Iran says it wants good relations with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and their allies, and it called on them to end their bitter dispute with Persian Gulf neighbor Qatar.
The U.S. special representative for Iran is traveling to the United Nations to update permanent members of the Security Council on U.S. policy toward Iran, as Washington looks to step up pressure on Tehran.
Iran will continue to export oil despite increasing pressure by Washington, Iranian President Hassan Rohani said in a speech broadcast live by state TV on April 30.
Amnesty International says Iranian officials have lashed and secretly executed two 17-year-old cousins in southern Iran.
Iran's economy is expected to shrink by six percent this year and inflation could reach 40 percent, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts, as the country copes with the impact of tighter U.S. sanctions.
Jailed Iranian human rights defender Narges Mohammadi is in urgent need of surgery, her attorney said on April 28.
The Iranian army's chief of staff says Tehran could close the vital Strait of Hormuz if "hostilities reach a level where this cannot be avoided."
Iranian state media says Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is planning to visit North Korea.
U.S. Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie says the United States has the “resources necessary” to deter Iran from taking any “dangerous” actions in the Gulf region.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will meet with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Iranian President Hassan Rohani at a summit in Russia during August.
Britain has rejected a prisoner-swap proposal by Iran's foreign minister, calling it a "vile" diplomatic maneuver.
Iran's foreign minister has warned of "consequences" if the United States continues efforts to prevent Tehran from selling oil on international markets.