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Iran's Rouhani urges Turkey to avoid military action in Syria

09 Oct 2019

DUBAI Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkey on Wednesday to show restraint and avoid military action in northern Syria, as Ankara's forces were poised to advance into an area there being vacated by the U.S. military.

Iran's Rouhani urges Turkey to avoid military action in Syria

09 Oct 2019

DUBAI Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkey on Wednesday to show restraint and avoid military action in northern Syria, as Ankara's forces were poised to advance into an area there being vacated by the U.S. military.

U.S. building coalition after Saudi oil attack, Iran warns against war

20 Sep 2019

DUBAI The United States said on Thursday it was building a coalition to deter Iranian threats following a weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. | Video

Military strike against Iran would result in 'all-out war': Zarif

20 Sep 2019

DUBAI Any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would bring "all-out war", Tehran said on Thursday, keeping up a drumbeat of warnings to its adversaries after they accused the Islamic Republic of a strike on Saudi oil facilities.

UPDATE 3-Military strike against Iran would result in "all-out war" - Zarif

19 Sep 2019

* Official calls on Gulf states to act wisely (Adds military official's comment, context)

Iran's female fans find soccer buzz in cafes and malls

18 Sep 2019

DUBAI On match days Iran's young female soccer fans cram Tehran's shopping centres and cafes, their faces painted with the Iranian flag and beaming with excitement, as they follow their national team on giant television screens alongside male fans. | Video

Iran hardliners likely to gain from tensions over Aramco attacks

15 Sep 2019

DUBAI Iran distanced itself on Sunday from attacks on Saudi oil facilities but hardliners in Tehran might chalk the assaults up as a win against Washington's tougher policy toward the Islamic Republic, officials and analysts said.

Iran hardliners likely to gain from tensions over Aramco attacks

15 Sep 2019

DUBAI Iran distanced itself on Sunday from attacks on Saudi oil facilities but hardliners in Tehran might chalk the assaults up as a win against Washington's tougher policy toward the Islamic Republic, officials and analysts said.

Iran's Rouhani rules out bilateral talks with U.S.

03 Sep 2019

DUBAI Iran will never hold bilateral talks with the United States but if it lifts all the sanctions it reimposed on Iran it can join multilateral talks between Iran and other parties to a 2015 nuclear deal, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. | Video

Iran says will not tolerate 'maritime offences' in Gulf

05 Aug 2019

DUBAI Iran runs security in the Strait of Hormuz and will no longer tolerate "maritime offences" there, its foreign minister said on Monday, a day after it seized a second oil tanker near the strategic waterway that it accused of smuggling fuel. | Video

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