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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirmed news of the vaccine's approval on Monday, expressing hopes of starting "joint production" with Russia soon.

Iran has asked Indonesia to clarify why it seized an Iranian-flagged oil tanker on Sunday, saying it had received ‘contradictory information’ regarding the matter.

Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

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Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader, according to a new court filing.

<em>Ayatollah</em> Khamenei’s Twitter account suspended after Trump 'death threat'

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Ayatollah Khamenei’s Twitter account suspended after Trump 'death threat'

One of Ayatollah Khamenei’s Twitter accounts has been suspended after a picture was posted showing former president Trump under the ...

<em>Khamenei</em> hints Iran could strike Trump while out golfing

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Khamenei hints Iran could strike Trump while out golfing

Iran’s Supreme Leader posted a picture on Twitter that appeared to show Donald Trump on a golf course and a stealth bomber overhead.

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Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for years, writes Jillian C. York.

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Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and ...

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Cuba to test Covid vaccine in hard-hit Iran

Iran is due to test Covid-19 vaccines developed by Cuba, authorities announced, after an agreement was signed by state-run Finlay Vaccine ...

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Twitter removes Khamenei vaccine tweet for 'violating' rules

The US social media company announced a policy in December to crack down on what it described as potentially "false or misleading information" ...

Iran's <em>Khamenei</em> bans Covid-19 vaccines from US, Britain

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Iran's Khamenei bans Covid-19 vaccines from US, Britain

Khamenei has decided to ban Iran from using the coronavirus vaccines developed by the United States and Britain.

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Iran hesitant to see US return to nuclear deal

Khamenei is not insisting the return of the US to the nuclear deal, especially given its decision to increase its uranium enrichment.

Iran's ultraconservative cleric Mesbah-Yazdi dies

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Iran's ultraconservative cleric Mesbah-Yazdi dies

Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi, 85, was under medical care and hospitalised days ago due to a "digestive disease" at a Tehran ...

Iranian prosecutor says UK firm assisted in Soleimani assassination

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Iranian prosecutor says UK firm assisted in Soleimani assassination

A top Tehran prosecutor says more than 2,000 'international documents' could support legal action against the London-based security firm

Iran honours Soleimani, killed a year ago by US

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Iran honours Soleimani, killed a year ago by US

Iran is mourning the first anniversary of the death of military commander Qasem Soleimani.

Iranian officials fear 'fourth wave' sparked by winter festivities

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Iranian officials fear 'fourth wave' sparked by winter festivities

Officials remain worried about the danger of resurgence amid the Yalda gatherings, which mark the longest and darkest night of the year.

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Iran, despite sanctions, has routes to vaccines

As the Western world prepares Covid-19 vaccinations, Iran is struggling under the weight of pandemic cases.

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US 'enmities' towards Iran will not end post-Trump: Khamenei

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has welcomed Trump's departure from office but said that US 'enmity' to Iran would ...

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Rouhani expects US to resume commitments under nuclear deal

Hassan Rouhani voiced confidence that President-elect Joe Biden will resume US commitments under the nuclear deal

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Iran nuclear deal parties try to defuse tensions

The meeting of the 'joint commission' included China, France, Russia, Iran, Germany and Britain and was chaired by senior EU foreign affairs ...

Biden arrival won't guarantee better relations: Iran supreme leader

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Biden arrival won't guarantee better relations: Iran supreme leader

The remarks come as Iran approaches the first anniversary of the US drone strike that killed Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani,

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Iran's Khamenei awards military medal to slain nuclear scientist

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed on a major road outside Tehran in late November in a bomb and gun attack that the Islamic republic has blamed on ...

Iran's ex-judiciary chief Yazdi dies: state media

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Iran's ex-judiciary chief Yazdi dies: state media

Ultraconservative Mohammad Yazdi served as the president of the Assembly of Experts - a body tasked with appointing the supreme leader - in 2015.

Iran’s Supreme Court upholds journalist’s death sentence

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Iran’s Supreme Court upholds journalist’s death sentence

In June, a court sentenced Zam to death, saying he had been convicted of “corruption on Earth,” a charge used in cases involving espionage or ...

Iran official denies Khamenei's failing health rumours

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Iran official denies Khamenei's failing health rumours

Rumours surrounding the deteriorating health of Iran's supreme leader have been denied by an official close to his office.

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