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Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert said the foundations of Sunday's Natanz uranium enrichment facility attack in Iran would have probably been set a long time ago.

The announcement has been confirmed by the UN's nuclear watchdog and comes after an explosion knocked out power at Iran's main nuclear facility.

Zarif and <em>Lavrov</em> meet in Tehran, discuss US sanctions

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Zarif and Lavrov meet in Tehran, discuss US sanctions

Iran and Russia warned that an attack on the Natanz atomic site and new EU sanctions could harm ongoing negotiations.

US-Iran meeting in Vienna signals new hope for JCPOA

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US-Iran meeting in Vienna signals new hope for JCPOA

Comment: It's better for the US to return to the JCPOA quickly, as the Iranian elections may cause unhelpful political posturing by Tehran, ...

Iran and China to sign 25-year cooperation treaty

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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

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China seeks to protect Iran nuclear deal, defend ties

Beijing said it will protect ties with Tehran, amid reports that large amounts of Iranian oil have been transferred to China.

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AstraZeneca hails US trials as EU rows with UK

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said that trials showed its Covid-19 vaccine was 100 percent effective in preventing severe disease, as a row ...

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Rockets fired from Syria land in Turkey: ministry

A border region of southern Turkey was struck with rockets fired from Syria on Thursday, though no casualties were reported.

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Russia hosts Afghan talks as US exit deadline looms

Russia is hosting difficult negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban as a deadline for the withdrawal of US troops from ...

Russian foreign minister discusses Middle East affairs with Hezbollah

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Russian foreign minister discusses Middle East affairs with Hezbollah

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with a delegation from Lebanese Hezbollah in the midst of the worst economic crisis in ...

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Lebanon heads for blackout as electricity funds dry up

Crises-hit Lebanon could soon face total darkness if no funds are secured to buy fuel for power, a senior energy official said.

Qatar, Russia, and Turkey announce new Syria peace initiative

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Qatar, Russia, and Turkey announce new Syria peace initiative

Sergey Lavrov is engaged in a tour of the Gulf, visiting key regional leaders.

Hezbollah delegation to visit Moscow in Lebanon government push

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Hezbollah delegation to visit Moscow in Lebanon government push

A Hezbollah delegation is due to visit Russia’s capital on Monday, as Moscow attempts to mediate the formation of a Lebanese government

Russia's <em>Lavrov</em> begins Middle East tour with UAE meeting

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Russia's Lavrov begins Middle East tour with UAE meeting

Russia's foreign minister is embarking on a tour of the Gulf meeting key figures.

US sanctions complicate Syria's return to Arab League: UAE

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US sanctions complicate Syria's return to Arab League: UAE

US sanctions are preventing the return of Syria to the Arab League according to the UAE foreign minister.

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Russia urges coordination on return to nuclear deal

Sergei Lavrov has urged the US and Iran to work together on a new nuclear deal, which the former US president withdrew from in 2018.

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Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

President Joe Biden said Iran should view a US air strike in eastern Syria as a warning.

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Syria slams deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias

Syria criticised a deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias as a bad omen from President Joe Biden's administration.

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US warned Russia of Syria strikes minutes ahead: Lavrov

Russia's top diplomat urged the US to renew contacts with Moscow on Syria.

Russia, Turkey, Iran meet to discuss Syria

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Russia, Turkey, Iran meet to discuss Syria

Delegations from Russia, Turkey, and Iran are meeting in Sochi to discuss the Syria Constitutional Committee and the ceasefire in rebel-held ...

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Russia suggests peace conference, US to renew Palestinian ties

Russia has backed a Palestinian proposal for a Middle East conference.

Iran approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

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Iran approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

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

Moscow, Tehran call for 'rescue' of Iran nuclear deal

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Moscow, Tehran call for 'rescue' of Iran nuclear deal

Russia and Iran's top diplomats held their first talks since the change in US administrations raised hopes of Washington returning to the deal.

Kremlin critic Navalny decries 'mockery of justice' at hearing

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Kremlin critic Navalny decries 'mockery of justice' at hearing

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday his treatment was beyond a 'mockery of justice' during a court hearing.

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