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US Frowns Upon Iranian Supermarket in Caracas

US Frowns Upon Iranian Supermarket in Caracas

US officials frowned upon the opening of an Iranian supermarket in Venezuela's capital, saying Thursday that any presence of Iran in the Western Hemisphere is "not something we look very favorably on.” Acting Assistant Secretary for US Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Mi

US Expands Scope of Iran Metals Sanctions

US Expands Scope of Iran Metals Sanctions

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said he was expanding the scope of Iran metals sanctions, targeting 22 specific materials that he said were used in connection with Iran's nuclear, military or ballistic missile programs. Pompeo in a statement called it a "major expansion" of the Iran

Amnesty: Iran Prison Officials' Pleas for Virus Help Ignored

Iran's government has ignored repeated requests from senior prison officials for help in containing the coronavirus in the country's overcrowded jails, Amnesty International said Friday. Amnesty said it reviewed copies of four letters to the health ministry signed by officials at Iran's Prisons O

Hook from Kuwait: Lifting Arms Embargo on Iran Will Intensify Violence

Hook from Kuwait: Lifting Arms Embargo on Iran Will Intensify Violence

US Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook stressed on Monday that Washington is continuing its efforts to extend the arms embargo against Iran, which was enforced 13 years ago, for the sake of achieving stability in the region and the world. Based on the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, the UN S

Rouhani Says Iran Turned down 23 Requests for Negotiations with US

Rouhani Says Iran Turned down 23 Requests for Negotiations with US

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that he turned down around 23 requests for talks after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on Tehran.

Virus-Hit Iran Warns Against Weddings and Funerals

Virus-Hit Iran Warns Against Weddings and Funerals

Tehran on Monday warned Iranians against holding wedding and funeral gatherings as the country's novel coronavirus outbreak showed no signs of abating, claiming another 212 lives. "Despite repeated calls to not hold weddings and mourning ceremonies, reports from across the country still indicate

Brush Fire Put Out Near Military Housing in Iranian Capital

Brush Fire Put Out Near Military Housing in Iranian Capital

A short-circuit on a power line sparked a brush fire near a housing area for military officials in Iran's capital on Friday, police and the fire department said. The deputy chief of Tehran police, Hamid Hadavand, told the semi-official news agency ILNA that the fire had been put out, while a fire

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