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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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23 Nov 2017

Iran Guards ready to help rebuild Syria, Hezbollah will not disarm: TV

ANKARA Iran's Revolutionary Guards are ready to help rebuild Syria and bring about a lasting "ceasefire" there, chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, adding that disarming Lebanon's Hezbollah is out of the question, state TV reported on Thursday.

17 Nov 2017

Iran factions use earthquake relief effort to pursue power struggle

ANKARA Political infighting among Iran's ruling elite has moved on to a new battleground - the relief effort after an earthquake that killed at least 530 people and injured thousands.

15 Nov 2017

Iran quake survivors complain of slow aid effort, battle freezing cold

ANKARA Exhausted and exposed to freezing cold, survivors of a weekend earthquake in western Iran begged authorities for food and shelter on Tuesday, saying aid was slow to reach them.

15 Nov 2017

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 450

ANKARA/BAGHDAD Thousands of homeless Iranians huddled against the cold late on Monday, a day after at least 450 people were killed in Iran's deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, state TV said. | Video

13 Nov 2017

Major quake kills at least 61 in Iran western province - TV

ANKARA At least 61 people were killed and 300 were injured in border areas of Iran when an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck neighbouring Iraq on Sunday, Iranian state television reported.

02 Nov 2017

Supreme Leader Khamenei says U.S. is Iran's 'number one enemy'

ANKARA The United States is Iran's "number one enemy" and Tehran will never succumb to Washington's pressure over a multinational nuclear deal, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech on Thursday.

30 Oct 2017

Oscar-nominated Iranian director challenges Trump to watch her film

ISTANBUL Iran's first Oscar-nominated female director has challenged President Donald Trump to watch her film to see if its portrayal of ordinary Iranians' experience of war and revolution will change his views of her country.

23 Oct 2017

Analysis: Trump's tougher stance could backfire by boosting Iran's Guards

ANKARA/LONDON Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a military force with political clout and an industrial empire, stands to benefit from heightened tension between Washington and Tehran, officials and analysts said.

19 Oct 2017

Iran's Guards say missile programme will accelerate despite pressure

ANKARA Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said on Thursday its ballistic missile programme would accelerate despite U.S. and European Union pressure to suspend it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

18 Oct 2017

Khamenei says Iran will 'shred' nuclear deal if U.S. quits it

ANKARA Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but would "shred" the deal if Washington pulled out, state TV reported.

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