European lawmakers arrive in Iran

TEHRAN, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The European Parliament confirmed Friday a five-member delegation arrived in Iran to work to re-establish bilateral ties with Iranian legislators.
Iran's Khamenei undeterred by sanctions

Iran's Khamenei undeterred by sanctions

TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- International pressure exerted on the Iranian government is designed to curtail its scientific progress, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said.

Iran said ready to propose nuclear-program curbs

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Iran plans to offer to stop making near-weapons-grade nuclear fuel, a key U.S. demand, when it meets with world powers, diplomatic officials said.
Ahmadinejad, Rouhani discuss future

Ahmadinejad, Rouhani discuss future

TEHRAN, June 18 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told his successor Tuesday he was taking the mantle of a country in the path to glory.

Outgoing Iranian president summoned to court over lawsuit

TEHRAN, June 18 (UPI) -- Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been summoned to answer charges filed in a criminal court in Tehran, a government website says.

Iran: Khamenei gets tough as poll nears

TEHRAN, March 7 (UPI) -- The power struggle in Iran is getting rougher as President Mahmoud Ahmadienjad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei square off.

Iran's 'Stairway to Heaven'

HERNDON, Va., March 5 (UPI) -- P5+1 negotiators seem giddy over claims by Iran that the parties may have reached a "turning point" in the effort to resolve Tehran's nuclear issue.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iran's top cleric raps political fighting

TEHRAN, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Political infighting between Iranian leaders is "bad and unsuitable," said Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei ahead of presidential elections.

Ahmadinejad aide released from jail

TEHRAN, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Iranian news agencies said Wednesday the imprisoned aide of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been released less than two days after his arrest.

Iranian president's protege arrested

TEHRAN, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A protege of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested, the Tehran prosecutor's office announced on its website.
White House 'considering' talks with Iran

White House 'considering' talks with Iran

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The White House is open to considering talks with Iran to ensure it meets its nuclear obligations but has little tolerance for stalling, a spokesman said.

Iran, N. Korea discuss expanded trade ties

TEHRAN, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Iran's supreme leader told a North Korean official in Tehran this weekend the two nations face common enemies.

Iran to push for stronger ties to Russia

TEHRAN, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Iran and Russia have "common views" that could lead to "constructive cooperation" between the two nations, the speaker of Iran's parliament said Saturday.

Ban Ki-moon meets with Iranian leaders

TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Wednesday with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Pro-reform voices emerge in Iran

TEHRAN, June 26 (UPI) -- An Iranian political leader said it was time for pro-reform movements to return to the country's political landscape for the sake of the country.

Iran president's sister loses election

TEHRAN, March 3 (UPI) -- A conservative rival defeated President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's sister in the Iranian parliamentary election.
Parliamentary elections under way in Iran

Parliamentary elections under way in Iran

TEHRAN, March 2 (UPI) -- Iranians voted Friday to select 290 members of the Majlis, the country's Parliament, the first elections since the 2009 presidential contest.

Iran ready to block oil exports to Europe

TEHRAN, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Iranian lawmakers are ready to back a bill that would cut oil exports to some members of the European Union before July, the parliamentary speaker said.
Iran arrests suspects in scientist's death

Iran arrests suspects in scientist's death

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Iranian authorities arrested several people suspected to be involved in the killing of a nuclear scientist in Tehran, an official said Monday.

France pulls some diplomats out of Iran

TEHRAN, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Some French diplomatic staff are leaving Iran following the attack by protesters on the British Embassy in Tehran, a French government official said.
London pulls staff from Iran

London pulls staff from Iran

LONDON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- London said Wednesday it shut its embassy in Tehran and pulled staff out of Iran in response to attacks on two compounds by Iranian demonstrators.

Iran spooked by U.S., Israeli covert ops

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Recent events, such as explosions and denials of explosions, underline how Iran is spooked by covert operations against its nuclear program.
Larijani: Israel not linked to explosion

Larijani: Israel not linked to explosion

TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Iranian Parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani Wednesday called baseless reports Israel was behind an explosion at a Revolutionary Guards base that killed 17.
Iran accuses BBC of bias amid nuclear row

Iran accuses BBC of bias amid nuclear row

TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- With bilateral ties souring amid nuclear allegations, Tehran announced it arrested a BBC correspondent for trying to manipulate public opinion in Iran.
U.S., Iran on new collision course

U.S., Iran on new collision course

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The alleged plot by Iran to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States is a sharp reminder terrorism is not just the purview of groups such as al-Qaida.
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