Iran News

By Daniel Sadjadian | News about the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards targeted in Ahvaz military parade

President Hassan Rouhani vows 'crushing response' following gun attack that killed at least 29 and wounded 50.<p>Four gunmen dressed in fatigues opened fire at a military parade in southwestern Iran, killing at least 29 people including women and children.<p>The brazen attack on Saturday in the city of …


WATCH moment Iranian Army parade is attacked by gunmen

Dramatic footage made on the spot shows the moment assailants opened fire at troops participating in an Iranian Army parade in the southwestern city …

Iran blames ‘regional terror sponsors & their US masters’ after military parade attack

Following a deadly attack on a military parade in southern Iran, the country’s foreign minister said that regional sponsors of terrorism and their …


Iran Revolutionary Guard member says attack on military parade signals weakness - FARS

DUBAI (Reuters) - A senior figure in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday a shooting attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran that killed 24 people was a continuation of the activities of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.<p>A general view of the attack during the military parade …

More than 60 wounded in attack on Iran military parade - ISNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - More than 60 people were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, the head of a medical college in the city of Ahvaz told the semi-official ISNA news agency.<p>ISNA earlier reported that 11 military personnel had been killed.


Senior Guards official vows retaliation for Iran parade attack - IRNA

DUBAI, Sept 22 (Reuters) - A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards official vowed retaliation for a gun attack that killed at least 24 people at a military parade on Saturday, the official news agency IRNA reported.<p>“Enemies should not imagine that they can gain dignity with this sinister move. The …

Armed Forces

Anti-government Arab group claims responsibility for attack on Iran military parade

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - An anti-government Arab group, the Ahvaz National Resistance, is responsible for Saturday’s attack on a military parade in Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz, a spokesperson told Reuters.<p>Yaghub Hur Totsari, spokesman for one of the two groups that identify themselves as …


Envoy to London blasts UK travel warning for Iran

<b>Iran's ambassador to the UK has slammed London for warning Iranians living in Britain against visiting Iran, stating that no one is prosecuted by the</b> …

Jeremy Hunt

Iran dismisses U.S. offer of talks, says Washington broke last deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran hit back at a U.S. offer of negotiations on Thursday, saying Washington had violated the terms of the last big deal they agreed, the 2015 nuclear accord.<p>FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif smiles during a meeting with Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio …

UN Security Council

Millions of Shia mourners mark Tasu’a across Iran

<b>Iranians are attending mourning ceremonies in their millions across the country to mark Tasu’a, ahead of the day in history that witnessed the</b> …

Iraq War

US: Iran still the 'leading state sponsor of terror'

Annual State Department report admonishes Tehran for assisting 'terrorists' as attacks down for second year in a row.<p>Iran remains the world's leading state sponsor of "terrorism" with funding networks and operational cells working around the world, a US government report said.<p>The State Department's …

Middle East

British police forces fail to reflect communities they serve: Data

Number of black and ethnic minority officers remains short of target in the UK police, figures show,


U.S. seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran to include Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its regional behavior, the U.S. special envoy for Iran said on Wednesday ahead of U.N. meetings in New York next week.<p>FILE PHOTO: An Iranian national flag flutters …


UK warns British-Iranian dual nationals over travel to Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday advised British-Iranian dual nationals against all but essential travel to Iran, tightening up its existing travel advice and warning it has only limited powers to support them if detained.<p>Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives at the Foreign Office …

Jeremy Hunt

U.S. sanctions cannot cut Iran's oil sales to zero - Iran adviser

ANKARA (Reuters) - An adviser to Iran’s oil minister said on Tuesday that expected U.S. sanctions on Iran’s energy sector could not reduce the country’s oil sale to zero because of high demand levels in the market, state TV reported.<p>“Considering the high demand and low supply in the market, …


Japan overcome Iran through explosive performances from Rui Hachimura and Yuta Wanatabe

Japan’s star duo of Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe proved their talent on Monday evening, coming through down the stretch in the hosts’ 70-56 win …

George Washington

Turkey to create joint bank with Iran to help trade in local currencies

A top Turkish businessman says Tehran and Ankara would soon create a joint bank that would help trade to be carried out between the two countries in …


Oil near flat as market weighs U.S.-China trade tensions, Iran sanctions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices were little changed on Monday as the market weighed deepening trade tension between the U.S. and China that is expected to dent global crude demand and potential supply tightening due to Iran sanctions.<p>FILE PHOTO: A pump jack operates at sunset in an oil field in …


Commentary: Inside Israel’s new Iran strategy

In a rare admission, Israel has broken its “no-comment” policy on air strikes to confirm that it has carried out over 200 attacks against Iranian targets in Syria over the last two years. In addition to those attacks, a new report claims that Israel has secretly armed and funded at least 12 Syrian …

Middle East

Iran slams Twitter for shutting down 'real Iranian' accounts

Iranian foreign minister questions Twitter's decision while asking why US-backed 'bots' were still active.<p>Iran has accused Twitter of closing accounts of "real" Iranians, while allowing anti-government "bots" backed by the United States, to continue.<p>Facebook and Twitter collectively removed …

Social Media

Anarchist group attacks Iranian Embassy in Greece: Report

Members of an anarchist group in Greece reportedly attack the Iranian Embassy building in Athens with bottles of paint.


Iran says Twitter shut legitimate accounts, but not anti-government ones

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday accused Twitter of closing accounts of “real” Iranians, while allowing anti-government ones backed by the United States.<p>FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif smiles during a meeting with Swiss Foreign …

Jack Dorsey

Iran says Saudis, UAE turned OPEC into “tool” for US

<b>Iran has criticized the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for allowing Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to turn the</b> …

Saudi Arabia

Iraqis condemn attack on Iran's consulate in Basra #Iraq

Iran orders closure of newspaper for 'insulting' Shia Islam

Reports say Sedayeh Eslahat ordered shut by top prosecutor for 'desecrating' family of Prophet Muhammad's grandson.<p>Iran's top prosecutor has ordered the closure of a reformist newspaper on charges of "insulting" Shia Islam, according to media reports.<p>Mohammad Jafar Montazeri ordered the shutting …

Shia Islam

‘Not a love affair’: Zarif says Iran to stay in nuclear deal as long as its oil sells

The landmark 2015 nuclear deal was “not a love affair but a compromise,” the Iranian foreign minister has said. Tehran will stay in the agreement …

Angela Merkel

Europe must offset U.S. pullout from nuclear deal - Iran minister

BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe should take action to neutralise the consequences of the U.S. decision to quit a 2015 Iran nuclear accord to ensure its own long-term economic interests, Iran’s Foreign Minister said in an interview published on Saturday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad …

European Union

US zero exports target impossible in tight market: Iran

Iran's OPEC governor says oil market is too tight for the US to achieve its zero exports target.


Iran says oil market is too tight for U.S. zero exports target

LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. will find it difficult to cut Iran’s oil exports completely as the oil market is already tight and rival producers cannot make up the shortfall, a top Iranian official said on Friday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Iran's OPEC Governor Hossein Kazempour Ardebili speaks to journalists at a …