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Top Guards Commander Briefs Iran Parliament amid Outcry

Top Guards Commander Briefs Iran Parliament amid Outcry

Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief briefed parliament Sunday over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani by the US, Tehran's retaliation and the subsequent downing of an airliner, ISNA news agency said. Major General Hossein Salami addressed the members of the Majles in a closed session, the

Iran's 'Catastrophic Mistake': Speculation, Pressure, then Admission

Iran's 'Catastrophic Mistake': Speculation, Pressure, then Admission

When a Boeing passenger jet crashed in Iran early on January 8, speculation immediately swirled that the only plausible explanation was that it had been shot down by Iran. The crash of the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight came hours after Tehran had launched a barrage of missiles at ba

Trump Says Supports Iranian People as Protests Erupt over Ukraine Plane Downing

US President Donald Trump said Saturday the United States was monitoring Iranian demonstrations closely, saying he supports the people as they rallied against authorities after Tehran admitted to shooting down a passenger plane. He told Iranians -- in tweets in both English and Farsi -- that he s

US Slaps New Sanctions on Iran after Missile Strikes

US Slaps New Sanctions on Iran after Missile Strikes

The United States announced on Friday new sanctions on Iran following this week's missile strikes by Tehran on US bases in Iraq. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the new sanctions will target eight senior Iranian officials involved in “destabilizing” activ

Lufthansa Says Canceling Tehran Flights due to Security Uncertainty

Lufthansa Says Canceling Tehran Flights due to Security Uncertainty

Germany's flagship carrier Lufthansa said on Friday that its group airlines were canceling flights to and from Tehran until Jan.

World Alarmed at Reports Ukraine Plane May Have Been Downed by Iran Missile

World Alarmed at Reports Ukraine Plane May Have Been Downed by Iran Missile

Officials from around the world have expressed concern over reports that the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran on Wednesday may have been mistakenly shot by a missile. "The missile theory is not ruled out, but it has not been confirmed yet," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a Fa

Iran's UN Envoy Dismisses Any Cooperation With Trump

Iran's UN Envoy Dismisses Any Cooperation With Trump

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations dismissed as “unbelievable” what he said was President Donald Trump’s call for cooperation given Washington was imposing sanctions on Tehran, Iran’s state news agency IRNA reported on Thursday. Majid Takht Ravanchi, in what appeared to be Iran’s first offic

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