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Rouhani threatens JCPOA partners with ‘historic defeat’ if arms embargo extended

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gestures as he speaks during a rally marking the anniversary of Iran's 1979 revolution, in Tehran, Feb 11, 2018. (Reuters) May 6, 2020 President Hassan Rouhani responding to the United States has said extending the UN Security Council's arms embargo against Iran will have "serious consequences." He was referring [...]

By |May 6th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

Switzerland seeks medical furlough extension of American detained by Iran: Pompeo

Michael White, a 46-year-old US Navy veteran, was arrested while visiting Iran. (Supplied) May 6, 2020 Switzerland, which represents the United States in Iran, has asked Tehran to extend the medical furlough from detention of US Navy veteran Michael White, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, as the coronavirus continues [...]

By |May 6th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

Facebook says it dismantles disinformation network tied to Iran’s state media

A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken Jan 6, 2020. (Reuters) May 6, 2020 Iran’s state broadcaster has used hundreds of fake social media accounts to covertly spread pro-Iranian messaging online since at least 2011, targeting voters in countries including Britain and the United States, Facebook said on [...]

By |May 6th, 2020|Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran newspaper calls for action against German envoy after Hezbollah designation

Hezbollah flags have often been waved at the annual al-Quds rally in Berlin. (Getty) May 5, 2020 An Iranian state-run daily has called for “firm action” against the German ambassador to Tehran in response to Germany designating the Lebanese Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Germany branded Hezbollah a “Shia terrorist organization” last week, with dozens [...]

By |May 5th, 2020|Europe, Lebanon|

Prisoners in Iran ‘disappearing’, British inmate claims

The outside of the Evin prison in Tehran. (Getty) May 05, 2020 Prisoners with suspected coronavirus in Iran are “disappearing” due to illness or being given sleeping pills and sent back to crowded cells where the virus can easily spread, a British-Iranian father who is jailed on spying charges has claimed. Retired engineer Anoosheh Ashoori, [...]

By |May 5th, 2020|Europe|

Spokesman says Iran still prepared for prisoner exchange with US, Europe

Abbas Mousavi, new spokesman of Iran's foreign ministry speaking with foreign minister Javad Zarif. Undated. (IRNA) May 05, 2020 The Spokesman of Iran's Foreign Ministry on Monday said Iran is still prepared for prisoner exchange with the United States and European countries. "We had announced our readiness both officially and through messages [relayed [...]

By |May 5th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

Ending of Iran weapons ban fraught with danger

An Iranian military truck carries missiles past a portrait of Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei during a parade in Tehran, April 18. (AFP) By Majid Rafizadeh May 4, 2020 The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), aka the Iran nuclear deal, was significantly tilted in favor of the Islamic Republic, as the Iranian [...]

By |May 4th, 2020|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Hackers from Iran, Russia target UK universities to steal vaccine secrets

Iran - Sepah Pasdaran, revolutionary guard hackers, cyber, cyberwar. (Supplied) May 4, 2020 British institutions fighting the coronavirus outbreak have been subject to cyber attacks traced back to Russia and Iran, The Daily Mail reported on Sunday Hackers have targeted universities in the UK working on potential vaccines and testing kits, as well [...]

By |May 4th, 2020|Europe, Russia|

US urges Europe to ban Hezbollah after Germany clips group’s wings

German Chancellor Angela Merkel chats with US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell during a reception of the diplomatic corps in Meseberg on July 6, 2018. (AFP) May 2, 2020 Saudi Arabia on Thursday welcomed Germany’s decision to designate Iran-backed Hezbollah movement as a terrorist organization and ban it from the country. The Kingdom’s [...]

By |May 2nd, 2020|Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

Man accused of Iran death plot in Denmark goes on trial

Danish policemen stand guard in front of the city court in Copenhagen, Denmark, March 10, 2016. (AFP) May 2, 2020 The trial of a Norwegian-Iranian man accused of espionage and attempted murder in Denmark on behalf of Iran, opened Friday in Roskilde, west of Copenhagen. The 40-year-old is accused of preparing the assassination [...]

By |May 2nd, 2020|Europe, Minorities|