Iranian supreme leader promises retaliation for killing of prominent nuclear scientist

Iran’s supreme leader promised on Saturday to retaliate for the killing of the Islamic Republic’s top nuclear scientist, raising the threat of a new confrontation with the West and Israel in the remaining weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged to continue the work of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who Western and Israeli governments believe… Read More Iranian supreme leader promises retaliation for killing of prominent nuclear scientist

U.S. imposes fresh sanctions aimed at Iran

The United States on Wednesday imposed sweeping new sanctions targeting Iran, blacklisting a foundation controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and taking aim at what Washington called Iran’s human rights abuses a year after a deadly crackdown on anti-government demonstrators. The sanctions announced by the U.S. Treasury Department, which also targeted Iran’s intelligence minister,… Read More U.S. imposes fresh sanctions aimed at Iran

U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuelan president, Iranian defense ministry

The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on the Iranian defense ministry and others involved in Iran’s nuclear and weapons program to support its assertion that all U.N. sanctions against Tehran are now restored, a move disputed by key European allies as well as U.S. adversaries such as Russia and China. Secretary of State… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuelan president, Iranian defense ministry

U.S. charges three Iranians over hack of satellite tech firms

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced charges against three Iranians over allegations they stole information from aerospace and satellite technology firms on behalf of the Islamic republic’s Revolutionary Guards. The indictments follow a flurry of recent actions against alleged Iranian cyber spies including the announcement, earlier on Thursday, that entities and individuals associated… Read More U.S. charges three Iranians over hack of satellite tech firms

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposes summit as U.S. loses Iran arms embargo

The United States lost a bid on Friday to extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran as Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a summit of world leaders to avoid “confrontation” over a U.S. threat to trigger a return of all U.N. sanctions on Tehran. In a U.N. Security Council vote, Russia and China opposed extending… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin proposes summit as U.S. loses Iran arms embargo

U.S. seizes four Iranian fuel shipments bound for Venezuela

The United States said on Friday it had confiscated four Iranian fuel shipments that had been bound for Venezuela, disrupting a key supply line for both Tehran and Caracas as they defied U.S. sanctions. U.S. President Donald Trump said Iran should not be sending cargoes to Venezuela and added that the seized shipments were bound… Read More U.S. seizes four Iranian fuel shipments bound for Venezuela

Iran fires ballistic missiles from underground for the first time

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards fired ballistic missiles from underground for the first time as part of an annual military drill, Amirali Hajizadeh, the head of the aerospace division of the Guards, said in a video posted online by YJC, a news agency linked to Iran’s state TV. The video showed clouds of dust before the… Read More Iran fires ballistic missiles from underground for the first time

Iran to execute informant involved in killing of General Qassem Soleimani

An Iranian citizen who provided information to U.S. and Israeli intelligence services about whereabouts of Iran’s slain top commander Qassem Soleimani will be executed soon, Iran’s judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday. “Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, one of the spies for CIA and Mossad has been sentenced to death. He gave the whereabouts of martyr Soleimani to our… Read More Iran to execute informant involved in killing of General Qassem Soleimani