venezuela's Maduro

US announces 'UN' sanctions on Iran, Venezuela's Maduro

The United States said Monday it was imposing sanctions on Iran's defense ministry and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro under a contested UN authority and demanded that Europe follow suit.

Iran says US faces 'maximum isolation' as world powers dismiss sanctions

Iran says US faces 'maximum isolation' as world powers dismiss sanctions

Iran said Sunday the United States is facing "maximum isolation" after major powers dismissed a unilateral US declaration that UN sanctions on Tehran were back in force.

Al-Murakhi bids farewell to Iran and Greece ambassadors

Al-Murakhi bids farewell to Iran and Greece ambassadors

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi met separately with the outgoing ambassadors of Iran and Greece to Qatar - Mohamed Ali Subhani and Constantinos Orphanides ...

UN rejects US resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

UN rejects US resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

The US resolution to extend the arms embargo on Iran failed to get the required number of votes during a UN Security Council session on Friday, as the majority of the members abstained.

Iran's Khamanei says sanctions failed, no talks with Trump

Iran's Khamanei says sanctions failed, no talks with Trump

Iran will not open talks with the United States that will only benefit Donald Trump, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Friday, insisting the US president's sanctions policy had failed.

Rare daytime rocket attack hits Baghdad as Iran FM visits

Rare daytime rocket attack hits Baghdad as Iran FM visits

A rare daytime rocket attack hit Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday, security sources said, as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met top Iraqi officials.