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Reports: Iranian president removes foreign ministerupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 14:17:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has replaced Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, state-run Iranian media reported Monday.

Iranian Guard member charged in Nigeria arms smugglingupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 13:00:00

An Iranian man, identified in court papers as a member the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, was charged Thursday with importing 13 containers of mortars and rockets into Nigeria last month.

Nigeria reports Iran arms seizure to UN Security councilupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 17:43:00

The seizure in Nigeria of a shipment of arms from Iran, has been reported to the United Nations Security Council, Nigerian Foreign Minister Odein Ajumogobia said Tuesday.

Iran: Arms shipment intercepted in Nigeria was a misunderstandingupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 21:15:00

Iran's foreign minister said Monday that a shipment of arms intercepted in Nigeria was shipped from a private company and destined for another West African country.

Uranium move a smokescreen?updated: Sun Apr 25 2010 10:10:00

Is Iran's uranium enrichment move meant to divert attention from its human rights record? CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Iranian foreign minister meets with IAEA chiefupdated: Sun Apr 25 2010 10:10:00

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Sunday met with the head of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency to discuss a plan to swap uranium for a nuclear research reactor in Tehran.

Iran's president orders higher enrichment of uraniumupdated: Sun Feb 07 2010 21:20:00

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ordered Iran's atomic chief on Sunday to enrich the country's uranium to 20 percent. The move is seen as a fresh challenge to Western powers trying to rein in Tehran's galloping nuclear drive.

Parliament calls for arrest of Moussavi, two other opposition leadersupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 16:25:00

Iran's parliament has asked authorities to arrest "the main instigators and directors" of Sunday's violent anti-government protests, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported Wednesday, the same day massive pro-government rallies were held in Tehran and other cities.

Mom pleads with Iran to free daughter, other hikersupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 13:24:00

A mother pleaded Friday with Iran's supreme leader to release her daughter and two other hikers detained in that country since July.

UK urges 'speedy' end in Iran yacht caseupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 17:16:00

Britain said Tuesday that it has asked Iran for a "speedy resolution" in the case of five British sailors being held by Tehran.

Yemen warns against intervention in rebel conflictupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 15:17:00

Yemen told outside powers Wednesday to stay out of its battle with a Shiite rebel group in its northwest amid concerns that Iran and Saudi Arabia are being drawn into the conflict.

Report: Iran to 'review' UK relations as tensions mountupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 08:56:00

The Iranian government is considering whether to downgrade ties with Britain amid growing tensions over the disputed presidential election, the ISNA news agency reported Wednesday.

Iran to review ties with Britain amid claims of 'interference'updated: Mon Jun 22 2009 13:15:00

Iranian lawmakers are calling for a review of the country's ties with Britain because of its "interference in Iran's recent post-election unrest," government-funded Press TV reported Monday.

Top Iranian official: Vote rigging not possibleupdated: Sun Jun 21 2009 07:32:00

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Sunday disputed allegations of ballot irregularities in the presidential election, calling the possibility almost nonexistent.

Ban Ki-moon in Davosupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 23:41:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about call for international aid.

Iran: Ready to work with Obamaupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 23:41:00

Tehran stood ready to work with U.S. President Barack Obama to establish better relations with Washington, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told a CNN-hosted panel at the World Economic Forum.

Iran: No deadline agreed on nuke dealupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 08:11:00

Iran has already responded to an international offer of incentives for suspending its nuclear enrichment activity, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told CNN on Wednesday.

Iran says it has own plan to end nuclear enrichmentupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 06:55:00

Iran has responded to an international offer of incentives for suspending its nuclear enrichment activity, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Oil prices tumble nearly $4updated: Mon Jul 07 2008 15:29:00

Oil prices, after hitting a record high last week, fell nearly $4 a barrel Monday as the dollar gained strength and traders reacted to an apparent easing of Mideast tensions.

Iran minister: We might consider U.S. diplomatic presenceupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 14:49:00

Iran's foreign minister has said his government might consider the American idea of opening a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Tehran -- comments coming amid possible progress in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. Iranian Leaders Offer Nuclear Hopeupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 00:00:00

Despite hard-line rhetoric and rumors of war, key figures in the Tehran regime suggest a compromise may be afoot

Anger on the streets of Beirutupdated: Thu Feb 28 2008 20:47:00

CNN's Brent Sadler reports on the troubling war rhetoric playing out on the streets of Beirut, Lebanon. Mourning Two Lebanese Martyrs updated: Thu Feb 14 2008 14:00:00

The Mideast braces for more violence as anti-Syria leader Hariri and Hizballah commander Mughniyah are mourned by their supporters

Roadside bomb kills 5 U.S. soldiers in Iraqupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 14:11:00

A roadside bomb struck a U.S. military patrol in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Monday, killing five U.S. soldiers, the U.S. military said.

Bush pushes Saudis for help with rising oil pricesupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 22:47:00

President Bush lobbied Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to boost oil production and help the U.S. economy by forcing fuel costs down.

Bush brings arms deal with Saudi visitupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 21:05:00

The Bush administration said Monday it notified Congress of plans to sell $20 billion in sophisticated arms to Saudi Arabia. The deal includes the proposed sale of 900 "joint direct attack munitions" worth close to $120 million, said U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.

Iranian leader attends Hajj ritualupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 07:07:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad landed in the Saudi Arabian city of Medina for the first stop in the Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Sources: U.S. spy planes watching Iraqi-Turkish borderupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 13:33:00

American U2 reconnaissance planes have been flying over the Turkey-Iraq border to observe military movements, said three U.S. military sources Wednesday.

Turkey's Republic Dayupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 13:33:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks reports on Turkey's show of military might as fighting continues on the Iraq-Turkey border.

Iran to decide on detained Americansupdated: Tue Jun 12 2007 09:23:00

As Tehran presses for the release of five Iranians held by the U.S. military in Iraq, Iran's top judiciary spokesman announced Tuesday that three detained Iranian-Americans will be formally indicted or freed by the end of the week, according to Iranian media reports.

Iran: Britain must admit mistakeupdated: Wed Mar 28 2007 03:53:00

Iran's foreign minister says British officials will be allowed to meet with 15 detained sailors and marines, but must acknowledge that the service members entered Iranian waters in order to resolve the standoff.

Iran hard-liners want Brits triedupdated: Mon Mar 26 2007 07:36:00

Hard-liners in Iran called on the government Monday to charge 15 British marines and sailors in Iranian custody with espionage and put them on trial.

Security Council approves new sanctions on Iranupdated: Sat Mar 24 2007 15:11:00

Iran's foreign minister rejected a unanimous vote by the U.N. Security Council on Saturday to impose new sanctions on Iran because of its refusal to suspend its uranium enrichment program.

Analysis: Will U.S., Iran eat dessert together?updated: Fri Mar 09 2007 14:37:00

This weekend in Baghdad, Iraq's neighbors and members of the U.N. Security Council will meet to discuss how the international community can help the Iraqi government stop violence, build its economy and create a political process that can reverse its free-fall into civil war.

Iran defiant on nuclear deadlineupdated: Tue Jul 04 2006 11:53:00

Iran has reiterated that it will issue its reply in August to the Western plan for incentives and talks over the country's nuclear program, an Iranian news report said.

Iran upbeat on nuke incentive planupdated: Sat Jun 24 2006 10:40:00

Iran's foreign minister has said there are "very positive points" in the incentives plan concerning Iran's nuclear program, but added that other points are unclear and "we have questions about them."

CNNMoney: Rudderless Mondayupdated: Mon Jun 19 2006 05:51:00

Stocks were looking for direction to start a new week when investors will again be watching economic readings and comments from Federal Reserve officials for signs about the future of interest rate hikes.

U.S. troops from Kuwait to shore up Baghdadupdated: Fri May 26 2006 04:44:00

In an effort to tighten security in the Iraqi capital, U.S. troops will be redeployed from Kuwait to Baghdad, Iraq, "over the next few days," Pentagon officials said Friday.

Iran: Enrichment not part of talksupdated: Mon May 15 2006 02:21:00

Iran will reject any European Union proposal to break the stalemate over its nuclear program that includes a suspension of uranium enrichment, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Monday.

Iran pledges $50 million to Palestiniansupdated: Sun Apr 16 2006 18:37:00

Iran will give the Palestinian Authority $50 million and urged other Muslim countries to follow suit, Iran's top diplomat said Sunday.

Russia, Iran talks break upupdated: Tue Feb 21 2006 04:10:00

Russian and Iranian officials have ended two days of talks on a Russian offer to enrich uranium for Iran, and the delegation from Tehran left for the airport, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported, citing an Iranian official.

Little progress in Iran nuke talksupdated: Mon Feb 20 2006 16:34:00

An Iranian delegation met Russian negotiators in Moscow Monday to discuss an offer to enrich uranium outside Iran, while Tehran's foreign minister spoke with EU officials in Brussels about Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Iran: End anti-cartoon violenceupdated: Mon Feb 20 2006 06:44:00

Iran's foreign minister has called for an end to violent protests over cartoons of Prophet Mohammed that have swept across the Muslim world after the images were published in several European newspapers.

Accusations as crisis talks loomupdated: Thu Feb 02 2006 04:47:00

Just hours ahead of an emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog, a U.S. official says a "troubling" briefing in Vienna has revealed new information that Iran might be pursuing atomic weapons.

World gives Iran 'final chance'updated: Wed Feb 01 2006 12:51:00

The international community has given Iran a "final opportunity" to meet its nuclear obligations, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said.

Iran, Russia 'expand uranium plan'updated: Sat Jan 28 2006 11:54:00

Iran and Russia have agreed to expand the number of countries involved in a plan to enrich Iranian uranium in Russia, Iran's official news agency has reported.

Iran angry at nuclear resolutionupdated: Sun Sep 25 2005 04:55:00

Iran has rejected as "political" and "unjust" a resolution passed by the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency calling for the country to be reported to the U.N. Security Council over its nuclear program, state-run television reported.

Iran 'won't suspend nuclear work'updated: Sun Sep 11 2005 04:52:00

Iran's new foreign minister has said the country will not suspend activities at its Isfahan uranium conversion facility and it plans to seek bids for the construction of two more nuclear plants.

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