Following the assassination of a top nuclear scientist near Tehran, Iran’s conservative parliament has called for a halt to international inspections of the country’s nuclear facilities as a proportionate response to the killing. In a statement signed by all members of parliament, the legislative body said on Sunday “the hand[…]
Iran’s United Nations ambassador says Saudi Arabia is trying to use Iran as an excuse to develop nuclear arms after a Saudi minister said the kingdom reserves the right to arm itself with nuclear weapons. In tweets in Farsi and English, Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the UN, Kazem[…]
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday the result of the US election was not important for the country’s clerical rulers, but that the next president in Washington should respect international treaties and laws, Reuters reports. “For Tehran, the next US administration’s policies are important and not who wins the[…]
Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein has concluded a two-day diplomatic trip to Tehran, during which he met with top Iranian officials to discuss boosting political and economic ties, and the role of the United States in the region. On Saturday, Hussein met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad[…]
Iran is dealing with a potential third wave of the novel coronavirus, with the number of new daily infections currently at about 3,000 – similar to the numbers back in February. According to the latest figures announced on Friday by a Health Ministry spokesman, 141 people died and 3,041 new[…]
South Africa’s state security agency on Friday said it had found no evidence that Iran was plotting to assassinate the US ambassador to Pretoria, Lana Marks. A US media report, quoting unnamed officials, earlier this week said that Iran was planning to kill the US ambassador to South Africa ahead[…]
Rights group Amnesty International has accused Iran of using torture to extract confessions, saying hundreds of people have been jailed since a sweeping crackdown against protests last year. Demonstrations erupted across Iran in November 2019 after a significant petrol price rise, but they were put down by the Iranian security[…]
The United States was further isolated on Friday over its bid to reimpose international sanctions on Iran, with 13 countries on the 15-member United Nations Security Council expressing their opposition and arguing that Washington’s move is void given it is using a process agreed under a nuclear deal that it[…]
The United Arab Emirates’ agreement to normalise ties with Israel is a “sovereign decision” that was not directed at Iran, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said. Israel and the UAE announced they were establishing full diplomatic relations in a US-brokered deal that will see Israel delay[…]
The United Nations Security Council has resoundingly rejected a bid by the United States to extend a global arms embargo on Iran. In the Security Council vote on Friday, Washington got support only from the Dominican Republic for its resolution to indefinitely extend the embargo, leaving it far short of[…]
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