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Iran unveiled two new domestically made warships in the two-day drill, the missile-launching Zereh and the Makran, the country's largest military ship.

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 signals even more radical times ahead, writes Arash Azizi.

Uproar in Iran over banning of British, American vaccines

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Uproar in Iran over banning of British, American vaccines

Iranian medics sent an open letter to President Hassan Rouhani urging the government to stop politicising the coronavirus crisis after British and American vaccines were banned in the Islamic

Twitter removes Khamenei vaccine tweet for 'violating' rules

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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>Rouhani</em> says Western democracy 'fragile, vulnerable'

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Iran's Rouhani says Western democracy 'fragile, vulnerable'

Following dramatic events in the US, Hassan Rouhani has offered a withering assessment of the US political system, as he hoped ...

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Amid US tensions, Iran steps up uranium enrichment

Iran is pushing yet more uranium enrichment beyond the threshold established in the nuclear deal in 2015.

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Amid US tensions, Iran steps up uranium enrichment

Iran said it had started the process to enrich uranium to 20 percent purity, well beyond the threshold set by its 2015 nuclear deal with major ...

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Iran says 20% uranium enrichment process started

An Iranian government official said that President Hassan Rouhani ordered the enrichment "in recent days", following a bill ...

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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 hospital.

<em>Rouhani</em> says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

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Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

Iran is marking the first anniversary of the assassination of its top military commander, General Qasem Soleimani.

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Saudi embassy attack 'mastermind' appointed to Iran judo federation

Iranian media had named Shia cleirc Hassan Kordmihan as a 'mastermind' behind the attack on the Saudi embassy in 2016.

Turkey's rise and Iran's decline in the South Caucasus

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Turkey's rise and Iran's decline in the South Caucasus

Analysis: With Turkey asserting its influence in the South Caucasus region during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Iran must now adapt to a new ...

Iran begins first human trial of locally made vaccine

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Iran begins first human trial of locally made vaccine

Iran has not elaborated on its regulatory approval process or plans for more advanced trials.

Iran expecting 150,000 Pfizer vaccine doses from US benefactors

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Iran expecting 150,000 Pfizer vaccine doses from US benefactors

Iranian media have reported that unnamed philanthropists in the US are planning to send 150,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as the ...

<em>Rouhani</em> says US demanding vaccine payments via  banks

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Rouhani says US demanding vaccine payments via banks

Rouhani is criticising America after it said it wants payments for the coronavirus vaccine to go via the banks, with fears that the ...

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Arab states, Israel eyeing influence over future US-Iran deals

Gulf Arab states and Israel have reportedly floated the idea of being present in future negotiations between the US and Iran.

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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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Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

In-depth: The Biden administration could reset caustic ties with Iran, but how will that affect Tehran's budding relations with socialist Latin ...

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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 continue

Iran rejects IAEA call for new nuclear agreement

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Iran rejects IAEA call for new nuclear agreement

Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA has rejected the need for a new nuclear deal and admonished the agency for exceeding its remit.

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Iran builds at underground nuclear facility amid US tensions

Tehran agreed to quit enriching uranium at the facility as part of the 2015 nuclear deal.

<em>Rouhani</em> expects US to resume commitments under nuclear deal

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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

Iran nuclear deal parties try to defuse tensions

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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 ...

Iran president says Israel was behind killing of scientist

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Iran president says Israel was behind killing of scientist

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

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