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Iran's Rouhani warns Trump of 'historic regret' over nuclear deal

Iran's Rouhani warns Trump of 'historic regret' over nuclear deal

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the US will face "historic regret" if Donald Trump scraps the nuclear agreement with Tehran.Mr Rouhani's comments come as the US president decides whether to pull out of the deal by a 12 May deadline.Mr Trump has strongly criticised the agreement, calling it "insane".The 2015 deal - between Iran, the US, China, Russia, Germany, France and the UK - lifted sanctions on Iran in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.France, the UK and Germany have been trying persuade the US president that the current deal is the best way to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is travelling to Washington on Sunday to discuss the matter with White House officials. Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe UN al...
Thousands protest high prices in Iran's Mashhad

Thousands protest high prices in Iran's Mashhad

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Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Several thousand residents protested high prices and denounced President Hassan Rouhani across Iran, including the nation's second-largest city, Mashhad, on Thursday.In the northern Iranian city, protesters shouted "Death to Rouhani" and "Death to the dictator" and "If you stop one case of embezzlement, our problem will be solved."They also held banners opposing Iran's interference in the Arab region, including troops and funds sent to assist Syria's government. They chanted, "Forget about Syria, think about us."Besides protests in city of about 3 million, demonstrations took place in cities that included Neyshabur, Kashmar, Birjand, Shahrood and Noshahr. And last week demonstrations took place in Isfahan against high unemployment.The National Council of Resistance of Iran...
Iran's navy: Warships to be deployed to Gulf of Mexico

Iran's navy: Warships to be deployed to Gulf of Mexico

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Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Iran's new naval commander vowed to send a warship to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, a move that could raise concerns in Washington.Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi said he plans to deploy vessels to areas outside the Middle East, and that the warships will visit Latin America, NBC News reported Thursday.Iran's military plans to "wave the flag of our country in the Gulf of Mexico," Khanzadi said."Our fleet of warships will be sent to the Atlantic Ocean in the near future and will visit one of the friendly states in South America and the Gulf of Mexico," he said, according to Iran's Fars news agency."The appearance of our vessels in the Mediterranean and Suez Canal shocked the world and the U.S. also made comments on it," the Iranian commander added.Plans to send ship...