Iran executes former defence ministry staffer as alleged CIA spy

[ad_1] Iran has executed a former employee of the defense ministry who was convicted of spying on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency, the country’s judiciary said Tuesday. It was the second such execution in the past month. The report said Reza Asgari was executed last week. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said Asgari had worked […]

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Fire at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility caused significant damage: Spokesperson

[ad_1] A fire at Iran’s underground Natanz nuclear facility has caused significant damage that could slow the development of advanced centrifuges used to enrich uranium, an Iranian nuclear official said on Sunday. Iran’s top security body said on Friday that the cause of the fire that broke out on Thursday had been determined but would […]

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Iran issues arrest warrant for US President Trump, asks Interpol to help

[ad_1] Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, a local prosecutor reportedly said Monday. While Trump faces no danger of arrest, the charges underscore the heightened tensions […]

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Satellite image: Iran blast struck by suspected missile site

[ad_1] An explosion that rattled Iran’s capital came from an area in its eastern mountains that analysts believe hides an underground tunnel system and missile production sites, satellite photographs showed Saturday. What exploded in the incident early Friday that sent a massive fireball into the sky near Tehran remains unclear, as does the cause of […]

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Germany, France, UK press Iran to provide atomic site access

[ad_1] The board of the United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency on Friday adopted a resolution calling for Iran to provide inspectors access to sites where the country is thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material, the Russian representative said. Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s ambassador to international organizations in Vienna, tweeted that his country and […]

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Iran to send France black boxes of Ukraine airline mistakenly shot down ‘soon’: Trudeau

[ad_1] Iran has said it will “soon” send France the black boxes of a Ukrainian jetliner its forces mistakenly shot down in January, Canada’s prime minister said Tuesday. “The black boxes are supposed to be sent to France soon,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a daily briefing, adding that the coronavirus pandemic had delayed the […]

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Iran will execute CIA agent involved in commander Soleimani’s killing

[ad_1] An Iranian citizen who provided information to US and Israeli intelligence services on the whereabouts of Iran’s slain top commander Qassem Soleimani will be executed soon, Iran’s judiciary said on Tuesday. On Jan. 3, a US drone strike in Iraq killed Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force. Washington blamed Soleimani for masterminding […]

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US to revoke Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers

[ad_1] The Trump administration is ending nearly all of the last vestiges of U.S. sanctions relief provided under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, according to current and former U.S. officials and congressional aides. They said Wednesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will revoke all but one of sanctions waivers covering civil nuclear cooperation. The […]

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Russia opposes any new US attempts at UN to punish Iran

[ad_1] Russia’s UN ambassador said Tuesday that Moscow will oppose any attempts by the United States to extend the arms embargo on Iran and reimpose UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Vassily Nebenzia’s comments at a video news conference made clear that the Trump administration will have a tough time advancing any measures to impose […]

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Iran says US push to extend Tehran’s arms embargo is ‘illegitimate’

[ad_1] Iran dismissed as “illegitimate” efforts by the United States to extend the U.N. Security Council arms embargo on Tehran, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday. “Iran is not seeking to exit the 2015 nuclear deal with six powers … America’s move is illegitimate and our reaction will be proportionate,” Abbas Mousavi said […]

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