Iran official urges quick approval of nuclear deal

Iran's deputy foreign minister on Saturday urged a speedy approval in Tehran of a nuclear deal so blame for any failure falls on US lawmakers who may yet vote against it.

UN nuclear chief to talk to Senate critics of Iran nuke deal

US Senators who accuse the Obama administration of making secret deals with Iran that go beyond the publicly known nuclear pact will get a chance next week to question the head of the UN agency said to be linked to the alleged clandestine documents.

US statements on attacking Tehran violates nuke deal: Iran

A senior Iranian official is accusing the US of violating the nuclear deal with his country through comments indicating that the accord would make any attack on Tehran's atomic programme more efficient because it would result in greater insight about potential targets.

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits central Iran

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck central Iran on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake hit shortly after 1000 GMT and was centred around 60 km (40 miles) southeast of the city of Kerman, the USGS said. It struck at a depth of 37 km.

White House cites India's support to sell Iran nuclear deal

The White House has again warned that if the Republican controlled Congress kills the historic nuclear deal with Iran, it would be impossible to assemble an international coalition, including India, to back sanctions against Tehran.

Obama urges supporters to lobby for Iran deal

US President Barack Obama on Thursday told groups that support the Iran nuclear deal to make their voices heard to Congress to counter the millions of dollars in lobbying by those who want to derail the agreement.

Russia to upgrade air defence missiles intended for Iran

A Kremlin official says that Russia is working to upgrade air defence missiles intended for Iran.

Iran says will ban US experts from UN nuclear inspections

Iran will not allow American or Canadian inspectors working for the UN nuclear watchdog to visit its nuclear facilities, an official said in remarks broadcast by state TV on Thursday.

Yemen blockade `killing` civilians: humanitarian chief

The Saudi-led military coalition`s blockade of Yemen is "killing" as many civilians as the war, the head of aid group Doctors Without Borders said Thursday during a visit to the country.

Stephen Constantine announces 28 probables for India's match against Iran
Stephen Constantine announces 28 probables for India's match against Iran

Indian men's national football coach Stephen Constantine on Thursday, announced the list of 28 probables for India’s forthcoming match against Iran in the Russia 2018 World Cup Preliminary Joint Qualifiers.

France to boost ties with sanction-free Iran

 Iran and France will deepen bilateral political and economic relations in the "near future", once the historic nuclear agreement is implemented, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Iranian counterpart Mohamad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday.

Pentagon assures it will check Iran`s `malign` influence

Top American military officers sought to reassure worried lawmakers Wednesday that US forces would check Iran`s "malign" influence in the Middle East should Congress green-light the nuclear deal with Tehran.

France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rouhani invite

 France sought to revive its relations with Iran on Wednesday, extending an invitation to President Hassan Rouhani to visit Paris in November, a gesture that follows this month`s historic nuclear deal.

Iran President invited to Paris in November: Fabius
Iran President invited to Paris in November: Fabius

Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani has been invited to visit Paris in November, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in Tehran on Wednesday.

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius arrives in Tehran for talks
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius arrives in Tehran for talks

France`s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived in Tehran for a one-day visit on Wednesday and was due to meet President Hassan Rouhani and several ministers, Iran`s state news agency IRNA said.

Iran nuclear deal not intended to `reform` regime but prevent building bomb: John Kerry
Iran nuclear deal not intended to `reform` regime but prevent building bomb: John Kerry

The Iran nuclear deal is not intended to push Tehran`s regime to reform but to prevent it building a bomb, Secretary of State John Kerry told skeptical US lawmakers Tuesday.

John Kerry warns of consequences if nuclear deal with Iran fails
John Kerry warns of consequences if nuclear deal with Iran fails

Secretary of State John Kerry is warning members of Congress that if they vote to disapprove the nuclear deal negotiated with Iran, Tehran will move forward toward an atomic bomb, international sanctions will crumble and the US will be left without with any of the access and inspections that are part of the deal.

Iran`s Zarif has `no concern` about nuclear deal

 Iran`s foreign minister moved to dismiss concerns Tuesday that his country`s nuclear deal with major powers could hit difficulties, saying he had "no concern or worry" about its implementation.

Blast suspends transport of gas on Iran-Turkey pipeline: Minister

An explosion overnight on Monday suspended the transport of gas along a pipeline connecting Turkey and Iran in the eastern Turkish province of Agri, Ankara`s energy minister said.

Thailand condemns US trafficking ranking

 Thailand hit out at its longtime ally the United States today after a scathing report by Washington accused the kingdom of failing to take sufficient action against human trafficking.