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Iran's candidate list expected Wednesday

TEHRAN, May 21 (UPI) -- The final list of candidates allowed to compete in the June 14 Iranian presidential elections is to be released Wednesday, an interior minister said.

Canada suffers from 'Iranophobia,' Iran says

TEHRAN, April 23 (UPI) -- The ideology of al-Qaida is far removed from the principles of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

Iran rejects Canadian terrorist claim

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- Iranian officials said they reject Canadian police claims a planned terrorist attack to derail a passenger train was linked to an al-Qaida ring in Iran.

Iran upbeat on nuclear talks

TEHRAN, March 5 (UPI) -- Iran said recent negotiations in Kazakhstan produced a better sense of consensus than during previous efforts to break an impasse of Tehran's nuclear program.

Iran tells Canada to stop energy meddling

TEHRAN, March 5 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Iranian government called on Canada to avoid meddling in its internal affairs as they relate to a natural gas pipeline to Pakistan.

Iran sees little point in talks with U.S.

TEHRAN, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Iran doesn't expect many results from a U.S. government that Tehran says hasn't shown goodwill gestures, a foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

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Iran may allow visit to Parchin base

TEHRAN, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Iran may consider allowing U.N. inspectors to visit its Parchin military base provided Iran's nuclear rights are acknowledged, an Iranian official said.

U.S. sanctions on Iran target Cyber Police

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- New U.S. sanctions focus not only on Iran's disputed nuclear program but also on its repression of internal dissent and information access, U.S. officials said.

Questions raised over Iran's nuclear aims

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The credibility of the work of U.N. nuclear inspectors in Iran may be undermined because they rely too much on foreign analyses, a former inspector said.

Spokesman: Anti-nuke fatwa guides Tehran

TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- There is nothing more definitive regarding Iran's stance on nuclear weapons than the supreme leader's fatwa against their use, a government spokesman said.

Iran committed to uranium enrichment

TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The Iranian government reserves the right to enrich uranium to 20 percent purity for as long as it needs to, the country's top nuclear negotiator said.

Iran wants results from IAEA talks

TEHRAN, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Iran's right to a peaceful nuclear program should be an issue that tops the agenda during talks this week with U.N. inspectors, a government spokesman said.

Iran offers help with drone deterrence

TEHRAN, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Iran is ready to cooperate with allies to tackle the threat of foreign drones now that it has U.S. surveillance equipment on hand, a spokesman said.

U.S. diplomacy frustrates Tehran

TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Iranian government said frustration with U.S. diplomacy was in the way of direct nuclear negotiations.

Iran, Saudi Arabia spar over oil turf

TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Iranian government said a vessel belonging to the state-owned oil company in Saudi Arabia strayed over a "prohibited border region."

Iran: New P5+1 talks possible next month

TEHRAN, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The "P5+1" talks between Europe, the United States and Iran -- stalled since June -- could resume next month, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi says.
Commentary: Glide path to nowhere

Commentary: Glide path to nowhere

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Anti-U.S. demonstrations from Southeast Asia to North Africa over seven time zones surpassed anything witnessed during the anti-Vietnam war campaigns in the 1970s. Who and what’s behind them?
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Iran wants apology for 'insulting' film

Iran wants apology for 'insulting' film

TEHRAN, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The Iranian government expressed frustration that Washington hadn't come out with a public criticism of a film seen as insulting to Islam.

Quartet meets in Cairo on Syria

CAIRO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Foreign ministry delegates from Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran convened in Cairo Monday to search out a way to end the Syrian crisis, an official said.
Iran: NAM a counter to Western monopoly

Iran: NAM a counter to Western monopoly

TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Iran said members of the Non-Aligned Movement should establish a system that a government spokesman said would counter a Western monopoly on power.

Smuggling at heart of Tajikistan violence

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, July 31 (UPI) -- The violence that led to the deaths of 48 people in Tajikistan was triggered by the arrest of rebels on cigarette smuggling charges, the government says.

Netanyahu: Take away Iran's nukes

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 22 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Iran's nuclear program should end for Iran's alleged role in the attack on Israeli tourists in Bulgaria.

After Bulgaria, Iran condemns all terror

TEHRAN, July 19 (UPI) -- After Iran was blamed for a Bulgarian terrorist attack, a government spokesman said Tehran condemns such acts in the strongest possible terms.
Persian Gulf incident frustrates Iran

Persian Gulf incident frustrates Iran

TEHRAN, July 17 (UPI) -- Iran condemned what it described as adventurism by the U.S. military in the Persian Gulf, saying a maritime shooting incident threatened regional stability.
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