Tag: Iran

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World Leaders React To Death Of Iran’s Raisi

Pakistan declared a day of mourning and Lebanon three days of mourning, as governments expressed condolences to Iran after the death of President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian in a helicopter crash. The Iranian officials were traveling back from the Iran-Azerbaijan border when the helicopter went down Sunday. Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev said Monday that he was “deeply […]

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Iran Executes Four Convicted Of Israeli Bomb Plot

The defendants were accused of plotting a bomb attack on a factory making military equipment. Iran has executed four men it says were linked to an Israeli intelligence operation. The death sentences were carried out on Monday after the Supreme Court rejected appeals, according to Iranian state media. The quartet was accused of planning a bomb attack ordered by Israel’s […]

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Iranian Authorities Lash Anti-Hijab Advocate For Not Wearing Head Covering  

An anti-hijab advocate in Iran, Roya Heshmati, has been lashed 74 times by Iranian authorities on charges of “injury to public chastity” for not wearing the mandatory head covering. Heshmati was detained at her home in Tehran last April after sharing an unveiled image of herself on social media, according to her lawyer, Mazyar Tataie. Tataie said Heshmati had been […]

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House Passes Resolution to Block Iran’s Access To $6 Billion From Prisoner Swap 

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bipartisan measure Thursday that would block Iran from accessing the $6 billion transferred by the U.S. in a prisoner swap, a step Republicans pushed in response to the nation’s alleged role in the deadly attacks last month by Hamas on Israel. The measure — titled the No Funds for Iranian Terrorism Act — passed 307-119 […]

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Rocket Launched At US Forces In Syria; No Injuries

WASHINGTON — Iranian-backed proxies launched a rocket assault against U.S. forces in the Middle East, bringing the total number of attacks on U.S. and coalition troops in Iraq and Syria to 74 since October 17. A U.S. defense official told VOA a single rocket was launched overnight against Mission Support Site Euphrates in eastern Syria, causing no casualties or damage. U.S. […]

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Iran FM Says Tehran Does Not Want Israel-Hamas Conflict To Spread

WASHINGTON — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on Sunday said Iran does not want war to “spread out” following the Oct. 7 attack by Palestinian militants of Hamas on Israel that killed at least 1,400 people, mostly civilians. Israel has since bombarded the Gaza Strip with air strikes and begun ground operations with the aim of destroying the Iran-backed Islamist group […]

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Iran Adds Russian Combat Trainer Jets To Air Force, Reports Say

TEHRAN, IRAN — Iran’s air force has received a batch of advanced Russian combat trainer jets to “improve the training and combat capability of the air force,” local media reported Saturday. “A number of Yak-130 training aircraft entered the country and joined the Shahid Babaei Air Base in Isfahan” in central Iran, according to Tasnim news agency. The agency, quoting the […]

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Iran Court Orders US To Pay $330M For ‘Planning Coup’ 

TEHRAN, IRAN — A court in Tehran has ordered the U.S. government to pay $330 million in damages for “planning a coup” against the newly established Islamic republic in 1980, the judiciary said Saturday. A year after the 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the U.S.-backed shah, a group of mostly army officers tried to overthrow the new government. State news agency […]

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US, UK, France Urge UN To Investigate Iranian Drones Used In Ukraine

The United States, France, and Britain have accused Iran and Russia of violating a U.N. Security Council resolution over Tehran’s transfer of drones to Moscow, which its military then used to repeatedly attack Ukrainian cities. The three powers said Thursday that Tehran and Moscow violated obligations under U.N. Resolution 2231, which enshrined the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in international law, […]

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Lavrov: Iran To Join Shanghai Alliance With China, Russia Next Week

Iran will be formally approved as a member of the regional Shanghai Cooperation Organization with China, Russia and Central Asian countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday. “At the meeting of heads of state on July 4, the full membership of Iran will be approved,” Lavrov said at the opening of an SCO center in Moscow. Iran has intensified […]