• Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Iran Internet Slowly Revives; US Sanctions Telecom Minister

    The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising, as the U.S. sanctioned the country’s prominent telecommunications minister over the outage. A week after the gasoline hike, the loosening of the internet shutdown suggests Iran’s government believes it put down the demonstrations...

  • NBC Jun 21, 2019

    Trump Suggests Iran's Shootdown of US Drone Was Unintentional

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. surveillance drone Thursday in the Strait of Hormuz, marking the first time the Islamic Republic directly attacked the American military amid tensions over Tehran’s unraveling nuclear deal with world powers. President Donald Trump called the action a “big mistake” even as both countries disputed the circumstances leading up to an Iranian surface-to-air missile...

  • NBC Jun 20, 2019

    Trump Suggests Iran's Shootdown of US Drone Was Unintentional

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. surveillance drone Thursday in the Strait of Hormuz, marking the first time the Islamic Republic directly attacked the American military amid tensions over Tehran’s unraveling nuclear deal with world powers. President Donald Trump called the action a “big mistake” even as both countries disputed the circumstances leading up to an Iranian surface-to-air missile...

  • Donald Trump Jul 24, 2018

    Trump Fires Off Explosive Threat to Iran's Leader: ‘Never Ever Threaten the United States Again'

    President Donald Trump’s explosive Twitter threat to Iran’s leader comes as his administration is ratcheting up a pressure campaign on the Islamic republic that many suspect is aimed at regime change.

  • president Jan 8, 2018

    Iran FM Warns Neighbors Against Fomenting Unrest

    Iran’s foreign minister on Monday warned neighboring countries against fomenting unrest after anti-government protests roiled the country over the past two weeks. The remarks by Mohammad Javad Zarif at a security conference in Tehran echoed previous allegations by Iranian officials, who have blamed the violence that accompanied some of the protests on the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia. “Some...

  • United States Oct 8, 2017

    Iran Guard Chief Warns US Against Imposing New Sanctions

    Iran’s official IRNA news agency is quoting the chief of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard as saying the U.S. should move its military bases farther from Iran’s borders if it imposes new sanctions against Tehran. The Sunday report quotes Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari as saying: “If new sanctions go into effect, the country should move its regional bases to a 2000-kilometer...

  • president Jul 29, 2017

    Iran Says US Navy Fires Warning Shots Near Its Vessels

    Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard said Saturday a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier fired a warning shot in an “unprofessional” confrontation with Iranian vessels, the official IRNA news agency reported. IRNA quoted a statement from the Guard as saying that the USS Nimitz and an accompanying ship came near an Iranian oil offshore platform in the Persian Gulf and a helicopter from...

  • Asher Klein May 3, 2017

    Coal Mine Explosion in Iran's North Kills at Least 21 Miners

    A large explosion struck a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday, killing at least 21 miners and trapping several others as rescue teams worked frantically through the day and into the night to reach them, officials said. Iran’s official IRNA news agency quoted Sadegh Ali Moghadam, the provincial director of disaster management, as saying that 21 bodies have been...

  • Germany Jan 20, 2016

    Iran's Big Market Tempts European Firms Despite Hazards

    With many barriers to dealing with Iran suddenly lifted as part of a deal to curb its nuclear activities, some European companies are ready to seize business opportunities in a tempting market of 78.5 million people....
    At first glance, the allure is obvious — the second-largest economy in the Middle East-North Africa region after Saudi Arabia; the second most populous country...

  • Reporter Jun 8, 2015

    Detained Washington Post Reporter Back in Iran Court

    The mother of detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian said Monday her son is “very tired, very distressed” as the journalist returned to a Tehran courtroom for the second closed-door hearing in his espionage trial.

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