Iran: Negotiations with US will bring ‘material and spiritual harm’

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s supreme leader said Wednesday that negotiations with the US “will bring nothing but material and spiritual harm” in remarks just ahead of an American-led meeting on the Mideast in Warsaw that’s expected to largely focus on the Islamic Republic. The comments from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were part of a seven-page statement read out word-for-word on Iranian […]

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Defiant Iran taunts US with missiles on revolution’s 40th birthday

Dubai: Hundreds of thousands of Iranians have marched and some burnt US and Israeli flags to mark the revolution's 40th anniversary, as Tehran showed off ballistic missiles in defiance of US efforts to curb its military power. Soldiers, students, clerics and black-clad women holding small children thronged streets across Iran, many with portraits of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Shiite cleric […]

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Iran's top judge: EU preconditions for non-dollar trade channel 'unacceptable'

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s top judge said on Monday that Tehran would never accept the “humiliating conditions” set by the European Union for non-dollar trade intended to evade U.S. sanctions, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. France, Germany and Britain have opened a new channel for non-dollar trade with Iran to get around the sanctions, reimposed on Iran after President […]

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Netanyahu warns Iran over drone

A tense exchange unfolded at a major security conference in Munich on Sunday, when Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again scolded Iran, which he described as the largest threat to Middle East security. A tense exchange unfolded at a major security conference in Munich on Sunday, when Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again scolded Iran, which he described […]

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Iran taunts the West with terrifying military drills as commander vows to ‘wipe Israel off the map’

Brigadier General Hossein Salami – deputy head of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps- made the comments in the wake of an Israeli attack on Iranian targets in Syria. "We announce that if Israel takes any action to wage a war against us, it will definitely lead to its own elimination and the freeing of occupied territories," Salami said, reports […]

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Guards commander says Iran’s strategy is to wipe Israel off political map: TV

DUBAI (Reuters) – A commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Monday Iran’s strategy was to wipe “the Zionist regime” (Israel) off the political map, Iran’s state TV reported. “We announce that if Israel takes any action to wage a war against us, it will definitely lead to its own elimination and freeing occupied territories,” Brigadier General Hossein Salami, […]

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American held in Iran faces 'private complaint': prosecutor

DUBAI (Reuters) – An American held in Iran faces a complaint filed against him while authorities probe possible security charges against the ex-Marine, an Iranian prosecutor was quoted on Friday as saying, in a case that risks further worsening ties with Washington. “There is a private complaint against him,” the semi-official news agency Mehr quoted Gholamali Sadeqi, prosecutor in the […]

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