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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new high-level team to focus US and international efforts to increase diplomatic and economic pressure on Iran.

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Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei rebuffs Trump's offer of talks

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Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei rebuffs Trump's offer of talks

Iran's leader has rejected an offer from US President Donald Trump to restart negotiations on the Islamic Republic's nuclear programme.

<em>Iran</em> unveils next generation missile, boasting deterrent capabilities

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Iran unveils next generation missile, boasting deterrent capabilities

The country's missile programme is a major bone of contention with the US, but Iran sees it as vital to its security and defence.

Iraq's Abadi cancels trip to <em>Iran</em> following Tehran anger

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Iraq's Abadi cancels trip to Iran following Tehran anger

Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has cancelled a trip to Iran next week, after Tehran was reportedly angered by the premier's stance ...

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Mass arrests in Iran, as Khamenei blesses 'corruption clampdown'

A corruption clampdown has been launched in Iran, with 67 officials detained by officials.

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Chinese company could take over France's Iran gas project

US sanctions targeting Iran could force France's Total to cede a giant gas project to China.

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Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Comment: Pakistan's new prime minister Imran Khan hopes to avoid taking sides in the divisive politics of the Gulf region, but that's no easy ...

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Iran seeks 'expanded ties' with North Korea amid turmoil

Rouhani held talks with North Korea over widening cooperation in the face of renewed US sanctions, while the president suffered a setback after ...

Iran's Zarif says 'no one trusts America' anymore

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Iran's Zarif says 'no one trusts America' anymore

Zarif was speaking a day after Washington reimposed a first tranche of harsh sanctions following its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear ...

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While Iran braces for sanctions, what comes next?

Comment: Should sanctions cause Iran's leadership to collapse, a military dictatorship controlled by former elements of the IRGC could emerge, ...

Iraq says it will reluctantly abide by <em>Iran</em> sanctions

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Iraq says it will reluctantly abide by Iran sanctions

Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has condemned new US sanctions on Iran, but says Baghdad will abide by the embargo.

Trump's unilateral sanctions against <em>Iran</em> take effect

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Trump's unilateral sanctions against Iran take effect

The US president announced in May Washington's 180-day wind-down period for businesses to halt their activities in Iran.

Countries trading with <em>Iran</em> will lose US business: Trump

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Countries trading with Iran will lose US business: Trump

US President Donald Trump warned countries doing business with Iran will lose out on trade with the United States.

Encouraging trade with <em>Iran</em> is 'crucial' says EU

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Encouraging trade with Iran is 'crucial' says EU

The EU expressed the importance of continuing trade with Iran as Washington re-imposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

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Iran's Rouhani says negotiations with sanctions 'makes no sense'

Iran rejected US calls for negotiations while the country imposes crippling sanctions.

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Trump open to new Iran deal, as sanctions loom

Donald Trump has said he is open to a new nuclear deal with Iran, but sanctions on Tehran will resume.

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Iran builds up police presence ahead of US sanctions

The first phase of Washington's sanctions targeting Iran will be implemented this week, targeting the country's access to US banknotes.

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Rouhani to address Iranians on eve of sanctions

The Iranian president will address foreign policy and the economy as well as respond to US President Donald Trump.

'Behave like a normal country,' Pompeo tells <em>Iran</em>

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'Behave like a normal country,' Pompeo tells Iran

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the remarks ahead of Washington reimposing sanctions on Iran on Tuesday.

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Iran forex chief arrested in build-up to sanctions return

Ahmad Araghchi, who was a vice-governor at the bank in charge of forex, was arrested as Iranians brace for the reimposition of US sanctions on ...

US will 'enforce the sanctions' against <em>Iran</em>

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US will 'enforce the sanctions' against Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States would "enforce the sanctions" it is reimposing against Iran.

Saudi Arabia 'stockpiling oil' ahead of <em>Iran</em> sanctions

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Saudi Arabia 'stockpiling oil' ahead of Iran sanctions

New US sanctions on Iran are set to kick-in this month, with Saudi Arabia appearing to stockpile oil ahead of expected shortages.

Germany imposes stricter transfer rules as <em>Iran</em> seeks cash

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Germany imposes stricter transfer rules as Iran seeks cash

Germany's central bank is set to impose tighter rules on bank transfers as Iran attempts to repatriate hundreds of millions of euros ...

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