Tag Archives: Tehran

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

Iran commutes death sentences of six juvenile offenders

Iran has commuted death sentences against six juvenile offenders following UN criticism it was executing people who had committed crimes as children at “an unprecedented rate,” a report said Thursday. Prosecutors asked the judiciary to reconsider 10 cases, the Shahrvand

Gas line rupture in southeastern Iran kills two

A gas pipeline rupture in southeastern Iran during a pressure test killed two workers, Mehr news agency reported on Monday. The pipeline between the cities of Bazman and Zahedan in Sistan and Baluchestan province did not contain any gas, and

Iran: We will not negotiate our missiles

Iran announced on Wednesday that it will not negotiate over its controversial missiles program. Iran’s announcement came in light of International positions refusing its recent ballistic tests and demands within the US administration of President Donald Trump, to review the

Iran says will respond in kind to Trump’s ‘insulting’ ban

Iran will ban Americans from entering the country in response to President Donald Trump’s “insulting” order restricting arrivals from Iran and six other Muslim states, the foreign ministry said Saturday. “The Islamic Republic of Iran… has decided to respond in

Is Gulf reconciliation with Iran possible?

Mshari Al Thaydi

By : Mshari Al Thaydi Recent measures were taken to restore and repair the dilapidated relations between Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries, or most of them to be exact, with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The recent visit of

Kuwait: Tehran positive, willing to cooperate

“We have seen a positive attitude from the Iranian side and a willingness to cooperate,” says Kuwaiti deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah said in his first comment after his country’s outreach to the Iranian government on behalf of the GCC.

Tehran responds to letter from Netanyahu to the Iranian people

Iran’s Foreign Ministry responded to a letter from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed to the Iranian people, in which he said he “distinguishes between the Iranian regime and the people.” The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said at

Iran: Trump’s comments ‘psychologically’ influenced the nuclear deal

The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday, in its fourth report on the nuclear agreement between Tehran and the six major powers, that the comments of President-elect Donald Trump, have psychologically affected the implementation of the agreement. The Iranian Foreign

‘No sense’ in renegotiating nuclear deal: Iran president

President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday there was no chance of Iran renegotiating the nuclear deal with world powers if US President-elect Donald Trump demands it. “The nuclear deal is finished, it has been approved by the UN Security Council and

Iranian anti-aircraft forces fire shots at non-military drone

Iran’s anti-aircraft forces fired shots at a drone in central Tehran on Monday, the governor of Tehran Province was quoted as saying by Tansim news agency, but he said the unmanned aircraft was not military. “It has not been a

Iran arrests corruption fugitive, Alireza Monfared, after international manhunt

An Iranian man accused of helping to embezzle billions of dollars while the country evaded international oil sanctions has been arrested after a lengthy international manhunt, media reported Monday. Alireza Zibahalat Monfared, 43, is accused of involvement in Iran’s biggest-ever

US ‘hostility’ grows despite nuclear deal, says Iranian official

US “hostility” to Iran is growing day by day despite Tehran’s nuclear deal, a senior Iranian official said on Sunday, ahead of the first anniversary of the historic accord. “The United States has done whatever it can to slow down

Bailed murder suspect kills six in Iran rampage

A murder suspect freed on bail killed six people including a policeman and three family members in a shooting rampage Wednesday in central Iran, media reported. The 26-year-old entered two houses in Arak and shot eight people with a Kalashnikov,

Former Iranian President Rafsanjani dies

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has died in hospital on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, Iran’s ISNA and Fars news agencies reported. Rafsanjani, who was 82, served as Iran’s president twice and was a pivotal figure in the

Pollution in Tehran hits dangerous levels

Pollution in Tehran has hit a dangerous level on the Air Quality Index, with airborne particles considered “unhealthy” for the general public. Kindergartens and primary schools in the Iranian capital were ordered to stay closed Sunday, according the state run

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