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1 year 8 months ago

Iran leader: Stop exporting oil, make new economy

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's supreme leader has outlined a new approach to overcome Western sanctions - stop selling oil and build knowledge-based industries instead. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's says what he calls a "resistant economy" can effectively counter the sanctions. This month the European Union enforced a ban on oil...

2 years 1 week ago

Obama: US hasn't given anything away to Iran

CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. hasn't "given away anything" to Iran in the latest round of talks over the Islamic republic's nuclear program. Obama is responding to criticism from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who says the U.S. and world powers gave Iran a "freebie"...

2 years 1 month ago

GOP leader suggests force vs. Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Republican leader said Monday the United States should use overwhelming military force against Iran if American intelligence shows that Tehran has decided to build a nuclear weapon or it has started to enrich uranium to weapons-grade level, a bold call certain to reverberate in U.S.-Israeli...

2 years 3 months ago

Iran warns Arabs not to replace embargoed oil

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An Iranian pro-reform newspaper says the country's OPEC governor has warned the country's Arab neighbors that Tehran will view any increase in crude production to counterbalance a potential embargo on Iranian oil as an unfriendly act. A Sunday report by Shargh daily quotes Mohammad Ali Khatibi...

2 years 4 months ago

Official: US limits intel value of drones

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. official says Iran will find it hard to exploit any data or technology aboard the captured CIA stealth drone because of measures taken to limit the intelligence value of drones when they operate in hostile territory. The official also says the U.S. is convinced that...

2 years 6 months ago

Two hikers speak in New York

NEW YORK (AP) - Two hikers detained in Iran for years are back in the United States and are detailing the difficult conditions in the Tehran prison where they were held in near-isolation on spying allegations. Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer arrived in New York on Sunday. They declared...

2 years 7 months ago

Jailed Americans in Iran back in court

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran says he is waiting for a second, key signature on bail arrangements for a possible release of his clients, convicted of spying. Masoud Shafiei says he is back in court on Sunday, trying to complete the paperwork on...

3 years 3 months ago

Hostages reunite at West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - A reunited group of former Iranian hostages is getting a rousing welcome from West Point cadets 30 years after returning to U.S. soil. Thousands of cadets cheered on more than a dozen former hostages visiting the U.S. Military Academy for a weekend reunion starting...

3 years 7 months ago

American hiker released

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - American Sarah Shourd says she's grateful to Iran's president and other officials for her release from a Tehran prison, calling it an "humanitarian gesture." Shourd was flown out of captivity into the arms of her mother waiting in Oman today. She was released after arrangements...

3 years 9 months ago

New sanctions now in effect against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will sign legislation Thursday imposing tough new sanctions against Iran as further punishment for the country's unwillingness to give up its ambitions of becoming a nuclear power. The House and Senate acted in quick succession last week to overwhelmingly approve the penalties targeting...

3 years 9 months ago

Congress approves sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON - Congress has overwhelmingly approved tough new sanctions against Iran, sending a message to the Tehran government that its suspected pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability will not come without an economic price. The Senate and House acted in quick succession to agree to the new penalties targeting...

4 years 2 months ago

Ahmadinejad: Iran is now a 'nuclear state'

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed Thursday that Iran has produced its first batch of uranium enriched to a higher level, saying his country will not be bullied by the West into curtailing its nuclear program a day after the U.S. imposed new sanctions. Ahmadinejad reiterated to hundreds of thousands of...

4 years 4 months ago

Iran to try 3 Americans who crossed border

Iran has said they were spying. Now the foreign minister says the three Americans jailed since July will be tried, though he's not saying on what charges. Relatives and the U.S. government say the three were innocently hiking in northern Iraq and accidentally crossed into Iran. The foreign minister's comments...

4 years 6 months ago

U.S., Iranian diplomats hold rare 1-on-1 talks

U.S. and Iranian delegates met for rare one-on-one talks as world powers began high-stakes discussions Thursday to demand a halt to Iran's nuclear activities, a U.S. official said. Under Secretary of State William Burns met with Saeed Jalili, Tehran's chief negotiator, according to U.S. spokesman Robert Wood. Western...

4 years 6 months ago

Obama issues ultimatum to Iran on nukes

President Barack Obama says Iran must take action to demonstrate its peaceful intentions following the discovery of a covert nuclear facility. He says if the Islamic republic doesn't fulfill its responsibilities, it will be held accountable by the world's nations. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says "On...

4 years 6 months ago

US, UK and France tell Iran to open nuke site

The leaders of the U.S., Britain and France are demanding that Iran fully disclose its nuclear ambitions "or be held accountable" to the world community. Amid the disclosure of a secret Iranian nuclear facility today, President Barack Obama declared that Tehran is "breaking rules that all nations must follow" aimed...

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