Iran leader calls for 'Islamic mercy' after bloody crackdown

World / Social Issues Dec 5, 2019

Iran leader calls for 'Islamic mercy' after bloody crackdown

Iran's supreme leader called Wednesday for those detained in recent gasoline price protests to be treated with "Islamic mercy" even after authorities acknowledged government forces shot and killed demonstrators nationwide in unrest that reportedly killed over 200 people. The comments by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who ...

Iran sounds out Japan about possible Hassan Rouhani visit: source

National Dec 4, 2019

Iran sounds out Japan about possible Hassan Rouhani visit: source

Iran relayed to Japan on Tuesday its wish for President Hassan Rouhani to visit the country, a source close to bilateral relations has said. Abbas Araghchi, Iran's deputy foreign minister for political affairs, serving as a special envoy of the president, relayed the message to ...