Iran's Rouhani to Trump: 'Not the time to build walls'

Jan 28, 2017

Iran's Rouhani to Trump: 'Not the time to build walls'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Saturday, saying now was "not the time to build walls between nations." "They have forgotten that the Berlin Wall collapsed many years ago. Even if there are walls between nations, they must be removed," ...

Tehran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops Iran sanctions renewal

Dec 4, 2016

Tehran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops Iran sanctions renewal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday demanded that U.S. President Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by Congress, saying Tehran will otherwise "firmly respond." In a speech to parliament, Rouhani denounced legislation passed by Congress to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for ...

Sep 15, 2016

Shinoyama sparks Japan past Qatar at FIBA Asia Challenge

Point guard Ryusei Shinoyama scored 16 points to lead Japan to its third win of the FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran on Wednesday, beating Qatar 79-65 and in the process setting up a quarterfinal clash with Jordan. Shinoyama, 28, had his second standout performance of ...

Sep 9, 2016

South Korea tops Japan in FIBA Asia Challenge opener

Despite getting a 29-point performance from Makoto Hiejima, Japan was unable to beat South Korea in its FIBA Asia Challenge tournament Group D opener, losing 80-73 in Tehran on Friday. With a number of new faces wearing the Japanese colors in the 12-team tournament, including ...

May 28, 2016

Hajj row escalates as Iran and Saudi Arabia miss new deal

An Iranian delegation has left Saudi Arabia without an agreement for its citizens to attend the Muslim hajj pilgrimage this year, Saudi media have reported, a second failure by the rival Middle East powers to strike a deal. Relations between the two countries plummeted after ...