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Iran’s Rouhani Backs Moderate Interaction With Neighbours, World

ANKARA, April 7 – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday his country was not a threat to any other nation and that it wanted interaction with the rest of the world, state TV reported. Rouhani’s comments stand in contrast to statements from Iran’s top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has ruled out

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Italy Prime Minister Renzi to Visit Iran Next Week

ROME, April 4 – Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will visit Iran next week, his office said on Monday, three months after the Iranian president came to Europe to rebuild ties as years of economic sanctions ended. The two sides signed business deals worth billions of dollars during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit in January,

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U.S. to Clarify Iran Rules, but Tehran Must Reassure Wary Firms

By Roberta Rampton and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, April 1 – The United States will try to help foreign companies become more at ease doing business with Iran after last year’s nuclear deal, but Tehran must also reassure them it is a safe place to invest, President Barack Obama said on Friday. Iranian officials have complained

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Missiles, Not Talks, Key to Iran’s Future: Khamenei

DUBAI, March 30  – Iran’s top leader on Wednesday said missiles were key to the Islamic Republic’s future, offering support to the hardline Revolutionary Guards that have drawn criticism from the West for testing ballistic missiles. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei supported last year’s nuclear deal with world powers but has since called for Iran

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Revolutionary Guards Commander Says Iran’s Missile Work Will Not Stop

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, March 10 – A senior Revolutionary Guards commander has said that Iran’s ballistic missile programme will not stop under any circumstances and that Tehran has missiles ready to be fired, according to Iranian state television. Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh made his comments after a series of ballistic missile tests conducted

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Iran Tests More Missiles, ‘Capable of Reaching Israel’

By Sam Wilkin and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, March 9 – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired two ballistic missiles on Wednesday morning that it said were designed to be able to hit Israel, defying a threat of new sanctions from the United States. The launches followed the test-firing of several missiles on Tuesday as

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Iran Holds Talks with Russia over Missile Defence Upgrade

DUBAI, Feb 22 – Iran negotiated with Russia over buying an upgraded version of the S-300 surface-to-air missile defence system, which it requires to meet its military needs, a foreign ministry spokesman in Tehran was quoted as saying. Iran was blocked from obtaining the S-300 before it reached a deal with world powers last July

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Economic Growth Crucial to Defeating Terrorism – Iran’s President

ROME, Jan 26 – Iran wants to become a major exporting nation following the lifting of international sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, adding that economic growth was crucial to defeating extremism in the Middle East. Rouhani is on a four-day visit to Italy and France, where he is looking to rebuild Iran’s

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Iran’s Leader Seeks Closer Ties with China Amid Western Mistrust

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, Jan 24 – Iran‘s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for closer economic and security ties with China, saying Iran had never trusted the West, as the two countries agreed to increase bilateral trade more than 10-fold to $600 billion in the next decade. Iran‘s most powerful figure told

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