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Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam meets   Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei  in Tehran.

Iran’s supreme leader has held a surprise meeting with a senior Yemeni Houthi rebel official, marking a major change at the highest level in Iran’s st(...)

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photograph: Manaure Quintero/Reuters

The US government has imposed financial sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as part of its escalating campaign of pressure again(...)

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif:  says the Royal Marine’s seizure of Grace 1 is “piracy”.  Photograph: Manaure Quintero/Reuters

Dramatic images of armed and masked Iranian Revolutionary Guard commandos rappelling from a helicopter on to the deck of a British-flagged oil tanker (...)

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at a meeting with Iranian judiciary officials in Tehran, Iran, on Wednesday. Photograph: Iran government handout/EPA

The latest round of US sanctions on senior Iranian figures could finish off the remote possibility of talks between Tehran and Washington. Experts a(...)

US president Donald Trump signs with vice-president Mike Pence (right) and secretary of treasury Steven Mnuchin at the White House on June 24th, ‘hard-hitting sanctions’ on Iran’s supreme leader. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Tensions between Washington and Tehran have deepened as US president Donald Trump warned that any attack by Iran on the United States could lead in pa(...)

An Iranian navy boat tackles a fire on an oil tanker after it was attacked in the Gulf of Oman on June 13th. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump has warned Iran that the shooting-down of a US surveillance drone in the Persian Gulf region was a “big mistake” but said th(...)

A handout photo made available by Iran’s official state TV (IRIB) allegedly shows the crude oil tanker Front Altair on fire in the Gulf of Oman, June 13th 2019. Photograph: IRIB/EPA

Two oil tankers were severely damaged by attacks in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that sparked a 4 per cent surge in crude prices and put the energy in(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe during a welcome ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe began a two-day visit to Iran on Wednesday as part of international efforts to reduce tensions between Tehran and W(...)

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the ultimate arbiter in Iran’s system of governance. Photograph: Official Khamenei website/Handout via Reurters

Iran has said it will not submit to Trump administration demands to negotiate over its nuclear and missile programmes, its revolutionary ethos and arm(...)

 Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:  ‘We will not negotiate with America, because negotiation has no benefit and carries harm.’ Photograph: AP

Iran will not negotiate with the United States over its nuclear and missile programmes, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after(...)

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