With Brutal Crackdown, Iran Convulsed by Worst Unrest in 40 Years

Iran is experiencing its deadliest political unrest since the Islamic Revolution 40 years ago, with at least 180 people killed — and possibly hundreds more — as angry protests have been smothered in a government crackdown of unbridled force. It began two weeks ago with an abrupt increas

Iran: France’s consideration of nuclear deal dispute mechanism ‘irresponsible’

Iran rejected on Thursday 28 November 2019 France’s consideration of invoking a dispute resolution mechanism within the Iran nuclear deal that could lead to UN sanctions, calling it “irresponsible.” The deal “does not allow the European parties to invoke the mechanism as Ira

Iran vice president warns of consequences if regional states involved in unrest

Dubai - Iranian Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri on Saturday 23 November 2019 warned regional countries of unspecified dire consequences if it is proven that they meddled to stoke unrest in Iran, the semi-official news agency Fars reported. “Some countries in the region should know that they wi

At least 40 killed in Iran protests: Report

Yaghoub Fazeli At least 40 people have been killed in Iran since anti-protests erupted across the country on Friday, according to a report by opposition website Radio Farda which cites human rights organizations and videos on social media. While the Iranian authorities have only confirmed the deat

Iran downs a drone over southern port city of Mahshahr: Report

A semi-official Iranian website reported on Friday 8 November 2019 that Iran has shot down a drone over its southern port city of Mahshahr, without providing further details. The Iran Front Page website did not say whether it was a military or a civil drone. “The downed drone definitely belo

Iran resumes uranium enrichment in new stepback from deal

  Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow plant south of Tehran Thursday in a new step back from its commitments under a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, raising alarm from Western powers. Engineers began feeding uranium hexafluoride gas into the plant's mothballed enrichment c

Iranian Leader Khamenei Accuses US and Arab States of Fuelling Unrest in Iraq and Lebanon - Reports

Previously, mass protests in Iraq led to dramatic clashes, claiming the lives of around 250 people, while rallies in Lebanon's capital of Beirut have forced Prime Minister Saad Hariri to announce his resignation. Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic Ali Khamenei urged the Iraqi and Lebanese peopl

Khamenei: Iran Will Not Develop, Use Nuclear Weapons, its Forbidden by Islam

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran will never spend its resources on developing nuclear weapons the proliferation, stockpiling and using of which are prohibited by the religion of Islam. In a meeting with top Iranian students and young prodigies on Wednesday mo

Ayatollah Khamenei: The 'Enemy Plot' Against Iran, Iraq Will Fail

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the Iranian and Iraqi nations are connected through faith and that an enemy plot seeking to sow discord between the two will fail. "Iran and Iraq are two nations whose hearts & souls are tied together through faith in

Hundreds accuse Iranian health workers of infecting them with HIV

Over 300 people have accused Iranian medical workers of infecting them with HIV, Iranian media reported.Residents of Lordegan, Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari in western Iran said health centres used contaminated syringes during a widespread test for diabetes two months ago, infecting both adults and c

NCRI: ‘Reliable sources’ say Khamenei ordered, Rouhani authorized Aramco attack

By Emily Judd Iran’s top leaders ordered and authorized the September 14 attack on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia, a US-based Iranian opposition coalition announced in a press conference on Monday. The US Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US) sh

EU warns Iran it could be forced to withdraw from nuclear deal

Tamara Abueish The European Union privately warned Iran that it will be forced to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal if Tehran continues to breach the terms of the plan, The Guardian reported on Friday 9-27-2019. Britain, France and Germany had agreed to send the warning to Iran in a meeting on W

Rouhani: Iran not involved in Saudi attacks, does not have to provide evidence

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is not involved in the attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia and does not have to provide evidence.

Trump must restore trust before any talks: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that his US counterpart Donald Trump needed to restore trust before the possibility of a meeting. “We must create mutual trust,” Rouhani told Fox News, which Trump regularly watches, after the US leader criticized Iran before the UN General

IRGC chief warns any country that attacks Iran will be ‘main battlefield’

 Tehran - The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned Saturday 9-21-2019 that any country that attacks the Islamic republic will see its territory turn into the conflict's “main battlefield.” “Whoever wants their land to become the main battlefield, go ahead,” G