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Iran says 200,000 took to streets in anti-government protests

27 Nov 2019

GENEVA Iran gave a glimpse on Wednesday into the scale of what may have been the biggest anti-government protests in the 40-year history of the Islamic Republic, with an official saying 200,000 people had taken part and a lawmaker saying 7,000 were arrested. | Video

Iran says hundreds of banks were torched in 'vast' unrest plot

27 Nov 2019

GENEVA Iran's top leader on Wednesday denounced an outbreak of deadly unrest as a "very dangerous conspiracy" as authorities reported about 731 banks and 140 government sites had been torched in the disturbances. | Video

Iran says 200,000 took part in anti-government demos; lawmaker says 7,000 held

27 Nov 2019

* Leader describes "deep, vast and very dangerous conspiracy"

First Syria talks in more than a year 'better than expected' but no handshake

08 Nov 2019

GENEVA The opening round of the first Syrian peace talks in more than a year went "better than most people would have expected", a U.N. envoy said, although delegates described a chilly atmosphere with those from opposing sides not yet shaking hands.

Iran, Russia take aim at U.S. military presence near Syrian oilfields

29 Oct 2019

GENEVA Iran and Russia on Tuesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to maintain a military presence near oil fields in northeastern Syria, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying any exploitation of resources would be illegal.

Iran frees Australian couple imprisoned for three months on spying charges

05 Oct 2019

MELBOURNE/GENEVA An Australian couple who spent more than three months in a prison in Tehran has been freed, Australia's foreign minister said on Saturday, and an Iranian news agency later reported that an Iranian student was released from detention in Australia.

Rouhani says he rejected U.S. offer to lift sanctions made in message to Europeans

27 Sep 2019

GENEVA The United States sent a message to European leaders that it was willing to lift all sanctions on Iran, according to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who said he had rejected talks with Washington while punitive U.S. sanctions remained in place.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Rouhani says he rejected U.S. offer to lift sanctions made in message to Europeans

27 Sep 2019

GENEVA, Sept 27 The United States sent a message to European leaders that it was willing to lift all sanctions on Iran, according to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who said he had rejected talks with Washington while punitive U.S. measures remained in place.

Iran test fires new missile: Iran Revolutionary Guards commander

24 Aug 2019

GENEVA Iran has test fired a new missile, the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Major General Hossein Salami, said on Saturday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

Iran says it will further breach nuclear deal in one month unless Europeans act

05 Aug 2019

GENEVA Iran told European powers on Monday it would further reduce compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal in about a month's time if they were still failing to protect it from crippling U.S. sanctions, reimposed after Washington exited the deal.

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