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Category Archives: Iran

UAE soldier ‘dies after confrontation with Iranian ship’

A UAE source has confirmed that an Emirati soldier was killed after an Iranian boat entered Emirati territory. A statement released by the UAE’s official news agency

Iranian court rejects final appeal of jailed British-Iranian charity worker

Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld a five-year jail sentence for a British-Iranian charity worker who was convicted on unspecified charges relating to national security, her husband said

Iran violating nuke deal with secret bomb trigger research, says opposition

Despite a landmark international deal to halt its nuclear program, Iran is allegedly “cheating” by conducting research into nuclear weaponry. An Iranian opposition group based in Washington

Saudi Arabia: Iran wants to replicate Hezbollah model wherever possible

Abdullah al-Maalami the Saudi Permanent Representative in the United Nations, said that Iran supports sectarian militias and tries to replicate the Hezbollah model wherever it gets an

Trump: Iran not ‘living up to spirit’ of nuclear deal

Iran is “not living up to the spirit” of the nuclear deal struck with world powers in 2015, US President Donald Trump said Thursday, warning America would

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad barred from Iran election by Guardian Council

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Former Iran leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been disqualified from running in the next presidential election, state media reported. Current Iranian President Hassan Rowhani was among the six

Tillerson: Iran supports Houthis and threatens naval navigation in the Gulf

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a press conference in Washington on Wednesday that Iran continues to support the Houthi militia in Yemen and threatens

US says Iran complies with nuke deal, but orders review on lifting sanctions

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it was launching an inter-agency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran was in the United States’ national security

Iran boosts gas production from underwater field

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated five new phases of the South Pars gas field on Sunday, the result of some $20 billion in investment, local media reported.

Iranian official admits Tehran bid to supply missiles to Houthis

Iranian cleric Mehdi Taeb, who also heads the Ammar Strategic Foundation, admitted that Tehran supplies the Houthis in Yemen with weapons. In a video which activists circulated

At least 25 dead, several missing in Iran flash floods

At least 25 people were killed and 16 declared missing as flash floods hit northwestern Iran, state media reported on Saturday. “Twenty-five people have been killed in

Iranian President Rouhani registers to run in May for second term

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist who engineered the country’s landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, registered on Friday to run for a second four-year term

Ebrahim Raisi: hard-line challenger in Iran

Ebrahim Raisi

Ebrahim Raisi is a hard-line judge who spent years in powerful backroom positions before emerging as a leading challenger for Iran’s presidential election next month. Born into

US sanctions Iran military chief’s brother over prison abuses

The United States on Thursday added the brother of Iran’s most high-profile military chief Qassem Soleimani to its sanctions list, accusing him of overseeing torture and other

EU Extends Sanctions On Iran For Another Year, Cites Human Rights

The European Council on Tuesday extended until April 13, 2018 its restrictive measures responding to serious human rights violations in Iran. These measures consist of: a travel

Ex-Iranian President Ahmadinejad submits name for presidential election

Ex-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad submitted his name on Wednesday for registration as a candidate in Iran’s presidential election in May, state media reported. The move by the

Yemeni president says Houthis have ‘sold themselves’ to Iran

Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi said militias behind the coup in Yemen have “sold themselves to the Iranian project which wants to control Yemen and target

Iran’s long-exiled prince wants a revolution in age of Trump

Reza Pahlavi

Reza Pahlavi, Iran’s exiled crown prince, wants a revolution. Pahlavi, the son of the last shah to rule before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, has seen his profile

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