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A former Drug Enforcement Administration agent has said Barack Obama squandered a 'golden opportunity' to dismantle Hizballah in order the see the landmark nuclear deal with Iran succeed.

Netanyahu made the remarks during his India visit, adding they were based on a 'solid assessment' and that the move was one of several unprecedented US policy changes toward Israel.

Former Iranian president: Authorities must listen to popular demands

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Former Iranian president: Authorities must listen to popular demands

The Iranian authorities must listen to popular demands warned Khatami after economic protests rocked the country.

Iran rejects Trump's demand for changes to <em>nuclear</em> <em>deal</em>

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Iran rejects Trump's demand for changes to nuclear deal

Iran said it rejects any changes to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the accord ...

Trump waives Iran <em>nuclear</em> sanctions 'for the last time' Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions 'for the last time'

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Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions 'for the last time'

Despite threatening to leave the nuclear deal many times, President Donald Trump has decided to extend sanctions relief for ...

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Trump 'set to extend Iran sanctions relief'

US officials say President Donald Trump has decided to extend sanctions relief for Iran after meeting with his security team.

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France tries to calm Trump's Iran nuclear frenzy

French President Emmanuel Macron insisted the importance of the Iranian nuclear deal to Trump in a phone call, saying it is ...

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Trump rants against immigration from 'sh*thole' countries

Sources reveal that US President Donald Trump spoke disparagingly of Haiti and African states in an Oval Office meeting on immigration.

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Trump 'set to extend Iran sanctions relief'

US officials say President Donald Trump has decided to extend sanctions relief for Iran after meeting with his security team.

Boris Johnson to flag case of imprisoned British-Iranian mother

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Boris Johnson to flag case of imprisoned British-Iranian mother

As the EU meets to discuss the Iranian nuclear deal, Boris Johnson hoped to flag up the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in ...

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Is Pakistan's loss America's gain?

Comment: Pakistan's military has been ready for the US refusal to sell arms or provide assistance for about a decade, writes Naveed Ahmad.

US launches task force to investigate Hizballah 'drug terrorism'

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US launches task force to investigate Hizballah 'drug terrorism'

A special US task force has been created, comprised of specialists on money-laundering, drug trafficking, terrorism and organised crime, and ...

Trump expected to 'extend sanctions relief to Iran'

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Trump expected to 'extend sanctions relief to Iran'

Trump is likely to pair his decision by imposing new sanctions on Iranian businesses and individuals, some of which could affect firms sanctions ...

Europe, Iran to discuss <em>nuclear</em> <em>deal</em>

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Europe, Iran to discuss nuclear deal

Javid Zarif will attend talks with three European parties as tensions between Iran and the US continue.

Iran: World 'must prepare' for US <em>nuclear</em> <em>deal</em> withdrawal

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Iran: World 'must prepare' for US nuclear deal withdrawal

Trump unveiled an aggressive new strategy towards Iran when he announced he would not re-certify the landmark 2015 nuclear accord in ...

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Wasn't us: CIA chief denies role in Iran unrest

The head of the CIA on Sunday denied the US spy agency played a role in recent anti-government protests in Iran but predicted the violent unrest 'is not behind us'.

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EU to invite Iran FM for talks over protests

Germany has invited Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for talks on recent protests in Iran, which left at least 21 people dead after a fierce ...

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Iran parliament holds special meeting on deadly protests

As Iran sees more pro-regime rallies, the Iranian parliament held a closed-door meeting to discuss the deadly protests that hit the country last ...

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Trump could freeze $2 billion of Pakistan aid

The move will include both US military assistance and Afghanistan coalition funding to Islamabad.

Iran foreign minister ridicules Trump 'blunder' at UN

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Iran foreign minister ridicules Trump 'blunder' at UN

Mohammed Zarif ridiculed US President Donald Trump via Twitter on Saturday, after the foreign policy "blunder" of raising the recent Iran ...

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US, Russia clash over Iran at UN Security Council

Countries were divided in the UN Security meeting over Iran, as the US warned that the Iranian protests could escalate into a Syria scenario.

France seeks greater role for West in Syrian crisis

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France seeks greater role for West in Syrian crisis

Macron said the international community should not give ground to certain powers which think that just a few will be able to find a lasting ...

Pro-government rallies planned in Iran after Friday prayers

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Pro-government rallies planned in Iran after Friday prayers

Pro-government rallies are due to reach Tehran on Friday with authorities seeking to put the past week's unrest to bed.

Iran protests lack clear goals and leadership

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Iran protests lack clear goals and leadership

Comment: Unless protesters can form a rallying cry around a clear goal, their influence will be limited, writes Mitra Keyvan.

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