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Rouhani Says Iran Ready to Talk to US if it Lifts Sanctions as Europeans Voice Concern

Rouhani Says Iran Ready to Talk to US if it Lifts Sanctions as Europeans Voice Concern

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Tehran would be ready to talk to the United States if it lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal. “We have always believed in talks ...

UK Says to Facilitate Release of Iranian Tanker if it Gets Syria Guarantees

UK Says to Facilitate Release of Iranian Tanker if it Gets Syria Guarantees

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if Tehran gave guarantees it would not go to Syria. The tanker was seized last week by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Medi

Ex-Tehran Mayor Goes on Trial Over Wife's Murder

The high-profile trial opened Saturday of a former Tehran mayor charged with murdering his wife, Iranian media reported. Prominent reformist Mohammad Ali Najafi appeared in a Tehran criminal court, accused of shooting his second wife Mitra Ostad at their home in the Iranian capital. The charge

IRGC: UK, US Will Regret Detaining Iran's Oil Tanker

IRGC: UK, US Will Regret Detaining Iran's Oil Tanker

Britain and the United States will regret detaining an Iranian oil tanker, a deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said on Thursday. Last week, British Royal Marines boarded an Iranian tanker, the Grace 1, off Gibraltar and seized it on suspicion that it was breaking EU sanctions

From Hot Sauce to Pop Gloss, US Products Seep Into Iran

From Hot Sauce to Pop Gloss, US Products Seep Into Iran

At a trendy restaurant in Iran's capital, customers sip Coca-Cola through bending straws as waiters bring caddies to their tables full of Heinz ketchup and two types of Tabasco sauce. Welcome to dining in the Islamic Republic, brought to you by America. Whether at upscale restaurants or corner

UK Says Iranian Boats Tried to Block British Vessel, IRGC Denies

UK Says Iranian Boats Tried to Block British Vessel, IRGC Denies

Britain said Thursday that several Iranian vessels unsuccessfully tried to impede the passage of a British commercial vessel through the Strait of Hormuz. The Iranian vessels only turned away after receiving "verbal warnings" from a UK navy vessel accompanying the commercial vessel British Herita

Sources: Iran's Release of Nizar Zakka was Failed Overture to US

Sources: Iran's Release of Nizar Zakka was Failed Overture to US

Iran’s release last month of Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese businessman with US permanent residency, after four years in prison was meant as an opening for US-Iranian talks, according to three Western sources familiar with the issue.

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