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  • Iran vice president says row over reactor resolved

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country's vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations with world powers over its contested nuclear program. The...

  • Iran denounces US ruling to sell property

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has condemned a ruling issued by a U.S. federal judge approving plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham...

  • Iran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. blocked its chosen ambassador over alleged ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Semiofficial Fars news agency also quoted Gen. Mohammad...

  • Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance. The unusual...

  • Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year. The Bombardier CL-600 became the subject of international intrigue after...

  • Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won't enforce it

    President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won't enforce it. Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and...

  • Obama signs law keeping Iran's UN envoy out of the U.S.

    President Obama on Friday signed into law legislation to bar United Nations ambassadors suspected of terror ties from receiving U.S. visas, but added that he would treat the law as “advisory,” arguing that it undercut his constitutional powers. The bill, S. 2195, passed Congress earlier...

  • White House won't call Iranian President Hassan Rouhani a 'moderate'

    President Obama's spokesman won't call Iranian President Hassan Rouhani a "moderate," but he still has enough confidence to negotiate with Iran about its nuclear program, despite the human rights abuses that have taken place since Rouhani came to power.

  • Treasury Department investigating U.S. mystery plane in Iran

    A mysterious American plane seen at an airport in Iran may have violated U.S. law by landing in Tehran, which the Treasury Department will investigate. U.S. law "would generally prohibit U.S. registered aircraft from flying to Iran," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Friday.

  • Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day. Referring to the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the world powers over Tehran's controversial nuclear program,...

  • Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows

    The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his neck, according to Iranian media. The convict, identified by his first name Bilal, had...

  • UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran has converted three quarters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms and is well on the way toward transforming the rest, the U.N. atomic agency reported Thursday. The development — agreed to by Iran...

  • UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade

    VIENNA (AP) — UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade .

  • Moderate earthquake jolts southern Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says a magnitude 5.3 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated district in the south of the country. The quake was moderate and no injuries were reported. The TV says the quake struck in Shonbeh on Thursday morning, at 04:01 a.m. local time (Wednesday...

  • New report says sophisticated U.S. military equipment for sale in Tehran bazaar

    Looking for the latest U.S. military equipment but can't find anybody to sell it to you here in the United States? Then head over to Tehran and check out "Iran's one-stop shop for U.S. Army gear." That's according to Lebanon's Daily Star newspaper, a highly credible Middle Eastern publication....



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