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UK 'Intensifies' Talks on Freeing Zaghari From Iran

UK 'Intensifies' Talks on Freeing Zaghari From Iran

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that the UK has “intensified” negotiations with Iran to release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual citizen, from “arbitrary detention”, adding that they were “pushing very hard” to free her. She has been arrested since 2016.

France: Iran Building Nuclear Weapons Capacity, Urgent to Revive 2015 Deal

France: Iran Building Nuclear Weapons Capacity, Urgent to Revive 2015 Deal

Iran is in the process of building up its nuclear weapons capacity and it is urgent that Tehran and Washington return to a 2015 nuclear agreement, France’s foreign minister was quoted as saying in an interview published on Saturday. Iran has been accelerating its breaches of the nuclear deal and

Zarif Accuses Major European Powers of Failing to Preserve Nuclear Deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized on Sunday France, Germany and Britain - which remain in the 2015 nuclear deal with China and Russia - for failing to enforce the agreement since 2018, when US President Donald Trump abandoned it and restored harsh economic sanctions on Iran.

UN Watchdog Confirms Another Iranian Breach of Nuclear Deal

UN Watchdog Confirms Another Iranian Breach of Nuclear Deal

The United Nations' atomic watchdog agency confirmed Thursday that Iran has informed it that the country has begun installing equipment for the production of uranium metal, which would be another violation of the landmark nuclear deal with world powers. Iran maintains its plans to conduct researc

Iran Fires Cruise Missiles During Naval Drill

Iran Fires Cruise Missiles During Naval Drill

Iran fired cruise missiles Thursday as part of a naval drill in the Gulf of Oman, state media reported, amid heightened tensions with the US. Various kinds of surface-to-surface cruise missiles successfully hit their targets in the gulf and northern part of the Indian Ocean, the report said.

Iran Holds Missile Drill in Gulf amid US Tensions

Iran Holds Missile Drill in Gulf amid US Tensions

Iran’s military launched a short-range naval missile drill on Wednesday, Iranian state TV reported, at a time of high tension between arch foes Tehran and Washington. The West sees Iran’s missiles both as a conventional military threat to regional stability and a possible delivery mechanism for n

Khamenei Senior Advisor: Soleimani Established 82 Brigades in Syria, Iraq

Khamenei Senior Advisor: Soleimani Established 82 Brigades in Syria, Iraq

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military adviser to the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said that late Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani had succeeded in establishing 82 fighting brigades in each of Syria and Iraq. The taskforces, according to Safavi, include fighters from multip

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