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Bahram Ghasemi, a former envoy to Spain and Italy and current spokesman of the foreign ministry, has been appointed as Iran's new ambassador to France.

 Iran releases French national arrested for illegal entry

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Iran releases French national arrested for illegal entry

Iran has released a French citizen arrested for entering the country illegally.

Russia slams 'counterproductive' US-Polish conference on Iran

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Russia slams 'counterproductive' US-Polish conference on Iran

Russia slammed a planned US-Polish conference on peace and security in the Middle East as "counterproductive" because of its narrow focus on ...

Iran summons Swiss envoy over US arrest of journalist

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Iran summons Swiss envoy over US arrest of journalist

Iran's foreign ministry on Tuesday summoned the Swiss ambassador to Tehran to demand the unconditional and immediate release of a state ...

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Iran denies allegations of 'spying' on German army

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said the “enemies” were aiming to “sour relations” between Iran and Europe, dismissing German claims that an army employee was spying for Tehran.

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Iran satellite criticised by Israel fails to reach orbit

Iran launched a satellite criticised by the United States and Israel on Tuesday but it failed to reach orbit, state television quoted the ...

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Tehran slams Warsaw for plans to host 'anti-Iran summit'

Iran's foreign ministry summoned Poland's top diplomat in the country to protest its decision to host what it called an "anti-Iranian" summit, a ...

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Iran confirms arrest of US veteran last July

Iran on Wednesday confirmed a US media report that an American military veteran had been arrested last year, but denied he had been badly ...

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 to the Afghan ...

Iran condemns Bahrain opposition chief life sentence

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Iran condemns Bahrain opposition chief life sentence

Iran has accused Bahrain of 'intensifying its suppression' on Bahrain's Shia population.

Iran president warns of 'war situation' as sanctions resume

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Iran president warns of 'war situation' as sanctions resume

Iran warned the re-imposition of US sanctions means the nation could face a 'war situation'.

Iran summons Danish envoy over assassination plot allegations

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Iran summons Danish envoy over assassination plot allegations

Denmark has said Tehran was behind an intelligence plot to kill an Ahwazi activist.

Iran calls US sanctions on paramilitary force 'blind vindictiveness'

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Iran calls US sanctions on paramilitary force 'blind vindictiveness'

Iran called new US sanctions against its paramilitary Basij group an act of "blind vindictiveness" on Wednesday.

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Iran stays quiet on Khashoggi case amid global uproar

As of Wednesday, Iran government had yet to make any official comment on the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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Iran: Security stepped up around embassy in Ankara

Turkish authorities are stepping up security around the Iranian Embassy in Ankara, according to Iranian state media.

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France accuses Iran over bomb plot near Paris

France accused Iran's intelligence ministry on Tuesday of being behind a foiled plot to bomb an exiled opposition group near the French capital ...

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Iraq 'regrets' US closure of Basra consulate

Authorities in Iraq issued a statement denouncing the US closure of its Basra consulate, while Tehran rejected what it called American ...

The Iraq Report: Women's rights in danger after assassinations

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The Iraq Report: Women's rights in danger after assassinations

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features a horrendous week for women's rights after two assassinations target prominent activist Soad al-Ali ...

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Iran praises Iraq's 'pro-Tehran' parliament selection

The selection of a parliamentary speaker and first deputy could end gridlock over the formation of a new government in Iraq.

Tehran decries delayed police reaction to Paris embassy 'attack'

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Tehran decries delayed police reaction to Paris embassy 'attack'

Iran has accused Parisian police of responding inadequately to a group of Kurdish activists who protested outside the Iranian embassy in the ...

IS release video of Tajikistan 'tourist killers' pledging allegiance

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IS release video of Tajikistan 'tourist killers' pledging allegiance

The Islamic State group has made further claims about killing of four cyclists in Tajikistan, which Tajik authorities say was carried out by a ...

Uranium stockpile reaches 950 tonnes: Iran nuclear chief

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Uranium stockpile reaches 950 tonnes: Iran nuclear chief

Salehi says that's enough for Iran to run its longtime goal of 190,000 centrifuge machines for enriching uranium in the future.

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