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Iran 'Defends' Strikes on Northern Iraq, in Letter to UN

Iran 'Defends' Strikes on Northern Iraq, in Letter to UN

Iran told the UN on Thursday that it had no choice but to act in self-defense by striking Kurdish rebel groups in northern Iraq, state media reported. The Iranian republic has launched a series of cross-border missile and drone strikes on Iranian-Kurdish opposition groups, based in Iraq, which it

Iran Arrests Outspoken Player amid World Cup Scrutiny 

Iran Arrests Outspoken Player amid World Cup Scrutiny 

Iran has arrested a prominent former member of its national football team over his criticism of the government as authorities grapple with nationwide protests that have cast a shadow over the team as it competes in the World Cup before a global audience.  The semiofficial Fars and Tasnim news age

UN Rights Council Votes to Probe Iran’s Ongoing Crackdown 

The UN Rights Council voted on Thursday to appoint an independent investigation into Iran's deadly repression of protests, passing the motion to cheers of activists amid an intensifying crackdown in Kurdish areas over recent days.  Volker Turk, the UN rights commissioner, had earlier demanded tha

Debris Analysis Shows Iran-Made Drone Attacked Tanker, Says US Navy 

Debris Analysis Shows Iran-Made Drone Attacked Tanker, Says US Navy 

The US military on Tuesday said debris analysis has concluded that the same type of Iranian drone that Tehran has supplied to Russia for its invasion of Ukraine was used to attack a commercial tanker off the coast of Oman a week ago.  The US Navy's Bahrain-based 5th Fleet published photos and det

Official: Iran Airstrikes Target Kurdish Groups in Iraq 

Official: Iran Airstrikes Target Kurdish Groups in Iraq 

Iran on Tuesday launched a new round of strikes at Iranian Kurdish dissident groups based in Iraq’s northern, semi-autonomous Kurdish region, a spokesman said.  Iranian opposition groups were targeted in two locations, in the areas of Perdi and Degala, according to a tweet by the local government

Iran Media Blames Humiliating World Cup Loss on Protests 

Iran Media Blames Humiliating World Cup Loss on Protests 

Iran was reeling Tuesday from the humiliation of starting the World Cup with a lopsided 6-2 loss against England in a match overshadowed by protests on and off the field.  Hard-line Iranian media sought to blame the defeat on the unrest that has gripped the country since the Sept.

Iran Says New Missile Attack on Iraq Meant to Protect Border

Iran Says New Missile Attack on Iraq Meant to Protect Border

Iran said Monday that its latest strikes on Kurdish opposition bases in northern Iraq were necessary to protect the country's borders, while Kurdish officials condemned the missile and drone attacks as unprovoked aggression.

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