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Iran Frees Chinese-American Scholar Held Since 2016 in Prisoner Swap

Iran Frees Chinese-American Scholar Held Since 2016 in Prisoner Swap

Iran and the US conducted a prisoner exchange Saturday that saw a detained Princeton scholar released for an Iranian scientist held by America, marking a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions. In an trade conducted in Zurich, Switzerland, Iranian offi

European Powers Delay Sanctions Blow to Iran

European Powers Delay Sanctions Blow to Iran

World powers pressured Iran on Friday to reverse recent atomic activities that violate the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, but stopped short of deciding on whether to proceed with a move that could see the case brought before the UN Security Council and a “snapback” of sanctions that had been lifted und

US Says it Has ‘Other Tools' to Stop Iran's ‘Malicious Behavior’

US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft warned Iran on Friday that the Trump administration will keep up its maximum pressure campaign and use “other tools” if Tehran continues its “malicious behavior.” Speaking at a news conference in New York to mark the US presidency of the UN Security Council fo

Russia, Iran, China to Hold Joint Naval Drills

Russia, Iran, China to Hold Joint Naval Drills

Russia, Iran, and China will hold joint naval maneuvers on December 27, Russia’s TASS news agency cited a senior Iranian naval official as saying on Tuesday.

Iran's Rouhani Calls for Release of Innocent, Unarmed Protesters

Iran's Rouhani Calls for Release of Innocent, Unarmed Protesters

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Wednesday for the release of any unarmed and innocent people who were detained during protests against gasoline price hikes, after two weeks of violent clashes. The unrest, which began on November 15 after the government abruptly raised fuel prices by as

Netanyahu Urges Pompeo to Exert More Pressure on Iran

Netanyahu Urges Pompeo to Exert More Pressure on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Portugal on Wednesday and called for increased pressure on the "tottering" Iranian government. "I think we have been fortunate that President Trump has led a consistent policy of pressure against Iran.

Iran Still Selling Oil Despite US Sanctions

Iran Still Selling Oil Despite US Sanctions

Iran is still selling its oil despite US sanctions on Tehran’s exports, the country’s Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri was quoted on Monday as saying by state TV, adding that Washington’s “maximum pressure” on Tehran had failed. “Despite America’s pressure ...

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