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Iranian nuclear deal limbo may serve interests of both U.S. and Iran

Iran’s and US’ flags are seen printed on paper in this illustration. (Reuters) August 15, 2022 Whether or not Tehran and Washington accept a European Union “final” offer to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, neither is likely to declare the pact dead because keeping it alive serves both sides' interests, diplomats, analysts [...]

By |August 15th, 2022|Europe, North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

French academic back in Iran prison after 5-day leave

A placard with a portrait of French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah, imprisoned in Iran, is placed outside Paris’s city hall on June 5, 2020. (AFP) August 15, 2022 A French-Iranian academic held in Iran for the past three years in a case that has raised tensions between Tehran and Paris has returned to prison [...]

By |August 15th, 2022|Europe, Women|

Iranian hardliners demand Vice President’s dismissal

Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber. (Supplied) August 15, 2022 Iran’s ultraconservatives are seeking to bring down Vice President Mohammad Mokhber, given their constant feeling of vulnerability and threat due to the government's economic failures. The economic failure of President Ebrahim Raisi’s government has become clear to most Iranians, including the ultraconservatives or [...]

By |August 15th, 2022|Iran|

Iran denies involvement but justifies Salman Rushdie attack

Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, N.J., at left, being escorted from the stage as people tend to author Salman Rushdie, center right, at the Chautauqua Institution, in Chautauqua, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2022. (AP) August 15, 2022 An Iranian government official denied on Monday that Tehran was involved in the assault on author Salman [...]

By |August 15th, 2022|North America, USA|

Iran will respond to EU’s nuclear text by midnight on Monday, says foreign minister

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian. (IRNA) August 15, 2022 Iran will respond to the European Union’s “final” text by midnight on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said, calling on the United States to show flexibility to resolve three remaining issues to save a 2015 nuclear pact. “We do not want to [...]

By |August 15th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Israeli strikes hit Iranian targets near Russia’s Mediterranean bases – sources

A missile is seen crossing over Damascus, Syria in 2018. (Reuters) August 15, 2022 Israel hit Iranian targets in a series of strikes on Sunday near the ancestral home region of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, and close to Russia’s main Syrian bases on the Mediterranean coast, regional intelligence and Syrian military sources [...]

By |August 15th, 2022|Israel, Russia, Syria|

Salman Rushdie’s stabbing in the US highlights deep divisions in Iranian society

Salman Rushdie attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on Nov. 15, 2017, in New York. (AP) August 15, 2022 Many Iranians have turned to social media to show their anger and praise over the attack on novelist Salman Rushdie at a lecture in New York state, with some conspiracy [...]

By |August 15th, 2022|Opinions On Iran|

Iran’s top automaker sets sights on Russian market

  Pars Khodro production line for H330 Brilliance. (IRNA) August 15, 2022 Iran’s leading automaker is seeking to prioritize exports to Russia, its CEO said on Sunday, as both countries reel under Western economic sanctions. Iran Khodro unveiled the latest model of its crossover Rira vehicle at its factory west of Tehran, where [...]

By |August 15th, 2022|Russia|

Yemen govt slams Iran’s role in undermining truce

A general view of the southern port city of Aden, Yemen. (Reuters) August 15, 2022 The legitimate Yemeni government slammed Tehran’s role in undermining the nationwide truce after a Houthi cell was busted for smuggling weapons from Iran. It condemned Tehran for its support to the Houthi militias, saying the smuggling of arms [...]

By |August 15th, 2022|Yemen|

Sunak calls for designation of Iran Revolutionary Guards as terrorist after Rushdie attack

Britain's Conservative Party leadership candidate Rishi Sunak speaks during a hustings event, part of the Conservative party leadership campaign, in Cheltenham, Britain, Aug 11, 2022. (Reuters) August 15, 2022 Rishi Sunak, one of two candidates seeking to become Britain's next prime minister, said Friday's attack on author Salman Rushdie should serve as a [...]

By |August 15th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|