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Iran reopens borders as relative calm restored in Iraq

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite armed groups run from security forces after clashes during a protest against the election results in Baghdad, Nov 5, 2021. (Reuters) August 31, 2022 Relative calm has been restored in Iraq after influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr urged all his supporters to leave the streets following a day of [...]

By |August 31st, 2022|Iraq|

Iran will not accept IAEA’s ‘excessive’ demands

Director General of IAEA, Rafael Grossi, right, speaks with deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Behrouz Kamalvandi upon his arrival at Tehran's airport, Nov. 22, 2021. (AP) August 31, 2022 Iran will not accept the UN nuclear watchdog’s “excessive” demands, the spokesperson of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization was cited as [...]

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

Iran cuts consumer gasoline quota as possible move to raise prices

Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi visiting a gas station in Tehran on Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021. (AFP) August 31, 2022 Iran has reduced 100 liters of monthly gasoline quota in personal fuel cards from 250 liters to 150 liters, a deputy oil minister has announced. On the sidelines of a ceremony for a national [...]

By |August 31st, 2022|Iran|

US Navy foils Iranian attempt to capture unmanned vessel in the Gulf

This photo released by the U.S. Navy shows the Iranian Revolutionary Guard ship Shahid Bazair, left, towing a U.S. Navy Saildrone Explorer in the Persian Gulf on Aug. 30, 2022. (US Navy) August 30, 2022 The US Navy has prevented an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy support ship from capturing an unmanned surface [...]

By |August 30th, 2022|Middle East, North America, USA|

Israel calls to support IAEA in its investigations with Iran

Members of the media and officials tour the water nuclear reactor at Arak, Iran, Dec 23, 2019. (Reuters) August 30, 2022 Israel objected to Tehran's request to end open probes by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), calling on major countries to support the "independence" of the watchdog investigating Iran's nuclear program. Political [...]

By |August 30th, 2022|Israel|

How likely will Iran and US soon restore the nuclear agreement?

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (2-R) attending an event during the "Nuclear Technology Day" in Tehran on April 9, 2022. (AFP) By Track Persia August 30, 2022 The prospects for reviving Iran nuclear deal appeared to take a step backward as the Biden administration has said Tehran’s latest proposals  which were submitted through the [...]

By |August 30th, 2022|North America, USA|

Iran sentences 2 Swedish to prison terms over drugs

Flag- A view shows traffic on Azadi street in Iran's capital Tehran, April 20, 2021. (AFP) August 30, 2022 Iran sentenced two Swedish citizens to multiyear prison terms on charges of drug smuggling, the judiciary announced on Tuesday, the latest in a string of cases heightening tensions between the Iranian Republic and the [...]

By |August 30th, 2022|Europe|

Hundreds of Iranians sign protest letter over ‘decades’ of oppression of women

File photo of Iranian women wait to follow police to a police station in eastern Tehran. (Reuters) August 30, 2022 Over 1,000 Iranian citizens and civil activists have signed a statement protesting "four decades of oppression of Iranian women." The signatories of the letter were sparked by the recent arrest and suspected torture [...]

By |August 30th, 2022|Iran, Women|

US: Russia running into problems with Iran-made drones

Iranian drones are seen during a large-scale drone combat exercise in Semnan in January, 2021. (AFP) August 30, 2022 Russia has faced technical problems with Iranian-made drones acquired from Tehran this month for use in its war with Ukraine, according to Biden administration officials. The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to [...]

By |August 30th, 2022|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Truck collides with minibus in Iran, killing at least 16

A scene from the deadly accident on Iran's Ahvaz-Khorramshahr highway, Dec 24, 2021. (MEHR) August 30, 2022 A truck collided with a minibus packed with laborers on Tuesday in southwestern Iran, local media reported, killing at least 16 people. The crash in the impoverished Khuzestan province also injured eight passengers, who were rushed [...]

By |August 30th, 2022|Iran|