World Jul 2, 2020

'Incident' damages construction near Iran nuclear site

An "incident” damaged an under-construction building Thursday near Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, though it did not affect its centrifuge operations or cause any release of radiation, a spokesman said. The affected building, described as an "industrial shed," was above ground and not part ...

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

World Jun 30, 2020

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday. Ruhollah Zam's website and a channel he created on the popular messaging app Telegram had spread the timings ...

Iran says it's ready for talks if U.S. apologizes over nuclear pact

World Jun 24, 2020

Iran says it's ready for talks if U.S. apologizes over nuclear pact

Iran would be open to talks with the United States if Washington apologizes for exiting a 2015 nuclear deal and compensates Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, cautioning that U.S. calls for discussions were insincere. The confrontation between arch foes Tehran and Washington ...

U.S. wants Security Council to extend Iran arms embargo

World Jun 23, 2020

U.S. wants Security Council to extend Iran arms embargo

The United States has proposed a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning a devastating 2019 attack on Saudi oil facilities it blames on Iran and proposing an extension of an arms embargo against the Islamic republic, sources said. The embargo, put in place as part of ...

Iranian missile strikes its own ship, killing at least 19 sailors

World May 11, 2020

Iranian missile strikes its own ship, killing at least 19 sailors

An Iranian warship was hit by a friendly fire missile during naval exercises, killing 19 sailors, state media and the army said Monday, amid tensions with the U.S. in Gulf waters. The incident involving the Konarak vessel occurred on Sunday afternoon near Bandar-e Jask, off ...

World May 10, 2020

Iran says ready for prisoner swap with U.S.

Iran said Sunday it had expressed readiness for a full prisoner exchange with the United States "with no preconditions" but that Washington was yet to respond. "We said some time ago that we are ready to exchange all Iranian and American prisoners," ISNA news agency ...