Iran

The deputy foreign minister says that his nation considers the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers to be a "valid document" and seeks its continuation.
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July 07, 2019 - 7:23 am
By Jon Gambrell and Nasser Karimi TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran increased its uranium enrichment Sunday beyond the limit allowed by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, inching its program closer toward weapons-grade levels while calling for a diplomatic solution to a crisis heightening tensions...
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Iran will begin enriching uranium at a higher level than what is allowed under the 2015 nuclear deal within days, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday.
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July 03, 2019 - 6:14 pm
By Nada Altaher and Tamara Qiblawi, CNN (CNN) - - Iran will begin enriching uranium at a higher level than what is allowed under the 2015 nuclear deal within days, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday. The announcement comes two days after Iran announced it had exceeded limits on its low...
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President Hassan Rouhani listens to explanations on new nuclear achievements at a ceremony to mark "National Nuclear Day," in Tehran, Iran.
Iranian Presidency Office via AP, File
July 01, 2019 - 9:36 am
By Jom Gambrell and Amir Vahdat, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, international inspectors and Tehran said Monday, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a...
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Brian Hook , the U.S. special envoy for Iran, gestures during an interview in Paris, Thursday, June 27, 2019.
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June 27, 2019 - 3:24 pm
By Sylvie Corbet and Angela Charlton PARIS (AP) — The United States does not want a full-blown war with Iran, although it still is seeking to build up international defenses in the region just in case of a conflict, President Donald Trump's special envoy to the country said Thursday. The big...
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President Donald Trump listens to a reporter's question after signing an executive order to increase sanctions on Iran, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Washington.
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June 24, 2019 - 12:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups. The sanctions follow...
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U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton gives statements to media in Jerusalem, Sunday, June 23, 2019.
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June 23, 2019 - 8:30 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday that Iran should not "mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness," after the U.S. abruptly called off military strikes against Iran in response to the shooting down of an unmanned American surveillance drone. Bolton's...
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President Donald Trump
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June 22, 2019 - 3:49 pm
By Caroline Kelly, CNN (CNN) -- President Donald Trump says the United States is putting additional sanctions on Iran and that he would support a course of action to "make Iran great again" should Tehran agree to a nuclear weapons ban. "We're putting additional sanctions on, they're going on slowly...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Washington.
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June 21, 2019 - 9:40 am
UPDATED: 2:20 p.m. By Deb Reichmann and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. was "cocked and loaded" to retaliate against Iran for downing an unmanned American surveillance drone, but he canceled the strikes 10 minutes before they were to...
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The Panama-flagged, Japanese owned oil tanker Kokuka Courageous, that the U.S. Navy says was damaged by a limpet mine, is anchored off Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, during a trip organized by the Navy for journalists, Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
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June 20, 2019 - 8:13 am
By Nasser Karimi and jon Gambrell, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, though they disputed...
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In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a ceremony at Imam Khomeini International Airport south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
Iranian Presidency Office via AP
June 18, 2019 - 6:39 am
By Matthew Lee, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — In a test of resolve and credibility for the United States and Iran, the two adversaries have taken steps sure to further inflame tensions in the Mideast and draw them closer to a flashpoint. Iran announced it was breaking compliance with the...
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