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MOSCOW • Russian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers yesterday talked up their successes in brokering a political solution to the Syrian conflict at a meeting in Moscow. The three nations have been attempting to resolve the Syrian conflict at talks that started last year in Astana, Kazakhstan, ...
MARTIN: So I'd like to start with the Iran nuclear deal, which the Europeans want to keep in place and which President Trump wants to renegotiate. President Macron made a plea before a joint session of Congress for the U.S. to abide by the deal. But then just yesterday, the U.S. secretary of state, Pompeo, ...

One of the biggest issues is the likelihood of the United States pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. President Donald Trump has until May 12 to decide whether to bring back sanctions that were eased in exchange for curbs on Tehran's nuclear programme. That could keep Iranian exports of around two ...
Indeed, expectations that President Donald Trump in May will pull the U.S. out of the international agreement designed to curb Iran's nuclear program, effectively reimposing sanctions on one of the world's largest crude exporters helped send oil futures to more-than-three-year highs this month. On Friday ...
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened Iran during an interview with a Saudi website and asserted that if the Islamic regime attacks Tel Aviv, Israel "will strike Tehran and destroy every Iranian military site that threatens Israel in Syria, whatever the price." To really understand Israel and the Middle ...
The academic and anti-war activist Abbas Edalat, who is based in London, travelled to Iran from his home in England at an unknown date to attend an academic workshop, according to the Centre for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). He is a professor of computer science and mathematics at the Imperial ...

Israel was instead going after a very different enemy: Iran. And the dead troops weren't Syrian; they were Iranian. It was far from the first time Israel has hit Iran and its various allied groups in Syria. Iran has alarmed Israeli and American officials by steadily expanding its military presence across Israel's ...
In the past five years, most Middle Eastern countries have been directly or indirectly involved in armed conflicts. About 32 percent of documented weapon imports worldwide are to this region. Saudi Arabia has a significant budget for military spending, and although Iran's is harder to determine, according to ...
A mummy discovered near the Iranian capital "most probably" belongs to the father of the last Shah of Iran, his family has said. The mummified remains were found on Monday during construction at a shrine in Shahr-e Ray, south of Tehran. Images and news reports shared online fuelled speculation that the body belonged ...
Mr Trump has threatened to quit the Iran deal on May 12th, and may still do so. Yet, for the first time, the American president hinted this week that he might be interested in a European idea, promoted by the French president, of brokering an add-on deal to cover wider American concerns about Iran.
Iran has ordered network providers to stop hosting the popular social messaging app Telegram, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported Thursday. The report comes after the head of the parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi last month said Iran would ...
Macron: We want to fix situation with Iran. 4 Hours Ago. During a state visit by French President Emmanuel Macron, President Donald Trump and President Macron answer questions from the press at the White House. Watch CNBC Live TV ...
The headlines from the Syrian civil war and the fight against Islamic State have obscured the harsh truth that Iran, animated by its own version of radical Islam, has explicitly sought Israel's destruction since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. It has backed up its religious fervour with a pragmatic and deadly ...
Oil prices hit $75 on Tuesday, the highest level in nearly three and a half years, as fears mounted over the prospect of new US sanctions on Iran. Brent crude jumped for the sixth day, trading as high as $75.47 before later falling back under the $75 mark. The US will decide by 12 May whether to abandon a ...
Iran has threatened to withdraw from the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in the clearest indication of how it will react should Donald Trump pull the US out of the 2015 nuclear deal. Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran's supreme national security council, said Tehran could leave the NPT ...
He died in 1944 while living in exile in South Africa following the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran during the second world war. His body was sent to Egypt, where it was mummified, before being taken to Tehran and laid at the mausoleum. His son, Mohammad Reza Shah, succeeded him in 1941 and held the ...
Since the beginning of the year, Iran has witnessed persistent protests. In January, massive demonstrations against the government spread to more than 80 cities in 29 provinces in which at least in 21 people were killed. In early February, dozens of women were arrested for taking off their head scarves and ...

Before Iran's 1979 revolution, both were considered vital allies of the United States. Afterward, Iran turned against the United States. The Saudi-U.S. relationship, while deeply complex, remained close. "I think Saudi Arabia has been obsessed with Iran for the past 40 years," Zarif said in our conversation.
Iran's top military official tells navy chiefs from the Indian Ocean's littoral states that the US has spawned crisis across a large expanse of Western Asia by acting as a patron to the Takfiri terror group of Daesh. Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri made the remarks at ...
From these bases, Iran has been operating drones over Israeli airspace. It has dozens, perhaps hundreds, of its Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps troops operating from those bases. On at least four occasions — from February 10 to April 17 — Israel has attacked those bases. Israel's April 9 strike on the ...
Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) navy chief has warned the US against underestimating his country's naval capabilities, according to the official FARS news agency (FNA). Navy Chief–in-Command Rear-Admiral Ali Fadawi said on Sunday the US had little information about Tehran's amphibious ...
Zarif, speaking to reporters at the residence of Iran's ambassador to the United Nations in New York on Saturday, accused the U.S. of not being in compliance with the terms of the nuclear agreement, which was reached with other world powers including France and Germany and involves limiting Iran's ...
The relationship between the U.S. and Iran is notoriously “fraught,” according to Oliver, who recapped its most salient historical points. When the world learned that Iran was developing nuclear weapons, the country was slapped with “crippling sanctions” to convince them to stop the program. To lift the ...
An Iranian newspaper says the country's Central Bank has officially banned the use of cryptocurrencies in financial transactions in order to "prevent crimes such as money laundering and terrorism." The move is seen as part of Tehran's efforts to control the currency market after the rial hit an all-time low ...
The relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran has oscillated between indifference, hostility, rapprochement and tension over the decades. Prince Mohammad appears determined to intensify the rivalry with Iran as he continues to raise Riyadh's concerns over Iranian expansion in the Arab world and ...
In an abrupt move, Iran moved to unify its dual exchange rates — one official and the other the free market rate — on April 11 to prevent further depreciation of the rial, re-establish the currency's stability and empower banks. Why at that time, and how successful will the move be? The short answer seems to ...
In an interview to air Sunday on "Face the Nation," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the country is ready to restart its controversial nuclear program if the Trump administration resumes sanctions. "We have put a number of options for ourselves, and those options are ready," Zarif told ...
Russia and Iran have launched an oil-for-goods exchange program seeking to eliminate bilateral payments in U.S. dollars and plan to keep it going for five years, RT reports citing Energy Minister Alexander Novak, who added that the first Iranian cargo of crude oil had been received by Russia. The idea ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is lashing out at China, Iran, Russia and North Korea for being "forces of instability" because of human rights abuses of their own citizens and others. In its annual global human rights reports released on Friday, the State Department singled out the four ...
Ebtekar later tweeted that Iran's Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli had ordered a "comprehensive review" and a report on the findings by Saturday. It is unclear at this time what happened to the victim. The video appears to show her distressed but with no obvious injuries and still conscious.
by International Crisis Group. Editor's Note: What follows is the executive summary of a recent report from the International Crisis Group, “Iran's Priorities in a Turbulent Middle East,” which tries to analyze Iran's activities in the Middle East from Iran's perspective. As the ICG notes in the introduction to the ...
When Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons to kill thousands of Iranians during the war from 1980 to 1988, not only did the US look the other way, but also "aided and abetted" Iraq in committing "war crimes", Reza Nasri, an Iran-born international law expert at the Graduate Institute of International and ...
Within hours of the video going viral, Iran's minister of interior, Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazil, ordered an inquiry, according to an official statement that called the incident “an unusual treatment of a woman at the hands of the morality police”. The statement insinuated that the young woman had provoked the ...
Hundreds of farmers demonstrated in the Iranian city of Isfahan for a second day in a protest against what they say is government mismanagement of water resources. Amateur video shared on social media and labeled as shot on April 11 showed crowds in the streets and large numbers of riot police.
On April 4, the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met in Ankara to hold a trilateral summit within the framework of the Astana process to discuss the latest developments in Syria. It was the second round of high-level talks between the three heads of government after their first meeting in Russia's Black ...
But Mr. Trump's pick of targets is complicated by the presence of Russian troops and Iranian militias, who are supporting Mr. Assad's forces in Syria's seven-year civil war. Where America, Russia and Iran Have Military Positions in Syria. TURKEY. American-led coalition. Afrin. Hasaka. Manbij. KURDISH.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin signaled on Wednesday the U.S. may impose “very strong” sanctions on Iran as President Donald Trump seeks to renegotiate a multinational accord that curbs the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. Mnuchin, testifying before a House appropriations subcommittee, said ...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran not to test Israel and compared Tehran to Nazi Germany on the day Israel commemorates the murder of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust. "I have a message to the Iranian rulers: Do not test the determination of the state of Israel," Netanyahu said on April ...
Executions and death sentences continued to drop globally in 2017 after hitting record-high levels in previous years, with Iran and Pakistan remaining among the world's top five executioners, Amnesty International said on April 12. The London-based human rights watchdog said in its latest report – Death ...
"Saudi Arabia-Iran tensions appear to be intensifying. While this provides a geopolitical premium in oil for now, it could develop cracks in OPEC's unity, which could end the pact prematurely," Nitesh Shah, commodities strategist at ETF Securities, said in a research note Tuesday. Saudi Arabia and Russia ...
“The government of Iran is persecuting Baha'is and trying to keep them under control,” says Dr. Fariba Hickinson, an optometrist at Henry Ford OptimEyes in Milford. “One of the best ways to keep someone under control is taking away their education so people don't know what's going on in the world.”.
Two years ago today, dual-national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested by the authorities in Iran. Nazanin was then jailed for five-years accused of spying and trying to overthrow the Iranian regime – something she has always denied. Despite a high profile campaign and appeals to the Foreign ...
Iran is a decades-old enemy and fiery rhetoric has increased between Tehran and the United States since Donald Trump became president. Turkey is a NATO ally with currently tense relations with Washington, particularly over U.S. support of Kurdish militias fighting in Syria. And Russia views the United ...
By choosing Mike Pompeo as his new Secretary of State and John Bolton as National Security Adviser, US President Donald Trump has formed a hawkish anti-Iran team, indicating that he is planning to bypass diplomacy, scrap the Iran nuclear deal and possibly resort to regime change or military action.
The leaders of the three countries will meet in Ankara for talks on a new constitution for Syria and increasing security in "de-escalation" zones across the country, Turkish officials say. The Syria summit brings together two powers which have been President Bashar al-Assad's most forceful supporters, Iran ...
Iranian President Hassan Rohani attacked the United States and Israel for their roles in Syria before he boarded a plane for Turkey where he was scheduled to meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin. "The Americans are against the Syrian government ...
MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. The United States is trying to drive a wedge between Islamic countries, because the common security system in the Middle Eastern and Central Asian regions runs counter to its policy interests, Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said at the 7th Moscow International Security ...
Senior figures in Iran's government are reportedly debating a possible move to ban Telegram's messaging app, in part over fears its new token could undermine the national currency. Telegram is widely used in Iran and is already frowned upon by some government members for its claimed role in the ...
As Passover and Easter are now over, we are reminded that the survival of Western religions is tied to a strong Israel and a non-nuclear Iran. The question is not whether Iran will have a nuclear weapon, but rather when, unless it is stopped. If Israel on its own cannot stop Iran's advancement, then it is up to ...
Following a summit in Ankara, the presidents of Iran, Turkey, and Russia have expressed determination to "speed up their efforts to ensure calm on the ground" in Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin of Russia, and Hassan Rohani of Iran agree that the conflict can be ended "only ...



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