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Judo-Iran Hit with Indefinite Ban for Pressuring Fighter Not to Face Israeli

Judo-Iran Hit with Indefinite Ban for Pressuring Fighter Not to Face Israeli

Iran has been banned indefinitely from international competition until it can give strong guarantees that its athletes will be allowed to face Israelis, the International Judo Federation (IJF) has said. The IJF decision follows a protective suspension imposed on the Iran Judo Federation on Septem

Iranian Judiciary Denies Arrests Linked to Leaks Website

Iranian Judiciary Denies Arrests Linked to Leaks Website

Iranian judicial spokesperson Gholam Hossein Ismaili denied arrests taking place within the country’s government and judiciary related to the leaks website case of Amad News.

Controversy Over Leaks Uncovers Arrests In Iranian Government, Judiciary

Hours after the Iranian government denied the arrest of officials close to the office of President Hassan Rouhani, conservative MP Javad Karimi-Ghodousi said on Monday that security services were chasing “four people in the executive and judicial” bodies, who are suspected of being involved in leaks

France Worried by New Phase in Iran's Breaching of Nuclear Pact

France Worried by New Phase in Iran's Breaching of Nuclear Pact

France urged Iran on Wednesday not to scale back further on its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal, saying Tehran's new threat to speed up uranium enrichment next month was "especially worrying". Iran is breaching restrictions of the pact with major powers step-by-step in response to tough sancti

Hook Vows Syria Pullout Won’t Change Hardline Stance on Iran

Hook Vows Syria Pullout Won’t Change Hardline Stance on Iran

A senior US administration official insisted Wednesday that President Donald Trump's pullout from Syria will not change his hard line on Iran. In a Senate hearing, Trump's Democratic rivals said he had strengthened adversaries by pulling US troops who had permitted de facto autonomy in northeaste

Iran President's Brother Starts 5-Year Jail Term

Iran President's Brother Starts 5-Year Jail Term

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's brother entered prison Wednesday to begin a five-year sentence after he was convicted of corruption, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported, citing his lawyer. Hossein Fereydoun, who served as an aide to the president, was arrested in July 2017 and put on t

Rouhani: Iran to Continue to Scale Back Nuclear Commitments

Rouhani: Iran to Continue to Scale Back Nuclear Commitments

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday Tehran would continue to scale back its commitments to the 2015 nuclear agreement until the European Union fulfils promises it made under the deal. Iran has gradually scaled back its nuclear commitments since May after the US pulled out of the deal a

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