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France Says Relations with Iran Tougher after Citizen Sentenced

France Says Relations with Iran Tougher after Citizen Sentenced

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that relations with Iran had become more difficult after Tehran sentenced a French-Iranian academic to prison in what he said was a politically motivated decision. “This sentencing was founded on no serious elements and was politically mo

Iranian Tanker Docks in Venezuelan Port

Iranian Tanker Docks in Venezuelan Port

The first of five Iranian tankers carrying fuel to Venezuela has moored at a port serving the El Palito refinery, the oil minister said on Monday, and Refinitiv Eikon data showed a second vessel had entered its waters. Iran is providing Venezuela with 1.53 million barrels of gasoline and refining

Iran Reopens Key Shrines After Two-Month Virus Closure

Iran on Monday reopened major Shiite shrines across the country, more than two months after they were closed because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. At Tehran's Shah Abdol-Azim shrine, worshippers had to wear a mask, walk through a disinfection tunnel and have their temperature checked as they

Iran Claims to Be ‘Curbing’ Virus Outbreak, Extends Zaghari-Ratcliffe's Release

Iran Claims to Be ‘Curbing’ Virus Outbreak, Extends Zaghari-Ratcliffe's Release

Iran on Wednesday said it was close to "curbing" the new coronavirus outbreak even as it reported more than 2,000 fresh infections for the third day in a row. "We have been progressing at every step in the past three months...

US Sanctions Iranian Interior Minister for Human Rights Abuses

US Sanctions Iranian Interior Minister for Human Rights Abuses

The US government imposed sanctions on Wednesday on an Iranian government minister and senior law enforcement and military officials over human rights abuses. "The Iranian regime violently suppresses dissent of the Iranian people, including peaceful protests, through physical and psychological ab

Iran Sentences ‘Sultan of Cars’ to Death

Iran Sentences ‘Sultan of Cars’ to Death

Iran sentenced Vahid Behzadi, dubbed the “sultan of cars”, to death for a number of crimes, such as disruption of the country’s automobile market, currency smuggling and money laundering, announced Iran’s judiciary spokesman. Spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said at a press conference that Behzadi

Iran Launches ‘Resistance’ Award Named After Soleimani

Iran Launches ‘Resistance’ Award Named After Soleimani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani approved a resolution by the Islamic Republic's Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution to launch a new award named after slain military commander Qassem Soleimani, who was targeted by a US airstrike last January. The award is granted in the main category of "s

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