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Rouhani: US Must Lift Sanctions if it Seeks Dialogue

Rouhani: US Must Lift Sanctions if it Seeks Dialogue

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States must lift sanctions against Tehran if it wants it to return to dialogue. Rouhani said that "peace with Iran is the mother of all peace" and "war with Iran is the mother of all wars" as he defended the 2015 nuclear deal betwee

Britain Will Join US in Gulf Naval Mission

Britain Will Join US in Gulf Naval Mission

Britain announced Monday it will join the United States in the mission to protect merchant vessels in the Arabian Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran. London’s decision to form the joint maritime taskforce with the United States marks a departure in policy under new Prime Minister Boris Johns

Iran Says to Further Reduce Nuclear Compliance in 1 Month if Europe Doesn’t Act

Iran warned European powers on Monday that it will further reduce its compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal in about a month’s time if they continue to fail to protect it from crippling US sanctions. European signatories to the deal have so far been helpless to prevent US President Donald Trump t

Defense Minister Says It's 'Normal' for Iran to Test Missiles

Defense Minister Says It's 'Normal' for Iran to Test Missiles

Iran’s defense minister said on Wednesday it was “normal” for the country to test missiles as part of its defense research, Iranian media reported, after Washington said Tehran had test-fired a medium-range missile last week. Brigadier General Amir Hatami stopped short of explicitly confirming th

US Asks Germany to Join Hormuz Mission

US Asks Germany to Join Hormuz Mission

The United States has formally asked Germany to join France and Britain in a mission to secure the Strait of Hormuz and to combat Iranian aggression, the US Embassy in Berlin said on Tuesday. “We’ve formally asked Germany to join France and the UK to help secure the Straits of Hormuz and combat I

BP Stopped Taking its Tankers through Hormuz since July 10

BP Stopped Taking its Tankers through Hormuz since July 10

BP has not taken any of its oil tankers through the Strait of Hormuz since a July 10 attempt by Iran to seize one of its vessels, the British company’s Chief Financial Officer Brian Gilvary said on Tuesday. The oil and gas company has no current plans to take any of its own vessels through the st

Iran Invites Pompeo for Interview with State TV

Iran Invites Pompeo for Interview with State TV

Iran said on Sunday that a state television anchor who was once detained in America could interview Mike Pompeo, after the top US diplomat said he was willing to talk to its people. Pompeo said Thursday in an interview with Bloomberg that he would "happily" go to Tehran and willingly appear on Ir

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