Iran threatens European troops, as FM Zarif admits officials lied about plane

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a meeting in Tehran, Iran, January 14, 2020. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a meeting in Tehran, Iran, January 14, 2020. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Rouhani says soldiers could be in danger after triggering of nuclear accord’s dispute mechanism; Zarif says Iranians were lied to about Ukrainian airliner shootdown

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Video: Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown

In this photograph taken Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, Iranian police officers take position while protesters gather in front of Amir Kabir University in Tehran, Iran, to remember victims of a Ukrainian airplane shot down by an Iranian missile. On Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, online videos purported to show that Iranian security forces fired both live ammunition and tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the Islamic Republic’s initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. (AP Photo)

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Iran won’t hand over black boxes from Ukraine airliner that crashed, killing 176

Rescue teams work amid debris after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran early in the morning on January 8, 2020, killing everyone on board. (AFP)

Rescue teams work amid debris after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran early in the morning on January 8, 2020, killing everyone on board. (AFP)

Amid speculation that accident was linked to missile barrage, Tehran officials insist engine trouble was the cause, but Boeing says 737 was in good condition with experienced crew

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Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

FILE – In this Dec. 26, 2018, file photo, members of the military wait outside facilities where President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are visiting at Ain al-Asad air base, Iraq. Iran said Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, it has launched “tens” of surface-to-surface missiles at Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base housing U.S. troops over America’s killing of a top Iranian general. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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‘A more dangerous world’: US killing triggers global alarm

FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force, attends an annual rally commemorating the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, in Tehran, Iran. The U.S. airstrike that killed a prominent Iranian general in Baghdad raises tensions even higher between Tehran and Washington after months of trading attacks and threats across the wider Middle East. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

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Amnesty: At least 106 killed as Iran forces get ‘green light to crush’ protests

Iranian protesters gather around a burning motorcycle during a demonstration against an increase in gasoline prices in the central city of Isfahan, on November 16, 2019. – One person was killed and others injured in protests across Iran, hours after a surprise decision to increase petrol prices by 50 percent for the first 60 litres and 300 percent for anything above that each month, and impose rationing. Authorities said the move was aimed at helping needy citizens, and expected to generate 300 trillion rials ($2.55 billion) per annum. (Photo by – / AFP)

Rights group warns real death toll could be closer to 200 with video showing snipers firing into crowds; UN urges Tehran to stop using live ammunition against demonstrators

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All air defense systems on alert amid Iran attack fears — general

A test of the David's Sling missile defense system. (Defense Ministry)

A test of the David’s Sling missile defense system. (Defense Ministry)

Air Force chief says challenge of intercepting missiles becoming more complicated, days after Netanyahu accused Iran of seeking to target Israel with cruise missiles from Yemen

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Iran unveils kit to convert artillery rockets into guided missiles

Image of the new Iranian Labeik guidance system upgrade system. (YouTube screen-grab)

Image of the new Iranian Labeik guidance system upgrade system. (YouTube screen-grab)

New weapon system a sign of increasing Iranian ‘self-confidence’ in its design prowess, says Israeli missile defense pioneer

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Iran diplomat warns of ‘all-out war’ if hit for Saudi attack

FILE – In this Aug. 29, 2019 file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a forum titled “Common Security in the Islamic World” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In an interview published by CNN Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, Zarif warned that any U.S. or Saudi military strike on Iran will result in “all-out war.” It comes after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called an attack on Saudi oil installations an “act of war.” (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

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Iran seizes new boat near Strait of Hormuz as tensions spiral

In this file photo taken on April 30, 2019, Iranian military personnel ride in a patrol boat as they take part in the 'National Persian Gulf Day' in the Strait of Hormuz (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

In this file photo taken on April 30, 2019, Iranian military personnel ride in a patrol boat as they take part in the ‘National Persian Gulf Day’ in the Strait of Hormuz (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Officials say vessel, reportedly UAE-flagged, was being used to smuggle fuel; 11 crew members arrested

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