Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday he wants to avoid war after Tehran and Washington appeared on the brink of direct military confrontation in early January for the second time in less than a year.
Iran’s military early on Saturday morning announced its role in the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet that killed all 176 people on board, saying the shootdown was “unintentional” and blaming “human error.”
The Royal Navy has announced the HMS Duncan, a Type 45 destroyer, will join HMS Montrose which is due to go in for pre-planned maintenance while still deployed.
Iran's youth will witness the demise of Israel and American civilization, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday in comments published on his official website.
United States President Donald Trump has designated Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization. It is the first time the US has labelled another nation's military as a terrorist organization. Iran retaliated by declaring US forces in the Middle East as a terrorist organization, Iran state news reported.
The friendly football match between Iran and Bolivia Wednesday in Tehran marked the first time women were allowed to attend a stadium since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The Iranian squad defeated Bolivia 2-1.
The US ambassador to the United Nations has dismissed Iran's assertion that Washington and its Gulf allies are to blame for a deadly attack at a military parade and says Tehran should look closer to home. Before leaving for the United Nations on Sunday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused other countries, including the US, of provoking the attack killed 25 people and wounded 60 on Saturday.
United States president Donald Trump declared on Monday that he would meet Iran's leaders “anytime they want,” an invitation for face-to-face dialogue with a country he had appeared to threaten with war only days before and an affirmation of Trump's faith in his brand of personal diplomacy.
Western powers, Russia and China remain committed to the Iran nuclear deal - after the US announced it was withdrawing from the agreement. The UK, France and Germany say they will work with all remaining parties and urged the US not to obstruct its implementation and the other signatories to the 2015 deal - Russia and China - have also stressed their continuing support.
After accusing the United States of violating their nuclear deal, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the head of the country’s Atomic Energy Organisation to outline the development of nuclear-powered warships.