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Anti-regime protests spreading across Iran, says country's opposition

Ordinary Iranians reportedly took their grievances against the Tehran regime today to the country’s parliament as a result of what they say are the regime’s plundering of their savings and its corrupt policies.

World

Iraq rejects U.S. call for Iran-backed forces to end operations

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government dismissed a call from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped Baghdad defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk to end operations in Iraq.

Politics

Three ways Trump’s nuclear strategy misunderstands Iran

Experts and pundits are guessing about what Trump’s decertification is meant to achieve

World

FSA rebels: We would have won if not for Iran

Tehran helped keep rebels from government centres of power but its rising influence could undermine Assad's government.

World

Britain's Johnson says absolutely no doubt Iran nuclear deal will be preserved

LONDON (Reuters) - There is absolutely no doubt that a deal between Western powers and Iran to curb its nuclear program will survive despite the United States' decision not to recertify the deal, Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

World

Iran’s Guards seen economic winner from tougher Trump stance

ANKARA/LONDON (Reuters) - 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.

Politics

Rex Tillerson Seeks Help From Arab Nations in the U.S. Effort to Isolate Iran

In visits to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Tillerson denounced Iran's "malign behavior"

World

Saudi ex-intel chief says Assad is the biggest terrorist, praises Trump's harsh Iran stance

Former Saudi Chief of Intelligence and Ambassador to the U.S. and U.K. Prince Turki al-Faisal is cautioning the Trump team to clarify its stance on defeating “the biggest terrorist in Syria” — the country’s president, Bashar al-A

United Kingdom

Boris Johnson to urge Donald Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal

The Foreign Secretary will also praise the nuclear non-proliferation treaty for preventing the world from turning into 'a nuclear version of the final scene of Reservoir Dogs'

World

Boris Johnson: Donald Trump has an 'absolute duty' to prepare for military intervention in North Korea

Donald Trump has an "absolute duty" to prepare for military intervention against North Korea in the face of the mounting nuclear threat posed by the regime, Boris Johnson will say.

World

Trump has an Iran strategy, but it's going to be difficult to pull off

The Trump administration’s game plan has a certain logic, but executing it will be the most difficult diplomatic gambit his team has attempted thus far.

Politics

Tillerson: Time for Iranian-backed militias to leave Iraq

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, anticipating an end to the fight against ISIS, said Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias to exit the war-torn nation of Iraq.

World

'The Peshmerga sold us out': Kurdish shock and disbelief after losing the gamble for independence

Not much more than a month ago, Iraqi Kurdistan's leaders seemed sure that their path to independence was all but guaranteed.

World

Tillerson's Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran

As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the Middle East this weekend, he'll hope to achieve something that has eluded top American diplomats for a generation: sealing a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Ar

Politics

CNN poll: Two-thirds want to stay in Iran nuclear deal

Two in three Americans say President Donald Trump should not pull the United States out of the nuclear deal aiming to block Iran from developing nuclear weapons, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

World

Iran accused of trying to develop nuclear-tipped missiles

German security officials have accused Tehran of trying to develop nuclear-tipped missiles just days after President Trump decertified the Iran nuclear deal.

World

Tillerson: US will not interfere in EU trade with Iran

EU leaders on Thursday highlighted the need to protect their companies and investors dealing with Iran.

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Iran's Guards flex muscle in Middle East despite Trump warning

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A week after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a blistering speech about Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military and economic force in the Islamic Republic has shown it has no intention of curbing its activities in t

World

Russia's Lavrov warns one-sided changes could sink Iran deal

Russia's foreign minister says the landmark Iran nuclear deal can be amended only as long as his country and other signatories agree to proposed changes.

World

Iranian military chief visits frontline near Aleppo

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's military chief of staff visited a frontline position near the Syrian city of Aleppo, a military news outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported on Friday, during a visit that has underlined Tehran's deep military role in

World

Tillerson Assures Administration Won't Block European Trade With Iran

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the Trump administration isn’t seeking to disrupt European business deals with Iran, offering a message of reassurance following the president’s refusal last week to certify the nuclear deal.

World

Defying Trump, EU leaders commit to Iran nuclear accord

The leaders of the 28 members of the European Union are showing their support for the Iran nuclear agreement, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's opposition to it.

World

Ending Iran nuclear deal would worsen North Korea situation: Kerry

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump risks driving Iran toward nuclear proliferation and worsening a standoff with North Korea if Washington ends a nuclear deal with Iran, former Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

Energy

US spies can make it harder to do business with Iran. Here's how, says CIA chief Mike Pompeo

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration can make it harder for Iran to meddle in regional affairs.

World

Iran vows to accelerate missile program, defying Trump's crackdown

"Iran's ballistic missile program will expand and it will continue with more speed in reaction to Trump's hostile approach"

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