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Trump's "Genocidal Taunts Won't End Iran," Says Iran Foreign Minister

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the "genocidal taunts" of US President Donald Trump will not "end Iran", as tensions spike between the two countries....

Trump's 'Genocidal Taunts Won't End Iran,' Says Iran Foreign Minister

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Iran hits back at Trump for tweeting 'genocidal taunts' Foreign minister, Javad Zarif, advises US president to respect country following warningThe Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has hit back at Donald Trump for his “genocidal taunts”, following a ...
16:00, 05/20/2019

Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions: Iran foreign minister Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt in a telephone call on Saturday, according to a statement...
03:00, 07/14/2019

Iran’s foreign minister says US sanctions ‘unacceptable’ TOKYO (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister says his country is committed to an international nuclear deal but that the escalating U.S. sanctions are “unacceptable.” The remarks come amid r...
08:34, 05/16/2019

Iran’s foreign minister hit with U.S. financial sanctions The highly unusual action of penalizing the top diplomat of another nation comes a month after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order placing sanctions on Iran's supreme leader, Ayatoll...
04:17, 08/01/2019

US imposes sanctions on Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has responded defiantly to the US targeting him for his role as Iran's chief diplomat. The sanctions raise questions about the Trump administration's stated willingness to talk wi...
06:51, 08/01/2019

| US will sanction Iran foreign minister: official The United States will blacklist Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and block "billions" more in Iranian assets as part of expanded sanctions, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said....
07:51, 06/26/2019

Exclusive: U.S. will not blacklist Iran's foreign minister, for now The United States has decided not to impose sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for now, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, in a sign Washington may be hold...
01:34, 07/12/2019

Iran will defend itself against any aggression, says foreign minister Iranian will defend itself against any military or economic aggression, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday, calling on European states to do more to preserve a nuclear agreement his...
11:51, 05/26/2019

‘Iran will see the end of Trump,’ foreign minister says during Pakistan visit The purpose of Zarif’s visit to Pakistan, where he held talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi and also Prime Minister Imran Khan, was not made public....
07:00, 05/25/2019

Trump administration sanctions Iran’s foreign minister The US on Wednesday slapped financial sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, as part of its escalating campaign of pressure against the Islamic Republic. The unusual action ...
02:51, 08/01/2019

Iran foreign minister says U.S. sanctioned him because he is a 'threat' to its agenda Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet on Wednesday that the United States sanctioned him because he is a threat to its agenda....
04:51, 08/01/2019

"More For More": Iran Foreign Minister Makes Nuclear Offer To US Iran on Thursday signalled a willingness to engage in diplomacy to defuse tensions with the United States with a modest offer on its nuclear programme that met immediate scepticism in Washington....
04:34, 07/19/2019

Iran foreign minister accuses U.S.'s Bolton of plotting for war Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday....
22:51, 06/25/2019

US is 'not in a position to obliterate Iran,' Iranian foreign minister says Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has responded to President Donald Trump's recent threats to Tehran on Twitter, saying that the United States "is not in a position to obliterate Iran."...
00:51, 06/27/2019

UK foreign minister Hunt says cannot envisage joining U.S.-led war with Iran Britain does not expect the United States to request that the United Kingdom joins a war with Iran and London would be unlikely to agree to join such a conflict, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on ...
16:00, 06/25/2019

Iran foreign minister in India for talks after U.S. sanctions Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will hold talks with his counterpart in the Indian capital on Tuesday after New Delhi stopped purchases of Iranian oil this month in the wake of renewed U.S. sancti...
11:51, 05/14/2019

"Childish Behaviour," Says Iran After US Sanctions Foreign Minister Iran accused the United States on Thursday of "childish behaviour" driven by fear after Washington imposed sanctions on its foreign minister, fanning tensions between two foes at loggerheads over Gulf...
00:17, 08/02/2019

Iran’s Foreign Minister Proposes Prisoner Exchange With U.S. The foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said he had the authority to negotiate a prisoner exchange, in what seemed like an overture in a worsening relationship....
21:17, 04/28/2019

Iran’s foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister is in Pakistan on a critically timed visit amid a crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week’s emergency Arab League meeting calle...
09:17, 05/24/2019

Iran Foreign Minister Accuses US's John Bolton Of Plotting For War Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday....
02:34, 06/26/2019

Iran will continue exporting oil under any conditions: Iranian foreign minister  Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt in a telephone call on Saturday....
03:00, 07/14/2019

Iran’s President Calls U.S. Sanctions on the Foreign Minister ‘Childish’ (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s president lambasted new U.S. sanctions by the Trump administration targeting the country’s foreign minister, describing the move on Thursday as “childis...
11:17, 08/01/2019

Iran’s Foreign Minister Proposes Modest Deal to End Impasse With U.S. The Iranian foreign minister sounded philosophical if nothing came of efforts to restart negotiations to the nuclear accord that President Trump has jettisoned....
21:51, 07/18/2019

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: Iran won't bow to U.S. pressure Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday Tehran won't back down or give in to the United States, warning it will only work with countries that speak in reverence and respect....
13:51, 07/01/2019

UK Foreign Minister Hunt warns U.S.-Iran conflict risk Britain's Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt warned on Monday of the risks of an unintended conflict between the United States and Iran over the unraveling nuclear deal....
11:51, 05/13/2019

Rouhani says 'childish' of U.S. to sanction Iran foreign minister Zarif Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States of "childish behavior" and acting out of fear on Thursday after Washington imposed sanctions on Iran's foreign minister amid rising tensions ...
10:51, 08/01/2019

Iran's foreign minister warns US 'cannot expect to stay safe' Javad Zarif says only way to reduce tensions is to stop economic war against Tehran Iran’s foreign minister has warned the US it “cannot expect to stay safe” after launching what he described as an ec...
20:00, 06/10/2019

Iran’s foreign minister warns U.S. cannot ‘expect to stay safe’ Iran’s foreign minister warned the U.S. on Monday that it “cannot expect to stay safe” after launching what he described as an economic war against Tehran, taking a hard-line stance amid a visit by Ge...
03:51, 06/11/2019

Iran's foreign minister says talks on ballistic missiles with US possible Mohammad Javad Zarif offered an initially high price for such negotiations – the halt of American arms sales to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, two key U.S. allies in the Persian...
20:34, 07/16/2019

Iran foreign minister warns Trump to back off threats Iran’s foreign minister on Monday dismissed President Trump’s tweeted “genocidal taunts,” warning him not to threaten the Islamic Republic’s existence. With tensions mounting between the two countries...
21:00, 05/20/2019

The Latest: Iran’s foreign minister tweets response to Trump DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Ir...
12:51, 05/20/2019

Iran foreign minister tweets map with detailed coordinates of drone Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted a map on Saturday with detailed coordinates which he said show a U.S. drone shot down by Iran on Thursday was within the Islamic Republic's territ...
18:17, 06/22/2019

As the Nuclear Deal Totters, So Do the Fortunes of Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian most closely associated with the 2015 pact, is under fire both at home and in Washington, which is weighing sanctions on him....
17:00, 07/04/2019

Iran asks U.N. chief to push back against U.S. sanctions on foreign minister Iran asked U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday to push back against the United States after it imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, describing the move as...
00:51, 08/07/2019

Iran Foreign Minister Asks China to Help Save Nuclear Deal Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif asked China to help save the nuclear deal, seeking to bolster ties as the U.S. intensifies its campaign to isolate Iran....
18:34, 05/17/2019

Iran foreign minister visits India amid falling oil revenue Iran's foreign minister has met with his Indian counterpart in New Delhi, days after India decided to follow U.S. restrictions on buying Iranian oil....
15:34, 05/14/2019

Iran's Foreign Minister Plans North Korea Visit: Reports Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is planning to visit North Korea, Iran's state television reported on Sunday, without giving the date of the visit....
18:17, 04/28/2019

US Imposes Sanctions On Iran's Foreign Minister Amid Escalating Tensions The Trump administration imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday in a dramatic step bound to further escalate tensions with Tehran....
08:17, 08/01/2019

Foreign Office minister to visit Iran to call for 'urgent de-escalation' Andrew Murrison will raise concerns about country’s conduct amid rising tensions A Foreign Office minister is to visit Iran on Sunday and call for “urgent de-escalation in the region”, amid heightenin...
16:34, 06/22/2019

German foreign minister headed to Iran to save nuclear deal Heiko Maas has announced he will travel to Tehran next week in an effort to salvage the Iran nuclear deal. Maas, the first German diplomat to visit Iran in over two years, will meet counterpart Mohamm...
20:51, 06/06/2019

Iran foreign minister says country 'had no choice' but to build missiles for defense Iran’s foreign minister said Wednesday that his country must manufacture missiles for defensive purposes, days after he appeared to suggest the weapons could be up for negotiations....
02:34, 07/18/2019

Iran exceeds uranium caps set by nuclear deal, foreign minister says Iran's enriched low-grade uranium stockpiles have exceeded the 300 kilogram limit set by the 2015 nuclear deal, marking Tehran's first major breach of the landmark accord since US President Donald Tru...
18:34, 07/01/2019

Amid tensions with US, Iran’s foreign minister warns: ‘Whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Amid tensions with US, Iran’s foreign minister warns: ‘Whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it’...
11:17, 06/10/2019

Iran's foreign minister, U.N. secretary-general meet in New York: IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York on Thursday and discussed the Iranian tanker seized by the British Navy, a report b...
03:00, 07/19/2019

Iran's foreign minister sanctioned after declining Trump's 'chat' invitation Mohammad Javad Zarif says he was invited for White House talks and threatened with sanctions if he did not attendIran’s foreign minister has said he was invited for White House talks with Donald Trump...
08:17, 08/06/2019

Iran media depicts German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas as a Nazi German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas visit to Iran received widespread coverage in the country's media, which seemed to unanimously criticize Germany and the EU for their inability to help Iran circumve...
17:51, 06/12/2019

U.S. Troop Buildup in the Middle East Is a Threat to Peace, Iran’s Foreign Minister Says Iran’s foreign minister said an order by the U.S. president to send 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East was “extremely dangerous” and threatening to international peace and se...
01:17, 05/26/2019

No reason for Iran to stick to nuclear commitments unilaterally: deputy foreign minister Iran has no reason left to carry out commitments under its 2015 nuclear deal without reciprocation from the remaining European signatories, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday, accor...
20:34, 06/25/2019

Detained British-flagged tanker must go through legal process: Iran foreign minister The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero must go through a legal process because it violated maritime regulations, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told British Foreign Minister Je...
21:00, 07/20/2019

Iranian tanker wasn't headed to Syria: Iran deputy foreign minister An Iranian tanker captured by British Royal Marines in Gibraltar was not headed to Syria, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday in a press conference broadcast live on state TV....
14:00, 07/07/2019

Trump administration sanctions Iran's foreign minister in escalation of tensions Zarif is a relatively moderate Iranian politician, and he was the chief negotiator for the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.        ...
05:51, 08/01/2019

After emir’s visit, Qatari foreign minister says U.S. refuses to budge on Iran sanctions “What we have sensed from the United States is, they don’t want a war,” the minister said in an interview. But describing a “stalemate,” he said “Iran can’t come to the table under these sanctions.”...
22:17, 07/11/2019

Iran’s foreign minister says the US, which launched an ‘economic war’ against Tehran, ‘cannot expect to stay safe’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister says the US, which launched an ‘economic war’ against Tehran, ‘cannot expect to stay safe’...
14:51, 06/10/2019

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Middle East bid to ease US-Iran tensions The top German diplomat will travel to Iran seeking ways to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Heiko Maas's four-day Middle East trip comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran....
10:17, 06/08/2019

Iran Foreign Minister To Reach India Today, Hold Talks With Sushma Swaraj Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will reach New Delhi on Tuesday to hold talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj primarily on impact of the US ending waivers on import of oil.....
21:34, 05/13/2019

With the help of his boyfriend, a German reporter asked Iran’s foreign minister why the country executes people for being gay Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif did not directly deny that gay people have been executed in Iran and instead cited a need to respect “moral principles."...
15:17, 06/12/2019

Iran's supreme leader criticizes country's president and foreign minister over nuclear deal Iran's supreme leader criticized the country's president and foreign minister by name for the first time over his concerns about the 2015 nuclear deal, saying Wednesday they didn't act as he wished in...
00:17, 05/23/2019

Iran's foreign minister invited to White House, Tehran decided against visit: report Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reportedly received an invitation to meet President Trump in the White House last month but Tehran decided against such meeting....
21:17, 08/03/2019

America is trying to create 'Iran phobia': Iran's defence minister The United States is trying to create "Iran phobia", Iran’s defence minister Amir Hatami said on Friday, according to the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA)....
10:00, 06/21/2019

US Imposes Sanctions On Iran's Foreign Minister Amid Rising Sanctions The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions against Iran's foreign minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif, effectively slamming the door on the country's top diplomat....
08:17, 08/01/2019

| EU shifts right | Trumps touts Iran talks: WATCH the top World news videos for Monday European figures react to election results | Trump on Iran: 'If they'd like to talk, we'd like to talk'; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH....
08:00, 05/27/2019

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker: state TV Iran's Revolutionary Guards told state TV the foreign tanker was smuggling oil through the Persian Gulf. Recent incidents involving vessels in the region have led to escalating tensions between Tehran...
14:34, 07/18/2019

Iran says it came to help of disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf Iranian navy vessels came to the assistance of a disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that needed repairs, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official new...
02:17, 07/17/2019

Iran says it has seized foreign oil tanker in Gulf Report on state TV says ship was smuggling oil but does not say which country crew are fromFears for maritime security in the strait of Hormuz, a vital route for oil shipping, have grown after Iran an...
15:34, 07/18/2019

E.U. Foreign Ministers Scramble to Save Iran Deal The British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said that there was a “small window” left to salvage the nuclear deal but that the opportunity wouldn’t last....
17:17, 07/15/2019

Oil rises 1% after Iran says it seized foreign tanker in Gulf Oil prices rose about 1% on Thursday after Iran said it had seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf amid rising tensions between Tehran and the West over the safety of shipping in the Strait of Hormuz...
13:34, 07/18/2019

Iran seizes 'foreign' vessel in Persian Gulf Iran says it has captured an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf and claims it was smuggling fuel to some Arab states. The seizure puts Tehran on a fresh collision course with the West over security in the...
03:17, 08/05/2019

Couchsurfing in Iran: close encounters in a foreign country Many consider Iran a dangerous travel destination. But the Iranians are probably some of the most hospitable people in the world. Join us on a trip through the living rooms of the Islamic Republic....
15:34, 06/07/2019

Iran sees no prospect of negotiations with U.S.: foreign ministry Iran sees no prospect of negotiations with the United States, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said a deal with Tehran on its nuclear program was p...
11:34, 05/28/2019

Iran seizes another foreign oil tanker, state media says Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps accused the vessel, the third detained by Iran amid U.S. tensions, of trying to smuggle oil from Iran.        ...
16:51, 08/04/2019

Iran is ready for any threat to territory, says foreign ministry Iran showed no sign of backing down Saturday in the standoff with the United States over the downing of a drone, insisting that it was ready to counter any threats or aggression against its territory....
13:00, 06/22/2019

Talks with U.S. possible if they led to tangible results: Iran foreign ministry spokesman Talks between Iran and the United States would be possible if based on an agenda that could lead to tangible results, but Washington is not seeking dialogue, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mo...
09:17, 07/29/2019

Iran Seizes Foreign Tanker It Accuses of Smuggling Fuel Iranian forces seized a foreign tanker, the country’s Revolutionary Guard said, pushing oil prices up on fears that the Islamic Republic could further disrupt shipping traffic in the Middle East....
15:34, 07/18/2019

Iran Says It Seized Foreign Tanker, Escalating Regional Tensions A video released by the Revolutionary Guards showed the ship’s name as the Riah — the same as a missing Emirati tanker — and said it was smuggling fuel....
19:34, 07/18/2019

Zarif sanctioned by U.S. due to his negotiating skills: Iran foreign ministry The United States has sanctioned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif because they fear his negotiating skills, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said in a tweet early on Thursd...
04:51, 08/01/2019

Punching Iran Over Its Foreign Policy Could Lead to a Faster Path to War Wrestling with Iran’s diplomacy and military activity could prompt a confrontation between Washington and Tehran well before any showdown over a nuclear program....
03:34, 05/30/2019

Iran: Foreign tanker in Gulf seized, sailors detained Iran seized a foreign tanker carrying about 185,000 gallons of fuel in the Persian Gulf and detained seven sailors from different nationalities according to the country's Revolutionary Guards....
20:51, 08/05/2019

Iran Says Foreign Oil Tanker "Smuggling Fuel" To Arab Countries Seized Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps has seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that was smuggling fuel to some Arab states, Iran's state TV reported, adding that seven sailors onboard of the tanker had...
11:51, 08/04/2019

British foreign secretary warns of ‘serious consequences’ over Iran seizing oil tanker Britain’s foreign secretary warned Saturday of “serious consequences” if Iran fails to release a British oil tanker it seized a day earlier in the Strait of Hormuz — but he ruled out “military options...
07:34, 07/21/2019

Foreign Office warns British-Iranian nationals against travel to Iran The Foreign Office has advised dual British-Iranian nationals against all travel to Iran, warning they face an "unacceptably higher" risk of detention and mistreatment....
22:51, 05/17/2019

Confrontational view of Iran reflects Trump's approach to foreign policy Washington ratcheting up pressure on Iran has some observers worried a war could break out between the two nations. But for others, it simply shows President Donald Trump's contradictory approach to f...
03:51, 05/18/2019

Iran seizes another foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf, state TV reports Iran has seized another foreign oil tanker in the Gulf, the country’s state TV reported on Sunday, accusing it of smuggling fuel to Arab states and adding that seven sailors on board the tanker ...
20:17, 08/05/2019

US-Iran tension: Exxon Mobil pulls out foreign staff from Iraqi oil field Exxon Mobil's decision to evacuate its foreign staff from a major Iraqi oil field comes amid rising tensions between the US and Iran. The US company's employees are reportedly being flown from Iraq to...
23:17, 05/18/2019

Biden wants Obama-era foreign policy — including return to Iran nuclear deal Joe Biden will rewind the clock on American foreign policy back to the Obama administration if he’s elected president, the former veep said during a speech at the CUNY Graduate Center on Thursday. Tha...
05:34, 07/12/2019

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker smuggling fuel in Gulf - state media Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen, Iran's state media reported on Sunday, in a show of power amid heigh...
18:51, 08/04/2019

China, Iran foreign ministers meet amid Middle East tensions BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Iran have met in Beijing amid heightened Middle East tensions and efforts by Tehran to keep its world markets open. Wang Yi, whose country has been a ...
14:17, 05/17/2019

Bahrain foreign ministry strongly condemns Iran's seizure of British tanker Bahrain said on Saturday it "strongly condemned" Iran's seizure of a British flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, asking Iran to immediately release the vessel....
14:51, 07/20/2019

White House 2020 hopefuls turn to foreign policy, slam Trump on Iran Two Democrats with U.S. military experience who are vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination shifted the focus of the race to foreign policy on Sunday, criticizing Republican President Donal...
18:00, 05/19/2019

'A form of extortion': Iran to charge foreign ships a toll to cross Strait of Hormuz Iran is planning to charge foreign ships a toll in exchange for "protection" across the Strait of Hormuz, a key trade route and a flashpoint in the escalating dispute between the United States and the...
01:00, 07/09/2019

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf, 12 on vessel, state media reports Twelve crews members were on the Panamanian-flagged vessel when it was captured near the Strait of Hormuz.        ...
16:00, 07/18/2019

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says latest US sanctions on country’s leaders mean ‘permanent closure’ of diplomacy TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says latest US sanctions on country’s leaders mean ‘permanent closure’ of diplomacy....
11:00, 06/25/2019

Using oil as a weapon a threat to OPEC: Iran oil minister Anyone who uses oil as a weapon is creating the death and collapse of OPEC, Iran's oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Wednesday, according to SHANA, the news site of the oil ministry....
13:51, 05/01/2019

Saudi minister says Iran's actions are unacceptable Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs on Sunday condemned Iran's seizure of a British flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz and urged the international community to take action to dete...
22:00, 07/21/2019

OPEC is 'likely to collapse,' warns Iran's oil minister Iran's oil minister says OPEC is "likely to collapse" because some members are targeting their fellow producers, apparently referring to Saudi Arabia....
16:17, 05/03/2019

Iran tanker detention by Britain was threatening act, minister says Britain's detention of an Iranian tanker last week was a threatening and incorrect action, Iran's Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday....
10:00, 07/08/2019

| Iran diplomat calls talks with UK minister 'repetitive' A top Iranian diplomat expressed disappointment on Sunday after meeting a minister from Britain's Foreign Office amid escalating regional tensions, saying the talks were "repetitive", state news agenc...
19:00, 06/24/2019

Iran will defeat U.S.-Israeli alliance, says defense minister Iran's military commanders said on Wednesday the Islamic Republic was on the verge of an all-out confrontation with its enemies and was ready to counter any threat....
22:34, 05/15/2019

Iran has no plans to leave OPEC despite tensions: oil minister Iran has no plans to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries despite being treated like an enemy by some fellow members, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in an interview published ...
18:34, 06/08/2019

Oil Minister Zanganeh says hopeful Iran's oil exports to improve - TV Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday that he was "very hopeful" about an improvement in the country's crude exports, state TV reported, in spite of tightened U.S. sanctions on Tehran's ma...
22:00, 07/07/2019

Iran government has no plans to remove oil minister: spokesman Iran's government has no plans to remove Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh from his post, a government spokesman said on Sunday, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA)....
20:51, 06/16/2019

Nations using oil as a weapon threatens OPEC: Iran oil minister Any country using oil as a weapon could cause the collapse of oil producer group OPEC, Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Wednesday, according to SHANA, the news outlet of the oil ministry....
14:17, 05/01/2019

German minister lands in Iran in bid to save nuclear pact Germany's foreign minister has arrived in Tehran to hold talks with President Hassan Rouhani on Monday, as part of a concerted European effort to preserve Iran's nuclear pact with world powers and def...
23:51, 06/09/2019

Iran’s defense minister vows to defeat US, Israel if attacked Iran’s top defense official predicted Wednesday that the Islamic Republic would vanquish the US and its ally Israel if his country is attacked. “We will defeat the American-Zionist front,” Minister of...
23:34, 05/15/2019

British minister to visit Iran on Sunday for talks on tensions Britain's Middle East minister Andrew Murrison will visit Iran on Sunday for "frank and constructive" talks, the Foreign Office said, amid escalating tension between Tehran and Washington after the do...
14:34, 06/22/2019

Iran's defense minister says Britain's seizure of oil tanker was threatening act Britain's seizing of an Iranian oil tanker last week was a threatening act that will not be tolerated, Iran's Defence Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday in a speech broadcast live on state television...
10:17, 07/08/2019

Iran could attack Israel if standoff with the U.S. escalates: Israeli minister An Israeli cabinet minister warned on Sunday of possible direct or proxy Iranian attacks on Israel should the stand-off between Tehran and Washington escalate....
15:51, 05/12/2019

UPDATE 2-Oil Minister Zanganeh says hopeful Iran's oil exports will improve - TV Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday that he was very hopeful of an improvement in the country's crude exports, state TV reported, in spite of tightened U.S. sanctions on Tehran's main so...
07:17, 07/08/2019

Iran may attack Israel if U.S. standoff escalates: Israeli minister An Israeli cabinet minister warned on Sunday of possible direct or proxy Iranian attacks on Israel should the stand-off between Tehran and Washington escalate....
11:34, 05/12/2019

US Cyber Attacks On Iranian Targets Not Successful, Says Iran Minister U.S. cyber attacks against Iranian targets have not been successful, Iran's telecoms minister said on Monday, within days of reports that the Pentagon had launched a long-planned cyber attack to......
08:34, 06/24/2019

U.S. cyber attacks on Iranian targets not successful, Iran minister says U.S. cyber attacks against Iranian targets have not been successful, Iran's telecoms minister said on Monday, within days of reports that the Pentagon had launched a long-planned cyber attack to disa...
07:00, 06/24/2019

UPDATE 1-Oil Minister Zanganeh says hopeful Iran's oil exports will improve - TV Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday that he was very hopeful of an improvement in the country's crude exports, state TV reported, in spite of tightened U.S. sanctions on Tehran's main so...
22:00, 07/07/2019

Iran says minister’s missile remarks meant to challenge US The Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, tweeted late on Tuesday that Mohammad Javad Zarif’s comments “threw the ball into the U.S. court while challenging America’s ar...
10:00, 07/17/2019

Iran builds firewall against Stuxnet computer virus: minister Iran has developed software to protect its industry against the Stuxnet computer virus, the Iranian communications minister said on Thursday, after accusing Israel in November of a cyber attack on Teh...
17:00, 05/16/2019

Japan's prime minister set to meet with Iran's Rouhani this week Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani on a visit this week that aims at easing regional tension, in what experts called a rare,...
06:51, 06/11/2019

State news reports Iran’s education minister has resigned TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that Iran’s minister of education has resigned to run for a seat in parliament in February 2020. IRNA said Thursday that President...
21:00, 06/06/2019

External Presence In Gulf Is "Source Of Insecurity" For Iran: Minister Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter on Friday that any military presence in the Gulf from outside the region would be a "source of insecurity" for Iran, and Tehran would act....
19:51, 08/09/2019

Nations using oil 'as a weapon' causing damage to OPEC -Iran oil minister Iran's oil minister hit out on Wednesday against the use of oil sanctions "as a weapon" by the United States and the damage it was doing to OPEC, according to SHANA, the news outlet of the OPEC member...
20:17, 05/01/2019

Israeli minister says Iran's enrichment ramp moderate but a 'march' towards bomb Israel's energy minister described as moderate on Sunday an announced increase of Iranian uranium enrichment but accused Tehran of breaking out of internationally agreed limitations on its nuclear pro...
09:51, 07/07/2019

German minister to meet Iran's Rouhani in bid to save nuclear pact Germany's foreign minister will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Monday, a German diplomatic source said, as part of a concerted European effort to preserve Iran's nuclear pact with ...
16:51, 06/09/2019

Trade war and Iran tensions creating a 'very unstable' oil market, Russia minister says Current geopolitical tensions are making it harder and harder for oil-producing nations to make decisions that will help stabilize crude prices, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told CNBC Sunda...
23:34, 05/19/2019

Iran’s Khamenei says while Tehran doesn’t want an atomic bomb, ‘America could not do anything’ to stop Iran if it did TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Khamenei says while Tehran doesn’t want an atomic bomb, ‘America could not do anything’ to stop Iran if it did....
12:17, 06/13/2019

US Blames Iran For Tanker Attacks In Gulf Of Oman, Iran Rejects Claims Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran......
05:17, 06/14/2019

U.S., Iran tensions unyielding, Europeans reject Iran 'ultimatums' over nuclear deal European countries said on Thursday they wanted to preserve Iran's nuclear deal and rejected "ultimatums" from Tehran, after Iran relaxed restrictions on its nuclear program and threatened moves that ...
02:34, 05/10/2019

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices and raised concerns about a new U.S.-Iranian confrontation, but Tehran bluntly de...
11:17, 06/14/2019

U.S. prepared to talk to Iran with 'no preconditions', Iran sees 'word-play' The United States is prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions about its nuclear program but needs to see the country behaving like "a normal nation", U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sai...
22:17, 06/02/2019

Iran drone strike: Escalating Iran crisis looks a lot like the path US took to Iraq war The U.S. went to war in Iraq in 2003 based on flawed intelligence supported by hawkish policy makers. Is it doomed to repeat the error with Iran?        ...
19:17, 06/20/2019

Trump Suggests Iran Mistakenly Shot Down a U.S. Drone. Iran Says It was Very Much on Purpose President Donald Trump downplayed the likelihood of U.S. military action against Iran after a military drone was shot down Thursday during a reconnaissance mission in the Middle East, the latest test ...
02:51, 06/21/2019

U.S. prepared to talk to Iran without 'pre-conditions', Iran sees 'word-play' The United States is prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions about its nuclear program but needs to see the country behaving like "a normal nation", U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sai...
20:17, 06/02/2019

Iran observes all U.S. ships in Gulf region: Iran navy chief Iran observes all U.S. ships in the Gulf region and has an archive of images of their daily movements, the head of Iran's navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said on Tuesday, according to the Young J...
13:34, 07/23/2019

Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents....
05:34, 06/14/2019

"Firing One Bullet At Iran Will Set Fire To US Interests": Iran General Tehran warned Washington Saturday that any attack would see its interests across the Middle East go up in flames after US President Donald Trump said he called off a strike at the 11th hour....
15:00, 06/22/2019

Iran to cut nuclear commitments 'strongly' if Europe does not keep promises: Iran MP If European countries do not meet their commitments under a nuclear deal then Iran will "strongly" take more steps to reduce its own obligations, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Thursday, acc...
13:51, 07/11/2019

Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international ...
00:34, 07/20/2019

US Won't Dare Attack Iran: Iran Revolutionary Guards Commander The United States and its supporters do not dare attack Iran because of its "spirit of resistance", a senior Revolutionary Guards commander was quoted on Wednesday as saying....
03:34, 05/23/2019

Iran committed to nuclear deal as long as other parties stay committed: Foreign Ministry spokesman Iran will stay committed to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers at the same level that the other signatories stay committed, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday, ...
14:17, 07/15/2019

Iran’s president names new CEO of national carrier, Iran Air TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media say President Hassan Rouhani has appointed a new chief for the national carrier, Iran Air. The state-owned IRAN daily said on Monday that the decision to name Touraj ...
11:34, 05/06/2019

Iran shoots down US drone: What Iran and the United States are saying The rising tensions between the United States and Iran continued on Thursday morning, when a U.S. surveillance drone was shot down by Iran.        ...
19:17, 06/20/2019

Trump tweets threat: 'If Iran wants to fight, that will be the end of Iran' Incendiary message follows disavowals of intent from both sidesOpinion: Trump supporters don’t want war with IranDonald Trump has issued one of his most direct threats yet to Tehran, warning that “if...
01:17, 05/20/2019

Huckabee on Iran tanker attacks: 'Ridiculous' to believe Iran 'had nothing to do with it' It was absurd for the Iranian government to claim they were not involved in attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East region, according to Mike Huckabee....
09:34, 06/15/2019

Trump warns Iran not to threaten the US: 'That will be the official end of Iran' Trump's threat, posted on Twitter, comes amid rising international tensions in the Middle East as the U.S. has dispatched a carrier strike group and bomber task force to the region in recent week...
23:34, 05/19/2019

British prime minister hopeful Rory Stewart admits he smoked opium at a wedding in Iran A British lawmaker in the running to be the new prime minister revealed that he made a “very stupid mistake” when he smoked opium while traveling in Iran more than 15 years ago....
15:17, 05/30/2019

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar Meets Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Bhutan's top leadership today, including Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, and discussed important elements of the bilateral ties with emphasis on development.....
16:34, 06/07/2019

Iran is not looking for war with any country: Iran army chief Iran is not looking for war with any country, Iranian army chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency....
10:17, 07/08/2019

Iran tanker seizure: Diplomat summoned after Jeremy Hunt warns Iran is on a 'dangerous path' after two ships seized Tanker Stena Impero seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard in guerrilla-style attack Second vessel, the British-operated Mesdar, seized and later released Ministers preparing "considered and robust" re...
17:17, 07/20/2019

Iran claims arrest of 17 CIA spies; Pompeo: Iran has 'long history of lying' Iran claims its authorities arrested 17 spies recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the Middle East nation's nuclear and military sites.        ...
21:00, 07/22/2019

Iran is not looking for war with America: Iran president Iran is not looking for war with America, its President Hassan Rouhani told French President Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Tuesday, according to the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA)....
22:51, 06/25/2019

Oman, Iran cooperating on navigation in Hormuz: Oman minister Oman and Iran were cooperating on navigation through the Strait of Hormuz, Oman's minister in charge of foreign affairs said on Sunday after meeting Iranian officials in Tehran....
18:51, 07/28/2019

'Minecraft' wont get that huge graphics overhaul after all Minecraft's big Super Duper Graphics Pack is no more after two years of delays. Mojang has cancelled the visual overhaul after deciding that it was "too technically demanding" to implement. The...
06:00, 08/13/2019

Shinzo Abe? That’s Not His Name, Says Japan’s Foreign Minister The minister, Taro Kono (or Kono Taro, if you please), says the Western news media should respect Japanese tradition and put the surname first. It’s unclear if his request will gain traction....
18:34, 05/22/2019

Spain foreign minister gives up MEP seat with eye on EU top job Spain's acting foreign minister Josep Borrell gave up his newly won European Parliament seat on Wednesday to remain in the Socialist administration at home and stay in the running for a senior job in ...
18:00, 06/26/2019

UK foreign minister Hunt's job in doubt: Sky British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was offered the job of defense minister by incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson but he turned it down, Sky reported....
09:51, 07/24/2019

No need to take EU steps against Turkey seriously: foreign minister Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday there is no need to take very seriously decisions made by the European Union to curb contacts and funding for Ankara over its drilling for gas...
11:51, 07/16/2019

US sanctions Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif The United States sanctioned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Wednesday, following through on a weeks-old threat that is likely to elevate already heightened tensions with Iran....
09:17, 08/01/2019

It's up to EU to avoid no-deal Brexit, says UK foreign minister Britain's foreign minister on Thursday pressed the European Union to amend the terms of Britain's EU withdrawal agreement, saying Brussels would have to take responsibility for a no-deal Brexit if it ...
04:17, 08/09/2019

Germany has a terrorism problem, foreign minister says Germany should have a weekly protest against right-wing extremism similar to "Friday's for future," Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said. He claimed that far too often, Germans turn a blind eye to rig...
04:00, 06/22/2019

Last name first, first name last: Japan minister tells foreign media to get it right Taro Kono – or is it Kono Taro? – says journalists should treat Japanese politicians the same as their Chinese or South Korean equivalentsJapan’s foreign minister will ask international media organisa...
12:17, 05/22/2019

Polish foreign minister accuses EU of double standard Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz came to Berlin to defend the Law and Justice government's restructuring of the judiciary. He accused Germany of having "politicized" state prosecutors....
00:34, 06/20/2019

China will not allow G20 to discuss Hong Kong, says foreign minister Foreign powers have no right to interfere in ‘internal affair’, says Zhang Jun, as Beijing also calls for trade compromise China has said it will not allow the G20 nations to discuss the Hong Kong iss...
19:17, 06/24/2019

Finland's Greens name Haavisto as foreign minister in new government Finland's Greens, fresh from their best ever election result in April and part of the incoming governing coalition, named party chief Pekka Haavisto as the next foreign minister on Tuesday....
23:00, 06/04/2019

"Speak Up Without Fear", Says UK Foreign Minister After Envoy To US Quits Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt urged British diplomats to keep speaking "without fear or favour" following the resignation of the ambassador to the United States over leaked memos that criticised the......
10:00, 07/12/2019

Sushma Swaraj, BJP Veteran And Former Foreign Minister, Dies At 67 Sushma Swaraj, former foreign minister and one of the BJP's tallest leaders, is dead, Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences said late this evening. Ms Swaraj was rushed to the hospital by......
20:51, 08/06/2019

U.N. concerned by U.S. curbs on Iranian foreign minister while in New York The United Nations told the United States it is concerned by tight travel restrictions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during his visit to New York this week, U.N. spokesman Farhan Ha...
06:00, 07/16/2019

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Congratulates S Jaishankar Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi on Friday congratulated S Jaishankar on his appointment as India's External Affairs Minister and praised his positive contributions to the......
22:34, 05/31/2019

British Foreign Minister Says EU Willing To Renegotiate Brexit Deal British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, a contender to replace Theresa May as prime minister, said Sunday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had indicated the EU was willing to renegotiate the Brexit...
17:51, 06/09/2019

Sushma Swaraj, India's former foreign minister, dies at 67 Veteran Indian politician Sushma Swaraj, 67, passed away in New Delhi late Tuesday after suffering cardiac arrest, according to a hospital statement....
01:51, 08/07/2019

Pakistan foreign minister says trust must be rebuilt with Afghanistan Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday called for trust to be rebuilt between Islamabad and Kabul as Pakistan began a new initiative to bolster a faltering peace process aiming t...
18:17, 06/22/2019

Former Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj dies age 67 Sushma Swaraj was one of India's best-known female politicians and stood out with a pioneering, active presence on social media. She served as foreign minister from 2014 until earlier this year....
13:17, 08/07/2019

Pak Foreign Minister Briefs US Counterpart On Action Taken Against Terror Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi today briefed his American counterpart Mike Pompeo about the steps taken by Islamabad to address the concerns raised by the Financial Action Task Force.....
22:51, 06/18/2019

Swiss need more time to clinch EU treaty: foreign minister Switzerland's political system of painstaking consensus-building requires more time to strike a deal with the European Union on a new treaty, Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said, suggesting no quick ...
08:17, 06/19/2019

German Foreign Minister condemns UN's treatment of Israel Heiko Maas has complained about the UN's treatment of Israel and said Germany will continue to stand at Israel's side. Israel is marking 70 years of UN membership....
00:34, 05/12/2019

Israel will not let U.S. Congresswomen visit: deputy foreign minister Israel has decided to block a visit by U.S. Democratic members of Congress Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said on Thursday....
18:00, 08/15/2019

The 100 takes some time to dig into its painful, genocidal past Much of this season of The 100 has in some way been about how these characters that we’ve watched for 5+ seasons have been doing terrible things for quite some time. That’s always been a theme with th...
05:17, 07/10/2019

U.S. tariff threats against Mexico 'unfair': Mexican foreign minister Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that he would travel to Washington shortly to hold talks with U.S. officials to try to head off U.S. threats to impose tariffs on Mexican goods, ...
17:51, 05/31/2019

Britain's Fox backs Foreign Secretary Hunt to be prime minister Trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday he would back Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the race to replace Theresa May and become Britain's next prime minister....
09:34, 06/04/2019

Iranian foreign minister heading to New York for U.N. conference: IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was on his way to New York on Saturday to attend a United Nations conference, the official Islamic Republic News Agency said....
17:00, 07/13/2019

US Envoy To Afghanistan Briefs Foreign Minister On US-Taliban Talks US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad on Tuesday met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and apprised him about progress in the Afghan peace process....
20:51, 08/06/2019

UK Foreign Minister Warns Of Conflict In Gulf "Happening By Accident" British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt on Monday issued a stark warning of the dangers of conflict erupting "by accident" in the Gulf, as tensions between the United States and Iran soar....
13:00, 05/13/2019

World Leaders Pay Tribute To Former Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj Tributes continued to pour in from world dignitaries for former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who died on Tuesday evening after a cardiac arrest....
09:51, 08/07/2019

Britain listens to the United States on Huawei, foreign minister says Britain takes careful notice of what the United States says on the risks of using Huawei in 5G networks and does not want to be overly dependent on a third country for certain technologies, Foreign Se...
09:51, 06/03/2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif: no information about losing drone Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was not aware of any downing of an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, after President Donald Trump said a U.S. Navy ship had "dest...
03:00, 07/19/2019

For Tax Relief Foreign Investors Can Register As Firms: Finance Minister While presenting the Union Budget for Financial Year 2019-20, Ms Sitharaman proposed to raise surcharge on the super-rich. Those with an annual income between Rs 2 crore and Rs 5 crore would be levied...
21:51, 07/18/2019

UK foreign minister calls U.S. 'send her back' chanting deeply concerning: TV British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that chants at a President Trump rally of "send her back" were deeply concerning, Channel 5 reported....
18:00, 07/18/2019

S Jaishankar To Visit Bhutan, His First Overseas Trip As Foreign Minister External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will embark on a two-day visit to Bhutan tomorrow, his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the ministry....
19:51, 06/06/2019

Mexican foreign minister cites advances in U.S. immigration talks Mexican officials have made some advances in their talks with U.S. officials to address the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Thursday after meeting...
20:34, 06/06/2019

No Secret Immigration Deal Exists With U.S., Mexico’s Foreign Minister Says The United States and Mexico will review immigration figures in 45 and 90 days, but Marcelo Ebrard directly contradicted the president’s claim of a signed deal....
22:34, 06/10/2019

Three more foreign airlines could operate domestic flights in Brazil -minister Three more foreign airlines are in talks with the Brazilian government to start domestic flight operations in the country, Brazil's infrastructure minister Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas told reporters on ...
03:00, 06/11/2019

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar To Visit China Next Month: Report External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is expected travel to China next month to prepare ground for the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in....
22:17, 07/20/2019

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar Arrives In Bhutan On First Overseas Visit External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today arrived in Bhutan on a two-day visit. This is his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the ministry, during which he will hold talks with his......
13:34, 06/07/2019

U.S. levies sanctions against Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for working on behalf of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei....
01:51, 08/01/2019

Iranian foreign minister heads to New York for U.N. conference: IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to New York on Saturday to a United Nations conference, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported, amid rising tension between Washington and Tehran...
19:17, 07/13/2019

Turkish foreign minister discusses defense, Syria with Pompeo Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has discussed by telephone with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the Russian S-400 missile defense system and the U.S. F-35 fighter jet program, a foreign ...
14:51, 07/20/2019

U.S. puts sanctions on Iranian foreign minister Zarif, who says they won't affect him The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, targeting the country's top spokesman and potentially hurting chances of diplomatic talks amid rising...
04:51, 08/01/2019

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar Is BJP's Rajya Sabha Candidate From Gujarat The BJP today fielded External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and party leader JM Thakor as its nominees for the by-elections to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat. The move came hours after Dr Jaishankar, a...
03:17, 06/25/2019

German Foreign Minister rules out joining U.S.-led Hormuz mission Germany will not participate in a U.S.-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz as it wants to ease tensions with Iran, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday....
21:51, 07/31/2019

French Foreign Minister Congratulates New Indian Counterpart S Jaishankar French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian Friday congratulated S Jaishankar for taking over as the External Affairs Minister and said he was looking forward to deepening of bilateral ties....
06:34, 06/01/2019

Wrong to think new British PM can renegotiate Brexit deal: Luxembourg foreign minister Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said on Monday that it would be wrong to think that a new British prime minister could renegotiate a Brexit deal, as all the main elements of the accord ha...
10:17, 06/17/2019

U.S. crafting surrender plan, not peace deal: Palestinian foreign minister The United States seems to be crafting a plan for a Palestinian surrender to Israel instead of a peace deal, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told a meeting at the United Nations attended ...
02:34, 05/10/2019

Pompeo will meet Russian foreign minister to discuss Venezuela crisis Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Finland next week to discuss disagreements over the crisis in Venezuela, a US official said Thursday. The two top dip...
20:17, 05/02/2019

India's foreign minister visits China amid Kashmir crisis The crisis in India-controlled Kashmir, which is reeling from New Delhi's shock decision this week to revoke its autonomy, is likely to dominate the talks between India's foreign minister and Chinese ...
07:34, 08/11/2019

Britain is turbo-charging no-deal Brexit preparations: foreign minister Britain is turbo-charging its no-deal Brexit preparations and will be ready to leave the European Union with or without a deal on Oct. 31, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday....
09:17, 07/29/2019

Turkey will not allow Syria safe zone agreement to be delayed: foreign minister Turkey will not allow efforts to establish a safe zone with the United States in northeast Syria to stall in the same way that their agreement on control of the Syrian town of Manbij has been delayed,...
15:17, 08/08/2019

US, Allies Turning Gulf Region Into "Matchbox": Iranian Foreign Minister Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the United States on Monday of turning the Gulf region into a "matchbox ready to ignite", according to Al Jazeera television....
07:00, 08/13/2019

Saudi foreign minister: Attacks on Gulf oil facilities must be addressed with 'firmness' Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Wednesday that attacks on Gulf oil facilities must be addressed with "strength and firmness" and that more efforts were needed to combat the activities of the g...
00:34, 05/30/2019

China's Ambassador To India Luo Zhaohui Appointed Vice Foreign Minister Outgoing Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui has been elevated as vice-minister of foreign affairs. Announcing Mr Luo's appointment as the vice foreign minister, China's State Council or the......
15:51, 05/29/2019

Guterres meets Venezuela Foreign Minister, reiterates humanitarian principles United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres met Jorge Arreaza, Foreign Minister of Venezuela on Friday, and reiterated that the UN acts in accordance with the humanitarian principles of neutrali...
22:17, 04/28/2019

German government plane 'gremlin' strikes again, delays foreign minister Foreign Minister Heiko Maas ran late for a trip to Bulgaria after a fault was found with an engine on his government plane. The aging fleet that carries top German politicians has faced a litany of pr...
20:17, 05/19/2019

Watch: Pak Foreign Minister Heckled In London Over Lack Of Media Freedom Amidst reports of growing press censorship in Pakistan, the country's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was heckled by a Canadian journalist in London alleging that his social media account was......
10:00, 07/12/2019

Mexico foreign minister says Pompeo did not discuss 'safe third country' plan Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Monday, the deadline for an agreement with the United States to reduce migration, that his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo did not mention in talks the pr...
21:34, 07/22/2019

The U.S. ‘Shot Itself in the Foot’ by Pulling Out of the Nuclear Deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Says The U.S. “shot itself in the foot” by pulling out of the nuclear accord with Iran, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said, offering a grim outlook for the chance of opening talks with President...
07:17, 07/18/2019

Turkey, U.S. getting closer on issue of Syria safe zone: foreign minister Turkey and the United States are getting closer to an agreement on the details of a planned safe zone in northeast Syria along the Turkish border, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thu...
15:17, 05/02/2019

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration on Wednesday extended waivers allowing foreign firms to work at Iranian nuclear facilities without U.S. penalties even as it hit Iran’s foreign mini...
11:17, 08/01/2019

German foreign minister pledges support for Venezuelan opposition while in Colombia Heiko Maas has promised support for Colombia and the Venezuelan opposition during a Latin America trip. On a three-state visit he has met with Brazilian leaders to talk about co-operation between the ...
00:51, 05/02/2019

Trump sanctions Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif President Trump is imposing sanctions on Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, amid deepening tensions with Tehran over the 2015 nuclear deal and Iranian attacks on international shipping in ...
05:17, 08/01/2019

Canada foreign minister to visit Cuba Thursday to discuss Venezuela Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said she will visit Cuba on Thursday to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela and the United States' decision to allow lawsuits for property confiscated...
22:34, 05/15/2019

Mexican foreign minister warns U.S. of dire economic consequences of tariffs Marcelo Ebrard, who spoke at a news conference in Washington, said the threat by President Trump would have no impact on Mexico’s immigration policy....
08:51, 06/04/2019

Senior BJP Leader, Ex-Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, 67, Dies: Updates Sushma Swaraj Death: Former Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi after she became critically ill....
20:51, 08/06/2019

Mexico foreign minister says national guard to deploy to southern border Mexico will deploy its national guard to its southern border with Guatemala, the Mexican foreign minister said on Thursday, as part of the country's bid to stem Central American migration that has dra...
05:34, 06/07/2019

Pompeo to meet with Mexico's foreign minister to discuss immigration, trade U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Sunday to discuss migration and trade, amid heightened bilateral tension ahead of a deadline on a deal tha...
07:51, 07/21/2019

Brazil: Thousands of women rally against Bolsonaro's 'genocidal policies' Organizers said some 100,000 people, mostly women, had attended the demonstration in the capital, Brasilia. Protesters slammed populist President Jair Bolsonaro, whom they labeled "misogynist, racist ...
12:00, 08/15/2019

Russian foreign minister to hold rare talks with U.S. counterpart next week: TASS Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold rare face-to-face talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Finland next week, TASS news agency quoted a deputy Russian foreign minister as say...
13:17, 05/03/2019

German foreign minister arrives in Iraq, seeks to address regional tensions German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas arrived in Iraq on Saturday as part of a wider trip to the Middle East seeking to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the United States....
16:51, 06/08/2019

Japan's export curbs 'undesirable', S.Korean foreign minister tells Pompeo South Korea's foreign minister told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Japan's export curbs against South Korea are "undesirable" for trilateral cooperation, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said ...
06:00, 07/11/2019

Dianne Feinstein dined with Iranian foreign minister as US feud with Tehran escalated Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a top member of the minority party in the upper chamber, met recently with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a time of escalating tensions between Washington and ...
08:51, 05/28/2019

Sushma Swaraj Discusses Wuhan Summit Agenda With China's Foreign Minister External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of a multilateral meeting in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek and discussed issues of bilateral......
14:17, 05/22/2019

Neo-Nazi march prompts German foreign minister to warn of right-wing terror Hundreds of neo-Nazis marched with torches, flags and drums through the eastern German town of Plauen this week. The incident has put authorities in the state of Saxony back on the defensive....
19:51, 05/03/2019

Mexico's deputy foreign minister Seade met Lighthizer over tariffs: staff member Mexico's Deputy Foreign Minister Jesus Seade met with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Chamber of Commerce head Tom Donohue over a tariff and immigration dispute, a member of Seade...
20:34, 06/04/2019

Pompeo and Kuwaiti foreign minister discuss regional, international developments in call Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al Khalid al Sabah discussed the latest regional and international developments with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call late on Sunday, Kuwait's...
03:00, 06/03/2019

In Slip Of Tongue, Rajnath Singh Calls Foreign Minister Jaishankar Prasad There was a slip of tounge by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha on Wednesday when he referred to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar as "Jaishankar Prasad"....
20:51, 07/24/2019

China's assistant foreign minister says global community sees harm from protectionism China's Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Jun said on Monday that the international community recognizes harm from protectionism, and that China will safeguard its fundamental interests....
05:51, 06/24/2019

Chinese foreign minister claims 'black hand' of Western involvement in Hong Kong Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has accused the "black hand" of Western forces of attempting to use recent mass demonstrations in Hong Kong to "stir up trouble" in the city....
10:34, 06/20/2019

UPDATE 1-Iraq oil minister calls Exxon Mobil's evacuation of foreign staff 'unacceptable' Exxon Mobil's decision to evacuate its foreign staff from the West Qurna 1 oilfield in southern Iraq on Saturday was "unacceptable and unjustified", Iraq's Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Sunday....
18:51, 05/19/2019

Trump sanctions on Iranian foreign minister could expose the real face of the country's 'charmer-in-chief' The Trump administration is expected to sanction Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, any day now, and the announcement could offer a rare glimpse into the internal dealings of the country's...
03:00, 06/29/2019

Venezuela's Lopez leaves Chile diplomatic residence for Spain's embassy: Chile foreign minister Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez has left Chile's diplomatic residence, which he entered on Tuesday, and moved to the Spanish embassy, Chile's foreign minister Roberto Ampuero said on T...
03:17, 05/01/2019

What war with Iran would look like If the long history of military conflict teaches us anything, it’s that wars, like marriages, are easier to get into than out. War with Iran would be no exception....
08:17, 05/17/2019

Trump taunts ‘never Trumpers’ on anniversary of his presidential bid President Trump needled the “never Trumpers” on the fourth anniversary of him and First Lady Melania Trump descending the escalator at Trump Tower to announce his bid for the presidency. T...
04:00, 06/17/2019

Vandy rallies in 9th after pitcher's profane taunts He was pitching one of the best games of his life, against the No. 2 team in baseball, and Luke Smith, Louisville's flashy, emotional right-hander, notched his 10th strikeout of the night and let the ...
07:34, 06/22/2019

'You got nothing else to do on a Sunday night?' Kyrgios taunts fan after being heckled Nick Kyrgios is no stranger to sparking drama and controversy on the tennis court, and on Sunday it was a verbal spat with a heckling fan that animated the Australian at the Miami Open....
19:00, 04/28/2019

What You Need to Know About the Iran Crisis President Trump approved and then canceled an attack on Iran with just minutes to spare. Here’s a guide to the crisis, with links to further reading....
01:00, 06/22/2019

The U.S. and Iran are Already at War Online When a U.S. Navy surveillance drone was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz on June 20, the U.S. blamed Iran. The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said his country wa...
15:17, 06/27/2019

US message to Iran: Don’t even think about it A POINTED WARNING: The United States deploys aircraft carriers to the Arabian Gulf all the time and regularly moves warplanes in and out of Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, where the forward headquarters o...
14:00, 05/06/2019

If Neither Trump Nor Iran Want War, What Do They Want Instead? Now that both Iran and the United States have announced what they do not want–war–the search is on for what they do. That’s always been easier to answer from Tehran’s side. The...
14:17, 06/20/2019

U.S. and Iran do not want war, Iraqi PM says Neither the United States nor Iran want war and Iraq is in contact with both, Iraq's state news agency INA quoted Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi as saying on Tuesday....
05:00, 05/15/2019

Oil is probably the reason we won't go to war with Iran Many cynics have long contended that the real reason the U.S. entered a slew of recent wars was only to protect American oil interests. But now it's beginning to look like oil may be a major reas...
18:34, 07/23/2019

Iranian foreign minister: U.S. 'cannot expect to stay safe' because of 'economic war' "Whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it," said Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister.        ...
16:00, 06/10/2019

Iranian official taunts Trump with 9/11 jab as tensions rise A top Iranian official taunted the Trump administration with 9/11 imagery Saturday, making a cruel reference to the attacks on the 2001 World Trade Center....
05:34, 05/19/2019

"In 7 Phases": BJP Taunts Mamata Banerjee On Trinamool Exodus A huge contingent of leaders -- most of them from Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress -- joined the BJP today, led by the son of the Mukul Roy, the expelled Trinamool leader, who had joined the BJP.....
14:51, 05/28/2019

Colorado shooter says he targeted kids over gender taunts DENVER (AP) — A high school student charged in a classmate’s death during a Colorado school shooting told police that he planned the attack for weeks and intended to target classmates who repeat...
08:00, 06/21/2019

A boy was bullied with anti-immigrant taunts. His mom was beaten when she defended him A 13-year-old New Jersey boy faces assault charges for allegedly attacking the mother of a classmate, after the classmate reported him to school officials for anti-immigrant taunts, the Passaic County...
22:17, 06/27/2019

Joe Biden hears your taunts about his age, but he's busy running for president As Joe Biden worked his way down the rope line at the Boone County Fairgrounds Friday, his campaign was dealing with what has become a routine problem....
21:17, 08/12/2019

Trump taunts Chris Cuomo over ‘Fredo’ meltdown ​President Trump mocked Chris Cuomo on Tuesday after a video surfaced showing the CNN anchor get into a shouting match with an unidentified man who referred to him as “Fredo,” the fictiona...
18:00, 08/13/2019

U.S. and Iran Are Targeting Each Other With Cyberattacks Donald Trump may have called off military strikes against Iran at the last minute, avoiding a dangerous war for now, but several reports have noted that both countries are engaging in cyberattacks aga...
02:51, 06/23/2019

Oil Rises Again on U.S.-Iran Tensions Oil prices increased for a third straight day as rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran fueled worries of a disruption to Middle East oil supplies and shipments....
16:17, 05/16/2019

Iran says it has shot down a US drone Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian offic...
16:51, 06/20/2019

Oil prices up on U.S.-Iran tensions Oil prices rose on Monday, extending vast gains last week prompted by tensions between Iran and the United States, as Washington was set to announce new sanctions on Tehran....
12:17, 06/24/2019

What U.S. Sanctions on Iran’s Top Ayatollah Mean With the U.S. already sanctioning almost 1,000 Iranian entities, President Donald Trump had limited choices when he opted to impose new penalties to punish Iran’s downing of a U.S. Navy drone in the P...
19:00, 06/26/2019

Iran Disparages U.S. Over Sanctions President Hassan Rouhani said that the latest sanctions were pointless. Separately, the U.S. national security adviser accused Iran of being “a source of belligerence and aggression.”...
15:17, 06/25/2019

Trump says ‘I hope not’ about getting into war with Iran WASHINGTON – President Trump suggested Thursday that he wasn’t gunning for a military conflict with Iran. “I hope not,” the president responded when asked by a reporter outside the White House i...
04:51, 05/17/2019

Trump says it would be big mistake for Iran to try anything against U.S U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would "suffer greatly" if it targeted U.S. interests after Washington deployed an aircraft carrier and more jet fighters at a time of rising tensions ...
01:17, 05/14/2019

Iran Says It "Does Not Presently Believe In" Mediation With US Iran's foreign ministry on Tuesday insisted it did not currently see the need for mediation with the United States, as it played down the chances of a military clash with Washington....
20:34, 05/28/2019

Pompeo in Russia: US does not want 'war with Iran' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is not seeking conflict in Iran, after high-level talks in Russia. Meeting with President Vladimir Putin and top officials, he also discussed ways to men...
03:51, 05/15/2019

Iran not backing down, says top US commander THE THREAT REMAINS: The top commander of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf region says the threat from Iran that prompted the deployment of reinforcements to the area has not diminished....
16:34, 06/07/2019

Romney: War with Iran 'not going to happen' As tensions between the United States and Iran increase, Sen. Mitt Romney on Sunday expressed confidence that war with the Middle Eastern country will be averted. "Going to war with Iran, not going to...
16:51, 05/19/2019

Trump Has No Idea What Iran Is or Isn't Doing Today, on his way to a Pennsylvania rally, President Trump told reporters that there’s “no indication” that Iran is threatening the U.S., according to the Washington Post. This directly contradicts th...
06:34, 05/21/2019

U.S. Launched Cyberattacks on Iran The U.S. covertly launched offensive cyber operations against an Iranian intelligence group’s computer systems on Thursday, the same day President Trump pulled back on using more traditional methods o...
11:51, 06/23/2019

Trump Says It Would Be Big Mistake For Iran To Try Anything Against US U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would "suffer greatly" if it targeted U.S. interests after Washington deployed an aircraft carrier and more jet fighters at a time of rising tensions....
05:17, 05/14/2019

Japan's Abe Looks to Mediate Between U.S., Iran Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek to open a channel of communication between Iran and the U.S. as part of a diplomatic effort to prevent a military standoff between Tehran and Washington fr...
15:17, 06/12/2019

Iran’s Nuclear Program Iran’s nuclear capabilities have been the subject of global hand-wringing for more than two decades. While Iran’s leaders long insisted the country was not building nuclear weapons, its enrichment of ...
01:34, 05/09/2019

U.S. will keep looking to do more Iran sanctions: envoy The United States will continue with its maximum pressure campaign against Iran until Tehran changes its behavior, and will look for ways to impose even more sanctions, U.S. disarmament ambassador Rob...
16:00, 06/25/2019

US officials believe threat from Iran not over The US doesn’t believe the threat from Iran is over after two oil tankers came under suspected attack on Thursday, officials said. Senior officials said the US has photographed an unexploded min...
04:51, 06/14/2019

Donald Trump: I'm not looking for war with Iran Donald Trump has said he is not seeking war with Tehran and indicated he was ready to defuse tensions by reaching a deal to bolster Iran's flagging economy....
19:17, 06/23/2019

"There Won't Be Any War" With US, Says Iran's Supreme Leader Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday there would no war with the United States despite mounting tensions between the two arch enemies over Iranian nuclear capabilities and its....
20:51, 05/14/2019

US-Iran tensions escalating, here's what you need to know Oil prices are on the rise after OPEC indicated it's likely to continue production cuts. CNBC's Hadley Gamble sits down with Kelly Evans to discuss on 'The Exchange'....
20:51, 05/20/2019

Iran says it will not surrender even if it is bombed Iran will not surrender to U.S. pressure and will not abandon its goals even if it is bombed, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday, stepping up the war of words between the Islamic Republic and t...
02:51, 05/24/2019

UK says it does not want to increase tension with Iran Britain is not seeking to escalate the situation with Iran, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Friday, as tensions continue between London and Tehran over a seized Iranian tanker and the passage of ...
15:34, 07/12/2019

Germany to mediate in Iran Envoy Jens Plötner had been involved in drawing up the 2015 JCPOA treaty and went to Tehran with the aim of seeing it preserved. He was told that Iran's patience was over....
20:51, 05/23/2019

Iran shoots down US drone Iran says US ‘spy’ drone was flying in its airspace amid strained relations over last week’s oil tanker attacks Iran has shot down an US drone in the strait of Hormuz, accusing Washington of breaching...
12:34, 06/20/2019

GOP: Trump doesn’t want war with Iran Senate Republicans say that for all his bellicose rhetoric, President Donald Trump doesn't want a war — and neither do they. Some Republican hawks are pushing for an aggressive approach with Iran, ar...
08:00, 05/21/2019

No Talks With US 'Under Any Circumstances': Iran Iran will not hold talks with the United States "under any circumstances" while the rights of the Islamic republic are not respected, said an official quoted Thursday by state media....
04:34, 05/24/2019

Iran 'shoots down US drone over its territory' Iran's Revolutionary Guards have shot down a US drone, the elite force's news website claimed Thursday. However, the US military denied flying over Iranian airspace....
08:01, 06/20/2019

Iran: We will enrich uranium to ‘any amount we want’ TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s president warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” b...
12:34, 07/03/2019

Pompeo: 'We do not seek war' with Iran but U.S. will defend itself The United States does not want to go to war with Iran but will retaliate if the country attacks American citizens or interests, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday....
07:17, 05/10/2019

U.S. Delays Petrochemical Sanctions on Iran The Trump administration has delayed new, tougher sanctions on Iran’s petrochemical sector as it seeks to balance pressure on Tehran against rising tensions....
15:51, 05/31/2019

Pompeo says he would go to Iran 'if that's the call': Bloomberg U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a television interview on Thursday that he would go to Iran for talks if it was necessary, amid tensions between Tehran and Washington....
00:00, 07/26/2019

Trump says he's not looking for war with Iran: NBC News interview President Donald Trump said on Friday he is not looking for war with Iran, but he warned that if a conflict did occur it would result in "obliteration."...
03:17, 06/22/2019

Iran defends execution of gay people The US and Germany have condemned Iran after its foreign minister defended the policy of execution for homosexuality. The issue erupted after a pointed question from a German reporter....
17:51, 06/12/2019

New US sanctions on ayatollah mean the end of diplomacy, Iran says Iran said on Tuesday that a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on the country's supreme leader and other top officials permanently closed the path to diplomacy between Tehran and Washington....
07:34, 06/25/2019

China backs Iran during U.S. tensions China offered strong support to Iran on Friday, with its top diplomat telling Iran's foreign minister that China opposes unilateral sanctions and supports Tehran's efforts to safeguard its interests....
18:51, 05/17/2019

PM Abe says Japan wants to develop ties with Iran Japan would like to maintain, and develop, its traditionally friendly ties with Iran, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday....
08:00, 05/16/2019

Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Iran The Trump administration ordered new sanctions that aim to freeze the assets of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s office and several Iranian military commanders and include plans to target Foreign Ministe...
06:51, 06/25/2019

Iran violates nuclear deal — what comes next? Although Iran has increased its uranium stockpile, experts say Tehran is still a long way from a nuclear weapon. However, more uranium enrichment risks EU and UN sanctions, and renewed tension between...
18:17, 07/03/2019

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate, there are concerns Iraq could once again get caught in the power play, just as it is on the path to recovery...
10:17, 05/18/2019

Iran shoots down US drone aircraft Iranian forces have shot down a United States military drone, a move that appears to have escalated the volatile situation playing out between Washington and Tehran in the Middle East....
13:51, 06/20/2019

The Latest: Trump says if Iran wants to talk he's available The Latest on developments related to tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says that if Iran wants to talk, he's available....
19:00, 05/30/2019

The Latest: Trump says if Iran wants to talk he’s available JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says that if Iran wants to talk, he’s available...
16:51, 05/30/2019

Iran says it aided an oil tanker in distress After US intelligence raised fears that a foreign tanker was forced into Iranian waters over the weekend, Iran said it assisted a vessel suffering a technical glitch....
11:17, 07/18/2019

Iran: IRGC shoots down U.S. spy drone Iran's Revolution Guards Corps said Thursday it had shot down an American drone along the country's southern coast after it violated the country's airspace....
11:00, 06/20/2019

Iran dismisses possibility of conflict, says does not want war Iran's top diplomat on Saturday dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the region, saying Tehran did not want a conflict and that no country had the "illusion it can confront Iran", the state ne...
15:34, 05/18/2019

No Negotiations With US, Says Iran's Supreme Leader Iran will not negotiate with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after President Hassan Rouhani signalled talks with Washington might be possible if sanctions.....
11:51, 05/30/2019

U.S. and Iran's Hackers Are Trading Blows The loud saber rattling and increasing tension in the Persian Gulf is being felt acutely in cyberspace. Following reports that the U.S. carried out cyberattacks against Iran, a senior U.S. official wa...
04:00, 06/25/2019

Trump says it is getting harder for him to want to negotiate with Iran U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that it is getting harder for him to want to make a deal with Iran and said the situation could go either way very easily....
19:17, 07/22/2019

Turkey offers to mediate between US, Iran ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is willing to mediate between the United States and Iran to ease tensions over Iran’s nuclear program. In comments published Thurs...
12:34, 07/04/2019

Top Democrat Pelosi: U.S. has no appetite to go to war with Iran U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday the United States has no appetite to go to war with Iran, after Tehran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone in the Gulf regi...
18:17, 06/20/2019

How a drone's flight took the US and Iran to the brink of war The incident came close to sparking a war, with a planned retaliatory attack – but with Trump’s top advisers reportedly split, doubts seemed to set inThe incident that came close to sparking a new war...
02:51, 06/22/2019

Iran slams new US sanctions, says they mean end of diplomacy Iran on Tuesday slammed the Trump administration over new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials....
10:34, 06/25/2019

Supreme Leader Says Iran Won't Back Down From U.S. Iran’s supreme leader said his country wouldn’t back down in the face of U.S. sanctions, days after President Trump targeted him personally with a new round of measures to further isolate the country....
01:17, 06/27/2019

Iran says U.S. may have shot down its own drone by mistake Iran denied it lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said it had 'destroyed' an Iranian drone that was threatening a U.S. ship.        ...
13:51, 07/19/2019

Donald Trump Says Any US War With Iran Would Not Last Long US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was "not talking boots on the ground" should military action be necessary against Iran, and said any conflict would not last long....
00:00, 06/27/2019

Top Republican: Iran is 'miscalculating,' Trump 'knows what he has to do' Iranian officials are blundering as they try to counter President Trump’s maximum pressure campaign without triggering a retaliation, a congressional foreign policy leader says....
10:17, 06/21/2019

Iran Says It Will Pass a Uranium Cap. Is It a Threat? What Happens Next? Responding to American sanctions, Iran said it would break a 300-kilogram limit on its uranium stockpile under the 2015 nuclear accord, a significant threshold in a complicated crisis....
23:17, 06/26/2019

War With Iran Might Be More Costly Than Trump Thinks When Iranian state television broadcast images of the destroyed U.S. spy drone it shot down over the strait of Hormuz it served two purposes. One was intended to prove the RQ-4 Global Hawk had illegal...
22:34, 06/26/2019

McConnell to allow vote on Iran war authorization Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he will allow a vote that could block use of military force against Iran without congressional approval....
22:00, 06/26/2019

Iran: US 'must lift sanctions' before we talk War with Iran would be the "mother of all wars," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said in a live TV address. The US must lift all sanctions if it wants to negotiate with Tehran, he warned....
10:17, 08/06/2019

Trump says Iran still takes threats seriously President Donald Trump says Iran still takes his threats seriously even after he decided against approving strikes in retaliation for Tehran's downing of a more than $100 million American surveil...
00:34, 06/26/2019

Oil rises towards $65 on fears of U.S. attack on Iran Oil prices rallied towards $65 per barrel on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than 20% of the world's oil output....
13:00, 06/21/2019

Trump tells aides he does not want U.S. war with Iran U.S. President Donald Trump has told his top advisers he does not want to get the United States involved in a war with Iran, three U.S. officials said on Thursday....
01:34, 05/17/2019

Trump tries to tamp down talk of war with Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict. Asked Thursday if ...
01:00, 05/17/2019

Iran says it will never build a nuclear weapon Minister says Islam forbids such a move as country prepares to breach nuclear dealIran will never pursue a nuclear weapon, its foreign minister has claimed, saying Islam prevented the country from doi...
19:51, 06/25/2019

Trump: I ‘hope’ US doesn’t go to war with Iran President Trump on Wednesday said he hopes the US will not go to war with Iran — but that if the two nations end up in military conflict, America’s use of force would be overwhelming. “I hope we...
18:00, 06/26/2019

Trump Says He's 'In No Hurry' to Confront Iran President Trump said he called off a retaliatory military strike on Iran just 10 minutes before its planned start after learning 150 people would be killed, saying such an action would have been dispr...
20:00, 06/21/2019

U.S. Sanctions on Iran’s Top Ayatollah? What It Means With the U.S. already sanctioning almost 1,000 Iranian entities, President Donald Trump had limited choices when he opted to impose new penalties to punish Iran’s downing of a U.S. Navy drone in the P...
14:17, 06/26/2019

Congress clamors for more intel on Iran The Trump administration is working to organize an all-senators briefing on a “credible” threat to U.S. interests by Iran, Senate Majority Whip John Thune said Thursday, amid broad bipartisan demands ...
21:17, 05/16/2019

Iran says U.S. sanctions on Khamenei mean end of diplomacy New U.S. sanctions against Iran's supreme leader and foreign minister have closed off diplomacy, Iran said on Tuesday, blaming the United States for abandoning the only route to peace just days after ...
16:00, 06/25/2019

US Says Prepared To Talk To Iran "With No Preconditions" US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday his country was ready to talk with Tehran "with no preconditions", but there was no indication if lifting sanctions over Iran's nuclear programme was on.....
18:51, 06/02/2019

Iran Says New U.S. Sanctions End Any Chance of Diplomacy Iran said new U.S. sanctions on its supreme leader closed the door on diplomacy and threatened global stability, as American officials renewed efforts to build a global alliance against Tehran....
14:51, 06/25/2019

Lebanon's Hezbollah says U.S.-Iran war in region unlikely Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday that a regional war between Washington and Tehran had become unlikely as the United States knows it would pay a heavy price....
01:34, 06/01/2019

We must stop the US from going to war with Iran | Bernie Sanders Trump campaigned on getting the US out of ‘endless wars’ – but his administration is taking us down a path that makes war more and more likelyThe drums of war are beating in Washington again.Just toda...
02:51, 06/22/2019

Japan's Abe heads to Iran with oil and the US on the agenda Abe's missions in Iran require him to walk a thin tightrope between Japan's economic needs and its maintenance of geopolitical relationships....
17:17, 06/12/2019

Donald Trump says US is not seeking war with Iran President tells UK officials he wants to engage in talks with Tehran to broaden nuclear dealDonald Trump has told British officials he is not seeking a military confrontation with Iran and is instead ...
03:34, 06/06/2019

U.S. tells Europe: Choose between us and Iran The U.S. special represenative for Iran defined the choice as European officials met in Vienna to discuss the beleaguered Iran nuclear deal before Tehran breaches it....
18:51, 06/28/2019

Shanahan: US Iran stance for deterrence, not war Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan says the United States stance on Iran is for "deterrence, not for war.' His comments come after he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed Congres...
11:34, 05/22/2019

EU mechanism for trade with Iran 'now operational' The EU has created a mechanism that will allow European countries to trade with Iran despite US sanctions. The move is an attempt to show good will toward Iran and keep it in the 2015 nuclear deal....
10:17, 06/29/2019

Trump more cautious than his top advisers on Iran President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic....
14:00, 05/17/2019

'The conflict in the Middle East is Iran vs. everyone else' Timothy Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, is a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. His most recent book is "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America"...
23:51, 06/21/2019

Trump says Iran strikes would not have been 'proportionate' The US president said he did not greenlight strikes on Iran because he was told 150 people would have been killed. The US has also reportedly called for a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the cr...
22:34, 06/21/2019

Futures Now: Oil rebounding after US-Iran sanctions "Futures Now" Brian Stutland, Equity Armor Investments, and Anthony Grisanti, GRZ Energy, discuss oil and their price targets with CNBC's Leslie Picker....
09:51, 08/03/2019

The Latest: US would talk with Iran ‘with no preconditions’ BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (all times local): 1:20 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) says the Trump administration is ...
18:00, 06/02/2019

Iran’s spiritual power play Iran’s religious leaders have been moving to expand their influence over the Shiite Muslim establishment in neighboring Iraq in a gamble aimed at gaining sway over Iraq’s largest religious group....
01:17, 05/06/2019

Trump playing down threat of war with Iran President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic....
07:00, 05/17/2019

Pelosi says Americans have ‘no appetite’ for war with Iran Congressional leaders said they were troubled by Iran’s decision to shoot down an American surveillance drone and worried it could lead to another war in the Middle East. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sa...
05:17, 06/21/2019

Israel Presses the Case Against Iran, but Not for War Israel has quietly played an instrumental role in the escalating tensions in the Middle East. But analysts say it wants to pressure Iran, not start a war....
05:34, 05/17/2019

Opinion: US-Iran escalation a threat, but war unlikely The world is on edge over heightened tensions between the US and Iran. But that doesn't mean military confrontation is imminent, writes Rainer Hermann of the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitun...
21:00, 05/12/2019

The U.S. and Iran Are Backing Down From a Fight, Rhetorically The U.S. and Iran moved to defuse rising tensions Friday after a tense 24 hours in which the world waited to see if President Donald Trump would authorize military action for a shoot-down of a Navy dr...
19:17, 06/21/2019

Oil falls as Iran tensions seen easing Oil prices turned lower on Tuesday, falling by about $1 a barrel as U.S. President Donald Trump said progress has been made with Iran, signaling tensions could ease in the Mideast....
20:00, 07/16/2019

The Latest: Iraq to try help end crisis between US and Iran BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Iraq’s foreign ...
12:34, 05/26/2019

Iran nuclear deal: what has Tehran said and what happens next? Hassan Rouhani’s move to alter commitments amid crippling US sanctions outlinedIran has suspended commitments it made under the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, which lifted sanctions on the country in...
16:17, 05/08/2019

UK says Iran tried to intercept British tanker Iran has tried to intercept a British commercial oil tanker, forcing a Royal Navy warship to intervene, the UK said. The Iranian government had previously warned of retaliatory action for seizing one ...
17:34, 07/11/2019

US hits Iran with cyberattack: Reports The US reportedly launched a cyberattack on Iran in response to the downing of an unmanned drone. Cybersecurity firms have also reported a rise in Iranian attempts to hack US companies and government ...
11:51, 06/23/2019

Iran claims to have arrested 17 CIA spies Tehran says some of the Iranians allegedly spying for US have been sentenced to deathSeventeen Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the CIA to spy on Iran’s nuclear and military sites have been ar...
18:51, 07/22/2019

Saudis say they don’t want war, but will not hesitate to defend themselves against Iran Adel al-Jubeir, the minister of state for foreign affairs, spoke a week after four oil tankers-- two of them Saudi-- were targeted in an alleged act of sabotage off the coast of the United Arab Emirat...
16:34, 05/19/2019

Trump says he is not looking for regime change in Iran President Trump said the U.S. was not looking for regime change in Iran after weeks of escalating tension and the deployment of additional American troops to the region....
17:51, 05/27/2019

Pentagon chief: Iran not just a US problem In response to attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Iran is not just a U.S. problem. He said the U.S. goal is to "build internatio...
01:34, 06/15/2019

Qatar urges de-escalation in U.S.-Iran row Qatar and other countries have been talking to both Iran and the United States about de-escalation, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Sunday, urging both sides t...
19:51, 06/09/2019

U.S. does not want war with Iran, continues diplomacy: Pompeo While it is "unmistakable" that Iran was responsible for the attacks on two tankers last week, the United States does not want to go to war with Tehran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sun...
17:00, 06/16/2019

Many in Iran Don't Expect War With U.S., but See Suffering Ahead Money changers in Iran’s capital, who have long had their finger on the pulse of public sentiment, don’t expect a war with the U.S.—and instead say the economy’s decline will eventually force Iran’s l...
05:34, 05/28/2019

U.S. and Iran set to clash at U.N. nuclear watchdog The United States will use an emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog's board on Wednesday to raise pressure on Iran over breaches of its nuclear deal, but diplomats expect no concrete action a...
15:51, 07/10/2019

How the US-Iran oil standoff could hurt the economy The American economy is already absorbing a body blow from the deepening US-China trade war. A real war could be more than the decade-long economic expansion can handle....
16:00, 05/20/2019

Senate set to shelve Iran debate Senate Democrats will not be granted a vote on an amendment that would require congressional approval for any military intervention in Iran, according to Sen. John Cornyn. Cornyn’s remarks come amid a...
21:34, 06/24/2019

Pompeo says willing to engage with Iran when time is right The United States will intensify its economic pressure on Iran until Tehran forgoes violence and engages with U.S. diplomatic efforts, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday....
01:51, 06/23/2019

Oil extends gains on U.S.-Iran tensions Oil prices rose on Monday, extending large gains last week that were prompted by tensions between Iran and the United States, as Washington was set to announce new sanctions on Tehran....
14:00, 06/24/2019

Why the U.S.-Iran Conflict Is Now Coming to a Head In 2015, Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program, bowing to harsh international sanctions. For the past year, it’s continued to abide by those terms despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to ...
01:34, 05/09/2019

Democrats warn Trump against war with Iran The White House's sudden moves in the Mideast sparked alarm from Congress on Wednesday as key Democrats warned President Donald Trump off war with Iran and lawmakers in both parties demanded more...
22:34, 05/15/2019

Trump Says Iran Is ‘Lying’ About CIA Spy Claim (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Monday said Iran is lying about having arrested 17 Iranian nationals recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country’s nuclear a...
23:17, 07/22/2019

The US is sending a ton of firepower to take on Iran — here's everything headed its way US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman In response to the threat of a possible attack on US forces by Iran, the US military decided to send additional firepower to the ...
09:51, 05/08/2019

Iran and U.K. Talk Over Tanker Crisis The U.K. and Iran sought to defuse tensions over a detained Iranian oil tanker in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar but failed to resolve an issue that has raised new fears about military co...
18:17, 07/14/2019

UK says Iran tanker will be freed, unless it goes to Syria The UK has told Iran that an Iranian tanker seized by British forces off the coast of Gibraltar last week would be released, so long as it did not go to Syria. Iran has pledged to continue oil exports...
04:17, 07/14/2019

UK Says Iran's Seizure Of Oil Tanker Is "Tit-For-Tat Situation" London on Saturday urged Iran to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf by releasing a British-flagged ship it said had been illegally seized in Omani waters in an "utterly unacceptable" gambit....
03:17, 07/21/2019

Oil slips to around $63 as Iran concerns fade for now Oil slipped to around $63 a barrel on Tuesday as concerns faded for now that rising tensions in the Middle East would escalate and hit oil supplies, compounding the impact of a weaker demand outlook....
16:34, 07/23/2019

US policy toward Iran is all stick and no carrot The motorcycle zipped past our taxi as we headed to Tyre in southern Lebanon, veering off the road onto a dirt track leading up into the hills. The passenger on the back of the motorcycle had what app...
11:17, 06/15/2019

Iran says now isn’t ‘suitable’ time for talks with US Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected holding talks with the US to end the standoff between the two countries even though President Trump said he’d be willing to negotiate if they called. “T...
01:51, 05/22/2019

Trump vows to ‘end’ Iran if it threatens US again President Trump threatened to destroy Iran in a tweet sent in the wake of reports that a rocket was fired into Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone less than a mile away from the US Embassy. &...
02:51, 05/20/2019

Germany looks to 'lead' US-Iran talks European powers hope to broker a new round of negotiations between the United States and Iran in a bid to prevent the collapse of the 2015 nuclear deal, Germany’s top diplomat said Saturday....
08:34, 06/09/2019

Oil slips to around $63 as Iran concerns fades for now Oil slipped to around $63 a barrel on Tuesday as concerns faded for now that rising tensions in the Middle East would escalate and hit oil supplies, compounding the impact of a weaker demand outlook....
14:17, 07/23/2019

China says US ‘further aggravated’ tension on Iran BEIJING (AP) — China says the U.S. has “further aggravated” tensions over the Iran nuclear issue. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Wednesday that China appreciated Iran’s ...
13:00, 05/08/2019

Can an enhanced INSTEX really work for Iran? The EU's plan to continue trading with Iran in defiance of US sanctions has, so far, come up short. Tehran wants oil included in the new barter system, INSTEX. Despite US threats, Brussels appears to ...
12:17, 07/12/2019

Oil prices strengthen more than 1% on Iran risk Oil prices rose more than 1% on Monday, as investors worried about possible supply disruptions in the energy-rich Middle East after Iran's seizure of a British tanker last week....
03:34, 07/23/2019

With Iran, sometimes the logical explanation is the correct one Iran would like the world to think that the attacks on two tankers off its Gulf coast are shrouded in uncertainty. "Suspicious doesn't begin to describe what transpired this morning," said Iran's Fore...
07:34, 06/15/2019

A conflict with Iran would not be like the Iraq War. It would be worse. The dispute between a U.S. administration led by a tough-talking Republican president and an embattled but antagonistic Middle Eastern power has reminded many observers of the run-up to the U.S.-led i...
15:17, 05/15/2019

Iran condemns new US sanctions on petrochemicals TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has condemned new U.S. sanctions targeting its petrochemical industry, saying they prove President Donald Trump is not serious about pursuing negotiations. Foreign Ministry sp...
10:51, 06/08/2019

U.S. sanctions on Iran are biting: Bolton Iran is feeling the effects of existing U.S. sanctions as President Donald Trump prepares to impose more of them from Monday, his National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Sunday during a visit to...
14:17, 06/23/2019

Iran: We don't want war or escalation of tensions Iran's U.N. ambassador is calling the current situation "very dangerous" and says the United States should de-escalate tensions by stopping "its military adventurism" in the region. (June 24) &#...
00:51, 06/25/2019