• politics August 5, 2021 4:30 pm

    Iran's Hardline Cleric Ebrahim Raisi Sworn in as President Amid Slew of Tensions

    Raisi’s swearing in follows drone strikes on a tanker in the Gulf that have been blamed on Iran, and a threat of attack from Israel.

  • elections June 18, 2021 2:54 pm

    No Matter Who Wins Iran's Election, ‘the Iranian People Will Certainly Lose,' Expert Says

    Iran has only one important voter in Friday’s election — Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Behnam Ben Taleblu of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

  • politics February 19, 2021 8:00 am

    Biden's Return to the Iran Nuclear Deal Is Getting Harder by the Day as Tehran's Deadline Approaches

    Iran has set a deadline of Feb. 21, vowing that if oil and banking sanctions are not lifted, it will expel the U.N.’s nuclear inspectors from the country.

  • Iran January 22, 2021 8:53 pm

    Twitter Bans Suspect Iran Account After Post Threatens Trump

    Twitter says it’s permanently banned an account that some in Iran believe is linked to the office of the country’s supreme leader, after a posting that seemed to threaten former President Donald Trump

  • Donald Trump November 18, 2019 12:34 am

    Iran's Top Leader Warns ‘Thugs' as Protests Reach 100 Cities

    Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a potential crackdown loomed. The government shut down internet access across the nation of 80 million people to staunch demonstrations that took place in a reported 100...

  • Donald Trump November 1, 2019 5:27 am

    Frozen in Time, US Embassy a Monument to Iran Hostage Crisis

    The U.S. Embassy in Tehran remains frozen in 1979 as the 40th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis approaches, a time capsule of revolutionary graffiti, Underwood typewriters and rotary telephones. The diplomatic compound was overrun by students angered when Washington allowed ousted Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi into the U.S. for medical treatment. What initially began as a sit-in devolved into...

  • Donald Trump September 17, 2019 1:22 pm

    Iran's Supreme Leader: No Talks With the US at Any Level

    Iran’s supreme leader announced on Tuesday that “there will be no talks with the U.S. at any level” — remarks apparently meant to end all speculation about a possible U.S.-Iran meeting between the two countries’ presidents at the U.N. later this month. Iranian state TV quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying this is the position of the entire leadership of...

  • Donald Trump September 7, 2019 9:37 pm

    Iran Uses Advanced Centrifuges, Threatens Higher Enrichment

    Iran on Saturday said it now uses arrays of advanced centrifuges prohibited by its 2015 nuclear deal and can enrich uranium “much more beyond” current levels to weapons-grade material, taking a third step away from the accord while warning Europe has little time to offer it new terms. While insisting Iran doesn’t seek a nuclear weapon, the comments by Behrouz...

  • Donald Trump September 3, 2019 11:54 am

    Iran Oil Tanker Pursued by US Turns Off Tracker Near Syria

    An Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. turned off its tracking beacon, leading to renewed speculation on Tuesday that it will head to Syria. The disappearance of the Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, follows a pattern of Iranian oil tankers turning off their Automatic Identification System to try and mask where they deliver their cargo...

  • Donald Trump August 2, 2019 2:28 am

    Iran President: US Sanctions on Foreign Minister ‘Childish'

    Iran’s president lambasted new U.S. sanctions by the Trump administration targeting the country’s foreign minister, describing the move on Thursday as “childish” and a barrier to diplomacy. Hassan Rouhani’s remarks came after the Trump administration announced Wednesday it had imposed financial sanctions on Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as part of its escalating campaign of pressure against the Islamic Republic....

  • Donald Trump July 9, 2019 2:44 am

    Iran Breaches Key Uranium Enrichment Limit in Nuclear Deal

    Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5%, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to help it bypass U.S. sanctions amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington. The acknowledgement by the spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to The Associated Press shows that...

  • Donald Trump July 6, 2019 9:09 pm

    Top Official Says Iran Ready for Higher Uranium Enrichment

    A top aide to Iran’s supreme leader says the Islamic Republic is ready to enrich uranium beyond the level set by Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal, just ahead of a deadline it set Sunday for Europe to offer new terms to the accord. A video message by Ali Akbar Velayati included him saying that “Americans directly and Europeans indirectly violated the...

  • Donald Trump July 7, 2019 12:09 am

    Top Official Says Iran Ready for Higher Uranium Enrichment

    A top aide to Iran’s supreme leader says the Islamic Republic is ready to enrich uranium beyond the level set by Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal, just ahead of a deadline it set Sunday for Europe to offer new terms to the accord. A video message by Ali Akbar Velayati included him saying that “Americans directly and Europeans indirectly violated the...

  • Donald Trump July 4, 2019 7:34 pm

    Gibraltar Detains Syria-Bound Super Tanker With Iranian Oil

    Authorities in Gibraltar said they intercepted Thursday an Iranian supertanker believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran’s crude oil to war-ravaged Syria. A senior Spanish official said the operation was requested by the United States. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency described the incident as “an illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker.” Gibraltar port...

  • Associated Press June 24, 2019 8:17 pm

    Trump Signs ‘Hard-Hiting' Sanctions on Iran

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday imposing “hard-hitting” financial sanctions on Iran and the country’s supreme leader.

  • Associated Press June 16, 2019 2:01 pm

    Crew Members of Targeted Norwegian-Owned Tanker Now in Dubai

    Crew members of the Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman landed Saturday in Dubai after two days in Iran. Associated Press journalists saw the crew members of the MT Front Altair after their Iran Air flight from Bandar Abbas, Iran, landed in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The Front Altair caught fire after the...

  • Donald Trump June 16, 2019 7:54 am

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    In President Donald Trump’s reckoning, an Iran tamed by him no longer cries “death to America,” the border wall with Mexico is proceeding apace, the estate tax has been lifted off the backs of farmers, the remains of U.S. soldiers from North Korea are coming home and China is opening its wallet to the U.S. treasury for the first time...

  • Donald Trump June 16, 2019 7:54 am

    Fact Check: Trump's Misfires on Iran, Trade and That Wall

    In President Donald Trump’s reckoning, an Iran tamed by him no longer cries “death to America,” the border wall with Mexico is proceeding apace, the estate tax has been lifted off the backs of farmers, the remains of U.S. soldiers from North Korea are coming home and China is opening its wallet to the U.S. treasury for the first time...

  • Associated Press June 16, 2019 5:01 pm

    Crew Members of Targeted Norwegian-Owned Tanker Now in Dubai

    Crew members of the Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman landed Saturday in Dubai after two days in Iran. Associated Press journalists saw the crew members of the MT Front Altair after their Iran Air flight from Bandar Abbas, Iran, landed in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The Front Altair caught fire after the...

  • Associated Press June 15, 2019 6:03 am

    Trump Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks But Calls for Talks

    President Donald Trump on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area. A day after explosions blew holes in two oil tankers...

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