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US secretary of state Mike Pompeo  and US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin announcing sanctions against Iran in Washington on Monday. Photograph:  Michael Reynolds/EPA

The US has imposed sanctions on 700 Iranian targets as part of its “largest ever single day” of economic penalties against Tehran, fulfilling Donald T(...)

 Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei greeting the crowd during a meeting with Iranian students in Tehran, Iran, today. Behind him is a portrait of his predecessor,  Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of Iran as an Islamic Republic. Khamenei has held the position of supreme leader for almost 30 years. Photograph: Handout/EPA

Iran’s top leader said on Saturday that US president Donald Trump’s policies face opposition across the world as Washington prepared to reimpose sanct(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo speaks during the United Against Nuclear Iran Summit on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York City, US, in  September  2018. File photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters

Senior US officials have warned that Washington will next week reimpose all sanctions on Iran that were lifted by the Obama administration after the 2(...)

 Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas stated: ‘Palestine was – and shall remain – on the side of Saudi Arabia.’ Photograph:  Abbas Momani / AFP

Arab governments have, belatedly, rallied round Riyadh over the disappearance and presumed murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi while visiting t(...)

Just as Bergman once gave arthouse cinemagoers an image of Stockholm and Ozu gave the same punters a notion of Tokyo, the many great Iranian film-make(...)

Missiles are launched targeting an Islamic State group in eastern Syria. Handout photo provided by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard website via Sepah News

Iran has fired missiles at militants in Syria it blamed for an attack in south west Iran on September 22nd, the Revolutionary Guards said on Monday, i(...)

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is shown on a large screen as he addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, this week. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Tehran is the Trump administration’s choice for primary external target rather than North Korea, the 2017 favourite. During his address to the UN Gene(...)

US president Donald Trump chairing a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Wednesday. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has accused China of trying to meddle in November’s midterm elections. Chairing his first meeting of the UN Security Counci(...)

US national security adviser John Bolton speaks on Tuesday at a forum in New York sponsored by a group intensely critical of the Iran nuclear accord. Photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters

The Trump administration has issued a stark warning to the United States’s closest European allies, threatening to sharply penalise European governmen(...)

Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, pauses while speaking during the UN general assembly meeting in New York on Tuesday. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations general assembly on Tuesday with Mr Trump vowin(...)

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