Tag Archives: Iran


Pompeo, Saudi Arabia, talk, Iran, economy, human rights

Pompeo in Saudi Arabia to talk Iran, economy and human rights

02 February, 2020 5:05 pm 5:05 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to discuss regional security, namely Iran, after the US killing last month of a top Iranian general pushed the oil-producing region closer to an all-out war. In meetings with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the next … Read More


Khamenei says voting in Iran’s election ‘a religious duty’...

02 February, 2020 7:41 pm 7:41 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Voting in a parliamentary election this week is ‘a religious duty’ for Iranians, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, days before the vote seen as a referendum on the clerical establishment’s popularity. Iran’s hardline Guardian Council vetting body has rejected some 6,850 moderate or conservative hopefuls in favour of hardliners … Read More


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Khamenei loyalists may tighten grip at Iran elections

02 February, 2020 3:41 pm 3:41 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Hardliners are set to tighten control of Iran this week in a parliamentary election stacked in their favour, as the leadership closes ranks in a deepening confrontation with Washington. Big gains by security hawks would confirm the political demise of the country’s pragmatist politicians, weakened by Washington’s decision to quit a 2015 … Read More


Rockets hit US coalition base in Baghdad, no casualties

02 February, 2020 4:52 pm 4:52 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Rockets hit a US-led military coalition’s Baghdad headquarters early on Sunday but caused no casualties, a coalition spokesman said, in the latest attack to target US facilities in Iraq. Washington has blamed Iran-backed paramilitary groups for increasingly regular rocketing and shelling of bases hosting US forces in Iraq and of the area … Read More


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US Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit Iran warmaking ability

02 February, 2020 8:44 am 8:44 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Senate passed legislation to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking him weeks after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehran’s retaliation raised fears of broader regional conflict. Eight of Trump’s fellow Republicans joined Democrats to pass the war powers resolution by 55-45. The … Read More


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Kabbadi World Cup 2020: Canada beat Azerbaijan

02 February, 2020 9:23 pm 9:23 pm

FAISALABAD (92 News) – Canada on Wednesday beat Azerbaijan by 40 to 31 points in a match during Kabbadi World Cup 2020 in Faisalabad. The stadium was completely filled with spectators. Canada, Iran and England were the winners of the three matches today. The international players were encouraged due to the enthusiasm of the fans. … Read More


Khamenei, Iran, Air Force, US pressure

Leader Khamenei says Iran has a strong Air Force despite US pressure

02 February, 2020 12:22 pm 12:22 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has a very strong Air Force despite limitations imposed on the country by the United States since the country’s 1979 Islamic revolution, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a gathering of Air Force commanders and staff on Saturday. “Since the revolution their aim was to stop us from having a strong … Read More


Europe to avoid taking Iran nuclear dispute to UN, says top diplomat

02 February, 2020 4:10 pm 4:10 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will extend indefinitely the time limit to resolve disputes in the Iran 2015 nuclear accord to avoid having to go to the UN Security Council or triggering new sanctions, the EU’s top diplomat said during a visit to Tehran. Britain, France and Germany formally accused Iran on Jan. 14 … Read More


US sanctions, Iran's nuclear organisation, renew, waivers, Iran, nuclear, work

US sanctions Iran’s nuclear organisation, to renew waivers on Iran nu...

01 January, 2020 9:13 pm 9:13 pm

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Iran’s nuclear entity and its top official, the Treasury Department said, but sources said it will allow Russian, Chinese and European firms to continue work at Iranian nuclear sites to make it harder for that country to develop a nuclear weapon. The Trump administration, … Read More


US, not lift, sanctions, negotiate, Iran, Trump

US. will not lift sanctions to negotiate with Iran, Trump

01 January, 2020 12:56 pm 12:56 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States will not lift sanctions on Iran in order to negotiate, US. President Donald Trump tweeted late on Saturday, seemingly in response to a Der Spiegel interview with Iran’s foreign minister. “Iranian Foreign Minister says Iran wants to negotiate with The United States, but wants sanctions removed. @FoxNews @OANN No … Read More


Iran, nuclear arms, nuclear deal, Rouhani

Iran will never seek nuclear arms, with or without nuclear deal: Rouhani

01 January, 2020 5:14 pm 5:14 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will never seek nuclear weapons, with or without nuclear deal, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, calling on the European powers to avoid Washington’s mistake of violating Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with major powers. “We have never sought nuclear weapons … With or without the nuclear deal we will never … Read More


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Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

01 January, 2020 2:36 pm 2:36 pm

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran’s civil aviation authority confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner that was brought down earlier this month, in a preliminary report posted on its website late Monday. “Investigators… discovered that two Tor-M1 missiles… were fired at the aircraft,” it said, adding an investigation was ongoing to assess the bearing … Read More


Ukraine, Iran, black boxes, Ukrainian passenger plane, loss, 176 people

Ukraine presses for return of Iran plane black boxes

01 January, 2020 10:53 pm 10:53 pm

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine on Monday urged Iran to return the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane shot down by the Iranian military with the loss of all 176 people on board. Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said returning the boxes would show that Iran was committed to an unbiased investigation of the Jan. 8 … Read More


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Bodies of Ukrainian victims of Iran plane crash returned home

01 January, 2020 3:52 pm 3:52 pm

KIEV (Reuters) – The bodies of the 11 Ukrainian citizens who died when a passenger plane was accidentally shot down by Iran this month were brought back to Ukraine on Sunday in a solemn ceremony at Kiev airport. All 176 on board the Ukraine International Airlines flight from Tehran to Kiev were killed when the … Read More


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Iran to send black boxes of downed Ukrainian plane to Ukraine

01 January, 2020 12:19 am 12:19 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month, an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to pressure on Tehran from abroad. Iran’s Tasnim news agency also reported the authorities were prepared for experts … Read More