British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt will unveil the diplomatic and economic measures on Monday in response to the apprehension and detention of the Stena Imperto. Photograph: Stena Bulk/PA Wire

Iran on Sunday urged Britain to contain “domestic political forces” intent on escalating tensions between the two countries following Iran’s seizure o(...)

Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif,  at the UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday. Photograph: Kena BetancurAFP/Getty Images

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said it had seized a foreign vessel near the strategic Strait of Hormuz and detained its crew for allegedly smuggling fuel(...)

Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, speaks during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. To his left is his chief of staff, Mahmoud Vaezi. Photograph: Iranian presidency office via AP

Iran’s president has warned Britain it will face “consequences” for seizing an Iranian supertanker carrying oil last week, an operation Tehran claims (...)

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: “We consider this as part of our rights under the nuclear deal.” Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Iran has breached internationally-agreed limits on its enriched uranium stocks in a further blow to a landmark nuclear deal US president Donald Trump (...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Iraqi president Barham Salih  meeting Germany’s minister of foreign affairs Heiko Maas in Baghdad on Saturday.  Handout photograph: EPA

Germany’s foreign minister will meet Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Monday, a German diplomatic source said, as part of a concerted Eur(...)

An F/A-18E Super Hornet is launched from the flight deck of the  USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea last Thursday. Iran claimed Trump is being ‘goaded’ by national security adviser John Bolton into starting a war. Handout photograph: Reuters

Tensions between Iran and the United States have intensified after Tehran warned the US not to threaten the country following inflammatory comments by(...)

A handout photo  showing the  US aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln passing through the Suez Canal on May 9th.  Photograph: EPA

The United States’ military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now it is an opportunity, a senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary (...)

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