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Iraq army chief on Iran visit seeks stronger ties

TEHRAN — Iraq’s top general made an official visit to Iran on Sunday and called for the boosting of ties between Tehran and Baghdad, which fought a 1980-1988 war, an military website quoted him as saying. The armed forces chief of staff, General Babak Zebari, made the remarks during a…

Iran celebrates 1979 U.S. embassy seizure

Thousands of Iranians chanting “Death to America” marked the anniversary on Friday of the 1979 seizure of the US embassy amid references to recent US allegations of an Iranian assassination plot. The annual celebration in front of what Iranians call “the den of spies” was also used this year as…