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Iran nuclear pact opponents lobby in U.S. against Boeing, Airbus deals

As the U.S. Treasury Department decides whether to licence sales of Boeing Co and Airbus commercial aircraft to Iran, opponents of last year`s nuclear pact with the Islamic republic have launched a lobbying campaign.

Khamenei says missiles, not talks, key to Iran's future

Iran`s top leader on Wednesday said missiles were key to the Islamic Republic`s future, offering support to the hardline Revolutionary Guards that have drawn criticism from the West for testing ballistic missiles.

It is wrong to think Iran's future lies in talks, not missiles: Khamenei

Those who say Iran`s future lies in negotiations rather than missiles are wrong, the Islamic Republic`s highest authority Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, according to his website.

Supreme leader says US using money, sex to infiltrate Iran

Iran's top leader says the US is using "money and sex" to try to infiltrate the Islamic Republic and warns Iranians not to fall into the "enemy's trap".

UN endorses Iran deal, paves way to lift sanctions

The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution that endorses the historic deal on Iran`s nuclear program and clears a path for international sanctions crippling its economy to be lifted.

Iran judiciary chief undercuts president over concerts

A cultural row in Iran over concerts being cancelled was reignited today when the country's judiciary chief appeared to criticise President Hassan Rouhani's liberal remarks on the subject.

Iran rejects US claim it `continues to sponsor global terror`

 Iran rejected Saturday US claims that it was a sponsor of global terror attacks, saying instead it is a victim of terrorism.

Iran resumes scribe's trial over spying charge

An Iranian court on Monday resumed the trial of a Washington Post reporter over spying and propaganda charges, media reported.

Iran says ''distrust'' overwhelming n-talks

 A sense of distrust is prevailing in the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers, Iran` s senior nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, said on Saturday.

India, Iran sign MoU on development of Chabahar Port

 India and Iran signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with regards to the development of the Chabahar Port in the Islamic Republic.

Iran bans magazine for encouraging cohabitation over wedlock: Report

  Iran`s hardline judiciary has banned a magazine for encouraging cohabitation, known as "white marriage" in the Islamic Republic where sex outside wedlock is a crime, the Shargh newspaper reported on Monday.

Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are a "myth"

Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are a "myth"

Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the concept of Iranian nuclear weapons was a fabrication and the United States was the real source of threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week.

Remain 'together' in lifting Iran sanctions: Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday asked world leaders to remain "together" in removing sanctions that they have imposed on Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, after Russia unilaterally lifted a ban on the sale of a sophisticated air-defence system to the Islamic Republic.

EU set to re-impose sanctions on more Iranian shipping companies

The European Union is set to put 40 Iranian shipping firms back on a list of sanctioned groups in a blow to the Islamic Republic`s transport sector which has sought an easing of trade restrictions, letters sent from the EU showed.

US, Iran in new nuclear talks as tempers fray

Iran and the US aim in talks starting on Sunday in Switzerland to begin closing in on a deal reducing Tehran's nuclear activities to within strict limits after 18 months of tortuous negotiations.

Iran parliament agrees bill to tax religious groups

Iran's parliament has approved an article in the 2015-2016 draft budget to tax religious foundations and army-linked firms that could generate trillions of dollars.

Pakistan to release 173 Indian prisoners

Pakistan on Monday announced that it will release 173 Indian prisoners via the Wagah Border.

US lawmakers unveil more toned down Iran sanctions bill

Supporters of Iran sanctions in the US Senate have unveiled a toned-down bill aimed at gaining enough votes to override a presidential veto.

India to lodge protest over ceasefire violation by Pak

Bangalore/Jammu: India on Thursday said that it will lodge a strong protest with Pakistan over the Islamic Republic's ceasefire violation at the International Border at Jammu and Kashmir.

Israel warns against 'bad' Iran deal as deadline looms

Israel's intelligence minister on Thursday pressed world powers not to sign a "bad" deal with Iran, as a deadline nears for an agreement on the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear programme.