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U.S. Treasury chief says reviewing Iran's aircraft licenses


WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that his department is reviewing licenses for Boeing Co and Airbus to sell aircraft to Iran, telling lawmakers he will increase sanctions pressure on Iran, Syria and North Korea.

Somali pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel - Somali official 23 May 2017

BOSASSO, Somalia Somali pirates hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel on Tuesday to use as a base to attack bigger, more valuable ships, the mayor of a Somali town said, part of an upsurge in attacks following years of relative calm.


Iran condemns UK attack, criticises Western security ties to Gulf 23 May 2017

LONDON Iran condemned a suicide attack at a pop concert in Manchester that killed 22 people, but in an apparent swipe at Western security cooperation with Gulf Arab states said "artificial alliances" would not eliminate such threats.


Trump says concerns about Iran driving Israel, Arab states closer 22 May 2017

JERUSALEM U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and militias". | Video


Rouhani says regional stability impossible without Iran 22 May 2017

DUBAI/LONDON Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday stability could not be achieved in the Middle East without Tehran's help, responding to criticism of the Islamic Republic from U.S. President Donald Trump who is visiting the region.

Rouhani says hopeful Europe won't follow Trump's lead on Iran 22 May 2017

PARIS Iran welcomes cooperation at all levels to bring stability to the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart on Monday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump lambasted Tehran again as he tours the region.


Trump sets out Mideast vision - backing Arab strongmen against Iran 22 May 2017

DUBAI The images from the same night broadcast around the Middle East speak as loudly as the words. On the one hand: the young people of Iran, dancing in the streets to mark the re-election of a pragmatist, men and women together.


Trump says Iran must stop funding and training 'terrorists and militias' immediately 22 May 2017

JERUSALEM U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Iran must immediately stop its financial and military support for "terrorists and militias" and he reiterated that it never be permitted to possess atomic arms.


Iran accuses U.S. of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists' 22 May 2017

DUBAI Iran accused the United States on Monday of selling arms to "dangerous terrorists" in the Middle East and of spreading "Iranophobia" aimed at encouraging Arab states to purchase arms, state television reported.

Iran foreign minister scorns Trump after speech, arms deal 21 May 2017

BEIRUT Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday criticised U.S. President Donald Trump for sealing an arms deal and other investments worth hundreds of billions of dollars with Saudi Arabia, Tehran's arch-rival in the Middle East.


May to appeal for NATO unity to fight terrorism

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will appeal to NATO leaders on Thursday to unite to combat terrorism by addressing its root causes and the "propagation of poisonous ideology, particularly online".