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Tehran: Capital and largest city of Iran
Tehran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.7 million in the city and 15 million in the larger metropolitan area of Greater Tehran, Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and Western Asia, and has the second-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East. It is ranked 24th in the world by the population of its metropolitan area.

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Factbox: Strait of Hormuz: the world's most important oil artery

Iran's ambassador to Britain warned against escalating tensions on Sunday, a day ahead of an expected response from the UK which could include fresh sanctions on Tehran or other steps after its seizure..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Zarif calls for 'prudence and foresight' as tensions mount

Iran's top diplomat said on Sunday that only "prudence and foresight" could alleviate tensions between his country and Britain after Tehran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Tehran

Iran Releases Video Of Troops Capturing UK Tanker In 'Hostile Act' [Video]Iran Releases Video Of Troops Capturing UK Tanker In 'Hostile Act'

Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a “hostile act” on Saturday. Reuters reports the UK rejects Tehran’s explanation that it had seized the vessel..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Oil tanker seizure raises serious questions about shipping security, says Hunt [Video]Oil tanker seizure raises serious questions about shipping security, says Hunt

Jeremy Hunt has said the seizing of a UK-flagged tanker by Iran "raises very serious questions" about the security of British and international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz. The Foreign Secretary,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

Footage shows seized British Stena Impero tanker in Iran's Bandar Abbas port [Video]Footage shows seized British Stena Impero tanker in Iran's Bandar Abbas port

Iran said on Saturday it seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, but Britain's foreign minister said he feared Tehran was taking "a dangerous path" and other major..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:36Published

Tanker seizure shows Iran 'nothing but trouble': Trump [Video]Tanker seizure shows Iran 'nothing but trouble': Trump

President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. will be 'speaking with the UK' after Iran's Revolutionary Guards said it had seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Iran claims to have impounded foreign ship [Video]Iran claims to have impounded foreign ship

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has seized a foreign ship smuggling fuel in the Gulf, state television quoted Iran’s elite force as saying in a statement on Thursday. Havovi Cooper reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

'Not significant': EU urges Iran to reverse nuclear deal breaches [Video]'Not significant': EU urges Iran to reverse nuclear deal breaches

EU's foreign policy chief calls for calm amid soaring Gulf tensions, Tehran to comply with unravelling 2015 accord.

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Rouhani says Iran ready to talk to U.S. if sanctions lifted [Video]Rouhani says Iran ready to talk to U.S. if sanctions lifted

Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:43Published

UK threatened with a UK threatened with a "slap" in Iran tanker row

Iran has warned of consequences if Britain does not release an oil tanker seized off the coast of Gibraltar a week ago. In Tehran, some residents are backing such a retaliation. David Doyle reports.

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Iranian boats 'harassed' British tanker: U.S. [Video]Iranian boats 'harassed' British tanker: U.S.

U.S. officials say five boats belonging to Iran's Revolutionary Guards tried to stop a British oil tanker in the Gulf but withdrew after a British warship warned them. The Guards and Iran's foreign..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Trump accuses Iran of secret nuclear enrichment [Video]Trump accuses Iran of secret nuclear enrichment

U.S. President Donald Trump accused Iran on Wednesday of secretly enriching uranium for a long time and said U.S. sanctions would be increased "substantially" soon, as the U.N. nuclear watchdog held an..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Iran: World powers won't get a better nuclear deal [Video]Iran: World powers won't get a better nuclear deal

Tehran ramps up nuclear efforts as US warns the Islamic Republic will never be allowed to build an atomic weapon.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:46Published

Pence warns Iran, amid rising tensions [Video]Pence warns Iran, amid rising tensions

U.S. officials are vowing to protect American interests in the Middle East, as Iran says it could pull back from additional commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal. Nathan Frandino has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

Trump warns Iran: 'Be careful' [Video]Trump warns Iran: 'Be careful'

President Trump on Sunday told Iran to 'be careful' after Tehran vowed to boost its uranium enrichment. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Iran set to exceed uranium enrichment limit in 2015 nuclear deal [Video]Iran set to exceed uranium enrichment limit in 2015 nuclear deal

Tehran says it will keep reducing its commitments every 60 days unless Europe protects it from US sanctions.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:30Published

Iran plays diplomatic hardball on the eve of enrichment deadline [Video]Iran plays diplomatic hardball on the eve of enrichment deadline

Tehran set to increase the level of uranium enrichment in a risky bid to force Europe's hand to buy its oil.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Official: Iran to raise uranium enrichment level [Video]Official: Iran to raise uranium enrichment level

Iran will announce on Sunday that it will raise its uranium enrichment level to 5%, a concentration above the limit set by its 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers, an Iranian official told Reuters...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Tanker seizure stirs Iran's tensions with the West [Video]Tanker seizure stirs Iran's tensions with the West

Iran has summoned the British ambassador to Tehran over what it calls an illegal seizure of one of its tankers off Gibraltar. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Israeli Prime Minister Said 'Spy Mission' Proved Iran Pursued Nuclear Weapons Program [Video]Israeli Prime Minister Said 'Spy Mission' Proved Iran Pursued Nuclear Weapons Program

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said President Donald Trump knew about a “spy mission” in Tehran. Netanyahu said he informed Trump that the “mission” was meant to obtain a secret..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Europeans 'Extremely Concerned' Over Iran Breaking Nuclear Pact [Video]Europeans 'Extremely Concerned' Over Iran Breaking Nuclear Pact

European countries signed to a nuclear pact with Iran said they were “extremely concerned.” According to Reuters, tehran recently breached its 2015 deal after the U.S. backed out. Israel said it..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump Warns Tehran They're 'Playing With Fire' [Video]Trump Warns Tehran They're 'Playing With Fire'

The Islamic Republic recently announced it has more low-enriched uranium than permitted under the accord. The White House accused Tehran of violating the terms of its nuclear deal with world powers..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Iran Is Iran Is "Playing With Fire" Says Trump

Donald Trump said on Monday Iran was playing with fire, according to Reuters. This statement came after Tehran said it had exceeded its limit for low-enriched uranium. The uranium stated was allowed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Iran nuclear deal: Tehran exceeds enriched uranium limit [Video]Iran nuclear deal: Tehran exceeds enriched uranium limit

Iran's enriched uranium stockpile tops 300kg cap set out in 2015 agreement with world powers, UN watchdog confirms.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:34Published

Iran amasses more enriched uranium [Video]Iran amasses more enriched uranium

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Iran had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 deal with major powers, its first major step in violation of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:20Published

 

Britain considering options to respond to Iran's seizure of tanker

Britain is looking into a series of options to respond to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, junior defense minister Tobias Ellwood said on Sunday when asked whether London was considering..
Reuters - Published

Britain calls ship seizure 'hostile act' as Iran releases video of capture

Britain on Saturday denounced Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" and rejected Tehran's explanation that it seized the vessel because it had been involved in..
Reuters - Published

Iran says it seized tanker after collision, UK fears 'dangerous path'

Iran said on Saturday it seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, but Britain's foreign minister said he feared Tehran was taking "a dangerous path" and other major..
Reuters - Published

Britain will be considered but robust toward Iran: Hunt

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said London would respond in a considered but robust way to the seizure of a British tanker by Iranian guards, and warned that Tehran would be the biggest loser if..
Reuters - Published

Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one

Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international..
Reuters - Published

Iran says it seized British tanker, denies U.S. brought down drone

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they have captured a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz while Tehran and Washington disagreed about a U.S. assertion that its Navy had downed an..
Reuters - Published

'No doubt about it,' Trump says as Iran challenges his report of drone downing

President Donald Trump said there was "no doubt" the U.S. Navy had brought down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz this week while Tehran showed video footage that it said disproved the incident..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says Iran needs to 'come to the table' for talks as tensions rise

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that the United States needed Iran to "come to the table" for negotiations, amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the Gulf that have..
Reuters - Published

U.S. threatens to down any nearby Iranian drones, Tehran denies incident

The United States threatened on Friday to destroy any Iranian drones flying too closely to its ships and said it had "clear evidence" that it shot one down in a festering stand-off with Tehran in the..
Reuters - Published

Washington, Tehran at odds over whether U.S. downed Iranian drone

The United States and Iran were at odds on Friday about a U.S. assertion that its Navy had brought down an Iranian drone in the Gulf, with Tehran showing video footage that it said disproved the..
Reuters - Published

L. Bruce Laingen, Senior Hostage During Iran Crisis, Dies at 96

A career diplomat, he had only recently arrived in Tehran for a temporary diplomatic posting when the embassy was seized in 1979.
NYTimes.com - Published

Iran's deputy foreign minister says Tehran has not lost any drones

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi denied on Friday that Iran had lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone.
Reuters - Published

Iran says it seized foreign oil tanker and crew

Iran's state TV says Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil. The seizure comes as tensions mount between the United States and Iran over the..
CBS News - Published

Germany presses Iran to meet nuclear deal obligations

Germany and the other countries that remain party to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal expect Tehran to uphold its side of the accord, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, describing recent pronouncements..
Reuters - Published

U.S. unsure about circumstances of tanker towed to Iran

U.S. officials say they are unsure whether an oil tanker towed into Iranian waters was seized by Iran or rescued after facing mechanical faults as Tehran asserts, creating a mystery at sea at a time of..
Reuters - Published

Portugal says Iranian visas suspended for consulate upgrade

Portugal stopped issuing entry visas for Iranian nationals while it upgrades security at its consulate in Tehran, not because of political issues or any security threats, the Portuguese foreign..
Reuters - Published

Iran denies its missile program is up for negotiation

Iran denied on Tuesday that it was willing to negotiate over its ballistic missile program, contradicting the chief U.S. diplomat and appearing to undercut President Donald Trump's statement that..
Reuters - Published

Trump says 'a lot of progress' made with Iran to defuse crisis

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday "a lot of progress" had been made toward ending a volatile stand-off with Iran, with his top diplomat saying Tehran had signaled willingness to negotiate..
Reuters - Published

Iran to keep reducing nuclear deal commitments in stand-off with U.S.: supreme leader

Iran's supreme leader upped the ante in a volatile stand-off with the United States on Tuesday, warning Tehran would continue removing restraints on its nuclear program and retaliate for the seizure of..
Reuters - Published

Iran to give no quarter in confrontation with U.S.: supreme leader

Iran's supreme leader upped the ante in a volatile stand-off with the United States on Tuesday, warning Tehran would continue removing restraints on its nuclear program and retaliate for the seizure of..
Reuters - Published

Iran judiciary confirms arrest of French-Iranian scholar, gives no details

Iran's judiciary on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of French-Iranian scholar Fariba Adelkhah, a day after French President Emmanuel Macron raised the issue with Tehran.
Reuters - Published

Britain sees "small window" to salvage nuclear deal, Iran urges Europe to act

Britain said on Monday there was a "small window" of time to save the Iran nuclear deal, as Tehran signaled it would ramp up its nuclear program -- seen by the West as a cover for making atomic bombs..
Reuters - Published

France's Le Drian says Europeans must stay united on Iran issue

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that Europe had to remain united in trying to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, and said Tehran should reverse its decision not to comply with..
Reuters - Published

France sees risk of stumble into U.S.-Iranian conflict

Iran's breaching of caps on its uranium enrichment after the United States pulled out of world powers' nuclear deal with Tehran was "a bad reaction to ... (a) bad decision", raising fears of a stumble..
Reuters - Published

One person killed in shooting in north Tehran square: ISNA

A person was killed in a shooting in northern Tehran on Saturday, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported.
Reuters - Published

Iranian foreign minister heads to New York for U.N. conference: IRNA

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to New York on Saturday to a United Nations conference, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported, amid rising tension between Washington and Tehran.
Reuters - Published

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