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  • new storyDetained Post reporter's lawyer in Iran asks for his release 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 6:17 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - The lawyer of detained Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian said Tuesday her client should be freed in the wake of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, Iranian media reported.

  • The Latest: Kerry says US allies won't back military force story has photos
    Updated: Jul-23-15 1:52 pm

    WASHINGTON - The latest in a hearing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is conducting on the agreement the United States and five other world powers struck this month with Iran to rein in its nuclear weapons program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions (asterisk)(all times local):

  • Saudi FM: Iran deal may stop Tehran from getting nuke weapon 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 11:10 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Thursday the Iran nuclear deal appears to have the provisions needed to curtail Iran's ability to obtain a nuclear weapon in what were the most favorable remarks yet from the kingdom on the recent agreement.

  • European business reps congregate on Iran business forum story has photos
    Updated: Jul-23-15 9:28 am

    VIENNA - Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia is telling potential European investors that Tehran is looking for foreign partnerships for oil and gas projects worth $185 billion (nearly 170 billion euros) by 2020.

  • Washington Post seeks UN agency help in freeing reporter story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 1:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Washington Post has filed an urgent petition with the United Nations in the hopes that the institution will pressure Iran to release journalist Jason Rezaian, the newspaper's top editor and lawyers told U.S. reporters on Wednesday.

  • Iranian official: Held US citizens discussed at nuke talks 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 9:05 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday that Iranian diplomats discussed the case of Americans still held captive by Tehran. The issue was raised on the sidelines of negotiations in Vienna earlier this month that led to the landmark deal on curbing Iran's nuclear program.

  • Report: Iran, Germany to hold major economic conference story has photos
    Updated: Jul-20-15 3:01 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Closer ties between Iran and Germany will help bridge the gap between Europe and the entire Middle East, Iran's president said as Iran and Germany announced plans to hold their first joint economic conference in a decade, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday.

  • Iran state media say flash floods kill 11 people in north 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 2:58 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's state media say heavy rains triggered flash floods that killed 11 people in a mountainous area in the country's north.

  • Nuclear deal has companies eyeing Iranian opportunities anew story has photos
    Updated: Jul-18-15 12:36 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The nuclear deal is done. Now it's time to talk business.

  • Obama vigorously challenges critics of landmark Iran deal story has photos
    Updated: Jul-15-15 8:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - Vigorously challenging his critics, President Barack Obama launched an aggressive and detailed defense of a landmark Iranian nuclear accord Wednesday, rejecting the idea that it leaves Tehran on the brink of a bomb and arguing the only alternative to the diplomatic deal is war.

  • In Arab world, worries that deal will boost Iran's power story has photos
    Updated: Jul-15-15 6:03 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The nuclear deal with Iran was met with a profound wariness in the Arab world, where concerns are widespread that the easing of its international isolation could tip the already bloody contest for power in the region toward Shiite-led Tehran.

  • For US and Iran, nuke deal is a series of tough compromises 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 3:10 am

    WASHINGTON - The nuclear accord with Iran required a difficult series of compromises for world powers and Tehran.

  • Iran nuclear deal: Fine 'new chapter' or 'historic mistake'? story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-14-15 10:16 pm

    VIENNA - Overcoming decades of hostility, Iran, the United States, and five other world powers struck a historic accord Tuesday to check Tehran's nuclear efforts short of building a bomb. The agreement could give Iran access to billions in frozen assets and oil revenue, stave off more U.S. military action in the Middle East and reshape the tumultuous region.

  • Iranians welcome nuclear deal, hope for brighter economy story has photos
    Updated: Jul-14-15 4:32 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Drivers honked their horns and dozens of Iranians cheered in a main square and boulevard of the capital Tehran on Tuesday, welcoming their country's landmark nuclear deal with world powers, which they hope will mean an end to isolation and sanctions that have crippled the economy.

  • From covert Iran nuke program to final deal - a timeline 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 9:05 am

    VIENNA - Tuesday's nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran culminates more than a decade of diplomatic efforts to ensure that Tehran cannot develop nuclear weapons.

  • Iran holds third closed session in trial of Post reporter story has photos
    Updated: Jul-13-15 10:02 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - The closed-door trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, who has been detained in an Iranian prison for nearly a year, resumed for a third session Monday. No decision in the case was announced.

  • Thousands of Iranians march in annual pro-Palestine rallies 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 8:25 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Tens of thousands of Iranians chanted "Down with America" and "Death to Israel" during annual pro-Palestinian rallies nationwide on Friday, as a top leader said the U.S. would be making a "strategic mistake" if it pulled out of ongoing negotiations on Tehran's nuclear program.

  • Explosion at steel mill in Iran kills 3 workers, injures 4 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 2:13 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's official news agency says that an explosion at a steel mill in the central Iranian city of Isfahan has killed three workers and injured four.

  • On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-05-15 5:05 pm

    VIENNA - Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war.

  • Russia-US ties alive and well at Iran nuclear talks story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:25 am

    VIENNA - Russia-U.S. relations are at a post-Cold War low just about everywhere, except at the Iran nuclear talks.

  • For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 3:17 pm

    CAIRO - The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on any compromise.

  • Nuke talks to miss target; Iran foreign minister heads home story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 4:29 pm

    VIENNA - A senior U.S. official acknowledged Sunday that Iran nuclear talks will go past their June 30 target date, as Iran's foreign minister prepared to head home for consultations before returning to push for a breakthrough.