Powerful hard-liner: Iran should stop honoring nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A member of Iran’s powerful Guardian Council says the Islamic Republic should stop honoring all terms of the collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers amid tensions with the U...

Iran urges US to 'put warmongers aside' after Bolton firing

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president urged the U.S. on Wednesday to "put warmongers aside" as tensions roil the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between Washington and Tehran in the wake of the ...

Iran says it arrested 17 CIA spies, some sentenced to death

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Monday it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country's nuclear and military sites, and that some of th...

Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia as Iran threatens US drones

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Monday in Saudi Arabia in a hastily arranged visit amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran as Iran's navy ch...

In Iran, economic struggles trump fears of US confrontation

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Across Iran's capital, the talk always seems to come back to how things may get worse. Battered by U.S. sanctions and its depreciating rial currency, Iran's 80 mi...

Iran's president faces calls to resign over economic crisis

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Lashed by criticism over his collapsing nuclear deal, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani faces an uncertain future amid a renewed hard-line effort to drive him from office years befor...

Long lines to buy meat illustrate Iran's economic woes

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In the frigid air of a Tehran winter, a mother of two stands in a long line of shoppers waiting for the chance to buy discounted meat at a store supported by Iran's government. ...

Iran oil minister: US waivers not enough, painful time ahead

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's oil minister on Thursday predicted a painful time ahead for international oil customers as U.S. sanctions take hold, saying waivers that Washington granted to eight major oi...

Iran's domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Across Iran's capital, rush-hour traffic always grinds to a halt, a sea of boxy Renault four-doors and Peugeot coupes all idling their way through the streets of Tehran. ...

Iran nuclear chief tells AP program stronger than ever

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's nuclear chief tells The Associated Press that he hopes the atomic deal between Tehran and world powers survives, but warns the program will be in a stronger position than ev...

Iran summit holds key to looming battle in Syria's Idlib

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey began a meeting Friday in Tehran to discuss the war in Syria, with all eyes on a possible military offensive to retake the last rebel-held...

As US pushes Tehran, Iran recalls American-backed 1953 coup

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — To understand how Iran views the United States after President Donald Trump pulled America out of the nuclear deal with world powers, one needs to look first at the past. ...

Iran, spurned by US, angrily watches Trump-North Korea talks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For Iran, the so-called "Axis of Evil" has boiled down to a party of one, as President Donald Trump prepares for direct talks with North Korea. With Saddam Hussei...

Transgender people in Iran face discrimination despite fatwa

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother's balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful places the 19-year-old transgender woman has in Iran, where her identity can ...

Iran president's influence wanes as nuclear deal threatened

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — It just keeps getting worse for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The relatively moderate cleric's signature achievement, the nuclear deal with world powers, may ...