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Iran said on Saturday it launched a recently unveiled medium-range missile, despite continued threats from US President Donald Trump that Washington might tear up a nuclear agreement with Tehran.

The first European lender to sign a credit deal with Tehran since sanctions were eased following a 2015 nuclear pact was announced on Thursday.

Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

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Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

President Hassan Rouhani vowed that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities on Friday, despite criticism from the United States and also France.

Iran, US diplomats meet as Trump weighs <em>nuclear</em> deal

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Iran, US diplomats meet as Trump weighs nuclear deal

Senior Iranian and US officials met each other for the first time on Wednesday as envoys race to save the nuclear deal from a skeptical ...

Iran slams Trump's 'ignorant hate speech' to UN

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Iran slams Trump's 'ignorant hate speech' to UN

Iran has responded angrily to Donald Trump's opening speech to the UN, in which he criticised the nuclear deal between Tehran and ...

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Netanyahu reiterates anti-Iran deal case to UN

Israeli leader Binyamin Netanyahhu tried once again to convince the UN to act tough on Iran, and echoed Trump's call to end the nuclear deal.

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France leads efforts urging Trump to save Iran deal

France is stepping up efforts to convince US President Donald Trump not to scrap the Iran nuclear deal, suggesting ways to prolong the ...

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Netanyahu expected to lobby Trump over Iran

The future of the Iran nuclear accord will take centre stage in talks between the US and Israeli leaders, amid ongoing discussions in ...

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China provides $10 billion credit line to Iran

A contract was signed in Beijing between China's CITIC investment group and a delegation of Iranian banks, which will see a flow of funds ...

US 'seeking excuses' to destroy <em>nuclear</em> deal: Iran

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US 'seeking excuses' to destroy nuclear deal: Iran

A top Iranian security official alleged the US is seeking excuses to destroy the historic nuclear deal with the Islamic republic, days ...

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London anti-Qatar conference headlined by pro-Israel anti-Iran hawks

A conference in London calling for a "bloodless coup" in Qatar is being headlined by a motley crew of right-wing advocates for war with Iran.

US to extend Iran sanctions relief under <em>nuclear</em> deal

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US to extend Iran sanctions relief under nuclear deal

The Trump administration is poised to extend sanctions relief to Iran, avoiding imminent action that could implode the landmark 2015 ...

Haley: US 'has grounds' to revoke Iran <em>nuclear</em> deal

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Haley: US 'has grounds' to revoke Iran nuclear deal

US ambassador to the UN hints that the US Congress may be given the final say over whether Washington scraps the Iran nuclear accord.

UAE and Egypt condemn NKorea, buy its weapons anyway

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UAE and Egypt condemn NKorea, buy its weapons anyway

The UAE and Egypt have both condemned North Korea for a recent nuclear test that has escalated tensions in East Asia, but both nations ...

Iran tests home-grown air defence system

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Iran tests home-grown air defence system

Iran tested its home-grown air defence system, designed to match the Russian S-300, the head of the Revolutionary Guards' air defence has said.

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Iran's priority to boost missile power: defence minister

Iran's new defence minister Amir Hatami said on Saturday the priority was to boost the country's missile programme and export weapons to shore up neighbouring allies including Syria and Iraq.

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Attacks on Iran are 'unlikely' says Tehran's military chief

Iran's military chief has said that even "unwise" leaders in the West would avoid a ground attack on his country as they know it would come at a ...

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Iran dismisses US call for access to military sites

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani dismissed the idea of inspections at its military sites, reportedly floated by the United States, saying they ...

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US warns Pakistan against Afghan militant support

Washington says it wants to work with Pakistan as it expands its own support for Kabul in the battle against the Taliban, but warned it to close ...

North Korea suspected of supplying chemical weapons to Syria

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North Korea suspected of supplying chemical weapons to Syria

A confidential UN report has revealed two North Korean shipments bound for the Syrian regime's chemical weapons programme were ...

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Iran says top priority is to 'protect nuclear deal'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the top foreign policy concern for his new government is to protect a nuclear deal ...

Kuwait's Korean conundrum

Giorgio Cafiero

Kuwait's Korean conundrum

Comment: Kuwait finds itself in a difficult position, hoping to preserve its close alliance with Washington while still maintaining diplomatic ...

Report: Iran 'building Syria facility' to make long-range rockets

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Report: Iran 'building Syria facility' to make long-range rockets

Iran is building a facility in Syria to manufacture long-range rockets, a report on Israel's Channel 2 news said on Tuesday.

Iran threatens to quit <em>nuclear</em> deal over US sanctions

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Iran threatens to quit nuclear deal over US sanctions

Iran's president issued a direct warning to the US over a nuclear deal with world powers, saying Tehran could restart its ...

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