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Iran seeks stronger US guarantees for revival of 2015 nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian. (IRNA) August 31, 2022 Iran needs stronger guarantees from Washington for the revival of a 2015 nuclear deal, its foreign minister said in Moscow on Wednesday, adding that the UN atomic watchdog should drop its “politically motivated probes” of Tehran’s nuclear work. After 16 months of indirect [...]

By |August 31st, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran’s Khomeini invited Gorbachev to embrace Islam in 1989 letter

Iran’s supreme leader chose to send the letter because Gorbachev had “entered, since assuming office, a revisionist phase of the Soviet system.”. (Getty) August 31, 2022 Two years before the fall of the Soviet Union, its leader Mikhail Gorbachev would receive an unusual letter from the Islamic republic of Iran’s founder, inviting him [...]

By |August 31st, 2022|Russia|

Two former Israeli ministers back military solution to Iran’s nuclear ambitions

Then Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the media on the Iranian nuclear issue at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on Sept 9, 2019. (AFP) August 31, 2022 Israeli government and opposition leaders have brought the issue of Iran and confronting its nuclear project and all its military activities into [...]

By |August 31st, 2022|Israel|

Iran’s judiciary sentences 21 people over Metropol tower disaster

Debris hangs from the Metropol building a 10-story commercial building under construction, in the southwestern city of Abadan, Iran, May 24, 2022. (Tasnim) August 31, 2022 Twenty-one individuals have been sentenced to three years in prison - one of them posthumously - in connection with the collapse of the Metropol building in Abadan. [...]

By |August 31st, 2022|Iran|

Will Tehran’s strategy of stripping Sadr from religious authority succeed?

Former Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani (R), Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (C) in Tehran, Sept. 10, 2019. (EPA-EFE) By Track Persia August 31, 2022 On Tuesday, two days after he had announced that he was resigning from politics when at least 30 of his [...]

By |August 31st, 2022|Iraq|

Ex-IAEA official says US and Iran to sign deal soon

Iran’s and US’ flags are seen printed on paper in this illustration. (Reuters) August 31, 2022 Tehran and Washington have agreed to restore the 2015 nuclear deal and will announce terms in two to three weeks, a former IAEA official told Iran International. Speaking Tuesday, the once senior official at the International Atomic [...]

By |August 31st, 2022|North America, USA|

Amnesty accuses Iran, Turkey of illegal Afghan migrant pushbacks

An Afghan refugee and her children sit in their room in a poor suburb of Tehran, Iran, April 21, 2022. (AP) August 31, 2022 Iran and Turkey are preventing entry of Afghan refugees or forcibly returning them to face life-threatening risks under the Taliban regime, in violation of international law, Amnesty International said [...]

By |August 31st, 2022|Afghanistan, Turkey|

Iran Guards, Lebanese Hezbollah, Sadr rivals discussed confronting him with arms

Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr visits his father's grave in Najaf, Iraq May 14, 2018. (REUTERS) August 31, 2022 Four leaders of Iraqi Shiite factions met with two members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah party at a house in Baghdad in mid-August. Just outside, in the heavily fortified Green [...]

By |August 31st, 2022|Iraq|

Iran’s trade with Turkmenistan on pace to double this year

Turkmenistan is also considering a gas deal with Turkey. The arrangement could reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian gas. (Getty) August 31, 2022 Iran’s trade with Turkmenistan during the first half of the year has already surpassed the entirety of bilateral trade last year. Iranian Ambassador to Turkmenistan Gholam Abbas Arbab Khales told the official Islamic [...]

By |August 31st, 2022|Turkmenistan|

Iran using surveillance cameras to identify women breaking hijab rule

Iranian women wearing protective masks walk in a street in the capital Tehran on Feb 20, 2020. (AFP) August 31, 2022 An Iranian official says footage from surveillance cameras in public places such as subways will be used to help identify and fine women who fail to adhere to the country's mandatory hijab [...]

By |August 31st, 2022|Iran, Women|