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Tehran and 250 other cities and towns have been declared "red zones" by Iran's coronavirus task force due their highest positivity rates and the most severe restrictions in place.

By starting up the advanced centrifuges in breach of its faltering nuclear deal Iran is yet to reciprocate Washington's "very serious" ideas on reviving the accord, proposed in talks.

Iran nuclear talks to reconvene next week following breakthrough

Brooke Anderson

Iran nuclear talks to reconvene next week following breakthrough

So far, the two sides have agreed to the establishment of working groups to monitor Iran's nuclear activities and US' lifting of sanctions.

Iran's <em>Rouhani</em> says Vienna talks open 'new chapter’

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Iran's Rouhani says Vienna talks open 'new chapter’

Iran’s president has responded positively to the recent talks in Vienna, which seek to restart the Iran nuclear deal.

How America's 'maximum pressure' pushed Iran closer to China

Giorgio Cafiero

How America's 'maximum pressure' pushed Iran closer to China

Analysis: The US policy of 'maximum pressure' has helped China gain greater leverage in the Middle East, where American influence continues to ...

Brooke Anderson

What to expect from US-Iran indirect talks in Vienna

The US and Iran will attempt to get relations back on track this Tuesday with indirect talks in Vienna. Here's what both sides are bringing to the table.

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Iran faces fourth Covid wave following Nowruz holiday

Iran is braced for a fourth coronavirus wave after millions of people travelled across the country for new years celebrations despite ...

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Iran spy TV show ignites controversy for second season

Uncut scenes of the second season of an Iranian TV show posted online pushed viewers to suspect censorship from the government.

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Iran and China to sign 25-year cooperation treaty

Iran and China are to sign a 25-year cooperation agreement on Saturday, the Iranian foreign ministry has announced

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Giorgio Cafiero and Sina Azodi

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Analysis: As divisions grow among Washington's partners, Turkey will likely stand in the camp of states that see the JCPOA's survival as serving ...

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Iran's Khamenei insists US sanctions must be lifted first

The deal was meant to provide Iran with international sanctions relief in exchange for limitations on its controversial nuclear programme.

Iran ex-president Khatami blasted over New Year message

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Iran ex-president Khatami blasted over New Year message

Former Iranian president, Mohammad Khatami found himself in troubled waters on Saturday for his Persian New Year message.

Iran's Khamenei,<em>Rouhani</em> promise better times as New Year starts

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Iran's Khamenei,Rouhani promise better times as New Year starts

Sanctions have left Iran's economy grappling with rising inflation and a sharply devalued currency, a decline aggravated by the Covid-19 crisis.

No Iran funds from S.Korea before nuclear compliance: Blinken

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No Iran funds from S.Korea before nuclear compliance: Blinken

The US suggested it will oppose the release of billions of dollars in Iranian funds from South Korea until Tehran returns to full compliance ...

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UK urges Iran to release all dual nationals

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to free all dual nationals.

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US envoy says no rush for deal with Iran

Joe Biden will not race to renew a nuclear deal with Iran before the Islamic Republic heads to polls.

The New Arab Staff

US sanctions Iranian officials over human rights violations

Anthony Blinken has announced that two Iranian officials have been sanctioned for committing human rights violations.

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Iran's Rouhani urges Europe to avoid 'threats or pressure'

Ireland's foreign minister is in Iran in an effort to revive the nuclear deal, which prompted Iran's President Hassan Rouhani ...

Europeans renege on condemning Iran at UN nuclear watchdog

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Europeans renege on condemning Iran at UN nuclear watchdog

The decision to hold off was taken "to give time to diplomacy", one diplomatic source said.

Eldar Mamedov

How Europe is undermining Biden's Middle East agenda

Comment: France, UK and Germany are undermining US efforts to reinstate the Iran nuclear deal. If this impasse is not resolved soon, it will ...

Iran's virus deaths cross 60,000 mark

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Iran's virus deaths cross 60,000 mark

Iran passed over the 60,000 fatalities caused by coronavirus, as the country is in the midst of the Middle East's worst outbreak of the illness

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for <em>Rouhani</em> replacement

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

"Rouhani has every interest in a diplomatic victory to polish the end of his mandate."

IAEA says Iran will offer inspectors ‘less access’

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IAEA says Iran will offer inspectors ‘less access’

IAEA has revealed that whilst Iran is allowing inspectors access, it will not be unlimited.

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