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Stories with place: Tehran
  • Democratic support piles up for Iran nuclear deal in Senate story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-03-15 5:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - Now a done deal, the Iran nuclear agreement gained critical backing from three more Democratic senators Thursday, boosting White House hopes of blocking a disapproval resolution in the Senate so the president won't have to veto it.

  • Japan beats Cambodia 3-0 in World Cup qualifier story has photos
    Updated: Sep-03-15 5:29 pm

    SAITAMA, Japan - Japan eased past Cambodia 3-0 to secure its first win in World Cup qualifying while South Korea thrashed Laos 8-0 to stay undefeated on Thursday.

  • Iran's top leader: No nuclear deal unless sanctions lifted story has photos
    Updated: Sep-03-15 4:01 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's supreme leader said Thursday "there will be no deal" if world powers insist on suspending rather than lifting sanctions as part of a landmark nuclear agreement, and said it is up to Iran's parliament, and not him, to approve or reject it.

  • Iranian Guard chief says US 'still the Great Satan' 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 11:14 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said Tuesday that the U.S. is still the "Great Satan," regardless of the nuclear deal struck with Americans and world powers over the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program.

  • Correction: Iran-Nuclear story 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 1:08 pm

    VIENNA - In a story Aug. 19 about an arrangement over alleged past nuclear weapons work between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, The Associated Press reported erroneously referred to Parchin as a "nuclear site." In fact, it is a military site where some believe nuclear weapons work may have occurred.

  • Britain says Iran too powerful to leave in isolation story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 11:37 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Britain's foreign minister said Monday that Iran is a major regional player that can be an ally in fighting terrorism - but that London must "tread carefully" in its relationship with Tehran.

  • Iran official says British Embassy in Tehran reopens Sunday 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 12:40 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's deputy foreign minister says Britain will reopen its embassy in Tehran on Sunday after it being closed for nearly four years.

  • Schumer: If US quits deal, US sanctions still will hurt Iran story has photos
    Updated: Aug-11-15 2:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - The lone Democratic senator to publicly oppose President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran said Tuesday that even if the U.S. backs away and other countries lift their sanctions, Iran still will feel meaningful pressure from the U.S. penalties.

  • Iran carpet industry seeks revival with lifting of sanctions story has photos
    Updated: Aug-11-15 7:53 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's famed carpet weavers are busy at work following the country's historic nuclear deal with world powers, anticipating a boost in exports as sanctions are set to be lifted in the months ahead.

  • Iran nuclear deal opens diplomatic channels for Syria story has photos
    Updated: Aug-07-15 4:58 pm

    BEIRUT - The nuclear deal with Iran was widely expected to affect other Middle East issues, and that may already be happening with Syria: A series of recent diplomatic maneuvers suggest a growing willingness to at least engage with the Iranian-backed government of Bashar Assad on ways to end the country's civil war.

  • US probing if Iranian violated UN sanctions with Russia trip 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 2:52 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United States is trying to determine whether the commander of the elite Quds Force in Iran's Revolutionary Guard recently visited Russia in violation of a United Nations travel ban, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said Friday.

  • McConnell to Obama: Stop demonizing Iran deal opponents story has photos
    Updated: Aug-06-15 3:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is treating his drive to win congressional approval for his nuclear deal with Iran like a political campaign, making attacks on opponents that need to stop, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.

  • American culture, from fast food to actors, seeps into Iran story has photos
    Updated: Aug-06-15 2:20 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Shortly after Iran reached a nuclear deal with world powers, a local newspaper in Tehran published an image that many outside the country would take for granted: An American actor hawking an expensive watch.

  • Official: Iran to partially allow BBC to report for a week 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 8:13 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - An Iranian government official said Tuesday the Islamic Republic will allow some BBC journalists to report there for a week's time, loosening restrictions on a news organization often vilified in local media amid signs of warming diplomatic ties to Britain.