Iran seeks meeting on banned U.N. envoy

Apr 15, 2014

Iran seeks meeting on banned U.N. envoy

Iran on Monday requested a special meeting of a U.N. committee on the United States’ refusal to grant a visa to Tehran’s new U.N. ambassador appointee, describing the decision as a dangerous precedent that could harm international diplomacy. The United States said Friday it ...

Apr 13, 2014

Iran scraps plan to send warships to Atlantic

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported Sunday that the country has temporarily called off a plan to dispatch warships to the Atlantic Ocean. The report quoted Iranian Navy chief Adm. Habibollah Sayyari as saying such changes of naval plans are routine, “considering the situation ...

Apr 12, 2014

U.S. ex-marine held by Iran in retrial

Iranian-American Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine whose previous death sentence in Iran on espionage charges was overturned, has been secretly retried, convicted of collaborating with the U.S. government and sentenced to 10 years in prison, The New York Times reported Friday, quoting his ...

Apr 9, 2014

U.S. says Iran U.N. envoy pick 'not viable'

The United States notified Iran’s government that Tehran’s pick for a new United Nations envoy is “not viable,” a day after the U.S. Senate voted against letting the diplomat enter the country. American officials objected Tuesday to the selection of Hamid Abutalebi because of ...

Behind doors, drinking thrives in Iran

| Mar 27, 2014

Behind doors, drinking thrives in Iran

by Parisa Hafezi

“Have a shot of tequila first, cheer up!” Shahriyar tells guests gathered at his luxury apartment in Tehran. His girlfriend, Shima, says they party every weekend. “Shahriyar has one rule: Bring your booze! We drink until morning,” she said on a Facetime call as ...