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Netanyahu to discuss 'bad' Iran deal with Trump, Kerry stresses settlements

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JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would discuss with Donald Trump the West's "bad" nuclear deal with Iran after the U.S. president-elect enters the White House.

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Iran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops sanctions renewal 04 Dec 2016

DUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Sunday that Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the U.S. Congress, saying Tehran would otherwise "firmly respond".

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Iran's Rouhani proposes budget rise as Trump election threatens growth 04 Dec 2016

DUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani proposed on Sunday a state budget of about $100 billion for next year, loosening the purse strings to support economic growth as Donald Trump's election threatens to put renewed pressure on Tehran.

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Iran says extension of sanctions act shows U.S. unreliable 03 Dec 2016

DUBAI A U.S. Senate vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years shows the world that Washington cannot be relied upon to act on its commitments, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday.

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Iran's supreme court upholds tycoon's death sentence for graft 03 Dec 2016

DUBAI Iran's supreme court has upheld the death penalty against Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani for corruption, the judiciary said on Saturday, a sentence critics say will mask the identity of senior officials who supported him.

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Iran's supreme court upholds tycoon's death sentence for graft 03 Dec 2016

DUBAI Iran's supreme court has upheld the death penalty against Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani for corruption, the judiciary said on Saturday, a sentence critics say will mask the identity of senior officials who supported him.

U.S.-Iranian, wife in Iran jail, no charges since July - rights group 02 Dec 2016

DUBAI An American-Iranian dual national and his wife have been in detention in Iran without charge or access to lawyers since their arrest by elite Revolutionary Guards in July, a New York-based rights group said on Friday.

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Iran says U.S. extension of sanctions act violates nuclear deal 02 Dec 2016

ANKARA Iran threatened on Friday to retaliate against a U.S. Senate vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years, saying it violated last year's deal with six major powers that curbed its nuclear programme.

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Trump team considering new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran - FT 02 Dec 2016

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's transition team is examining proposals for new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing congressional sources who have been in contact with the president-elect's team.

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Iran urges Kenya to free two Iranians facing terrorism charges - Tasnim 02 Dec 2016

ANKARA Iran urged Kenya on Friday to immediately release two Iranians charged with collecting information for a terrorist act after filming the Israeli Embassy in Nairobi, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

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Italy's Renzi to resign after referendum rout

ROME Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a crushing defeat on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone's third-largest economy into political turmoil. | Video