France holds off on Iran envoy nomination after Paris bomb plot

By John Irish and Marine Pennetier PARIS, Sept 19 : France will not name a new ambassador to Tehran before getting information from Iran following a foiled plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris last June, French officials said on Wednesday. An Iranian diplomat based in Austria and three other people were arrested […]

U.S. seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran – special envoy

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Sept 19 : The United States is seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran that will cover both its ballistic missile and nuclear programs, the U.S. special envoy for Iran said on Wednesday ahead of U.N. meetings in New York next week. “The new deal that we hope to be able […]

Iran says oil market is too tight for U.S. zero exports target

By Alex Lawler LONDON, Sept 14 : The U.S. will find it difficult to cut Iran’s oil exports completely as the oil market is already tight and rival producers cannot make up the shortfall, a top Iranian official said on Friday. Washington is seeking to cut Iranian oil exports to zero by November as it […]

Study questions Iran-al Qaeda ties, despite US allegations

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, Sept 7 : There is no evidence that Iran and al Qaeda cooperated in carrying out terrorist attacks, according to a study published on Friday that casts doubt on Trump administration statements about close ties between the two. The conclusions of the study, by the New America think tank, were based […]

Israel signals it could attack Iranian weaponry in Iraq

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Sept 3 : Israel signalled on Monday that it could attack suspected Iranian military assets in Iraq, as it has done with scores of air strikes in war-torn Syria. Citing Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources, Reuters reported last week that Iran had transferred short-range ballistic missiles to Shi’ite allies in Iraq […]

Iran’s Khamenei tells Rouhani, ministers, to solve economic problems

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON, Aug 29 : Iranian lawmakers launched impeachment proceedings against the education minister on Wednesday, stepping up pressure on President Hassan Rouhani who is under attack from parliament over his handling of the economy following new U.S. sanctions. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, meeting with Rouhani and his cabinet on Wednesday, […]