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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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U.S. sanctions Iran's central bank, fund after Saudi oil attack

The United States on Friday imposed another round of sanctions on Tehran, including on Iran's central bank and a development fund, following last week's attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that..
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Media tour wrecked Saudi oil plant, Iran vows to strike back if attacked

Saudi Arabia on Friday took media to inspect oil facilities hit by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burned equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Tehran

Zarif: Not confident we can avoid war, but Iran won't start one [Video]Zarif: Not confident we can avoid war, but Iran won't start one

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told CBS News that he was not confident that the U.S. and Iran could avoid war, but that Iran would not start one. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:36Published

Pompeo: U.S. seeking diplomatic resolution to Iran tensions [Video]Pompeo: U.S. seeking diplomatic resolution to Iran tensions

The United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for "deterrence and defense," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday...

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Iran has 'assured' women can attend qualifier - Infantino [Video]Iran has 'assured' women can attend qualifier - Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says that Iranian authorites have 'assured' him that women will be allowed to attend Iran's World Cup qualifier against Cambodia next month.

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Iranian Revolutionary Guard leader defiant, promises 'full destruction of any aggressor' [Video]Iranian Revolutionary Guard leader defiant, promises 'full destruction of any aggressor'

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Trump says would be 'easiest thing' to go into Iran [Video]Trump says would be 'easiest thing' to go into Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he expected sanctions to "work" on Iran and that he preferred that strategy to military action. Gavino Garay reports.

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Iranian missiles and drones were used to attack oil sites, say Saudis [Video]Iranian missiles and drones were used to attack oil sites, say Saudis

Saudi Arabia has claimed Iranian cruise missiles and drones were used to attack the kingdom's oil industry, showing journalists the remains of the weapons but stopping short of directly accusing Tehran..

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Iran Nuclear Deal: 'All sides need to re-commit' [Video]Iran Nuclear Deal: 'All sides need to re-commit'

Iran on Monday rejected a claim by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Tehran had been developing nuclear weapons at a secret site and said Netanyahu was seeking a pretext for war

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Trump May Meet With Iranian President Rouhani [Video]Trump May Meet With Iranian President Rouhani

Trump said he would meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with no problems or doubts. “It could happen. It could happen. No problem with me. Anything’s possible." Trump has stepped up..

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Iran activates advanced centrifuges in latest nuclear move [Video]Iran activates advanced centrifuges in latest nuclear move

Tehran says this will boost stockpile of enriched uranium but adds it will allow IAEA to monitor its nuclear programme.

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Iranian tanker pictured off Syrian port [Video]Iranian tanker pictured off Syrian port

The Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers, which went dark off Syria earlier in the week, has been photographed by satellite off the Syrian port..

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Inside Iran as international pressure mounts over nuclear programme [Video]Inside Iran as international pressure mounts over nuclear programme

Euronews' International Correspondent Anelise Borges is in Tehran to see first-hand how ordinary Iranians are surviving under the bite of US sanctions.

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Tehran has further violated the Iran nuclear deal, says UN watchdog [Video]Tehran has further violated the Iran nuclear deal, says UN watchdog

Iran has gone further in breaching its nuclear deal by increasing its stock of enriched uranium and refining it to greater purity than allowed, says the UN's nuclear watchdog.

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Iran's Zarif holds surprise talks with Macron at G7 summit [Video]Iran's Zarif holds surprise talks with Macron at G7 summit

Unannounced visit comes as France ramps up efforts to ease tensions between Iran and US over Tehran's nuclear programme.

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G7 leaders pose for 'family photo' in France [Video]G7 leaders pose for 'family photo' in France

World leaders and special invited guests posed for a 'family photo' along the picturesque Biarritz seaside on Sunday, set against a backdrop of worries over a global economic downturn and disunity on a..

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Tensions bubble to the surface at the G7 summit [Video]Tensions bubble to the surface at the G7 summit

Despite the smiles and bonhomie, a number of issues that divide the Group of Seven world leaders surfaced on Sunday - the first day of talks at the G7 Summit in Biarritz. David Doyle reports.

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Yoo Hoo! Iran's Zarif Makes Shock Appearance At G7 Summit [Video]Yoo Hoo! Iran's Zarif Makes Shock Appearance At G7 Summit

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif flew into the French resort hosting a G7 summit on Sunday. It was an unexpected twist to an already problematic meeting between U.S. President Donald..

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Iran unveils new missile defence system [Video]Iran unveils new missile defence system

Tehran says surface-to-air missile system is more advanced than its Russian equivalent, the S-300.

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Trump can't expect others to be predictable: Iran's Zarif [Video]Trump can't expect others to be predictable: Iran's Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said that U.S. President Trump 'cannot expect to be unpredictable and expect other..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Exclusive: U.S.-Iran open back channel diplomacy [Video]Exclusive: U.S.-Iran open back channel diplomacy

The United States and Iran could be moving toward a partnership to stabilize Afghanistan as President Trump seeks to remove U.S. troops and end America's longest war, according to sources that told..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:35Published

U.S. applies to seize Iran oil tanker [Video]U.S. applies to seize Iran oil tanker

The U.S. has applied to seize the Iranian tanker held in Gibraltar, scuppering hopes that it would be released on Thursday and allow an easing of tensions. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Iran tells US to lift sanctions if it wants to talk [Video]Iran tells US to lift sanctions if it wants to talk

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani reiterated Tuesday that if Washington wants to open negotiations with Tehran, it must lift all sanctions against his country. "If the United States really wants to talk,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published

Zarif says Iran will act over 'maritime offences' in Gulf [Video]Zarif says Iran will act over 'maritime offences' in Gulf

Iran's foreign minister has said the country will no longer turn a blind eye to maritime "offenses" in the Gulf, a day after it seized an Iraqi oil tanker there that it accused of smuggling fuel. Rough..

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U.S. sanctions Iran's foreign minister [Video]U.S. sanctions Iran's foreign minister

The Trump administration imposes sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, targeting the country's top spokesman and potentially hurting chances of diplomatic talks amid rising..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Britain Says No To Swapping Seized Oil Tankers With Iran [Video]Britain Says No To Swapping Seized Oil Tankers With Iran

Military tensions are high between London and Tehran after the U.K. denied a plan to swap oil tankers with Iran. Britain recently seized Iran’s oil tanker off British territory, claiming it breached..

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Senior Iranian military adviser threatens broad response to any U.S. move

Iran maintained its defiant stance against the United States in the wake of attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure claimed by a Tehran ally, saying on Friday it would resist any U.S. plots against it..
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Iran warns against war as U.S. and Saudi weigh response to oil attack

Iran warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East following an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities which Washington and Riyadh blame on..
Reuters - Published

China hopes for 'objective' probe on Saudi attacks

China's hopes for an "objective" investigation into attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, after Saudi Arabia said the attacks were "unquestionably sponsored"..
Reuters - Published

Trump sees many options short of war with Iran after attacks on Saudis

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after U.S. ally Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling..
Reuters - Published

Iran to hold annual Gulf drills with 200 frigates, speedboats

Iran will hold its annual military parade on Sept. 22 in the Gulf with 200 frigates and speedboats, the semi-official Iran Front Page website reported on Wednesday, at a time of soaring tension between..
Reuters - Published

Iranian official says Saudi Arabia proved that "it knows nothing": Twitter

Saudi Arabia proved that "it knows nothing", an advisor to Iran's president tweeted on Wednesday, after the kingdom displayed evidence it said proved the assault on its oil sites was "unquestionably..
Reuters - Published

Trump orders more Iran curbs as Saudi readies attack evidence

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran in the latest U.S. move to pressure Tehran, which U.S. officials say probably carried out a crippling weekend..
Reuters - Published

Trump says he will 'substantially increase' Iran sanctions over attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities

Trump's administration already slapped Iran with crippling sanctions aimed at driving the country’s oil exports to zero and choking Tehran’s economy.
USATODAY.com - Published

Saudi Arabia promises concrete proof Iran behind oil attack

Saudi Arabia said it would produce evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous..
Reuters - Published

Iran tells U.S.: Response to any attack 'won't be limited to its source'

Iran's retaliation to any military attack will not be "limited to its source," Tehran said in an official note to Washington, Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday.
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Saudi Arabia promises 'material evidence' linking Iran to oil attack

Saudi Arabia said it would show evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Rouhani blames U.S., Saudi for conflict in region

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran did not want conflict in the region while Defense Minister Amir Hatami said Tehran had no involvement in the attacks on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil..
Reuters - Published

Iran said there will be no talks with the US following growing tensions. How did things get to this point?

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalated following the Trump administration’s claim that Tehran was behind attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities.
USATODAY.com - Published

Iran rules out talks as Trump blames Tehran for Saudi oil attack

Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday ruled out talks with Washington after President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for a crippling attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.
Reuters - Published

Iran's Khamenei says U.S. policy of maximum pressure will fail

Iran will never hold talks with the United States and Washington's policy of maximum pressure on Tehran will fail, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state TV.
Reuters - Published

Trump says Iran is likely behind attack on Saudi oil plant

President Trump on Monday said Iran is most likely to blame for a series of airstrikes that crippled a major Saudi Arabian oil plant over the weekend. Damage from the attacks cut Saudi Arabia's oil..
CBS News - Published

Saudi Aramco attacks: What we know so far

Attacks on two sites at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry shut down more than 5% of global supply, sent oil prices as much as 20% higher and prompted the United States to blame Iran despite..
Reuters - Published

Iran says it's ready to work for Yemen peace with U.N. and others

Iran is ready to cooperate with the United Nations and countries seeking peace and stability in Yemen and the region, an Iranian government spokesman said on Monday, after weekend attacks on Saudi oil..
Reuters - Published

Iran hardliners likely to gain from tensions over Aramco attacks

Iran distanced itself on Sunday from attacks on Saudi oil facilities but hardliners in Tehran might chalk the assaults up as a win against Washington's tougher policy toward the Islamic Republic,..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Zarif says U.S., allies are 'stuck in Yemen'

Iran's foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that the United States and its allies were "stuck in Yemen" and that blaming Tehran "won't end the disaster".
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Iran dismisses as 'pointless' U.S. claims about Aramco attacks: TV

Iran dismissed as "pointless" U.S. claims that Tehran was behind drone attacks which hit two of Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil installations on Saturday, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday.
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U.S. blames Iran for Saudi attacks, 'pretend' diplomacy

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants that have cut the kingdom's output roughly in half, as he ruled out Yemeni involvement and denounced..
Reuters - Published

European powers urge Iran to return to nuclear accord compliance

France, Britain and Germany, the European parties to Iran's nuclear accord, on Friday expressed deep concern at Tehran's violations of the 2015 deal and urged it to cooperate with the U.N. nuclear..
Reuters - Published

Australia lobbies for release of three citizens held by Iran

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said she met last week with her Iranian counterpart, seeking to secure release of three citizens held by Tehran.
Reuters - Published

U.S. and Israel consider next steps to stifle Iran nuclear program

Following the U.S. exit from the Iran nuclear deal, tensions between the two countries have escalated. New reporting sheds light on how Israel has pushed for action against Tehran's nuclear ambitions...
CBS News - Published

Iran slams Netanyahu land annexation pledge as election ploy

Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plans to annex the Jordan Valley and his frequent accusations against Tehran were ploys to win re-election,..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Rouhani tells France's Macron: no talks with U.S. while sanctions in place

Iran will not negotiate with the United States while sanctions on Tehran are still enforced by Washington, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in a phone call..
Reuters - Published

Iran denounces 'U.S.-Israeli plot' over nuclear program

Iran has denounced a "U.S.-Israeli plot" to put pressure on the U.N. nuclear watchdog, after the IAEA called in recent days for more cooperation from Tehran following what diplomats say was the..
Reuters - Published

Iran says tanker oil sold at sea, buyer sets destination

Iran's envoy to London said on Wednesday the oil cargo of tanker Adrian Darya 1 was sold at sea to a private company, denying Tehran had broken assurances it had given over the vessel, but he insisted..
Reuters - Published

Iran says U.S. should avoid 'warmongers' after Bolton departure

Iran said on Wednesday Washington should distance itself from "warmongers" after the resignation of hawkish White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, and Tehran stood by its demand that..
Reuters - Published

What John Bolton's departure means for the Iran standoff

Analysts see room for an easing of tension between Washington and Tehran, but don't expect any sudden breakthroughs
CBS News - Published

Iran says sacking of Bolton won't lead to talks with U.S.

The resignation of White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, a hawk on Iran, will not lead to talks between Washington and Tehran, Iran said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Rouhani tells U.S. to end 'maximum pressure' on Iran: TV

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urged the United States on Wednesday to end its policy of "maximum pressure" on his country, and said Tehran would cut its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal further if..
Reuters - Published

Iran says Bolton's departure will not push Tehran to talks with U.S.

Iran said on Wednesday the firing of John Bolton as U.S. national security adviser will not push Tehran to reconsider talks with the United States.
Reuters - Published

U.S. says Iran's failure to address IAEA concerns 'unacceptable'

The United States on Tuesday said it was unacceptable that Iran was not fully cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency's investigation of its nuclear program, but repeated it remained..
Reuters - Published

Iran woman banned from soccer stadium burns herself to death

Sahar Khodayari dressed as a man to try and watch her favorite team play in Tehran, but got caught. Facing prison, she set herself on fire.
CBS News - Published

Iran's Zarif rejects Netanyahu's nuclear claim, says he 'cries wolf'

Iran on Monday rejected a claim by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Tehran had been developing nuclear weapons at a secret site and said he was seeking a pretext for war.
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu: Iran had secret nuclear weapons development site in Abadeh

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran had been developing nuclear weapons at a secret site near the city of Abadeh, but that Tehran destroyed the facility after learning it..
Reuters - Published

'Time is of the essence,' U.N. nuclear chief tells Iran

The U.N. nuclear watchdog's chief impressed upon Iranian officials the importance of providing swift cooperation with his agency as it seeks information on its activities, he said on Monday, a day..
Reuters - Published

Iran upgrades nuclear infrastructure as 2015 deal collapses

Tehran makes good on threat to further breach terms of the deal as Israel claims nuclear watchdog's latest report vindicates claim of "secret atomic warehouse"
CBS News - Published

Exclusive: IAEA found uranium traces at Iran 'atomic warehouse' - diplomats

Samples taken by the U.N. nuclear watchdog at what Israel's prime minister called a "secret atomic warehouse" in Tehran showed traces of uranium that Iran has yet to explain, two diplomats who follow..
Reuters - Published

Tehran says Iranian tanker unloaded cargo on Mediterranean coast

An Iranian tanker at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers has delivered its cargo after docking somewhere on the Mediterranean coast, Iran's state news agency IRNA quoted a Foreign..
Reuters - Published

Iranian tanker reaches destination, oil sold: ministry tells TV

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman on Sunday said an Iranian oil tanker at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers had reached its destination and sold its oil, state television..
Reuters - Published

8 days in Tehran

Steve Kroft reports from Iran's capital as the prospect of a nuclear deal with world powers looms on the horizon.
CBS News - Published

Iran's nuclear chief: EU has failed to fulfill 2015 deal commitments

Iran's nuclear chief said on Sunday the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal have failed to fulfill their commitments under the pact, a day after Tehran announced further breaches of limits on its..
Reuters - Published

Iran's atomic energy spokesperson said the country is using faster centrifuges

A spokesman for Tehran's Atomic Energy Organization warned Europe that time is running out to save a 2015 nuclear deal. He also he announced Iran was using faster centrifuges. The U.S. pulled out of..
CBS News - Published

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