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Iran urges EU to press Washington on Airbus deliveries: ISNA

The logo of Airbus is seen at the Airbus A330 final assembly line at Airbus headquarters in Colomiers, near Toulouse, France, November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran called on the European Union on Monday to press U.S. authorities to allow delivery of Airbus passenger aircraft purchased by Tehran, Iran’s student news agency ISNA reported.To upgrade its aging ...

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Iran Guards general dies of self-inflicted accidental gunshot: report

DUBAI (Reuters) – A Revolutionary Guards general, who headed a military base in a sensitive security area in northeastern Iran, died on Sunday after he accidentally shot himself in the head while cleaning his gun, the official news agency IRNA reported. The report identified the commander as General Qodratollah Mansouri, a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. Eastern ...

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OPEC has shown it can reach deal despite splits: Iran oil minister

The logo of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is seen at OPEC’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh praised OPEC on Saturday for what he said was the producer group’s ability to reach agreement despite intense internal political differences. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ...

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Vahid Sayadi Nasiri: Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike

Image copyright Iran Human Rights Monitor Image caption The activist was protesting against his conditions in prison An Iranian political activist jailed for his messages on social media has died after spending 60 days on hunger strike, his family says. Vahid Sayadi Nasiri had been accused of insulting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other offences. He was released last ...

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U.S. wants U.N. to ban nuclear ballistic missile work by Iran

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States will push the U.N. Security Council to toughen its stance to prevent Iran from working on ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and carrying out test launches, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday. Pompeo also told the Security Council an arms embargo on Iran should not be lifted in ...

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Two missile launchers found in Yemen appear to be from Iran: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Two launch units for anti-tank guided missiles recovered by a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen appear to have been manufactured in Iran during 2016 and 2017, according to a confidential United Nations report seen by Reuters on Tuesday. But U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres does not specifically state whether the discovery of the units in Yemen was ...

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U.S. discusses Iran sanctions with Iraq, Baghdad hurt by curbs on Iranian gas imports

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Tuesday he discussed sanctions against Iran with Iraqi energy officials as Washington pressures Baghdad to stop importing Iranian gas that is crucial for its power grid. Iraqi oil minister Thamer Ghadhban speaks speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq December 11, 2018. Hadi Mizban/Pool via REUTERS “Sanctions were mentioned, ...

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Iran arrests 10 suspects in suicide bombing that killed two

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian security forces have detained 10 people suspected of links to a suicide car bomb attack this week that killed at least two policemen, police chief Hossein Ashtari said on Sunday. “Good clues have been obtained and hopefully with the public’s cooperation … we will get to the main leads,” Ashtari was quoted by the state news ...

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