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Iran says US should not ‘stretch out’ nuclear talks

Iranian officials said most of the nuclear agreement is ready and the United States needs to make a political decision. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh spoke to reporters about the latest updates on the nuclear talks in Vienna between Iran and the world powers to revive the 2015 Joint …

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Iran’s President Aligns With Russia In Warning Against Expansion Of NATO

In a phone call with his Russian counterpart after the escalation of the Ukraine-Russia crisis, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi cautioned that NATO’s expansion poses a serious threat to the stability and security of the independent states in different regions. In a telephone conversation on Thursday, Iranian President Raisi and his …

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Raisi says Iran’s gas production strong despite US sanctions

Iran’s president declared that US sanctions have failed to put a brake on his country’s lucrative natural gas production. Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi said his country is ready to serve as a regional safe route for natural gas and connect key producers to consumer markets. Speaking at a summit of …

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Iran’s Raisi calls on U.S. to lift sanctions to revive nuclear deal

Efforts to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal cannot succeed unless Washington lifts “major” sanctions, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday, as sources said indirect talks between Iran and the United States were reaching a final stage. Reuters reported last week that a U.S.-Iranian deal is taking shape in Vienna …

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To The Biden Admin: To Eradicate Iran’s Terrorism, Confront the Ruling Mullahs

The administration, however, then made an astonishing announcement: that it is unfreezing $29 billion to the Iranian regime, despite that Iran is still, according to the State Department, an officially designated state sponsor of terrorism. The move is apparently part of a US effort to appease the mullahs into redoing …

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Iran Needs Atomic Energy, Not Nuclear Weapons, Khamenei Says as Vienna Talks Reach ‘Tipping Point’

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech Thursday that Iran needs atomic energy and is not pursuing nuclear weapons, as the nuclear talks with the world powers has reached its final stages. “We will sooner or later need peaceful nuclear energy. If we do not pursue …

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Iran’s Hollow Victory

The High Price of Regional Dominance Few countries have maintained clearer or more consistent aspirations over the last four decades than the Islamic Republic of Iran. Since 1979, when Islamic revolutionaries transformed the country from an U.S.-allied monarchy into an ardently anti-American theocracy, Iran has sought to expel the United …

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Iranian commander lobbies Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr for ‘inclusive’ approach to Shiite parties

Iranian Quds Force commander Esmail Ghaani is seeking to maintain unity among the Shiite political ranks before the formation of the new government, including a role for parties affiliated with Iran. The official website of Muqtada al-Sadr, leader of the Sadrist movement in Iraq, published Feb. 8 a brief statement …

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Iran’s cyber operations against Turkey should be a wakeup call for Erdoğan – analysts

Iran’s cyber operations against targets in Turkey should be a reason for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to revive cooperation with Israel, said Aykan Erdemir, a senior director at the Foundation for the Defence of Democracies (FDD) and Annie Fixler, deputy director of the FDD’s Center on Cyber and Technology …

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