Stories tagged: Iran
Mon., July 17, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Scholar defends Chinese-American researcher jailed in Iran
A Chinese-American graduate student sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for allegedly “infiltrating” the country and sending confidential material abroad is innocent of all charges against him, his …
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Iran detains president’s brother, sentences American
Iran has imprisoned a Chinese-American man for ten years after accusing him of “infiltrating” the country and detained President Hassan Rouhani’s brother over allegations of financial misconduct, authorities said Sunday.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
House GOP wants to link North Korea sanctions to measure on Russia and Iran sanctions
House Republican leaders want to attach a bill increasing sanctions on North Korea to legislation to restrain the president and stiffen punitive measures against Russia and Iran, a last-minute wrinkle …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Iran signs $5B gas deal with France’s Total, Chinese firm
Iran on Monday signed a $5 billion agreement with France’s Total SA and a Chinese oil company to develop its massive offshore natural gas field, the first such deal with …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Tempers flare in Congress over sanctions on Iran, Russia
Tempers are flaring in Congress over legislation that would impose economic penalties against Russia and Iran.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Germany, Iran call for negotiations in crisis with Qatar
Germany’s foreign minister says the crisis over Gulf Arab state’s dispute with Qatar will only get worse the longer it lasts, and appeals on all sides to engage in direct …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:37 a.m.
Russia-Iran sanctions measure hits new snag in Congress
As congressional negotiators attempt to clear a key technical hurdle preventing a popular Russia and Iran sanctions bill from final passage, some lawmakers are expressing new concerns over the breadth …
Sat., June 24, 2017
Krauthammer: Pay attention to Syria tipping point
We need a national debate before we commit too deeply. Perhaps we might squeeze one in amid the national obsession with every James Comey memo-to-self.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
U.S. forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates
The U.S. military said it shot down an Iranian-made, armed drone in southern Syria on Tuesday, marking the third time this month that that the U.S. has downed aircraft affiliated …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Iran calls missile attack on Syria militants a wider warning
Iran says its ballistic missile strike targeting the Islamic State group in Syria was not only a response to deadly attacks in Tehran, but a powerful message to archrival Saudi …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Sunday it launched missiles into eastern Syria targeting Islamic State militants in response to an attack on Iran’s parliament and a shrine in Tehran, warning that …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia
A frequently polarized Senate found common ground Thursday as Republicans and Democrats joined forces to approve a sweeping sanctions bill that punishes longtime adversaries Iran and Russia with an array …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
Iran leaders accuse U.S., Saudis of supporting Tehran attacks
Iranian leaders on Friday accused the United States and Saudi Arabia of supporting the Islamic State-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran this week, as thousands of Iranians …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Islamic State rarely carries out terrorist attacks in Iran. How does Iran prevent them?
Terrorist attacks in major Iranian cities are rare, which is one reason the near-simultaneous assaults Wednesday in Tehran were so remarkable.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Iran says five Tehran attackers had fought for Islamic State
Five of the men who launched an attack in the heart of Iran’s capital previously fought for the Islamic State group, the country’s Intelligence Ministry said Thursday, acknowledging the first …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
Islamic State claims stunning attack in heart of Iran
Two simultaneous terrorist attacks struck Iran’s parliament and the mausoleum of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini on Wednesday, killing 12 people and wounding 42 others, state media reported.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Field trip or ploy? Judge briefly bars Muslim kids’ visit
Some Islamic school students in New York City got a surprise civics lesson when a judge briefly barred them from a public courtroom, saying she suspected their presence was a …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
U.N. agency says Iran in compliance of landmark nuclear deal
The U.N. nuclear agency says that Iran has taken its heavy water producing plant offline for maintenance, a move that keeps it from violating a landmark nuclear agreement by keeping …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Iran’s president criticizes U.S. after Trump’s sharp words
Iran’s newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the U.S. and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used …
Sat., May 20, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
Iran strikes back at U.S. with more reciprocal sanctions
Iran has sanctioned nine more U.S.-linked businesses, organizations and people over America’s sanctions over its ballistic missile program.
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Iran’s President Rouhani wins 2nd term by a wide margin
Iran’s moderate President Hassan Rouhani trounced a hard-line challenger to secure re-election Saturday, saying his country seeks peace and friendship as it pursues a “path of coexistence and interaction with …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Iran: Rouhani leads initial count; over 70 percent turnout
Iran’s incumbent President Hassan Rouhani has a commanding 58 percent lead over his rivals in an initial and partial count of votes in the election, according to official figures announced …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Iranians turn out in large numbers for closely watched vote
Iranians continued voting into the evening on Friday in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani looked to fend off a …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Polls open in first Iran presidential vote since atomic deal
Iranians began voting Friday in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
U.S. extends Iran nuke sanctions relief, adds other sanctions
The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward preserving the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran, coupling the move with fresh ballistic missile sanctions to show it isn’t going light …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Iranians ready to vote for president in a surprisingly close election
As contentious as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is in Washington, it has been even more divisive in Tehran.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Candidates trade blows as Iran’s presidential election nears
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered a full-throated defense Friday of his opening the country to the world through the nuclear deal as his opponents sought to sully his reputation in …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Russia, Iran, Turkey sign on ‘de-escalation zones’ in Syria
Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to establish “de-escalation zones” in Syria, signing on to a Russian plan under which President Bashar Assad’s air force would halt flights over designated areas …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Reports: At least 35 killed in Iran coal mine explosion
A coal mine explosion that struck northern Iran killed at least 35 people, semi-official news agencies reported Thursday, as rescuers worked a second day to reach those trapped inside after …