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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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'No doubt about it,' Trump says as Iran challenges his report of drone downing

President Donald Trump said there was "no doubt" the U.S. Navy had brought down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz this week while Tehran showed video footage that it said disproved the incident..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says Iran needs to 'come to the table' for talks as tensions rise

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that the United States needed Iran to "come to the table" for negotiations, amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the Gulf that have..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Tehran

Iran claims to have impounded foreign ship [Video]Iran claims to have impounded foreign ship

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has seized a foreign ship smuggling fuel in the Gulf, state television quoted Iran’s elite force as saying in a statement on Thursday. Havovi Cooper reports.

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'Not significant': EU urges Iran to reverse nuclear deal breaches [Video]'Not significant': EU urges Iran to reverse nuclear deal breaches

EU's foreign policy chief calls for calm amid soaring Gulf tensions, Tehran to comply with unravelling 2015 accord.

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Rouhani says Iran ready to talk to U.S. if sanctions lifted [Video]Rouhani says Iran ready to talk to U.S. if sanctions lifted

Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on..

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UK threatened with a UK threatened with a "slap" in Iran tanker row

Iran has warned of consequences if Britain does not release an oil tanker seized off the coast of Gibraltar a week ago. In Tehran, some residents are backing such a retaliation. David Doyle reports.

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Iranian boats 'harassed' British tanker: U.S. [Video]Iranian boats 'harassed' British tanker: U.S.

U.S. officials say five boats belonging to Iran's Revolutionary Guards tried to stop a British oil tanker in the Gulf but withdrew after a British warship warned them. The Guards and Iran's foreign..

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Trump accuses Iran of secret nuclear enrichment [Video]Trump accuses Iran of secret nuclear enrichment

U.S. President Donald Trump accused Iran on Wednesday of secretly enriching uranium for a long time and said U.S. sanctions would be increased "substantially" soon, as the U.N. nuclear watchdog held an..

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Iran: World powers won't get a better nuclear deal [Video]Iran: World powers won't get a better nuclear deal

Tehran ramps up nuclear efforts as US warns the Islamic Republic will never be allowed to build an atomic weapon.

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Pence warns Iran, amid rising tensions [Video]Pence warns Iran, amid rising tensions

U.S. officials are vowing to protect American interests in the Middle East, as Iran says it could pull back from additional commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal. Nathan Frandino has more.

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Trump warns Iran: 'Be careful' [Video]Trump warns Iran: 'Be careful'

President Trump on Sunday told Iran to 'be careful' after Tehran vowed to boost its uranium enrichment. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Iran set to exceed uranium enrichment limit in 2015 nuclear deal [Video]Iran set to exceed uranium enrichment limit in 2015 nuclear deal

Tehran says it will keep reducing its commitments every 60 days unless Europe protects it from US sanctions.

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Iran plays diplomatic hardball on the eve of enrichment deadline [Video]Iran plays diplomatic hardball on the eve of enrichment deadline

Tehran set to increase the level of uranium enrichment in a risky bid to force Europe's hand to buy its oil.

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Official: Iran to raise uranium enrichment level [Video]Official: Iran to raise uranium enrichment level

Iran will announce on Sunday that it will raise its uranium enrichment level to 5%, a concentration above the limit set by its 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers, an Iranian official told Reuters...

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Tanker seizure stirs Iran's tensions with the West [Video]Tanker seizure stirs Iran's tensions with the West

Iran has summoned the British ambassador to Tehran over what it calls an illegal seizure of one of its tankers off Gibraltar. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Israeli Prime Minister Said 'Spy Mission' Proved Iran Pursued Nuclear Weapons Program [Video]Israeli Prime Minister Said 'Spy Mission' Proved Iran Pursued Nuclear Weapons Program

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said President Donald Trump knew about a “spy mission” in Tehran. Netanyahu said he informed Trump that the “mission” was meant to obtain a secret..

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Europeans 'Extremely Concerned' Over Iran Breaking Nuclear Pact [Video]Europeans 'Extremely Concerned' Over Iran Breaking Nuclear Pact

European countries signed to a nuclear pact with Iran said they were “extremely concerned.” According to Reuters, tehran recently breached its 2015 deal after the U.S. backed out. Israel said it..

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Trump Warns Tehran They're 'Playing With Fire' [Video]Trump Warns Tehran They're 'Playing With Fire'

The Islamic Republic recently announced it has more low-enriched uranium than permitted under the accord. The White House accused Tehran of violating the terms of its nuclear deal with world powers..

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Iran Is Iran Is "Playing With Fire" Says Trump

Donald Trump said on Monday Iran was playing with fire, according to Reuters. This statement came after Tehran said it had exceeded its limit for low-enriched uranium. The uranium stated was allowed..

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Iran nuclear deal: Tehran exceeds enriched uranium limit [Video]Iran nuclear deal: Tehran exceeds enriched uranium limit

Iran's enriched uranium stockpile tops 300kg cap set out in 2015 agreement with world powers, UN watchdog confirms.

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Iran amasses more enriched uranium [Video]Iran amasses more enriched uranium

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Iran had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 deal with major powers, its first major step in violation of..

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Source Says Iran Will Soon Exceed Enriched Uranium Limit [Video]Source Says Iran Will Soon Exceed Enriched Uranium Limit

According to a report by Reuters, the semi-official Fars news agency cited an 'informed source' as saying that Iran will soon exceed an enriched uranium limit under its nuclear deal, after remaining..

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Iran Says The Ball IS In Europe's Court To Protect Iran From U.S. Sanctions [Video]Iran Says The Ball IS In Europe's Court To Protect Iran From U.S. Sanctions

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, Iranian state TV said that the ball is in Europe's court to shield Iran from US sanctions and prevent it from further scaling back compliance with its..

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UK's May says Iran must uphold nuclear deal obligations [Video]UK's May says Iran must uphold nuclear deal obligations

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday that escalating tensions in the Gulf is not in anyone's interest and that all sides needed to work together "to counter Iran's destabilising..

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U.S. Will Sanction Any Countries That Import Iranian Oil [Video]U.S. Will Sanction Any Countries That Import Iranian Oil

According to Reuters, the U.S. special envoy for Iran on Friday said that the United States will sanction any country that imports Iranian oil and there are no exemptions in place. When asked about the..

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U.S. threatens to down any nearby Iranian drones, Tehran denies incident

The United States threatened on Friday to destroy any Iranian drones flying too closely to its ships and said it had "clear evidence" that it shot one down in a festering stand-off with Tehran in the..
Reuters - Published

Washington, Tehran at odds over whether U.S. downed Iranian drone

The United States and Iran were at odds on Friday about a U.S. assertion that its Navy had brought down an Iranian drone in the Gulf, with Tehran showing video footage that it said disproved the..
Reuters - Published

Iran's deputy foreign minister says Tehran has not lost any drones

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi denied on Friday that Iran had lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone.
Reuters - Published

Indian warships to stay longer in Persian Gulf, but won't join US coalition

Since June following attacks on tankers that the United States blamed on Iran and Iran-aligned fighters, a charged Tehran denies, the Indian navy ships have been escorting Indian-flagged vessels in and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Germany presses Iran to meet nuclear deal obligations

Germany and the other countries that remain party to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal expect Tehran to uphold its side of the accord, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, describing recent pronouncements..
Reuters - Published

U.S. unsure about circumstances of tanker towed to Iran

U.S. officials say they are unsure whether an oil tanker towed into Iranian waters was seized by Iran or rescued after facing mechanical faults as Tehran asserts, creating a mystery at sea at a time of..
Reuters - Published

Portugal says Iranian visas suspended for consulate upgrade

Portugal stopped issuing entry visas for Iranian nationals while it upgrades security at its consulate in Tehran, not because of political issues or any security threats, the Portuguese foreign..
Reuters - Published

Iran denies its missile program is up for negotiation

Iran denied on Tuesday that it was willing to negotiate over its ballistic missile program, contradicting the chief U.S. diplomat and appearing to undercut President Donald Trump's statement that..
Reuters - Published

Trump says 'a lot of progress' made with Iran to defuse crisis

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday "a lot of progress" had been made toward ending a volatile stand-off with Iran, with his top diplomat saying Tehran had signaled willingness to negotiate..
Reuters - Published

Iran to keep reducing nuclear deal commitments in stand-off with U.S.: supreme leader

Iran's supreme leader upped the ante in a volatile stand-off with the United States on Tuesday, warning Tehran would continue removing restraints on its nuclear program and retaliate for the seizure of..
Reuters - Published

Iran to give no quarter in confrontation with U.S.: supreme leader

Iran's supreme leader upped the ante in a volatile stand-off with the United States on Tuesday, warning Tehran would continue removing restraints on its nuclear program and retaliate for the seizure of..
Reuters - Published

Iran judiciary confirms arrest of French-Iranian scholar, gives no details

Iran's judiciary on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of French-Iranian scholar Fariba Adelkhah, a day after French President Emmanuel Macron raised the issue with Tehran.
Reuters - Published

EU foreign ministers hold talks in Brussels to save Iran nuclear deal as Tehran threatens to resume its atomic programme

European foreign ministers held talks on saving the beleaguered Iran nuclear deal as Britain warned the 'small window' for success was closing. Tensions in the Gulf have soared since last year, when..
Firstpost - Published

Echoing Donald Trump's remark, Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warns US of 'playing with fire' over Tehran nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Monday that the United States is 'playing with fire', echoing remarks by President Donald Trump as the two sides are locked in a standoff over..
Firstpost - Published

Britain sees "small window" to salvage nuclear deal, Iran urges Europe to act

Britain said on Monday there was a "small window" of time to save the Iran nuclear deal, as Tehran signaled it would ramp up its nuclear program -- seen by the West as a cover for making atomic bombs..
Reuters - Published

France's Le Drian says Europeans must stay united on Iran issue

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that Europe had to remain united in trying to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, and said Tehran should reverse its decision not to comply with..
Reuters - Published

Iran P5+1 nuclear deal: European signatories of JCPOA call for dialogue to end escalation, say support contingent on Tehran's compliance

Three key European powers on Sunday called for dialogue and an end to the escalation over Iran's nuclear programme, as tensions further intensified between Tehran and the United States.
Firstpost - Published

France sees risk of stumble into U.S.-Iranian conflict

Iran's breaching of caps on its uranium enrichment after the United States pulled out of world powers' nuclear deal with Tehran was "a bad reaction to ... (a) bad decision", raising fears of a stumble..
Reuters - Published

One person killed in shooting in north Tehran square: ISNA

A person was killed in a shooting in northern Tehran on Saturday, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Trump, Netanyahu discuss Iran threat, sanctions in call: statements

President Donald Trump spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran on Wednesday, the White House said, the same day the U.S. president threatened to "substantially" increase..
Reuters - Published

IAEA meeting did not produce any results for America: Iran ambassador to IAEA

An emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Wednesday, held at Washington's request to weigh Tehran's breach of a nuclear deal, did not produce any results for America, Iran's ambassador to..
Reuters - Published

Donald Trump warns Tehran 'sanctions will soon be increased, substantially', claims Iran has breached two limits central to nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump warned Tehran on Wednesday that sanctions would soon be "increased substantially," as armed Iranian boats reportedly attempted to seize a British oil tanker in Gulf..
Firstpost - Published

Trump threatens to 'substantially' increase sanctions on Iran

President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions on Iran would be increased "substantially" soon, as the U.N. nuclear watchdog held an emergency meeting at Washington's request to weigh..
Reuters - Published

Trump accuses Iran of secret nuclear enrichment, says sanctions to be cranked up 'substantially'

President Donald Trump accused Iran on Wednesday of secretly enriching uranium for a long time and said U.S. sanctions would be increased "substantially" soon, as the U.N. nuclear watchdog held an..
Reuters - Published

U.S. accuses Iran of nuclear extortion but remains open to talks

The United States said on Wednesday Iran's breaches of its nuclear deal are an attempt at extortion, warning Tehran that it is isolating itself while at the same time repeating that Washington is open..
Reuters - Published

Iran welcomes French efforts to save nuclear deal

Iran welcomes France's efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday as French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic adviser visited Tehran for..
Reuters - Published

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