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Iran must immunize itself against nuclear sanctions - Khamenei

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ANKARA - Iran's top authority Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran should immunize itself against international sanctions imposed over its nuclear programme, keeping up a confrontational stance as talks over the dispute were due to resume.

Iran nuclear talks with six powers to resume Jan. 18 in Geneva - IRNA

DUBAI - The next round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers will begin on January 18 in Geneva, Tehran's chief negotiator was quoted by the official news agency IRNA on Tuesday as saying.

07 Jan 2015

Iran rely on heart and soul after poor preparation

REUTERS - Carlos Queiroz is relying on the heart and soul of his Iran players to drive them to Asian Cup glory after bemoaning the worst possible preparation for the continent's best-ranked side.

06 Jan 2015

NY Times reporter questioned in court in CIA leak case

ALEXANDRIA, VA - New York Times reporter James Risen refused on Monday to answer all but a few basic questions in court about his book detailing a failed CIA effort to undermine Iran's nuclear weapons program, in a case that has become a flashpoint for press freedom.

06 Jan 2015

Rouhani urges end to Iran's isolation

DUBAI - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for curbs on the state's involvement in business and an end to Tehran's international isolation on Sunday to help rescue an economy hurt by sanctions, corruption and mismanagement.

Top News, World 04 Jan 2015

Rouhani urges end to Iran's isolation

DUBAI - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for curbs on the state's involvement in business and an end to Tehran's international isolation on Sunday to help rescue an economy hurt by sanctions, corruption and mismanagement.

04 Jan 2015

REFILE-Rouhani urges end to Iran's isolation

DUBAI, Jan 4 - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for curbs on the state's involvement in business and an end to Tehran's international isolation on Sunday to help rescue an economy hurt by sanctions, corruption and mismanagement.

04 Jan 2015

Japan and Iran wrap up Asian Cup preparations with wins

SYDNEY - Holders Japan beat Oceania club champions Auckland City 2-0 while three-times winners Iran edged old foes Iraq 1-0 as half of the Asian Cup finalists played final friendly matches on Sunday before next week's kick-off in Australia.

04 Jan 2015

Iran says no deal with U.S. to ship enriched uranium to Russia

DUBAI - Iran denied on Saturday that it had reached an agreement with the United States to ship its surplus enriched uranium to Russia under new concessions aimed at clinching a comprehensive nuclear deal with six world powers.

Top News, World 03 Jan 2015

INTERVIEW - Iran says Saudi Arabia should move to curb oil price fall

DUBAI - Falling world oil prices will hurt countries across the Middle East unless Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude exporter, takes action to reverse the slump, Iran's deputy foreign minister told Reuters.

01 Jan 2015
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Kerry warns U.S. Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry intensified efforts on Tuesday to beat back criticism of the Iran nuclear deal and convince U.S. lawmakers that rejecting it would give Tehran a fast track to a weapon and access to billions of dollars from collapsed sanctions.