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 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani: Iran ‘considers constructive engagement with the world as a strategy’. Photograph:  EPA

The Trump administration has dispatched an envoy to Israel and the Gulf to prepare for the imposition of weekly rounds of sanctions on Iran ahead of U(...)

  Joe Biden (L) walks to a joint press conference with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas after their March 2010 meeting at the presidential compound in Ramallah, West Bank. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump will not be missed by most Middle Eastern rulers and their people, as his transactional policies in their region have been s(...)

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport while travelling to show her young daughter, Gabriella, to her parents in April 2016. Photograph: Free Nazanin Campaign/PA Wire

A British-Iranian woman, who was jailed in Iran on spying charges she strongly denies in 2016, has been told to return to court on Monday. Nazanin Za(...)

An Iranian-made missile is fired during war games in June. Photograph: Wana News Agency/Reuters

A decade-long UN arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired on Sunday as planned under it(...)

Women at an ATM in Tehran: Iran  has struggled to purchase wheat, maize and soybeans to shore up reserves as coronavirus cuts agricultural output. Photograph: Atta Kenare

The Trump administration has imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian banks despite fears this will have catastrophic consequences for a population assailed(...)

Ireland players celebrate after qualifying for the 2002 World Cup after their playoff against Iran in Tehran. Photograph:  Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images

1966 World Cup Irish goalkeeper Pat Dunne can only watch as Jose Antonio Ufarte scores the only goal of the playoff for the 1966 World Cup (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo: Baghdad is concerned the US may launch military strikes to re-energise president Donald Trump’s faltering bid for re-election. Photograph: Riccardo Antimiani

Iraq has urged the US to withdraw its threat to adopt tough measures intended to pressurise Baghdad to disarm pro-Iran militias blamed for lobbing roc(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo: Donald Trump recognises  the Iran deal as  an “abject failure” and  “exercise in appeasement”.  Photograph: Patrick Semansky

US president Donald Trump is expected to deliver a severe warning to Iran and China when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo: accused the European countries of choosing “to side with the ayatollahs”. Photograph:  Mike Segar/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

US allies rebuked Washington over its effort to reimpose international sanctions on Iran on Thursday, exacerbating a rift in the UN Security Council o(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani at a meeting at Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, in January 2016. File photograph: Iranian Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty

The Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign involving the imposition of punitive sanctions on Iran and Syria has backfired by driving both (...)

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