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The chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has criticised Iranian activists who signed an open letter last week asking Iran's leaders to take part in direct talks with Washington.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Austria and Switzerland next month as part of a campaign by Tehran to secure continued European backing for the 2015 nuclear accord.

Iran's reformists demand negotiations with Trump

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Iran's reformists demand negotiations with Trump

A number of prominent Iranian reformist penned a letter to Tehran officials urging them to restart talks with the US

Nuclear diplomacy with North Korea and Iran

Paul R. Pillar

Nuclear diplomacy with North Korea and Iran

Comment: Compared to Obama's Iran deal, Trump's nuclear 'diplomacy' with North Korea looks weak and disappointing, writes Paul R. Pillar.

Iran's renowned rights lawyer Sotoudeh arrested: husband

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Iran's renowned rights lawyer Sotoudeh arrested: husband

Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of the few outspoken advocates for human rights in Iran, recently represented several women arrested for protesting ...

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Iran says cannot remain in nuclear deal without benefits

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will not be able to remain in the 2015 nuclear accord unless it benefits from the agreement's provisions.

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China's Xi backs 'earnest implementing' of Iran nuclear deal

Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for the Iran nuclear deal to be "earnestly" implemented as he met the country's president following the US ...

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Spurned by US, Iran angrily watches Trump-North Korea talks

For Iran, the so-called 'Axis of Evil' has boiled down to a party of one, as US President Donald Trump prepares for direct talks with North ...

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Iran looks to India, China, Russia after US pullout

Iran will be strengthening its ties with India, China and Russia, following Trump's decision to pull out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and ...

China to host Iran's president, discuss nuclear deal

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China to host Iran's president, discuss nuclear deal

Iran's president will attend a Shanghai summit next month along with his Russian and Chinese counterparts, with discussions about the nuclear ...

Emile Nakhleh

Trump is throwing the Middle East under the bus

Comment: Killing the Iran deal and moving the embassy to Jerusalem will only bring more instability and misery to the people of the region, ...

Shots fired! Iran's top five fiercest Trump put-downs

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Shots fired! Iran's top five fiercest Trump put-downs

As a war of words between Iran and the US intensifies, we count down the five cattiest - and sometimes creative - comebacks by Tehran.

US risks further destabilising Middle East warns France

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US risks further destabilising Middle East warns France

US threats against Iran will only encourage hardliners, warns French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Iran lawmakers demand <em>Rouhani</em> cut ties with UAE

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Iran lawmakers demand Rouhani cut ties with UAE

A group of Iranian lawmakers have called on the country's leader to review relations with the UAE.

Iran: 'World no longer accepts US deciding for them'

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Iran: 'World no longer accepts US deciding for them'

The President of Iran said that the US should no longer make decisions on behalf of other countries.

Stasa Salacanin

Can Europe defend Iran?

Analysis: Does the EU have enough diplomatic skills and economic potentials to keep the Iran deal alive and how will it respond to the US re-imposed sanctions, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Khamenei trolls Trump with Fire and Fury Instagram snap

Iran's Supreme Leader made a subtle dig at Trump's credibility in the week the US withdrew from the nuclear deal.

Sam Hamad

Could a defunct Iran deal be good for Syrians?

Comment: Syrians might hope Trump's withdrawal from the deal works in their favour, but the international consensus has already sacrificed them ...

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Iran media divided on Trump withdrawal from nuclear deal

Iran's press was divided over whether Tehran should be patient or withdraw itself from the 2015 nuclear agreement, after Trump announced the US ...

So Trump violated the Iran deal, now what?

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

So Trump violated the Iran deal, now what?

Comment: Israel and Saudi Arabia are the only winners in a situation that leaves the US significantly weakened, write Behnam Gharagozli, Jon ...

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UN nuclear watchdog confirms Iran keeping to deal commitments

The UN nuclear watchdog confirmed that Iran is implementing 'nuclear-related commitments' under its deal with world powers, a day after US ...

Khamenei: Tehran 'may quit Iran nuclear deal'

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Khamenei: Tehran 'may quit Iran nuclear deal'

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Iran is willing to quit the nuclear deal if European signatories do not ...

How world leaders reacted to Trump's Iran decision

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How world leaders reacted to Trump's Iran decision

World leaders have responded to Trump's announcement that the US would pull-out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. This is what they have to ...

Europe fights to save Iran deal after US pull-out

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Europe fights to save Iran deal after US pull-out

Foreign ministers from France, the UK and Germany are expected to meet with Iranian representatives next Monday 'to consider the entire ...

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