- Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US Updated: May-04-16 5:52 am
TEHRAN, Iran - The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten" the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported on Wednesday.
- Iran's atomic chief visits Prague to talk nuclear business Updated: May-02-16 2:01 pm
PRAGUE - With sanctions lifted, the head of Iran's nuclear program came to talk business with Czech leaders.
- Iran leader urges for nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula Updated: May-02-16 1:21 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Monday appealed for a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons during a visit to Tehran by his South Korean counterpart, the official IRNA news agency reported.
- Iran calls on UN to help with US court asset award Updated: Apr-28-16 7:54 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Iran asked the United Nations on Thursday to intervene with the U.S. government over a Supreme Court ruling that allows nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets to be paid to victims of terrorist attacks for which the Middle Eastern country has been blamed.
- Kerry: US won't block foreign business deals under nuke deal Updated: Apr-22-16 5:54 pm
NEW YORK - The Obama administration moved Friday to try to address Iranian complaints that U.S. financial regulations are denying Iran the sanctions relief it deserves under last year's landmark nuclear deal.
- GOP warily eyes Kerry-Zarif meeting on Iran sanctions relief Updated: Apr-21-16 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart will meet Friday for a second time this week over complaints from Iran that it's not getting the sanctions relief it deserves under last year's nuclear deal. The meeting drew concern from Republicans who said Kerry should not announce changes to U.S. sanctions that go beyond what Iran is entitled to.
- US and Iran report some progress on Iran sanctions complaint Updated: Apr-19-16 5:57 pm
UNITED NATIONS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reported some progress Tuesday on Iranian complaints that it's not getting the sanctions relief it deserves under last year's landmark nuclear deal.
- Turkey and Iran seek closer economic cooperation Updated: Apr-16-16 1:15 pm
ISTANBUL - Turkey and Iran agreed Saturday to boost economic cooperation between their neighboring nations, aiming to triple their trade to reach $30 billion annually, Turkey's president said.
- Islamic leaders pledge to combat terrorism, sectarianism Updated: Apr-15-16 3:32 pm
ISTANBUL - A two-day summit bringing together leaders of the Islamic world concluded in the Turkish city of Istanbul with a pledge to combat terrorism and overcome sectarian divide.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Republicans want answers on visit to Iran Updated: Apr-13-16 6:09 pm
WASHINGTON - Stop us if you've heard this one. Three guys walk into ... the Iranian Interests Section in Washington.
- Iran and Italy sign several deals during visit by PM Renzi Updated: Apr-12-16 2:41 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran and Italy signed a series of bilateral agreements during a visit by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to Tehran on Monday, signaling both countries' desire to restore ties following this year's implementation of the Iran nuclear deal.
- Report: 4 Iranian commandos killed in Syria Updated: Apr-11-16 1:47 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that four members of the Iranian Special Forces were killed in Syria while fighting against the Islamic State group.
- Iran to hold 3-day military drill Updated: Apr-10-16 4:12 am
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's Revolutionary Guards will begin a ground forces drill Tuesday near the Pakistani border in the southeastern part of the country.
- In Bahrain, Kerry treads carefully on human rights Updated: Apr-07-16 11:12 am
MANAMA, Bahrain - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry dealt delicately on Thursday with concerns about persistent human rights abuses in Bahrain, stressing America's close military ties to one of several Persian Gulf countries with which it wants to enhance cooperation on fighting the Islamic State and containing Iran.
- US says Iran forces pulling back in Syria; others say no Updated: Apr-04-16 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is making the case that Iran is drawing down its elite fighting force from Syria in an effort to allay fears that Tehran is using its powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Syria to strengthen its influence across the Middle East. Yet the Iranian government said Monday it has dispatched commandos to the war and it is still taking high-ranking casualties.