Iran

Will someone save Trump from this disastrous decision?

President Trump inherited a Middle East convulsed by crisis and civil war with two fragile exceptions: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iran’s nuclear program, both of which were quiescent. With two impulsive, egotistical decisions, taken against the strong recommendations of his national …

Opinion

Rouhani: Ready to restore ties with Saudi Arabia

President Hassan Rouhani said he is ready to restore ties if Saudi Arabia stops bombing Yemen and cuts ties with Israel.<p>In a speech broadcast Sunday, President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran is ready to restore ties with Saudi Arabia if it stops bombing Yemen and cuts its alleged ties with …

Middle East

Iran’s President Due in Turkey Tuesday

President Rouhani is slated to leave Tehran for the Turkish city of Istanbul on Tuesday evening to take part in the OIC summit, Vice-President for …

Creative Commons

Mohammad Javad Zarif: Europe Must Work With Iran

TEHRAN — On a crisp morning in Vienna two summers ago, hours before concluding the nuclear deal with the United States, the European Union and five other world powers, I took to Twitter to write that the landmark accord was “not a ceiling but a solid foundation.”<p>Unfortunately, for the past 11 …

Middle East

Spotlight on Iran (November 26 – December 10, 2017) - The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center

The Commander of the IRGC, Mohammad Ali Jafari (Mehr, November 26 2017).<p>The Shamkhani-Hamoudi meeting in Tehran (ISNA, December 4 2017).<p>The effect of …

Middle East

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Politics<p>Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:43<p>Iranian Judiciary Denies Sunday Court Trial for Zaghari<p>TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior judiciary officials rejected foreign media …

Middle East

Iran's president signals 'good ties' possible with Saudi Arabia

The Iranian president has urged Saudi Arabia to end its war in Yemen and sever alleged ties with Israel to improve relations with the Islamic …

Middle East

An hour’s drive that took 12 years | Gaza Gateway

A family exiting the Gaza Strip. Photo by Gisha.<p>To mark Human Rights Day, we share the story of one of our clients, unique and personal but also …

Gaza

Turkey, Iran security cooperation ‘vital’ for region: Turkish Interior Minister

TEHRAN<p>Cooperation on security between Turkey and its neighbor Iran is “vital” for the region, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Dec. 9.<p>Soylu’s …

Turkey

Rouhani's New Iran Budget Focuses on Creating Jobs, Fixing Banks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani submitted a $337 billion draft budget to parliament that earmarks about $100 billion for public service programs …

Business

Swedish banks allow investment in nuclear weapons: report

The Fair Finance Guide organisation said that of the nine banks it reviewed, only three have zero-tolerance policies in relation to economic dealings …

Sweden

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 10 Dec 2017

Global powers tell EU to deny May a special dealBrussels says it is coming under international pressure to deny Britain special treatment, casting a …

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

US Intelligence Community Claims North Korea Transferred 3 Nuclear Warheads To Iran – OpEd

By<p>So just how and when did Iran acquire three North Korea nuclear weapons in addition to a suspected ‘dirty bomb’ freebee for Hezbollah?<p>It is widely …

North Korea

Boris Johnson begins Iran talks over Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Imprisonment of British-Iranian mother is crucial issue facing foreign secretary as he meets counterpart in Tehran<p>Boris Johnson made a “frank and constructive” start to his sensitive first trip to Tehran, where he will meet President Hassan Rouhani as he lobbies for the release of a jailed …

Middle East

Argentina's ex-president is going down for treason for covering up a threat to the entire western hemisphere

• <b>A judge has ordered former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Krichner be arrested on charges of treason.</b>• <b><br>Those charges relate to a 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires that killed 84 people, and her attempt to cover up Iran's involvement it.</b>• <b><br>It is a case that not only illustrates Iran's threat to the</b> …

Business

Iran's Rouhani submits conservative 2018 budget as U.S. tensions overshadow economy

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani proposed to parliament on Sunday a conservative state budget of about $104 billion for next year, …

Economic Data

The Trump administration's plans to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia could lead to an arms race in the Middle East

• <b>Saudi Arabia is planning to shift to nuclear power and looking for help from the US.</b>• <b><br>The US plan to share nuclear technology with the Saudis has been in the works for years, but has stalled because Saudi Arabia hasn't agreed to certain safeguards.</b>• <b><br>Now critics worry that the Trump administration may</b> …

Middle East

Iranian MP urges Muslim states to cut ties with US over Jerusalem

An Iranian member of parliament on Saturday called on Muslim countries to sever diplomatic ties with the United States over President Donald Trump’s …

Israel

Iraq and Iran sign Kirkuk oil swap deal

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has agreed to swap up to 60,000 barrels per day of crude produced from the northern Iraqi Kirkuk oilfield for Iranian oil, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Saturday.<p>The agreement signed by the two countries provides for Iran to deliver to Iraq's southern ports, on …

Iraq

Netanyahu’s speech about the Iranian wrestler touched important issue

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been the one politicizing sport and has used it to achieve political objectives.<p>Last Monday afternoon, Netanyahu …

Opinion

U.N. says missiles fired at Saudi Arabia have 'common origin'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations officials have found that missiles fired at Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthi rebels appear to have a "common origin," but they are still investigating U.S. and Saudi claims that Iran supplied them, according to a confidential report.<p>The officials traveled to …

Middle East

Al-Quds will turn into Zionist regime's graveyard: IRGC cmdr.

The US and the Israeli regime have committed their 'most historic folly' vis-à-vis Jerusalem al-Quds, IRGC's chief commander says.

Middle East

Johnson holds 'frank' talks in Iran

<b>UK foreign secretary and Iranian counterpart have spoken "frankly" about jailed Briton Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe</b><p><i>This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.</i><p><i>You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or</i> …

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Iran Sentences Fugitive Ex-Bank Chief To Prison In Absentia

Iran's judiciary says the former head of the country's largest state-controlled bank who fled to Canada amid a massive embezzlement case has been …

Corruption

Putin Visits Ankara Monday for Talks on Syria, Jerusalem

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Turkey on Monday upon an invitation from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks on Syria and the …

Middle East

Tear gas fire near US embassy in Lebanon

Lebanese security forces have fired tear gas and water canons at protesters near the US Embassy in Lebanon during a demonstration against President …

Middle East

Report: Avalanche in Iran kills 8 climbers

Iran's state-run media says eight climbers have died in an avalanche and a ninth is missing.<p>The IRNA news agency said Saturday that they were part of …

Mesopotamia

UK’s Johnson visits Iran to discuss Yemen, other issues

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is in Tehran to discuss a series of crucial issues with Iranian officials.

Middle East

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Sends Formal Message To US Military: Leave Syria Or Else

What is happening is simple. Bitcoin is stealing the show.<p>Paging Doctor Strangelove to the White Courtesy Phone ...<p>In other words, it is different …

War

How to Launder $1 Billion of Iranian Oil

Looking nervous and somber, the FBI’s star witness entered from the lockup and shuffled across the New York federal courtroom in a beige prison …

Business