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TEHRAN, Iran | Iran’s supreme leader says any talks with US can only ‘harm’

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader said Wednesday that any negotiations with the U.S. would “bring nothing but material and spiritual harm” in remarks before an American-led meeting on the Mideast in Warsaw. The comments from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were part of a seven-page statement read word-for-word on Iranian state television and heavily promoted … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran’s supreme leader says any talks with US can only ‘harm’

TEHRAN, Iran | Report: High-ranking Iranian cleric dies at 70

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state TV is reporting that Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, head of the Expediency Council advisory body to the country’s Supreme Leader, has died at the age of 70. The Monday report said Shahroudi was long sick and hospitalized in north Tehran. Reportedly, he was suffering from gastrointestinal cancer. Shahroudi, a relatively … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Report: High-ranking Iranian cleric dies at 70

PYONGYANG, North Korea | After summit, North Korea shows Trump in striking new light

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Koreans are getting a new look at President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It’s a far cry from the “dotard” label their government slapped on him last year. Previously, even on … Continue reading PYONGYANG, North Korea | After summit, North Korea shows Trump in striking new light

PYONGYANG, North Korea | After summit, North Korea shows Trump in new light

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Koreans are getting a new look at U.S. President Donald Trump now that his summit with leader Kim Jong Un is over and it’s a far cry from the “dotard” label their government slapped on him last year. Previously, even on a good day, the best he might get was … Continue reading PYONGYANG, North Korea | After summit, North Korea shows Trump in new light

TEHRAN, Iran  | Report: Students harshly criticize Iran to supreme leader

TEHRAN, Iran  — Iranian university students in a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offered harsh criticism of the country’s direction, local media reported Tuesday, an unusually frank discussion showing the concerns many feel over the Trump administration’s pullout from the nuclear deal with Tehran and Iran’s battered economy. One student in particular offered … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran  | Report: Students harshly criticize Iran to supreme leader

Iran hard-liners rally as new protests challenge government

TEHRAN, Iran/December 30, 2017  (AP)(STL.News) —By Iranian hard-liners rallied Saturday to support the country’s supreme leader and clerically overseen government as spontaneous protests sparked by anger over the country’s ailing economy roiled major cities in the Islamic Republic. The demonstrations, commemorating a mass 2009 pro-government rally challenging those who rejected the re-election of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad … Continue reading Iran hard-liners rally as new protests challenge government