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Iran submits four-point Yemen peace plan to UN

Iran's foreign minister on Friday submitted a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlining a four-point peace plan for Yemen, where Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have been targeted for three weeks by Saudi-led air strikes.

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World powers, Iran to meet in Vienna next week

World powers will hold talks on April 22 and April 23 with Iran in Vienna, the European Union said, as part of efforts to reach a historic deal to end a standoff over Tehran's atomic ambitions. "A bilateral meeting of EU

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S Korea's March Iran crude imports surge

South Korea's imports of Iranian crude doubled in March from a year earlier but the country's oil shipments from the Opec country in the first quarter of this year fell 16 percent year- on-year to meet international sanction requiremen

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Sanctions must end for nuclear deal: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Tehran will not accept a comprehensive nuclear deal with major powers if all sanctions imposed on Tehran were not lifted, state television reported. "If there is no end to sa

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New debit cards to be issued to tourists in Iran

Bank Melli, Iran’s first national bank, plans to issue a debit card exclusively for foreign tourists visiting the country. Issued under the title ‘Tourist Card’, visitors can apply for the charge card at the Bank Melli

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Obama concedes Congress role on Iran deal

US President Barack Obama conceded on Tuesday that Congress will have the power to review a nuclear deal with Iran, reluctantly giving in to pressure from Republicans and some in his own party after they crafted a rare compromise demanding a say

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Iran allocates $20bn to develop oil fields

The government of Iran has allocated $20 billion to develop West Karoun oil fields in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, announced Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh. Zanganeh said that his ministry has placed the production

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UN imposes arms embargo on Houthis

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday blacklisted the son of Yemen's former president and a Houthi leader, and effectively imposed an arms embargo on the Iran-allied Houthi rebels who rule most of the country. The cou

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Iran lays out 4-point plan for Yemen conflict

Iran's foreign minister laid out a four-point plan to resolve the conflict in Yemen on Tuesday, reaffirming his opposition to Saudi-led air strikes against a rebel force allied to Tehran. Mohammad Javad Zarif proposed a ceasef

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Iran calls for new Yemeni government

Iran's foreign minister called on Monday for the formation of a new Yemeni government and suggested Iran could play a role in a political transition, comments likely to anger Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has been carrying out ai

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