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US Seizes Iranian Gas Heading for Venezuela

US Seizes Iranian Gas Heading for Venezuela

The Trump administration has seized the cargo of four tankers it was targeting for transporting Iranian fuel to Venezuela, US officials said Thursday. Last month, federal prosecutors in Washington filed a civil forfeiture complaint alleging that the sale was arranged by a businessman, Mahmoud Mad

#Don't_Execute: Viral Campaign to Stop Iran Protester Hangings

#Don't_Execute: Viral Campaign to Stop Iran Protester Hangings

A campaign on a rare scale uniting activists and personalities inside Iran and out is pressing Tehran not to execute men detained over anti-government protests, but faces an uphill struggle. In the face of a furious outcry, symbolized by the viral hashtag #Don't_Execute (#Edam_Nakon in Persian),

Iran Briefly Seizes Liberian-flagged Oil Tanker Near Strait of Hormuz

The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a US military official said Thursday. The US military's Central Command published a black-and-white video showing what appeared to be special forces fast-roping down from a helicopter on

Rouhani: Virus Emergency Could Last Through January

Rouhani: Virus Emergency Could Last Through January

Iran will remain in a state of emergency due to the novel coronavirus until at least January, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday. "We have been in this situation for six months and we must prepare ourselves for another six months at least," Rouhani said, adding that this meant any complete e

GCC Seeks UN Extension of Iran Arms Embargo

GCC Seeks UN Extension of Iran Arms Embargo

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has asked the United Nations to extend an international arms embargo on Iran, a move pushed strongly by the United States.

US Prepares Alternatives for Rejection of Extending Iran Arms Embargo

US Prepares Alternatives for Rejection of Extending Iran Arms Embargo

Members of the United Nations Security Council, including the United States, expect the Council to reject a US bill to extend the arms embargo on Iran next week. This has pushed Washington to prepare alternatives in case its draft law is rejected.

Iran Executes Man Convicted for Killing Guards Soldier in 2017 Unrest

Iran Executes Man Convicted for Killing Guards Soldier in 2017 Unrest

Authorities on Wednesday executed an Iranian for killing an elite soldier during anti-government unrest in 2017, Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency said, drawing condemnation from a rights group. Mostafa Salehi, one of several men sentenced to death for their roles in anti-government protests

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