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Iran reformists, moderates unite ahead of vote
by Ali Akbar Dareini - February 15, 2016 - 1:52pm
Iranian reformists seeking greater democratic change and moderates supporting President Hassan Rouhani's outreach to the West have formed an alliance to increase their chances ahead of Feb. 26 parliamentary elections,...
Iran to purchase Sukhoi-30 fighter jets from Russia
by Ali Akbar Dareini - February 10, 2016 - 1:02pm
Iran will sign a contract with Russia for the purchase of Sukhoi-30 fighter jets, Iran's defense minister said yesterday.
Iran: $100B in assets 'fully released' under nuclear deal
by Ali Akbar Dareini - February 1, 2016 - 7:23am
Iran said Monday it now has access to more than $100 billion worth of frozen overseas assets following the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.
Iran transport minister: Agreement to buy 114 Airbus planes
by Ali Akbar Dareini - January 16, 2016 - 5:00pm
Iran has reached a deal with the European consortium Airbus to buy 114 passenger planes once international economic sanctions are lifted as part of a nuclear deal, Iran's transport minister said yesterday.
Iran accuses Saudi of promoting poverty, terrorism
by Ali Akbar Dareini - December 27, 2015 - 12:24pm
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused archrival Saudi Arabia yesterday of promoting poverty and terrorism by continuing to bomb Yemeni rebels and supporting armed rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar...
Iran calls closure of UN nuclear arms probe a 'big success'
by Ali Akbar Dareini - December 16, 2015 - 4:43pm
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday that the UN nuclear agency's decision to close the books on a decade-long probe of allegations that Tehran worked on nuclear weapons is a "big success."
Iran lures foreign investors with new oil contracts
by Ali Akbar Dareini - November 29, 2015 - 11:08am
Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year, and said US companies would be welcome...
Iran unveils upgraded model for oil contracts
by Ali Akbar Dareini - November 28, 2015 - 3:25pm
Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts yesterday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year, and said US companies would be welcome...
Supreme leader says US using money, sex to infiltrate Iran
by Ali Akbar Dareini - November 25, 2015 - 12:51pm
Iran's top leader said yesterday the United States is using "money and sexual attractions" to try to infiltrate the Islamic Republic and warned Iranians not to fall into the "enemy's trap."
Iran vows legal action against Saudi after hajj disaster
by Ali Akbar Dareini - September 26, 2015 - 12:22pm
Iran on yesterday vowed to take international legal action against Saudi Arabia's rulers over the crush of Muslim pilgrims at this year's hajj, which killed at least 769 people, including 136 Iranians.
Iran unveils new longer-range solid fuel missile
by Ali Akbar Dareini - August 22, 2015 - 12:09pm
Iran unveiled a short-range solid fuel ballistic missile yesterday, an upgraded version that the government says can more accurately pinpoint targets.
Iranian hard-liner says Supreme Leader opposes nuclear deal
by Ali Akbar Dareini - August 15, 2015 - 5:35pm
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is opposed to a landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers, a prominent hard-liner claimed yesterday.
Iran carpet industry seeks revival with lifting of sanctions
by Ali Akbar Dareini - August 11, 2015 - 2:11pm
Iran's famed carpet weavers are busy at work following the country's historic nuclear deal with world powers, anticipating a boost in exports as sanctions are set to be lifted in the months ahead.
Son of Iran's former president begins 10-year prison term
by Ali Akbar Dareini - August 9, 2015 - 5:10pm
A son of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani began a 10-year prison sentence yesterday after his conviction on corruption and security charges, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Iran leader appears in public amid rumors about his health
by Ali Akbar Dareini - March 9, 2015 - 3:05am
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made a public appearance yesterday amid rumors about his health, as a relative dismissed the claims as gossip meant to derail ongoing nuclear talks with world powers...
Iran official criticizes Israeli leader's 'scaremongering'
by Ali Akbar Dareini - March 1, 2015 - 5:06am
Iran's top nuclear negotiator said yesterday that "scaremongering" by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't stop the Islamic Republic and world powers from reaching a final nuclear deal.
Oil price fall a top topic as Venezuelan president in Iran
by Ali Akbar Dareini - January 11, 2015 - 7:02am
Iran and Venezuela vowed yesterday to work together to stabilize falling global oil prices as Iran's supreme leader accused "enemies" of using crude prices as a political weapon.
Iran leader: US 'cannot be trusted' in nuclear talks
by Ali Akbar Dareini - January 8, 2015 - 5:51am
Iran's supreme leader said yesterday the United States cannot be trusted to lift sanctions in a future nuclear deal and that Tehran should instead develop an "economy of resistance."
Iranian senior commander killed in Iraq
by Ali Akbar Dareini - December 29, 2014 - 5:51am
A senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has been killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq, the Guard said yesterday.
Iran tests suicide drone in military drill
by Ali Akbar Dareini - December 28, 2014 - 4:05am
Iran's army said yesterday it has deployed a suicide drone for the first time in massive ongoing military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.
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