Tag Archives: Tehran

Iran warns US of clashes in the Gulf

Masoud Jazayeri

Iran said it would hold the US responsible for any clashes in the Gulf. It also threatened to impose sanctions on 15 US companies for their support for Israel and its “terrorist actions.” Separately, Iran’s central bank said it would

Iran to sanction 15 US companies for Israel ties

Iran will impose sanctions on 15 US companies for their support for Israel and its “terrorist actions”, state news agency IRNA said Sunday. The decision, which is largely symbolic because the firms do not do business with Iran, comes two

US-Iranian, wife, charged over Tehran parties

A jailed US-Iranian and his wife have been formally charged with hosting parties in Tehran, while another couple were given the death penalty for running a ‘‘cult’’, the Tehran prosecutor said Monday. No names were given, but the dual national

Iran successfully tests naval missile: reports

Iran has successfully test-fired a naval missile which hit its target 250 kilometers away, local news agencies reported Thursday. “We have this week tested the Hormuz-2 missile,” the Fars and Tasnim agencies quoted the commander of the air wing of

Iran accuses US of stirring tensions in Gulf

A senior official in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday accused the United States of provoking tensions after two separate incidents in the Gulf last week. “A US Navy ship crossing the Strait of Hormuz changed its international route and

Official admits 2,100 Iran fighters killed in Iraq, Syria

More than 2,000 fighters sent from Iran have been killed in Iraq and Syria, the head of Iran’s veterans’ affairs office said Tuesday. “Some 2,100 martyrs have been martyred so far in Iraq or other places defending the holy mausoleums,”

US Navy ship changes course after Iran vessels come close

Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, forcing it to change direction, a US official told Reuters on Monday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the boats came within 600 yards of the USNS Invincible, a

Jail term of son of Iran’s dissident cleric suspended

Ayatollah Montazeri

The jailed son of Ayatollah Montazeri, one-time heir to Iran’s former supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini, has been granted a conditional release, a news agency linked to the judiciary said Saturday. The Saturday report said the six-year prison term of Ahmad

Iran’s Russian-made S-300 air defense system ‘operational’

Iran’s advanced S-300 air defence system, delivered by Russia following a July 2015 nuclear deal after years of delay, is now operational, state television reported on Saturday. Iran had been trying to acquire the system for years to ward off

Iran tests new versions of the Nasir, Dehlaviyeh missiles in naval exercises

Iran’s navy has test-fired the latest versions of the Nasir and Dehlaviyeh missiles during military exercises in the Gulf, local media reported on Monday. “The latest naval cruise missile called Nasir was test-fired during Velayat 95 naval manoeuvres in the

Iran begins navy drill off Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s navy has begun an annual drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. Iranian state television quoted navy chief Adm. Habibollah Sayyari on Sunday as saying the maneuver

Rowhani: Increasing of military power will not guarantee Iran’s security

Iranian president Hassan Rowhani warned during a conference with the Iranian interior ministry that increasing military power will not guarantee the country’s security. He also said that loss of confidence in Iranian society would mean loss of security, reported Iranian

Iran requests 950 tons of uranium from Kazakhstan

Iran’s nuclear chief said on Saturday that the country had requested to buy 950 tons of uranium concentrate from Kazakhstan over the next three years to help develop its civil reactor program.| The request has been made to the body

Khamenei threatens Palestinians: ‘Continue the resistance’

The supreme leader of Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged the Palestinians to “continue the resistance” on the ground and “breakaway from the consequences of the Oslo Accords.” He also encouraged Palestinians to manage what he described as “internal

Iran, N. Korea officials: Let’s strengthen relationship

Ali Larijani

Officials from both countries say Iran and North Korea want to strengthen relations. A Sunday report by ICANA.ir, the news agency of Iran’s Parliament, quotes parliament speaker Ali Larijani as saying: “We have always been after stability of relations with

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test. “The maneuvers called ‘Grand Prophet 11’ will start Monday and last

Tehran claims holding eight foreigners planning attacks

Iranian security forces have arrested eight Sunnis suspected of planning attacks to disrupt celebrations for Iran’s revolution in the past week, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Saturday. Alavi said the eight were “Takfiri” foreigners, some of whom were linked

Rowhani warns those using ‘threats’

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani warned Friday that those using “threatening language” against Tehran would regret it as the regime faces increasingly hawkish rhetoric from the new US administration. Rowhani was speaking at a march attended by hundreds of thousands of

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