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President Hassan Rouhani's comments marked the first time he has directly accused Israel of carrying out the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh late last month.

The People's Mujahedeen of Iran rejected as "rancour and lies" Tehran's accusation that it was involved in nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh's killing.

'Israel killed Iranian scientist' with 'remote-controlled machine gun': reports

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'Israel killed Iranian scientist' with 'remote-controlled machine gun': reports

An Iranian report claimed the scientist who founded the country's nuclear programme was killed by a 'remote-controlled machine gun'.

Zarif accuses France's Macron of fuelling 'extremism'

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Zarif accuses France's Macron of fuelling 'extremism'

Iran accused France of fuelling "extremism" after President Emmanuel Macron vowed to never give in to Islamic radicals and defended the ...

France's Macron calls on Iran to respect nuclear obligations

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France's Macron calls on Iran to respect nuclear obligations

French President Emmanuel Macron met with Iran's Hassan Rouhani to talk about the country's nuclear promises as the world reels over Covid-19.

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US block of IMF loan 'crimes against humanity': Iran

Iran has struggled to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus which officials say has claimed over 3,600 lives and infected more than 58,000 in the country since February 19.

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Taliban claims killing of US soldier in Afghanistan

A US soldier has been killed in an alleged Taliban attack in northern Afghanistan.

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Iran says opposes US-Taliban talks which 'exclude Afghan people'

The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council said negotiations between the US and Afghanistan's Taliban were 'doomed to failure'.

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Oman foreign minister makes third Iran visit in year

Oman has established strong relations on Iran, despite the embargo on Tehran.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards praise violent crackdown on protesters

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards praise violent crackdown on protesters

Authorities vowed to arrest leaders of the protests that started last Friday, in which police stations were attacked, petrol pumps torched and ...

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Iran vows response to tanker attack off Saudi coast

Iran's secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said clues had been uncovered as to who was behind the attack' on the Sabiti tanker, ...

Iran's Zarif sanctioned after declining to meet Trump: officials

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Iran's Zarif sanctioned after declining to meet Trump: officials

On Wednesday the United States imposed sanctions against Mohammad Javad Zarif, effectively slamming the door on Iran's top diplomat.

Iran's Rouhani warns Britain of 'repercussions' over ship seizure

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Iran's Rouhani warns Britain of 'repercussions' over ship seizure

Iran's president said that Britain will face 'repercussions' over the seizure of an Iranian supertanker last week that Gibraltar authorities ...

Iran says it will abandon nuclear deal next week

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Iran says it will abandon nuclear deal next week

Tehran said it will abandon the nuclear deal next week, over a year after the US withdrew from the agreement.

Iran says 'ready for war' after downing US drone

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Iran says 'ready for war' after downing US drone

Iran has warned the United States that it is 'ready for war', in comments made after Tehran shot down an American spy drone in Iranian airspace.

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Iran shoots down US drone flying through its airspace

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it had shot down a US 'spy drone' over its territory after it violated Iranian airspace, according to Iranian state television.

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Iran 'arrests CIA agents who staged cyber attacks'

Iran says US spies have been arrested in several countries following the dismantling of a large-scale CIA cyber spying ring.

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Can Iraq help Iran mend fences with Saudi Arabia?

Comment: Iran's influence in Iraq could help defuse some of the high tension in the region, writes Maysam Behravesh.

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Iran in 'successful test' of new cruise missile

Iran has voluntarily limited the range of its missiles to 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles), but the new cruise missile has a range of over 1,350 ...

Taliban make second Tehran visit for peace talks

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Taliban make second Tehran visit for peace talks

Iran confirmed a visit by the Taliban for a second round of peace talks in Tehran in just a few days.

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Iran held talks with Afghan Taliban amid peace push

Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, announced the meeting with the Taliban while on a visit ...

A history of Iranian threats to close Hormuz Straits

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A history of Iranian threats to close Hormuz Straits

Tehran has frequently threatened to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, a bottleneck choke-point for the world's oil supplies, over the past 50 ...

Tensions emerge between Assad allies as Syria's war unwinds

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Tensions emerge between Assad allies as Syria's war unwinds

Since September 2015, Assad's forces have been making strong gains on the ground against insurgents thanks to Russian air cover and ground ...

'Severe consequences' if US reneges on nuclear deal: Rouhani

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'Severe consequences' if US reneges on nuclear deal: Rouhani

Iran has warned it will step up its nuclear programme if the US withdraws from the 2015 agreement.

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