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Tehran: Capital and largest city of Iran
Tehran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.7 million in the city and 15 million in the larger metropolitan area of Greater Tehran, Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and Western Asia, and has the second-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East. It is ranked 24th in the world by the population of its metropolitan area.

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Iran rules out talks as Trump blames Tehran for Saudi oil attack

Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday ruled out talks with Washington after President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for a crippling attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.
Reuters - Published

Iran's Khamenei says U.S. policy of maximum pressure will fail

Iran will never hold talks with the United States and Washington's policy of maximum pressure on Tehran will fail, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state TV.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Tehran

Iran Nuclear Deal: 'All sides need to re-commit' [Video]Iran Nuclear Deal: 'All sides need to re-commit'

Iran on Monday rejected a claim by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Tehran had been developing nuclear weapons at a secret site and said Netanyahu was seeking a pretext for war

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:18Published

Trump May Meet With Iranian President Rouhani [Video]Trump May Meet With Iranian President Rouhani

Trump said he would meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with no problems or doubts. “It could happen. It could happen. No problem with me. Anything’s possible." Trump has stepped up..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Iran activates advanced centrifuges in latest nuclear move [Video]Iran activates advanced centrifuges in latest nuclear move

Tehran says this will boost stockpile of enriched uranium but adds it will allow IAEA to monitor its nuclear programme.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:01Published

Iranian tanker pictured off Syrian port [Video]Iranian tanker pictured off Syrian port

The Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers, which went dark off Syria earlier in the week, has been photographed by satellite off the Syrian port..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Inside Iran as international pressure mounts over nuclear programme [Video]Inside Iran as international pressure mounts over nuclear programme

Euronews' International Correspondent Anelise Borges is in Tehran to see first-hand how ordinary Iranians are surviving under the bite of US sanctions.

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Tehran has further violated the Iran nuclear deal, says UN watchdog [Video]Tehran has further violated the Iran nuclear deal, says UN watchdog

Iran has gone further in breaching its nuclear deal by increasing its stock of enriched uranium and refining it to greater purity than allowed, says the UN's nuclear watchdog.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Iran's Zarif holds surprise talks with Macron at G7 summit [Video]Iran's Zarif holds surprise talks with Macron at G7 summit

Unannounced visit comes as France ramps up efforts to ease tensions between Iran and US over Tehran's nuclear programme.

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G7 leaders pose for 'family photo' in France [Video]G7 leaders pose for 'family photo' in France

World leaders and special invited guests posed for a 'family photo' along the picturesque Biarritz seaside on Sunday, set against a backdrop of worries over a global economic downturn and disunity on a..

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Tensions bubble to the surface at the G7 summit [Video]Tensions bubble to the surface at the G7 summit

Despite the smiles and bonhomie, a number of issues that divide the Group of Seven world leaders surfaced on Sunday - the first day of talks at the G7 Summit in Biarritz. David Doyle reports.

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Yoo Hoo! Iran's Zarif Makes Shock Appearance At G7 Summit [Video]Yoo Hoo! Iran's Zarif Makes Shock Appearance At G7 Summit

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif flew into the French resort hosting a G7 summit on Sunday. It was an unexpected twist to an already problematic meeting between U.S. President Donald..

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Iran unveils new missile defence system [Video]Iran unveils new missile defence system

Tehran says surface-to-air missile system is more advanced than its Russian equivalent, the S-300.

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Trump can't expect others to be predictable: Iran's Zarif [Video]Trump can't expect others to be predictable: Iran's Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said that U.S. President Trump 'cannot expect to be unpredictable and expect other..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Exclusive: U.S.-Iran open back channel diplomacy [Video]Exclusive: U.S.-Iran open back channel diplomacy

The United States and Iran could be moving toward a partnership to stabilize Afghanistan as President Trump seeks to remove U.S. troops and end America's longest war, according to sources that told..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:35Published

U.S. applies to seize Iran oil tanker [Video]U.S. applies to seize Iran oil tanker

The U.S. has applied to seize the Iranian tanker held in Gibraltar, scuppering hopes that it would be released on Thursday and allow an easing of tensions. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Iran tells US to lift sanctions if it wants to talk [Video]Iran tells US to lift sanctions if it wants to talk

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani reiterated Tuesday that if Washington wants to open negotiations with Tehran, it must lift all sanctions against his country. "If the United States really wants to talk,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published

Zarif says Iran will act over 'maritime offences' in Gulf [Video]Zarif says Iran will act over 'maritime offences' in Gulf

Iran's foreign minister has said the country will no longer turn a blind eye to maritime "offenses" in the Gulf, a day after it seized an Iraqi oil tanker there that it accused of smuggling fuel. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

U.S. sanctions Iran's foreign minister [Video]U.S. sanctions Iran's foreign minister

The Trump administration imposes sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, targeting the country's top spokesman and potentially hurting chances of diplomatic talks amid rising..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Britain Says No To Swapping Seized Oil Tankers With Iran [Video]Britain Says No To Swapping Seized Oil Tankers With Iran

Military tensions are high between London and Tehran after the U.K. denied a plan to swap oil tankers with Iran. Britain recently seized Iran’s oil tanker off British territory, claiming it breached..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Oman On Regional Turmoil: Keep Us Out Of It [Video]Oman On Regional Turmoil: Keep Us Out Of It

Reuters reports Oman will not mediate in the rising tensions in the Gulf region. However, Oman’s minister in charge of foreign affairs says the country is in contact with “all parties” in order..

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Nuclear deal meeting 'constructive' amid tension [Video]Nuclear deal meeting 'constructive' amid tension

An emergency meeting with parties to Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with major powers was "constructive," Iranian official Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday, but said Tehran would continue to reduce its nuclear..

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Iran's Rouhani hints at possible swap for seized tankers [Video]Iran's Rouhani hints at possible swap for seized tankers

President says if UK steps away from 'wrong actions' in Gibraltar, it will then get 'appropriate response' from Tehran.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:00Published

Iraq depends on imported Iran produce, fears US sanctions on Tehran [Video]Iraq depends on imported Iran produce, fears US sanctions on Tehran

Iran and Iraq discuss ways to continue trading as US deadline which allows Iraq to import Iranian goods is up 3 months.

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U.S. sanctions Chinese oil buyer over alleged Iran violations [Video]U.S. sanctions Chinese oil buyer over alleged Iran violations

The United States has sanctioned the China's state-run energy company Zhuhai Zhengrong Co Ltd for allegedly violating restrictions imposed on Iran's oil sector, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

Iran to execute alleged CIA spy ring members [Video]Iran to execute alleged CIA spy ring members

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is dismissing claims by Tehran that it has captured 17 spies working for the Central Intelligence Agency. Meanwhile, the first images emerge of the crew of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

 

India condemns drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities, opposes terrorism in all forms

American officials have blamed Iran for supplying weapons to the Houthis rebels of Yemen for carrying the attacks. The allegations were however denied by Tehran.
DNA - Published

India, Iran review progress on full operationalisation of Chabahar port

India and Iran on Monday reviewed ongoing connectivity and infrastructure development projects, including the progress on full operationalisation of the strategic Chabahar port. The review took place..
IndiaTimes - Published

Saudi Aramco attacks: What we know so far

Attacks on two sites at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry shut down more than 5% of global supply, sent oil prices as much as 20% higher and prompted the United States to blame Iran despite..
Reuters - Published

Iran says it's ready to work for Yemen peace with U.N. and others

Iran is ready to cooperate with the United Nations and countries seeking peace and stability in Yemen and the region, an Iranian government spokesman said on Monday, after weekend attacks on Saudi oil..
Reuters - Published

Iran hardliners likely to gain from tensions over Aramco attacks

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

Iran's Zarif says U.S., allies are 'stuck in Yemen'

Iran's foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that the United States and its allies were "stuck in Yemen" and that blaming Tehran "won't end the disaster".
Reuters - Published

Iran dismisses as 'pointless' U.S. claims about Aramco attacks: TV

Iran dismissed as "pointless" U.S. claims that Tehran was behind drone attacks which hit two of Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil installations on Saturday, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. blames Iran for Saudi attacks, 'pretend' diplomacy

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants that have cut the kingdom's output roughly in half, as he ruled out Yemeni involvement and denounced..
Reuters - Published

European powers urge Iran to return to nuclear accord compliance

France, Britain and Germany, the European parties to Iran's nuclear accord, on Friday expressed deep concern at Tehran's violations of the 2015 deal and urged it to cooperate with the U.N. nuclear..
Reuters - Published

Australia lobbies for release of three citizens held by Iran

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said she met last week with her Iranian counterpart, seeking to secure release of three citizens held by Tehran.
Reuters - Published

Iran slams Netanyahu land annexation pledge as election ploy

Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plans to annex the Jordan Valley and his frequent accusations against Tehran were ploys to win re-election,..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Rouhani tells France's Macron: no talks with U.S. while sanctions in place

Iran will not negotiate with the United States while sanctions on Tehran are still enforced by Washington, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in a phone call..
Reuters - Published

Iran denounces 'U.S.-Israeli plot' over nuclear program

Iran has denounced a "U.S.-Israeli plot" to put pressure on the U.N. nuclear watchdog, after the IAEA called in recent days for more cooperation from Tehran following what diplomats say was the..
Reuters - Published

Iran says tanker oil sold at sea, buyer sets destination

Iran's envoy to London said on Wednesday the oil cargo of tanker Adrian Darya 1 was sold at sea to a private company, denying Tehran had broken assurances it had given over the vessel, but he insisted..
Reuters - Published

Iran says U.S. should avoid 'warmongers' after Bolton departure

Iran said on Wednesday Washington should distance itself from "warmongers" after the resignation of hawkish White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, and Tehran stood by its demand that..
Reuters - Published

Iran says sacking of Bolton won't lead to talks with U.S.

The resignation of White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, a hawk on Iran, will not lead to talks between Washington and Tehran, Iran said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Rouhani tells U.S. to end 'maximum pressure' on Iran: TV

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urged the United States on Wednesday to end its policy of "maximum pressure" on his country, and said Tehran would cut its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal further if..
Reuters - Published

Iran says Bolton's departure will not push Tehran to talks with U.S.

Iran said on Wednesday the firing of John Bolton as U.S. national security adviser will not push Tehran to reconsider talks with the United States.
Reuters - Published

U.S. says Iran's failure to address IAEA concerns 'unacceptable'

The United States on Tuesday said it was unacceptable that Iran was not fully cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency's investigation of its nuclear program, but repeated it remained..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Zarif rejects Netanyahu's nuclear claim, says he 'cries wolf'

Iran on Monday rejected a claim by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Tehran had been developing nuclear weapons at a secret site and said he was seeking a pretext for war.
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu: Iran had secret nuclear weapons development site in Abadeh

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran had been developing nuclear weapons at a secret site near the city of Abadeh, but that Tehran destroyed the facility after learning it..
Reuters - Published

'Time is of the essence,' U.N. nuclear chief tells Iran

The U.N. nuclear watchdog's chief impressed upon Iranian officials the importance of providing swift cooperation with his agency as it seeks information on its activities, he said on Monday, a day..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: IAEA found uranium traces at Iran 'atomic warehouse' - diplomats

Samples taken by the U.N. nuclear watchdog at what Israel's prime minister called a "secret atomic warehouse" in Tehran showed traces of uranium that Iran has yet to explain, two diplomats who follow..
Reuters - Published

Tehran says Iranian tanker unloaded cargo on Mediterranean coast

An Iranian tanker at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers has delivered its cargo after docking somewhere on the Mediterranean coast, Iran's state news agency IRNA quoted a Foreign..
Reuters - Published

Iranian tanker reaches destination, oil sold: ministry tells TV

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman on Sunday said an Iranian oil tanker at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers had reached its destination and sold its oil, state television..
Reuters - Published

Iran's nuclear chief: EU has failed to fulfill 2015 deal commitments

Iran's nuclear chief said on Sunday the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal have failed to fulfill their commitments under the pact, a day after Tehran announced further breaches of limits on its..
Reuters - Published

Developing new centrifuges on Tehran's agenda: Iran nuclear official

Developing new types of uranium enrichment machines is on Tehran's agenda, a spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation said in a televised news conference on Saturday, adding that Iran has..
Reuters - Published

Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 photographed off Syrian port Tartus: U.S. satellite firm

The Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers, which went dark off Syria earlier in the week, has been photographed by satellite off the Syrian port..
Reuters - Published

Nuclear watchdog chief to meet top Iranian officials in Tehran on Sunday

The acting chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog policing Iran's nuclear deal with major powers, Cornel Feruta, will meet senior Iranian officials in Tehran on Sunday, a spokesman for the International..
Reuters - Published

Germany urges Iran to change course on nuclear commitments

Germany said on Friday it was not too late for Iran to change course after Tehran earlier said it had taken a step to further downgrade its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal.
Reuters - Published

Pentagon chief says he currently has no plan to seize Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday he currently had no plan on his desk to seize the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, which is at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western..
Reuters - Published

Iran takes further step to decrease nuclear commitments

Iran said on Friday it has taken a step to further scale back Tehran's commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal, Iran's ISNA news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Seven of tanker Stena Impero's crew reach Dubai after Iran frees them

Seven of the 23 crew members of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero that was seized by Iran in July reached Dubai on Thursday after Tehran agreed to their release, a Russian official said.
Reuters - Published

France calls on Iran to comply with nuclear deal commitments

France's foreign ministry on Thursday called on Iran to refrain from any concrete action that does not comply with its 2015 nuclear deal obligations after Tehran said it would develop centrifuges for..
Reuters - Published

Trump Administration cool to French plan for $15 billion Iranian credit line: officials

The Trump administration views a French proposal to extend a $15 billion credit line to Iran with some skepticism, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, adding that they had not seen any concrete proposal..
Reuters - Published

No trade mechanism until Iran passes terrorism financing laws: French diplomat

A European trade mechanism to barter humanitarian and food goods with Iran will not work until Tehran sets up a mirror company and meets international standards against money-laundering and terrorism..
Reuters - Published

Iran gives Europe two more months to save nuclear deal

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani gave European powers another two months to save a 2015 nuclear deal on Wednesday, but warned that Tehran was still preparing for further significant breaches of the..
Reuters - Published

Iran says U.S. sanctions on its space agencies 'ineffective': TV

Iran rejected on Wednesday as "ineffective" U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran's civilian space agency and two research organizations for allegedly being used to advance the country's disputed ballistic..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Rouhani says next nuclear deal breaches will have 'extraordinary' effects: TV

Iran's next moves to scale back its nuclear commitments will have "extraordinary" effects, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday according to state TV, two days ahead of a deadline set by Tehran..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Press TV says Tehran rejects EU $15 billion loan offer

Iran has rejected an offer of a $15 billion loan by European countries aimed at protecting its economy from sanctions reimposed by the United States, its state-run Press TV reported on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Iran's Rouhani says new nuclear steps will 'accelerate' its nuclear work: TV

Iranian President Rouhani said on Wednesday that new steps to further scale back Tehran's commitments under a 2015 pact with major powers will accelerate Iran's nuclear activity, state TV reported.
Reuters - Published

Iran to return to nuclear deal only under oil credit line: Fars

A senior Iranian official confirmed on Wednesday that Tehran would return to its nuclear deal commitment only if it got $15 billion for oil sales over four months, as stipulated in a draft French plan..
Reuters - Published

Iran warns of further retreat from nuclear deal if no European action by Thursday

Iran's foreign minister said on Tuesday Tehran would further cut its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal unless European states acted to salvage the pact by Thursday, but that this did not mean the..
Reuters - Published

France pushes $15 bln credit line plan for Iran, if U.S. allows it

France has proposed offering Iran about $15 billion in credit lines until year-end if Tehran comes fully back into compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal, a move that hinges on Washington not blocking..
Reuters - Published

New Iran nuclear deal violation would send 'wrong signal': French diplomatic source

A new violation of the 2015 nuclear deal by Iran would send the "wrong signal", but efforts to find a solution in the crisis between Washington and Tehran would remain necessary, a French diplomatic..
Reuters - Published

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