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Iran’s oil minister expects OPEC meeting on oil cuts to be difficult

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh. (IRNA) November 30, 2020 Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said he expected an OPEC meeting on Monday to be difficult because of differences of opinion over whether to extend existing oil cuts from January, when OPEC+ is due to start increasing output. He told an Iranian journalist in [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Iran|

In wake of Iranian threats, Israeli alert on border with Lebanon raises fears of war

A French U.N. peacekeepers Leclerc tank passes a billboard showing Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrullah. (AFP) November 30, 2020 Concerns have been heightened over the eruption of a new war between Lebanon and Israel in wake of the Iranian threats to retaliate for the assassination of nuclear scientist [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon|

Iran: Mass interrogations of assassinated scientist’s bodyguards, colleagues and neighbors

A view shows the site of the attack that killed prominent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, outside Tehran, Iran, Nov 27, 2020. (Reuters) November 30, 2020 IranWire has learned that the family of Hamed Asghari – a bodyguard of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the Iranian nuclear scientist who was assassinated on Friday, November 27 – has not received [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Iran|

Iran’s economy will continue to struggle during Biden presidency

A currency exchange office in the Iranian capital, Tehran, August 2018. (ILNA) By Majid Rafizadeh November 30, 2020 Some politicians, scholars and policy analysts believe Iran’s economy might rebound after Joe Biden moves into the White House in January. The argument goes that President-elect Biden will rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|North America, USA|

Ahmadinejad makes controversial remarks about Iran’s hijab law

Former President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad listens during a news conference in   New York, Sept. 26, 2012. (AP) November 30, 2020 The hardline former Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, says that the hijab law in Iran must be compatible with most people's wishes. Speaking to Mehdi Nasiri, the former editor-in-chief of an ultraconservative daily close [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Israeli military targets Hezbollah activity in Syria

Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks overlooking the border between Israel and Syria. (REUTERS) November 30, 2020 State-run Syrian news agency (SANA) reported Tuesday night that the Israeli military launched airstrikes against southern Syria shortly before midnight. “At 23:50 on the night of 11/24, the Zionist enemy launched an airstrike from the direction of [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Iran announces resumption of uranium enrichment, end of cooperation with IAEA

Lawmakers are sworn in during the inauguration of Iran's new parliament, in Tehran, May, 27, 2020. (AP) November 30, 2020 Fereydoon Abbasi, an Iranian nuclear scientist and former head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, confirmed on Sunday that Tehran will continue uranium enrichment by 20 percent. It will also cease its cooperation with [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Iran|

Iran says Israel remotely killed military nuclear scientist

The scene where Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in Absard, just east of the capital, Tehran, Nov. 27, 2020. (Fars) November 30, 2020  A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program in the 2000s. Ali Shamkhani, [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Isreal|

Iran says it will reject any verdict resulting from trial of diplomat in Belgium

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh in Tehran, Iran on 5 October 2020. (Anadolu) November 30, 2020 Iran has said it will not recognize any verdict in a trial in Belgium against an Iranian diplomat who is charged with plotting to bomb an exiled opposition group's rally two years ago. The diplomat, Assadolah Assadi, [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Europe|

Iran likely to delay response to assassination of top nuclear scientist

Iran's Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi pays his respect to the body of slain scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh among his family, in Tehran, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP) By Jamie Dettmer November 30, 2020 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to avenge the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh — a killing he and other Iranian leaders [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|