A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck Iran’s southern province of Bushehr, where a nuclear power plant is located, but there were no immediate reports of considerable damage. At least five people were injured, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported. The epicentre of the earthquake on Sunday was the town of[…]
The future of diplomatic and financial relations between Iran and South Korea is at stake as Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun heads to Tehran for three days of talks. South Korea has for years blocked at least $7bn of Iranian money in its banks as it fears falling afoul of harsh[…]
Authorities in Iran have been forced to impose fresh nationwide restrictions after lack of control over travels during the Persian new year holidays last month led to an explosive rise in COVID-19 cases. On Saturday, authorities reported 19,666 cases across the country, with the figure only second behind the highest[…]
Iranian authorities have arrested several people suspected of being involved in the recent assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, an adviser to the Iranian parliament speaker has said. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Tuesday said an unidentified number of suspects had been taken into custody over the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who[…]
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[…]
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