Tag: Iran

Iran denies Trump claim that US shot down Iranian drone

TEHRAN: Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump’s statement that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf after it threatened...

EU seeks to deescalate Persian Gulf tensions

BRUSSELS: European Union nations were looking to deescalate tensions in the Persian Gulf area on Monday and call on Iran to stick to the...

Some Iranian women take off hijabs as hard-liners push back

TEHRAN: The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran’s streets without...

China opposes unilateral sanctions on Iran

TEHRAN: The Latest on the tensions between the United States and Iran (all times local): China says it opposes unilateral sanctions against Iran and criticized...

US to keep up pressure on Iran as nuclear deal falls...

WASHINGTON: Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. will keep up pressure on Iran as the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world...

Reports: Iran enriching uranium to 4.5%, breaking deal limit

TEHRAN: Iran began enriching uranium Monday to 4.5%, breaking the limit set by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, semi-official news agencies in...

UN nuclear inspectors will report back on Iran’s enrichment move

VIENNA:  Inspectors from the U.N. nuclear watchdog who are in Iran will report back once they have checked that Tehran has enriched uranium to...

U.S. sent message to Iran after drone downing, warning of limited...

DUBAI: The United States conveyed a message to Iran warning of a limited strike against the country after its unmanned drone was shot down...

Iran to raise uranium enrichment beyond nuclear deal limits

TEHRAN: Iran announced Sunday it will raise its level of uranium enrichment, breaking another limit of its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers...

Iran threatens British shipping in retaliation for tanker seizure

LONDON: An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander threatened on Friday to seize a British ship in retaliation for the capture of an Iranian supertanker by...

IAEA to hold special meeting on Iran on 10 July

TEHRAN: The UN's nuclear watchdog said Friday it will hold a special meeting on Iran's nuclear programme next week, days after Tehran breached one...

Iran demands Britain release oil tanker held in Gibraltar

TEHRAN: Iran demanded on Friday that Britain immediately release an oil tanker it has detained in Gibraltar, accusing it of acting at the bidding...

Europeans urge Iran to abide by nuclear pact; Israel says preparing...

PARIS/DUBAI: European signatories to a nuclear pact with Iran said on Tuesday they were “extremely concerned” by Tehran’s apparent breach of the 2015 deal,...

Iranians say US sanctions hurt the people, not government

TEHRAN: While opinions differ across Tehran’s Grand Bazaar about the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal, there’s one...

Iran rejects US accusation it long violated nuclear deal

DUBAI: Iran rejected on Tuesday a White House accusation that Tehran was long violating the terms of its nuclear deal with world powers, after...

France urges Iran to reverse breach of nuclear deal

PARIS: France’s president is urging Iran to immediately reduce its stockpiles of low-enriched uranium and stick to the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal...

Pakistan, Iran to ink MoU on maritime search, rescue operations

ISLAMABAD: Setting aside increasing conflict coupled with international pressure in Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, Pakistan has finally decided to sign a...