Iran nuclear chief warns US over support for Saudi Arabia

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Ali Akbar Salehi, who helped negotiate 2015 deal, says US risks upsetting balance of power in Middle East The head of Irans atomic energy organisation, one of the architects of Writing in the Guardian, Ali Akbar Salehi said lavish arms purchases by regional actors a reference to the Saudi purchase of $100bn of US arms […]

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Rift between Iran’s ayatollah and re-elected president widens

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Hassan Rouhani questions political legitimacy of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after supreme leader embarrassed president at high-profile meeting Tensions are mounting between Irans supreme leader and the countrys president after the latters landslide victory in last months election. video circulating online of that moment shows the audience bursting into laughter while Rouhani smiles uncomfortably. Khamenei continued: […]

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Iran attacks: Trump reaction to Isis killings ‘repugnant’, says foreign minister

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Mohammad Javad Zarif hits back at the US presidents comments on the suicide bombing which has been claimed by Islamic State Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that US President Donald Trumps reaction to the deadly Islamic State group attacks in Tehran was repugnant. Repugnant WH [White House] statement… as Iranians counter […]

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Shootings reported at Iranian parliament and Khomeini shrine

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One guard killed in attack on parliament in Tehran while several injured at shrine to late leader, according to news agencies The Iranian parliament and the shrine of Irans revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, have been targeted in simultaneous attacks in Tehran, state media has reported. One guard was killed in the parliament shooting, the […]

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Iran election: why next president could steer country’s future for a generation

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Iranians will go to the polls on Friday with the economy, diplomacy and inequality on their minds. They may also be laying the groundwork for who succeeds Ayatollah Khamenei as supreme leader As Tehrans notorious traffic slowed, the waiting campaigners pounced, pushing posters with the smiling face of Irans president, Hassan Rouhani, through the open […]

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