Iran News

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

Iran says will act on U.S. court ruling on Trump's travel ban

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran said on Wednesday it would take "reciprocal action" in response to the U.S. Supreme Court allowing a partial implementation of President Donald Trump's travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries.<p>Lower U.S. courts had completely blocked Trump's executive order issued on …

U.S. Supreme Court

Fire breaks out at Isfahan refinery in Iran, injuring 10 workers

LONDON (Reuters) - A fire broke out on Monday at a sulfur storage tank in Iran's Isfahan oil refinery, injuring around 10 workers, the refining company's spokesman was quoted as saying by state television.<p>"Due to the high temperature, some sulfur caught fire, but it was soon extinguished... Around …

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Rouhani vows enhanced ties with Qatar

<b>Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic’s policy is based on strengthening relations with Qatar, stressing that “brotherly and</b> …

Middle East

Iran says arrests 50 suspected of links to militant groups

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian authorities have rounded up at least 50 people suspected of links to militant groups in a Western province, a prosecutor said on Sunday, the latest in a wave of arrests following twin bomb and gun attacks in Tehran in early June.<p>The arrests have been made days after …

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64 years later, the CIA finally released details of the coup in Iran

Declassified documents released last week shed light on the Central Intelligence Agency’s central role in the 1953 coup that brought down Iranian Prime Minister Muhammad Mossadegh, fueling a surge of nationalism which culminated in the 1979 Iranian Revolution and poisoning U.S.-Iran relations into …

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Iranian commander: All missiles hit targets

<b>A senior commander with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iranian missiles recently fired at Daesh in Syria all hit their designated</b> …

War

Iranian TV broadcasts biggest Qur'an contest

<b>An Iranian television channel has broadcast the Muslim world’s biggest live Qur'an recitation competition.</b><p>The event was the 10th edition of its type …

Qur'an

Iran sending 1,100 tonnes of food to Qatar daily

<b>Iran says it is exporting over 1,100 tonnes of fresh fruits and vegetables from its southern ports to Qatar every day.</b><p>The announcement was made by …

Iran calls on Riyadh to free Saudi-detained 'fishermen'

Tehran urges Saudi Arabia to release the three Iranians and pay compensation for shooting dead another.<p>Iran has urged regional rival Saudi Arabia to free three Iranian fishermen, pay compensation for shooting dead a sailor and punish those behind an "irresponsible act", Fars news agency reported on …

Middle East

Two Iranian airlines plan to buy 73 Airbus jets

| PARIS<p>Airbus said on Thursday two Iranian airlines had committed to buying 73 planes in a last-minute flurry of deals for the European planemaker at the Paris Airshow.<p>Iranian domestic carrier Zagros Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to buy 20 Airbus (AIR.PA) A320neo jets and …

World News

IRGC kills terrorist ringleader in SE Iran

<b>The ringleader of a terrorist group has been killed in clashes with Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces in the southeastern</b> …

‘Saudi killing of Iranian fisherman inexcusable’

<b>The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says the Saudi coast guard’s move to shoot and kill an Iranian fisherman was illegal and lacking any</b> …

Iranian athletes bag 5 more medals in CSIT World Sports Games

Iranian sportsmen and women receive 5 medals at the fifth edition of CSIT World Sports Games in Latvia.

Olympics

U.S. Senate's Iran sanctions are breach of nuclear deal: senior Iranian official

ANKARA (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's decision to impose new sanctions on Iran is an "unquestionable" violation of a nuclear deal reached in 2015 between Tehran and six major powers including the United States, Iranian media quoted a senior Iranian official as saying.<p>The Senate approved on Thursday …

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Iran vows ‘fitting response’ to new US sanctions

<b>A senior Iranian official slams a new set of sanctions approved by the US Senate against Tehran as a breach of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran</b> …

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Mideast leaders wanted US to bomb Iran: Kerry

<b>Former US President Barack Obama was under pressure from certain Middle Eastern leaders to bomb Iran, former US secretary of State John Kerry has</b> …

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Qatar-Iran ties: Sharing the world's largest gas field

Energy production from the world's largest gas field ties Tehran and Doha in working relationship.<p>As Qatar and a host of Arab nations are locked in a diplomatic dispute, analysts warn that a disruption to Qatar's gas supplies to the world could send energy prices soaring.<p>Qatar is the world's …

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Iran raps US marginalization of Muslim groups

<b>Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized the United States for marginalizing mature Muslim groups, saying this complicity is to</b> …

Middle East

Iran says Saudi supports militants on its turf after attacks

OSLO (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday Saudi Arabia was supporting militants inside Iran, days after hardline Sunni group Islamic State claimed attacks in Tehran.<p>Zarif also called on countries in the region to establish a regional forum to resolve …

Middle East

Iran: Mastermind behind Tehran attacks killed

Intelligence minister claims security forces have killed the mastermind behind Wednesday's deadly attacks in Tehran.<p>Iran's intelligence minister said on Saturday the mastermind behind Wednesday's attacks in Tehran, which killed 17 people, had been killed by security forces.<p>"The mastermind and main …

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Iran's Aseman signs final deal for 30 Boeing 737s: IRNA

LONDON (Reuters) - Aseman Airlines has signed a final deal to buy 30 Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX jets in Iran's first new business with the U.S. planemaker since President Donald Trump took office vowing to take a tougher stance toward the country.<p>Aseman and Boeing had signed a tentative deal in April. …

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U.S. shoots down Iran-linked drone that fired on coalition forces in Syria

A drone likely connected to Iranian-supported militias fired on U.S.-backed troops near a military camp in southern Syria on Thursday, near where the …

Syria

'The president is not a liar': White House

<b>The White House has denounced fired FBI chief James Comey’s suggestions that the US president and his administration had lied in a bid to invalidate</b> …

Iran: Trump's reaction to deadly attacks is 'repugnant'

Foreign minister Javad Zarif rejects statement by US president that Iran fell victim 'to the evil they promote'.<p>Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called US President Donald Trump's reaction to deadly attacks in Tehran "repugnant", as intelligence officials said that the five …

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Iran’s top diplomat calls Trump’s statement on Tehran attacks ‘repugnant’

Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday derided as “repugnant” a statement from President Trump that linked twin attacks in Tehran to what he called Iran’s support for terrorism.<p>Meanwhile, Iran’s Intelligence Ministry identified five of the attackers — all killed during Wednesday’s bloodshed — as …

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Iran accuses Saudi Arabia for Tehran attacks

Saudi Arabia denies any involvement as Iran's Revolutionary Guard accuses the kingdom of being behind ISIL attacks.<p>Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps has accused Saudi Arabia of being behind Wednesday's double attack in the capital Tehran that left at least 12 people dead.<p>The Islamic State of Iraq …

Middle East

Leader: Terror attacks fail to dent Iran’s will

<b>Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Wednesday’s terror attacks in Tehran will fail to undermine the Iranian nation's</b> …

Iran

Tehran terror attacks draw global condemnation

<b>The international community has strongly condemned twin terrorist attacks carried out by Daesh terrorists against the Iranian Majlis (parliament)</b> …

Terrorism