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IRAN SAYS WILL ACT ON US COURT RULING ON TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN

TEHRAN – Iran said on Wednesday it would take “reciprocal action” in response to the US Supreme Court allowing a partial implementation of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries. Lower US courts had completely blocked Trump’s executive order issued on 6 March, which includes a blanket 90-day ban on people from countries including Iran and Libya and a 120-day ...

Iran accuses US of ‘brazen’ plan to change its government

Iran is accusing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of “a brazen interventionist plan” to change the current government that violates international law and the U.N. Charter. Iran’s U.N. Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo said in a letter to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres circulated Tuesday that Tillerson’s comments are also “a flagrant violation” of the 1981 Algiers Accords in which the United States pledged “not ...

Iran, China Hold Joint Military Drills in Persian Gulf

State sponsor of terror Iran and communist China began holding a joint military exercise in the Persian Gulf this week, where provocative clashes between the U.S. Navy and ships from the Islamic Republic have escalated in recent years. Soon after taking office, President Donald Trump slapped sanctions against individuals and corporate entities in both countries for assisting Tehran’s ballistic missile ...

The Growing U.S.-Iran Proxy Fight in Syria

On Sunday evening, a U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian jet after it bombed American-backed rebels in northern Syria. This marked the first time the United States has downed a Syrian warplane since the start of the country’s civil war in 2011. On Tuesday, the Pentagon announced that the United States had shot down an Iranian-made drone in the country’s ...

Saudis say elite Iranian troops seized with weapons at sea

Saudi Arabia says it has detained three members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards after intercepting a boat loaded with weapons, heightening tensions between the regional powers. The vessel was one of three intercepted in the kingdom’s waters while heading towards the Marjan oilfield, the Saudi information ministry said late on Monday. The Revolutionary Guards are an elite force within Iran’s military ...

Iran threatens to let Russian cos develop Farzad B gas field after India plans to cut oil purchase

After India said it planned to order less Iranian crude oil, Iran has threatened to let Russian companies enter the race for developing the Farzad B gas field. The Times of India reported that if Iran does indeed go through with this, the part of the oil field which the consortium of Indian state-run entities get will be much smaller. ...

Iran Extends Voting Deadline in First Presidential Election Since It Agreed to Limit Its Nuclear Program

(TEHRAN) — Iranians continued voting into the evening on Friday in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani looked to fend off a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent. The election is largely viewed as a referendum on the 68-year-old cleric’s more moderate policies, which paved the way for the nuclear ...

Syria and North Korea are bit players. Iran is the bigger threat.

President Trump and his advisers are rightly concerned about Syria and North Korea. These rogue states, guilty of human rights atrocities, pose the risk of wider violence and destabilization. Syria’s civil war has already created millions of refugees, has rekindled diseases (e.g. polio) that were once thought to be extinct and has allowed the country to become a haven for ...

Iran Sticks To Nuclear Deal, But U.S. Says It Will Review Sanctions

As President Trump wages a rhetorical battle with North Korea over its nuclear program, his secretary of state says the nuclear deal with Iran will now be placed under review. In a letter to Congress, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Iran is meeting the terms of the 2015 deal worked out with the Obama administration and five other ...

Iran sentences two Iranians to death for founding cult

The defendants have not been named. But Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, Tehran prosecutor-general, said on Sunday that the man and woman had been sentenced because they established “a new cult.” High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our T&Cs and Copyright Policy for more ...

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