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  • Iran protests UN ambassador ban to United Nations

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran has formally protested Washington's refusal to grant a visa to its new U.N. ambassador, saying the move damages international diplomacy and sets a "dangerous" precedent The U.S. State Department and White House have said that Iran's selection of Hamid Aboutalebi to...

  • Iran envoy visits Emirates in sign of warming ties

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — State media in the United Arab Emirates says Dubai's ruler has welcomed the Iranian foreign minister at his palace, a sign of warming ties between the two countries. News agency WAM says Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Iranian Foreign...

  • Iran official concerned for nuclear power plant

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's nuclear chief has raised concerns for the fate of the country's only running atomic power plant amid talks with the West about a final deal to curb Tehran's controversial nuclear program, a newspaper reported on Monday. The government-run daily "Iran" quoted Ali...

  • US ambassador: Talks with Iran continuing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says talks about Iran's nuclear program are continuing undisturbed by Washington's decision to block Tehran's ambassador to the diplomatic body. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power on Sunday told ABC's "This Week" that Iran's...

  • Lawyer: Ex-Marine gets 10-year sentence in Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian appeals court has overturned a death sentence of a former U.S. Marine convicted of working for the CIA, instead sentencing him to 10 years in prison, his lawyer said Saturday. Amir Hekmati, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen born in Arizona, was arrested in August...

  • White House denies visa for Iran's United Nations envoy

    The White House announced Friday that the U.S. will not grant a visa to Iran's new envoy to the United Nations, citing his involvement in the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. “We have informed the United Nations and Iran that we will not issue a visa to Mr. [Hamid] Abutalebi,” White House...

  • White House to Iran: No visa for UN envoy pick

    The White House says the U.S. has informed Iran that it will not issue a visa to Teheran's pick for envoy to the United Nations. It's the first time the White House has clarified the status of the controversial pick.

  • Congress to Iran: Ambassador's application denied

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress said no way to Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, outraged by the prospect of a member of a group responsible for the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran stepping on U.S. soil. The move forces President Barack Obama to make a decision that...

  • Congress puts fate of Iran's choice for U.N. ambassador in Obama's hands

    The White House isn't saying whether President Obama will sign legislation designed to block a visa for Iran's new ambassador to the United Nations, but spokesman Jay Carney predicted the crisis would have "no impact" on the ongoing nuclear talks. The legislation cleared the House by unanimous...

  • Russia rejects US warnings over oil deal with Iran

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat on Wednesday angrily rejected U.S. warnings against striking an oil-for-goods contract with Iran, saying that Moscow wouldn't be intimidated by threats. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in remarks carried by the state RIA Novosti news agency...

  • Iran: '50 to 60 percent agreement' on nuke deal

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday his country and six world powers are in "50 to 60 percent agreement" on the shape of a deal meant to crimp any potential Iranian attempt to build nuclear arms in exchange for an end to crippling economic sanctions. Speaking for the six, EU...

  • US says Iran's pick for UN envoy is 'not viable'

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The United States notified Iran's government on Tuesday that Tehran's pick for a new U.N. envoy is "not viable," a day after the U.S. Senate voted against letting the diplomat enter the country. American officials objected to the selection of Hamid Abutalebi because of his...

  • Iran sends Syria 30,000 tons of food supplies

    BEIRUT (AP) — Iran delivered 30,000 tons of food supplies to Syria on Tuesday to help the government deal with shortages due to the civil war, state media said. As the announcement came that the massive shipment arrived at a Mediterranean port, state TV also reported that government forces...

  • Russia oil talks pose new hurdle to Iran nuke pact

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States could impose economic sanctions if Iran and Russia move forward with a reported oil-for-goods contract, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, discussing with a Senate panel an emerging threat to talks designed to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran. The...

  • Ted Cruz wins top Dem backing to block Iran's U.N. envoy from U.S.

    In a rare sign of Senate bipartisanship, several top Democrats including Sens. Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy backed conservative Sen. Ted Cruz's effort to block Iran's new United Nations ambassador, involved in the 1979 holding of American diplomats for 444 days, from U.S. soil.



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