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    Biden taps William Burns as CIA chief

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:01am on January 12, 2021

    US president-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced William Burns as his pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, tapping a retired veteran diplomat who helped...

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    Iran in no rush to see US return to nuclear deal

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:00pm on January 08, 2021

    Iran is in no hurry to see the US return to a 2015 nuclear deal with major powers after Joe Biden takes office this month,...

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    Iran steps up uranium enrichment amid US tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:26pm on January 05, 2021

    Iran confirmed Tuesday it is now enriching uranium to 20 per cent purity, well beyond the threshold set by its 2015 nuclear deal with major...

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    South Korean destroyer arrives in waters near Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:25pm on January 05, 2021

    South Korea will send a delegation to Iran to negotiate the release of a seized oil tanker and its crew, Seoul said Tuesday, as an...

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    Uranium enrichment process started in Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:05pm on January 04, 2021

    Iran has started the process to enrich uranium to 20 per cent purity at its Fordow facility, state media reported Monday, going well beyond the...

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    US aircraft carrier to stay in Gulf: Pentagon

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 10:57am on January 04, 2021

    The US reversed a decision to bring an aircraft carrier home from the Gulf Sunday, with the Pentagon saying that due to ‘recent threats’ by...

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    Iraqis mourn, condemn American occupiers

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:42pm on January 03, 2021

    Thousands of Iraqi mourners Sunday condemned the ‘American occupiers’, one year after a US drone strike killed Iran’s revered commander Qasem Soleimani and his Iraqi...

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    Iran Guards vow response to ‘any action’ amid US tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:33pm on January 02, 2021

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards chief Hossein Salami vowed Saturday to respond to any ‘action the enemy takes,’ in a visit to a strategic Gulf island, amid...

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    Iran’s influential religious leader cleric Mesbah-Yazdi dies

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:35am on January 02, 2021

    Influential Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi, an ultraconservative figure close to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, died in Tehran on Friday, state news agency...

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    Soleimani killers not safe on Earth: Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 04:57pm on January 01, 2021

    Iran’s judiciary chief warned Friday that Qasem Soleimani’s killers will ‘not be safe on Earth’, as the Islamic republic began marking the first anniversary of...