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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(...)

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(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks at the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump urged the international community to join the United States in isolating Iran as he denounced the Iranian regime as the worl(...)

Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980-1988 war with Iraq, in the capital Tehran on Saturday. In Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz during commemoration of the same event, dozens of people were killed in an attack. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Soldiers in dress uniform lay prone in the street. Others, apparently heavily armed, faced the assailants, then threw themselves to the ground without(...)

White House chief of staff John Kelly  and deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein following a meeting at the White House on Monday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

The future of US deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein remained in the balance on Monday night amid reports that the senior US justice official was c(...)

People gather during a funeral for the victims of assault that killed 25 people, in the streets of the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, Iran. Photograph:  Tasnim News Agency/via Reuters

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade were paid by Saudi Arabia an(...)

ITaoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for the informal meeting of European Union leaders in Salzburg, Austria, on September 20th, 2018. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will deliver a speech on Monday to more than 70 heads of state at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in New York. The event is t(...)

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh: was first arrested in September 2010 on charges of spreading propaganda and conspiring to harm state security and was imprisoned in Evin Prison. Photograph: Kaveh Kazemi/Getty

They are two women among hundreds of political prisoners in Iran. Both are incarcerated on the women’s ward of Tehran’s Evin Prison. Both have receive(...)

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Russia Vladimir Putin  and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow   in Kazakhstan,  August 12th. Photograph:  Epa/Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/Kremlin/Pool

Iran and four ex-Soviet states, including Russia, agreed in principle on Sunday how to divide up the potentially huge oil and gas resources of the Cas(...)

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