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Khamenei names new chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guards

21 Apr 2019

DUBAI Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has replaced the head of the influential Revolutionary Guards Corps, state TV reported on Sunday, days after the United States designated the elite group a foreign terrorist organisation.

Iran's Khamenei calls U.S. blacklisting of Guards a 'vicious move'

10 Apr 2019

DUBAI/LONDON Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the United States had made "a vicious move" in designating the Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organisation, and Tehran vowed to take action against U.S. forces in the region. | Video

In unprecedented move, U.S. names Iran's Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group

09 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON/DUBAI President Donald Trump said on Monday he would name Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organisation, in an unprecedented step that drew Iranian condemnation and raised concerns about retaliatory attacks on U.S. forces. | Video

Floods kill at least 18 in southern Iran, provinces on alert

25 Mar 2019

DUBAI At least 18 people were killed and around 100 others were injured in flash floods in Iran's southern Fars province, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Monday, with more rain forecast following days of devastating floods in the north.

Iran will boost defence capabilities despite U.S. pressure - Khamenei

21 Mar 2019

DUBAI Iran is determined to boost its defence capabilities despite mounting pressure from the United States and its allies to curb its ballistic missile programme, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday.

Iran's oil tanker fleet being squeezed as sanctions bite

13 Mar 2019

LONDON/DUBAI Iran is running short of options to replace its ageing fleet of tankers and keep oil exports flowing because renewed U.S. sanctions are making potential sellers and flag registries wary of doing business with Tehran, Western and Iranian sources said.

Stay in your job, Iranian president tells moderate ally Zarif

27 Feb 2019

DUBAI/LONDON Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected his foreign minister's resignation as "against national interests" on Wednesday, bolstering a moderate ally who has long been targeted by hardliners in factional struggles over the 2015 nuclear deal with the West. | Video

Iran's Rouhani stands by moderate ally Zarif after surprise resignation

27 Feb 2019

DUBAI/GENEVA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held back from accepting the resignation of his foreign minister on Tuesday, standing by a moderate ally long targeted by hardliners in internal factional struggles over a 2015 nuclear deal with the West. | Video

UPDATE 6-Iran's Rouhani rejects resignation of ally Zarif, says he is "not alone"

26 Feb 2019

* Lawmakers urge president to reject resignation (Adds Rouhani rejection, oil minister not resigning)

Pressure over Iran nuclear deal forced Zarif to resign: ally

26 Feb 2019

DUBAI/GENEVA Pressure from hardliners over Iran's nuclear deal with world powers forced Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to resign, an ally said on Tuesday.

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