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

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

Iran navy exercise 'a message' to US, commander says

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Iran navy exercise 'a message' to US, commander says

President Hassan Rouhani has warned Iran would close off the Strait of Hormuz if barred from exporting its own oil.

Iran seeks 'expanded ties' with North Korea amid turmoil

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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 ...

While Iran braces for sanctions, what comes next?

Derek Davison

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, ...

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

<em>Rouhani</em> to address Iranians on eve of sanctions

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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.

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Iran relaxing currency exchange rules ahead of US sanctions

Iran is relaxing foreign currency exchange rules ahead of new US sanctions, in an attempt to save the rial from collapse.

Iran forex chief arrested in build-up to sanctions return

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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 ...

Protester shot dead in Iran ahead of US sanctions

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Protester shot dead in Iran ahead of US sanctions

There have been several demonstrations in Iranian cities in recent days over economic conditions and public buildings have been damaged.

Iran protesters attack religious school as sanctions loom

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Iran protesters attack religious school as sanctions loom

Protesters near Iran's capital have attacked a religious school as tensions simmer ahead of the reimposition of US sanctions on Tuesday.

Iran 'preparing to stage massive military exercise' in Gulf

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Iran 'preparing to stage massive military exercise' in Gulf

The US military said it has seen increased in activity in the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic oil shipment lane that Iran has threatened to block.

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Iran’s parliament to question president over economic woes

Iran’s parliament announced on Wednesday it would hold a special session to question President Hassan Rouhani about the plummeting currency and struggling economy.

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Trump: Willing to meet with Iran leaders 'any time'

Following tensions between Washington and Tehran, Trump said he would be happy to meet with Iran's leaders "any time they want."

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Turkey planning summit with France, Germany, Russia

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is seeking to hold a summit in Istanbul with France, Germany and Russia on 7 September to discuss ...

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Iran approves release of protest leaders Mousavi and Karroubi

Iran's top security body has approved the release of opposition figures Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for seven ...

Iranian General Soleimani tells Trump Tehran 'ready' for war

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Iranian General Soleimani tells Trump Tehran 'ready' for war

Responding to Trump's all-caps Twitter threat, Qassem Soleimani warned that should Washington start a war, Iran would be the one to end it.

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Trump's 'empty threats' not worthy of response, says Rouhani

Trump's all-caps Twitter threat to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has been met with a muted response from Tehran.

Iran sacks central bank chief, as rial's slide continues

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Iran sacks central bank chief, as rial's slide continues

The outgoing central bank chief Valiollah Seif is widely viewed as mishandling a currency crisis that has seen the rial's value plunge by more ...

Trump is manufacturing a crisis with Iran

CJ Werleman

Trump is manufacturing a crisis with Iran

Comment: Trump will invoke fears of a catastrophic US-Iran war, then hold a summit with his choice of Iranian leaders, bragging about how he ...

Iran warns it will retaliate against US oil measures

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Iran warns it will retaliate against US oil measures

Iran says it will respond with equal countermeasures if the United States tries to block its oil exports.

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