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Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton  and Bernie Sanders sparred over Iran and Russia in a February 4 debate.

U.S. Presidential Hopefuls Clinton, Sanders Spar Over Iran, Russia

The two U.S. Democratic candidates for president sparred over foreign policy during a debate February 4, and showed particularly sharp differences over Iran. More

Republican Representatives Mike Pompeo, Lee Zeldin and Frank LoBiondo filed visa applications to visit Iran on February 4.

U.S. Republican Lawmakers Seek To Make 'Inspection' Trip To Iran

Three U.S. Republican lawmakers who are highly critical of Iran applied for visas to visit Tehran and observe this month's elections, inspect nuclear sites, and meet with the Revolutionary Guards. More

Iran Inks $40 Billion In Deals In Moscow; Eyes Oil Sales To Rosneft

Iran and Russia have initialed contracts worth around $40 billion for nuclear power construction, railways, and other projects, the top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on February 4. More

Major General Ataollah Salehi, commander in chief of the Iranian Army, says Tehran's missile program is not a "violation of the nuclear deal."

Iran Army Chief Backs Missile Program

Iran's army chief has vowed to boost the country's controversial ballistic-missile program despite facing new international sanctions. More

European Airlines To Resume Iran Flights

British Airways is the latest international airliner to announce it will resume flights to the Iranian capital, Tehran. More

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Video Iranian Religious Singer Travels To Perform In Syria

An Iranian religious singer popular with hard-liners says he traveled recently to the frontlines in war-torn Syria to sing for Iranian fighters deployed to assist President Bashar al-Assad's forces. More

Former BBC Journalist, Translator Arrested In Tehran

Iranian journalist and translator Bahman Darolshafayi, a dual Iranian-British national and former BBC journalist, has been arrested in Tehran. More
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Features & Commentary

Iranian Commanders Who Detained U.S. Sailors Receive Hero Treatment

Officers with Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have been showered with accolades for their detention of U.S. sailors who accidently crossed into Iranian waters.
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Iranian President Slams Mass Candidate Ban

Iran's president has criticized the mass disqualification of candidates in next month's parliamentary elections, suggesting the decision could make the vote pointless.
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Iran To Rejoin World Markets With Implementation Of Nuclear Deal

Now that the final steps are being taken to lift economic sanctions against Iran as part of its nuclear agreement with world powers, what are the economic implications of the deal?
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Flashpoints Fuel Critics Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran's brief detention of U.S. Navy patrol boats and their crew for straying into Iranian waters is just the latest incident to test the countries' relations in the wake of July's landmark nuclear agreement, and comes just days before the expected lifting of international sanctions against Tehran.
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In Cartoons: How Iranians, Saudis See Each Other

As Iranian-Saudi tensions soar over Riyadh's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric, here's a sample of how Iran and Saudi Arabia see each other -- in cartoons.
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Explainer: The U.S. Spending Bill And Foreign Policy, From Crude Oil To Russian Rocket Engines

Included in a massive spending bill passed by the U.S. Congress are numerous policy amendments that could have an impact on Washington's foreign policy in significant ways.
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Iranian Americans Blast 'Discriminatory' Effort To Improve U.S. Visa Rules 

A bill intended to close avenues for potential terrorists to enter the United States visa-free has left many Iranian-Americans fearing discriminatory consequences.
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Iran Just Slapped A Shuttlecock Ban On The U.S.

Iran has banned the import of hundreds of American goods that include toilet paper, shuttlecocks, and tanks.
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