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Chairman of Iran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi stressed Iran's opposition to the US troops' presence in Syria, praising Syria's reconciliatory efforts. On a visit to Syria, Kharrazi stressed that the presence of the United States on the territory of Syria does not contribute to peace in the ...
No one was expecting the recent protests in Iran, which spread quickly across the country despite the absence of any clear or coordinated leadership. Tens of thousands of ordinary Iranians were motivated to join by their own extensive grievances, including bleak economic opportunities, unmet ...

The Islamic Republic of Iran has illegally shipped ballistic missiles to regional proxies that have in turn targeted civilians, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said. Haley made the remarks to the U.N. Security Council Thursday in a scathing broadside against Iran during a discussion on nuclear ...
Tillerson will discuss the Iran nuclear deal and curtailing "Iranian malign influence" in the Middle East with European allies and partners. Published ... Iran will dominate many of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's conversations in Europe next week, when he is visiting London, Paris, Warsaw and Davos, ...
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed by all five United Nations Security Council members and Germany in 2015, allowed the lifting of international sanctions on Iran in exchange for compliance with restrictions on its nuclear program. The U.S. president is required to recertify it every 90 ...

But some Iranians are shuddering at the opulence on display at the Fatima Masumeh Shrine within weeks of deadly protests that even Iran's president has acknowledged were stoked by public despair over economic injustices. Moreover, Qom is reportedly just a stopover before the gilded artwork is gifted ...
Lavrov, a former Russian UN ambassador, warned the group of ministers and ambassadors, "Clearly the failure of the JCPOA (the Iran agreement) especially as the result of one of the parties of the five plus one would be an alarming message for the entire international security architecture, including the ...
Amnesty International is outraged by reports that Iranian authorities have amputated the hand of a man convicted of theft. The amputation, which was conducted by guillotine, took place yesterday in the central prison in Mashhad city in north-eastern Razavi Khorasan province, according to the ...
Turkish troops have been in Syria for about three months after entering northern Idlib Province following an agreement with Russia and Iran to try to reduce fighting between pro-Syrian government forces and rebel fighters. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to try to assuage Turkish fears on ...
Iran is the latest example of a country where a water crisis, long in the making, has fed popular discontent. That is particularly true in small towns and cities in what is already one of the most parched regions of the world. farms turned barren, lakes became dust bowls. Millions moved to provincial towns and ...
The destructive reach of the Islamic Republic of Iran from Africa to South America and via Lebanon, Yemen, Syria and Iraq is hardly disputed. Yet this destructive influence serves the hesitance of many in the West to confront what appears as a strong and threatening regime. The riots and demonstration ...
In just a few weeks, protests have swept across Iran. Some in the streets chant death to the country's president and, perhaps more surprisingly, to its supreme leader. The words are important. Listen, and they reveal what the protests are about and what the people want. So we scoured dozens of videos from ...
"The announcement by Iran is expected soon as the trade was opened by this time last year," said Vijay Setia, president of All-India Rice Exporters ... "We are expecting a formal announcement by Iran on 22 January on permission for import of basmati," AIREA executive director Rajen Sudershan told ET, ...
German journalist Josef Hufelschulte told Israeli media on Wednesday that 10 people suspected of being Spies for the Al-Quds Force, a unit of Iran's revolutionary guard, had been collecting information about members of the Jewish community in Germany. The account comes just one day after German ...
Iran's use of coercive capacity toward protesters places the regime in a precarious position with a Trump Administration now more inclined to uphold human rights and support the aspirations of the Iranian people. The regime arrested thousands, detained, injured and killed them in uprisings beginning on ...
In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds. But years of diminishing rainfall have shriveled water sources. Conditions worsened, residents say, after Iranian authorities ...

The recent protests in Iran may be petering out, but the White House is ramping up its response to them. Last week, in tandem with his most recent decision to prolong the controversial 2015 Iran nuclear deal for another three months, President Trump opened a new front against the Islamic Republic by ...
The second potentially explosive charge, the sanctions on Iran, is no less worrisome. This week Trump gave the world powers four months to change the nuclear agreement that was signed with the Islamic Republic in 2015. Among other things, the new deal must include a ban on developing ballistic ...
That's a technique known as "domain fronting," which relies on piggybacking off of popular services like GitHub or Amazon's AWS to make it harder for countries like Iran or China to block specific apps. The technique essentially makes the traffic of a certain app look like traffic from a major website or service ...
As a result, the Panel finds that the Islamic Republic of Iran is in non-compliance with paragraph 14 of resolution 2216 (2015) in that it failed to take the necessary measures to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer, of Borkan-2H short-range ballistic missiles, filed storage tanks for liquid ...
Tehran's Public and Revolution courts prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi announced Sunday that 440 detainees had been released, Iran's state-run Islamic Republic news agency (IRNA) reported. Dolatabadi also urged the judges to pursue the cases of other rioters and prepare the grounds for their ...
Good morning. Here's what you need to know: Photo. Credit social media, via Reuters. • For 38 minutes, many Hawaiians thought they were under attack. The state's emergency management office sent an alert to cellphones on Saturday urging people to take shelter from a ballistic missile. Thankfully ...
protests erupted in Iran in the last week of 2017 and into 2018, due to high prices and economic anxiety, with many criticizing the Islamic Republic's foreign ventures abroad while the public suffers. "Part of what has happened here is the new government budget is cutting back subsidies for the lower end of ...
The village of Zaras lies in a valley circled by the Zagros Mountains in southwestern Bakhtiari Province of Iran. An hour's ride from Izeh, the nearest town, Zaras is home to about 60 families, who make a living from farming, pastoral nomadism and working as migrant laborers in Iranian cities.
Tehran -- Two of the detained young men killed themselves, and another was a terrorist who died in a clash with security forces, Iran's government officials have declared with finality. But in an extraordinary display of audacity, many Iranians, including a number of lawmakers and a top Entertainment star, ...
Recent weeks have seen a new wave of protests in Iran. Unlike the 2009 protests, which were largely carried out by educated urbanites, the current round of protests have included smaller towns and the middle class. The regime claims to have quelled an uprising with each passing day, but history shows ...
(CNN) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani mocked Donald Trump for failing to kill off the Iran nuclear deal despite the US leader's 2016 election promise to do so. Trump signed off on a waiver Friday to keep several sanctions on Iran suspended, essentially keeping the nuclear deal in effect. The US ...
Late last month, as nationwide street protests entered their fourth day, Iran's interior minister, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, issued a statement darkly warning that online social networks in the country were being used to create "violence and fear." A day earlier, the internet as a whole had briefly flickered offline ...
"I am waiving the application of certain nuclear sanctions, but only in order to secure our European allies' agreement to fix the terrible flaws of the Iran nuclear deal. This is a last chance," Trump said in a statement Friday. "In the absence of such an agreement, the United States will not again waive sanctions ...
During Iran's now subsiding protests, which started in late December 2017, Iranians from across the country protested the country's economic and political conditions, with many questioning Iranian interventionism in Syria and Gaza. Interestingly, not all that many of the individuals protesting, who mostly hail ...
A United Nations panel has concluded that Iran violated an arms embargo imposed on Yemen by failing to prevent the Houthi rebels in that war-ravaged nation from obtaining Iranian missiles, including one fired hundreds of miles into Saudi Arabia two months ago. The findings, in a report given to the ...
The world is witnessing the biggest protest movement in Iran since the 2009 Green Movement uprising. Over the last two weeks, there has been unrest in nearly every major Iranian city and dozens of smaller towns. corruption, economic mismanagement, and neglect are the protesters' primary grievances, ...
"We are workers. We are not political". This was a slogan that appeared on a series of banners raised by Andimeshk Municipality workers in southern Iran during their protests over unpaid wages earlier this year. At a first glance, the slogan seems to be a confirmation of some of the recent analysis and ...
In an interview with VOA Persian this month, Makan Delrahim described the weeklong anti-government protest movement as a "natural progression" for Iranian people, whom he said desire freedoms that have been denied to them by "oppressive" Islamist clerics who have ruled Iran for almost 40 years.
Dubai (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it would retaliate against sanctions imposed on its judiciary head by the United States as President Donald Trump ... Trump said on Friday he would waive nuclear sanctions against Iran for the last time to give Washington and its European allies a chance to fix the ...
Boris Johnson lobbies Iran again over Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The Foreign Secretary is keeping up the pressure on Iran amid efforts to secure the release of the British mother. 17:24, UK, Thursday 11 January 2018. Boris Johnson. Image: Boris Johnson spoke to Iran's foreign minister on the sidelines of a summit.
In Iran the case is different. Iranians are a great people well prepared for successful self-government and boast one of the oldest and most refined cultures in human history. Unlike Sunni Islam, their version of Islam always recognized the separation of mosque and state, a tradition that Ayatollah Ruhollah ...
(Tehran, Iran) -- A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad on Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region in November and killed over 530 people. Four people suffered minor injuries in Iran, state television reported. The U.S. ...
The protests that began around December 28 in Iran were -- for the most part, on that scale, for that duration -- a surprise. They showed economic and political grievances were prevalent among even the traditional working classes that Iran's hardliners consider their base. In short, the protests exposed ...
Donald Trump does not like the Iran nuclear deal. That much is obvious to anyone with a pulse. Less discernible, however, is what he plans to do about his fact-free disdain for this historic diplomatic achievement. To date, much attention has understandably focused on whether or not Trump will renew ...
The crackdown showed that the Iranian government has developed an increasingly sophisticated ability to restrict, block, and monitor internet, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI). "As the government shut down access to the global internet, ...
The popularity of cryptocurrencies in Iran appears to be on the rise amid mounting economic anxiety in the country. Experts say Iranians are increasingly turning to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin to circumvent sanctions leveled against their country by the U.S. and other world powers. While investors all ...
Recent protests in numerous Iranian cities and towns caught the world by surprise, and embarrassed Iran's government and ruling political establishment. But the expectation that the protests would escalate into a popular uprising and unravel the Islamic Republic did not come to pass. Iran's rulers could ...
President Trump faces several deadlines in the coming days to continue suspending sanctions against Iran. Trump told Congress in October that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is no longer in the country's national security interest. analysts say Trump is likely to waive the sanctions as Congress continues to ...
He and his family tell me about Iran, a country they love but one with deeply-rooted problems. It's like they've been waiting to get it off their chests; a conversation they can't have openly with their neighbours. They tell me about the young women who are fighting back against conservatism by removing their ...
The public unrest that swept across Iran starting in late December began as a protest against poor economic conditions, but it quickly turned into a call for an end to the country's theocratic regime. In particular, discontent seems to have been fueled by what many protesters perceive as the Iranian ...
The lives of more than 5,000 prisoners on death row in Iran could be spared as a change in the law abolishes capital punishment for some drug-trafficking offences. Iran is second only to China in the number of prisoners executed in recent years, the majority put to death for drug offences. More than 500 ...
What began in Iran's second largest city, Mashhad, over rising prices, metamorphosed into widespread, unprecedented protests against the theocratic regime in towns and cities across the country. It has included attacks against police stations, government offices, military installations and seminaries amid ...
Thousands of Iranians who have been sentenced to death for drug crimes could be spared following a softening in the country's law. capital punishment has been abolished for some drug offences, and the head of the judiciary has said all cases on death row can be reviewed. The move is set to be applied ...



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