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Pompeo: Iran Central Threat in Middle East, Pressure Will Continue

Pompeo: Iran Central Threat in Middle East, Pressure Will Continue

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday underlined the Trump administration's continued efforts to squeeze Iran, even as a new US administration led by Joe Biden prepares to enter the White House in January. Although Pompeo has not taken questions from US-based reporters traveling with him ov

Iran Reports 13,053 New COVID-19 Cases, 475 Deaths

Iran Reports 13,053 New COVID-19 Cases, 475 Deaths

Iran recorded 13,053 new cases of coronavirus and 475 related deaths over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Sunday. The new number took the total death toll to 44,802 and the tally of cases to 854,361 in the Middle East’s worst-hit state. On Saturday, Iran introduced tougher rest

Iran Vows to Crush Any Israeli Attempt to Hit its ‘Advisory’ Role in Syria

Iran on Sunday vowed to defeat any Israeli attempt to harm its role in Syria, saying the era of "hit and run" attacks by Israel there was over, days after Israel carried out air strikes on Syrian army and Iranian paramilitary targets in the country. Israel, which views Tehran as its biggest secur

US Imposes Sanctions on Iran's Intelligence Minister, Khamenei-linked Foundation

US Imposes Sanctions on Iran's Intelligence Minister, Khamenei-linked Foundation

US President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a major Iranian foundation and the country's intelligence minister, further stepping up pressure before Joe Biden is sworn in. The Treasury Department said it was freezing any US interests of the Foundation of the Oppres

 Iran Reports Record Daily Increase With 13,421 New COVID-19 Cases

Iran Reports Record Daily Increase With 13,421 New COVID-19 Cases

Iran registered 13,421 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, a new daily record, the health ministry said on Wednesday, bringing the country's overall tally to 801,894. Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that the death toll had risen by 480 to 42,941 in the Middle East'

Iranians Warned Coronavirus Deaths May Double as Cases Hit Record High

Iranians Warned Coronavirus Deaths May Double as Cases Hit Record High

Iran’s health minister warned on Tuesday that coronavirus deaths may more than double soon if Iranians flout rules aimed at containing the virus, as new cases surged to a record high in the region’s worst-hit country. “This is the last chance for our health system to recover, if people fall short

4 US Officials Confirm Assassination of Al-Qaeda Leader in Tehran

4 US Officials Confirm Assassination of Al-Qaeda Leader in Tehran

The United States and Israel cooperated to pursue and kill a senior al-Qaeda operative in Iran earlier this year, a bold intelligence operation by the two allied nations that came as the Trump administration was ramping up pressure on Tehran. Four current and former US officials said Abu Mohammed

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