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Rohani Chides Saudis Over Yemen Strikes

Iranian President Hassan Rohani the Saudi-led coalition air strikes against Shi'ite Huthi rebels in Yemen and accused Riyadh of "providing financial assistance and weapons to terrorists in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq." More

Obama Says Iran Bill Will Not Derail Negotiations

U.S. President Barack Obama said on April 17 he does not see proposed legislation in Congress derailing negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program. More

Obama 'Surprised' Russian Missile Ban To Iran Held So Long

U.S. President Barack Obama says he's surprised that Russia's suspension of missile sales to Iran "held this long." More

Smoke rises above the Baiji area as Iraqi pro-government forces take part in an operation to retake it from Islamic State militants.

Iraqi Forces Retake Towns Near Refinery

Iraqi military officials say government forces secured a contested area south of the country's largest oil refinery on April 17 as part of ongoing operations against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. More

S-300 surface-to-air missile systems are shown deployed in a military exercise by the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy in the Kaliningrad region in January.

U.S.: Military Option In Iran 'Intact'

The top U.S. general says the military option to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon remains “intact” despite Russia's decision to supply the Islamic Republic with surface-to-air S-300 missiles. More

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Iranian News Agency, U.S. Spokesman Spar Over Jailed Reporter

The continued detention of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian in Iran on security charges has led to an online spat between a U.S. State Department Persian-language spokesperson and an Iranian news agency. More

Rohani: Iran Not Negotiating With U.S. Congress

Iranian President Hassan Rohani says the Islamic republic is not negotiating with the U.S. Congress on a potential nuclear deal. More
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Features & Commentary

Rogue Iranian Lawmakers Issue Nuclear Deal 'Fact Sheet'

A group of rogue lawmakers in Iran has issued their own "recommended fact sheet" on the framework nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers.

Alleged Assault On Iranian Teens Stokes Anti-Arab Sentiment

The suspected sexual assault of two Iranian pilgrims at a Saudi airport has prompted strong reactions in Iran -- and brought to the surface some deep-seated prejudices about Arabs.

Russia Flexes Missile Diplomacy With Iran

Russia’s potential delivery of antiaircraft S-300 missile systems to Iran has long been shrouded in controversy and contradictions. But with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decree allowing shipments of these high-precision systems to Tehran, will Moscow finally make good on these shipments?

Will A Nuclear Deal Bring The U.S. And Iran Together?

A nuclear deal would remove some long-standing barriers between Iran and the United States, but don't expect the walls to come tumbling down.

Washington, Tehran Spin Framework Deal Different Ways

Faced with the difficult task of selling their framework nuclear deal to naysayers at home, Tehran and Washington have come away from the negotiating table with different interpretations of what was agreed.

Nuclear Deal Sparks Mixed Reactions In Iran

A tentative nuclear deal between Iran and world powers has prompted mixed reactions in Tehran.

For Iran, Was It Worth The Wait?

Iranian officials must now be wondering why they waited so long to agree to international terms to open up their nuclear program -- terms they essentially could have had years ago. Economic sanctions cost the country billions and it's not clear what, if anything, was gained.

Framework Agreement Leaves Loose Ends

Iran and world powers may have reached a framework nuclear deal, but numerous loose ends must be addressed before a final agreement can be signed.

Explainer: Five Key Points Of Iran Nuclear Commitments

Iran and six world powers say they've reached an agreement on "key parameters" of a nuclear agreement that must be finalized by June 30. Here are five things to know about the announced commitments.

Five Things To Know About U.S. Senator Robert Menendez's Corruption Charges

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (Democrat-New Jersey) faces a 14-count indictment on corruption charges. He's also a top foreign policy voice who has sparred with U.S. President Barack Obama on issues such as Iran and Ukraine.
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