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More Iranians seeking to run in municipal elections in May

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:16:06 GMT2017-03-27T08:16:06Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state TV says a significantly higher number of Iranians are seeking to run in the municipal elections next month....

Iran strikes back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:14:47 GMT2017-03-26T17:14:47Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state, likely in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the U.S....

Family of missing ex-FBI agent files lawsuit against Iran

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:07:12 GMT2017-03-26T13:07:12Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic, accusing it of using "cold, cynical and false denials" to torture his loved ones....

Third Airbus plane purchased by Iran lands in Tehran

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:44:34 GMT2017-03-25T13:44:34Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the third of the 100 planes it purchased from Airbus following a landmark nuclear with world powers has joined its commercial fleet....

Iran says renewing UN special rapporteur mandate 'spiteful'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:29:03 GMT2017-03-24T16:29:03Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, has condemned as "selective and spiteful" the U.N. Human Rights Council's resolution to renew the mandate of the U.N. special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, saying it was a politically-motivated move by a few countries abusing U.N. mechanisms, according to state TV....