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Iran awards medals to its nuclear negotiating team


Iran's defence minister Hossein Dehghan (left), foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (second from right) and Ali Akbar Salehi (right), the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, pose for pictures after receiving medals from President Hassan Rouhani (second from left) in Tehran on Monday. — AFP

How Iran kept flying under sanctions

French President Francois Hollande shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.	 — AP

In December 2012, aircraft trader James Kim received a letter from a company based in Cyprus offering to buy four jetliners. It was brief and to the point.

Khomeini’s grandson excluded from polls

Iran has excluded Hassan Khomeini, grandson of the founder of the Islamic republic and a cleric with ties to reformist politicians, from contesting elections to the country’s powerful Assembly of Expe

Iran, China aim at business ties worth $600 billion


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony in Tehran on Saturday. — AFP

Hassan Rouhani enters Iran elections row

Hassan Rouhani

Iran’s President entered a row over thousands of disqualified election candidates on Thursday, taking a barely veiled swipe at a powerful committee that chooses who can run for Parliament.

Iran's Prez Hassan Rouhani seeks more free and fair election

 Hassan Rouhani has vowed to use all his constitutional powers to reinstate those barred. (Photo: AFP)

Iran's President Rouhani said that 'the Parliament is the house of the people, not a particular faction.'

US 'stuck to its guns' on Iran prisoner swap: detainee's brother

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The prisoner swap followed the lifting of most international sanctions against Iran under a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program.

Iran nuclear sanctions will be lifted today, says Foreign Minister

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (Photo:A FP)

UN nuclear watchdog would say Iran had complied with last July's landmark agreement with world powers on Tehran's atomic programme.

Iran foreign minister departs for Vienna nuclear compliance talks: reports

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He is expected to announce that Iran has fulfilled its side of the deal to put an atomic bomb beyond its reach.

Iran releases US sailors seized in Gulf

A handout picture released on Wednesday shows US sailors under detention on Farsi Island by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.- AFP

Nuke deal implementation by Sunday; Kerry thanks Tehran for resolving dispute ‘peacefully’

Air power is the most capital-intensive means of war. A modern fighter jet now could cost several hundred crores and the prices seem to be rising exponentially.

I returned to India in August 1946 after serving in Burma and Indonesia during the Second World War.