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Israeli defense minister in US to discuss Iran nuclear talks

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, speaks during a meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon, Dec. 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP) August 27, 2022 Israel’s defense minister said Friday it was important to maintain capabilities for “defensive and offensive purposes” as he met with a senior U.S. official to reiterate Israel’s [...]

By |August 27th, 2022|Israel, North America, USA|

Tehran debates the bomb

Iran's Bushehr atomic power plant is seen, Feb 19, 1985. (AP) By Amir Taheri August 26, 2022 After more than three decades a debate that started during the Iran-Iraq war seems to be making a comeback in Tehran: Should the Islamic Republic take the final steps towards building a nuclear arsenal? The original [...]

By |August 26th, 2022|Opinions On Iran|

Blue Thursday at Azadi Stadium: Fake tickets, scuffles at the gate, and tears of joy for female fans

Iranian female fans attend Esteghlal and Mes Kerman football match at Azadi Stadium, August 25, 2022. (Supplied) August 26, 2022 Under pressure from FIFA, yesterday the Iranian Football Federation partially relented on its decades-old policy of excluding Iranian women from football stadiums. A small number of female fans were allowed into Azadi Stadium [...]

By |August 26th, 2022|Iran, Women|

US tries to ease Israel’s concerns over Iran nuclear negotiations

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (2-R) attending an event during the "Nuclear Technology Day" in Tehran on April 9, 2022. (AFP) August 26, 2022 Israeli National Security Advisor Eyal Hulata held talks in Washington this week to ease Tel Aviv’s concerns over the US offering more concessions to Iran in the nuclear deal negotiations, [...]

By |August 26th, 2022|Israel, North America, USA|

Iran FM urges UN chief to end int’l probe into secret nuclear sites

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian. (IRNA) August 26, 2022 Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian held telephone talks with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday over international inspections of its nuclear sites. The FM reportedly urged Guterres to drop inspections of uranium traces at undeclared nuclear sites. He said meeting the demand [...]

By |August 26th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

‘Ball in Iran’s court’ on nuclear deal: France’s Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron gives a press conference in Dubai on Nov 9, 2017. (AP) August 26, 2022 French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said the fate of a revived nuclear deal is up to Iran, and an agreement will be “useful” even if it doesn’t settle everything. Asked during a visit to [...]

By |August 26th, 2022|Europe|

Biden: We targeted Iran-allied militias in Syria to deter attacks on US facilities

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks as Antony Blinken, U.S. secretary of state, left, and Lloyd Austin, U.S. secretary of defense, right, listen during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (EPA) August 26, 2022 The US army conducted strikes against militia groups in Syria [...]

By |August 26th, 2022|North America, Syria, USA|

Two more IRGC servicemen killed, possibly by US attacks in Syria

Mohammad Eslami and Mohammad Sajjadizadeh were killed when US hits Iran-backed forces in Syria. (Supplied) August 26, 2022 Iranian media say two servicemen from the Revolutionary Guard were killed in the southern city of Shiraz but there are unconfirmed reports that the two died in Syria. Telegram channels affiliated with the IRGC said [...]

By |August 26th, 2022|North America, Syria, USA|

Two more filmmakers indicted in Iran

Iranian filmmakers Majid Barzegar (L) and Mohsen Amir-Yousefi. (Supplied) August 26, 2022 Two more filmmakers, Majid Barzegar and Mohsen Amir-Yousefi, have been summoned by a security agency and indicted with political charges, it emerged on Wednesday. The indictments came in the midst of an officially-sanctioned drive to censor and intimidate Iranian filmmakers, linked to the now widely-circulated “put [...]

By |August 26th, 2022|Arts, Iran|

Iran exiles sue President Raisi in US ahead of UN General Assembly meeting

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi remotely addresses the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Sept. 21, 2021 at UN headquarters. (AP) August 26, 2022 An exile group announced a New York lawsuit against Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Thursday, challenging US authorities to take action against him as he is [...]

By |August 26th, 2022|North America, USA|