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Iran opens new parliament


The Islamic republic inaugurated the new Majlis (parliament) on Sunday.

In a message read in the opening ceremony of Iran's 9th Majlis, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hailed the Irania

Atomic weapons against Islam, Ahmadinejad insists


Islam forbids atomic weapons and other arms of mass destruction, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted on Wednesday ahead of his country's nuclear talks with world powers in Baghdad.


Iran executes 'Israel spy and nuclear scientist' killer

Iran on Tuesday hanged a man convicted of playing a key role in the 2010 murder of a top nuclear scientist and of spying for Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported quoting Tehran prosecution o

No need for war to 'destroy' Israel: Ahmadinejad

President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday that war was not essential to achieve the destruction' of Israel, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported.

"The destruction of the Zionist regime does no

Tehran police in new dress code crackdown


Police in Tehran are conducting a new crackdown on women wearing mandatory headscarves improperly or in ‘vulgar’ dress, the city's police chief said, according to media reports on Saturday.

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Iran says it is building copy of captured US drone


A senior Iranian commander says the country has reverse-engineered an American spy drone captured by Tehran's armed forces last year and has begun building a copy.

Gen Amir Ali Hajizadeh, who is chi

Iran to ban imports from 100 EU companies

Iran's official Press TV says the country plans to ban imports from 100 European companies as part of Tehran's pre-emptive retaliation against an EU embargo that is to go into effect in July.

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Ahead of nuclear talks, Iran floats compromise


Iran's nuclear chief signaled Tehran's envoys may bring a compromise offer to the talks this week with world powers: Promising to eventually stop producing its most highly enriched uranium, while not

Iran will defend Syria's regime: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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Iran will defend the regime of its regional ally Syria due to its anti-Israeli stance, supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told the visiting Turkish prime minister on Thursday.

"Iran will defend S

Nuclear talks with world powers on April 13: Iran

Long-stalled talks between Iran and world powers are to be revived on April 13 at a place yet to be agreed, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted as saying on Wednesday by official medi

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