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UK’s seizure of Iranian oil tanker tantamount to ‘maritime robbery’ – Tehran defense minister

Britain’s seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar is unacceptable and tantamount to piracy, Defense Minister Amir Hatami has claimed. In a speech broadcast live on state television on Monday, Hatami denounced the “threatening” actions taken by the Royal Marines, describing Britain’s detention of the Iranian vessel[…]

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EU adopts resolutions in support of Iran nuclear deal

The European Union has reiterated its continued support for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, while citing concerns about the country’s ballistic missile programme and regional activities. In a series of resolutions adopted on Monday, the European Commission, the EU’s governing body, said it was disappointed at the United States’ decision[…]

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Anti-government protests spread across Iran, as 52 arrested

Iranian riot police dispersed protesters shouting anti-government slogans in the western city of Kermanshah on Friday, as protests against corruption and rising prices spread to the capital Tehran. The outbreak of regional unrest reflects growing discontent with the government, as well as concern over the Islamic republic’s costly involvement in[…]

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Iran tests new ballistic missile: state media

Iran has “successfully” tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads and can travel up to 2,000km, according to state media. The news of the test comes just hours after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard unveiled the missile during a military parade in Tehran. The move was a direct challenge[…]

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