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Henry Kissinger has warned that destroying Isis could lead to an “Iranian radical empire”.  The former diplomat has suggested that once Isis is defeated, if Iran occupies the free territory, the result could lead to the emergence of a new empire.  The 94-year-old, who was the Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon, also spoke about the complications of taking sides in Middle Eastern con

Rouhani gets Iranian supreme leader's nod as second-term president, faces risks

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Hassan Rouhani won the endorsement of Iran's supreme leader for his second term of president on Thursday after an easy election win, pledging to open Iran to foreign trade and investment but facing internal hardline resistance and renewed U.S. antagonism...
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Tillerson says he and Trump disagree over Iran nuclear deal

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged on Tuesday that he and President Donald Trump disagree over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and said the two men discuss how to use the international agreement to advance administration policies...
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Iranian pilgrims return to haj in Saudi Arabia after boycott last year

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Nearly 90,000 Iranians are expected to attend the haj in Mecca this year, and were due to start arriving on Sunday, after Tehran boycotted the pilgrimage last year amid tensions with Saudi Arabia...
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Iran accuses United States of breaching nuclear deal

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Iran believes new sanctions that the United States has imposed on it breach the nuclear deal it agreed in 2015 and has complained to a body that oversees the pact's implementation, a senior politician said on Tuesday...
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Turkey hosts meeting of pan-Islamic group over Jerusalem tensions

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Turkey on Tuesday hosted a meeting of the main grouping of the world's Muslim nations to discuss the crisis that erupted last month when Israel imposed security measures at a key holy site in Jerusalem...
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Western nations decry Iran space launch; US levies sanctions

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The United States punished Iran on Friday for launching a satellite-carrying rocket into space by hitting six Iranian entities with sanctions targeting the country's ballistic missiles program...
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U.S. should move bases away if it pursues sanctions -Iran guards

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The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday Washington should move its bases and avoid "miscalculations" over new sanctions against Tehran, Iranian agencies reported...
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