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French Academic Held in Iran Ends Hunger Strike

French Academic Held in Iran Ends Hunger Strike

French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah, jailed in a Tehran prison since June, ended a six-week hunger strike on Wednesday, according to her lawyer. "Adelkhah responded to a written request from civil and political activists and ended her hunger strike at midday (0830 GMT) today," lawyer Said Deh

US Charges 5 for Conspiring to Violate Iran Sanctions

US Charges 5 for Conspiring to Violate Iran Sanctions

The US Justice Department said on Tuesday it had charged five people in Texas and New York with conspiring to violate a law on international commerce by arranging to purchase sanctioned Iranian oil and sell it to a refinery in China. The defendants include Daniel Ray Lane, president of privately

Rouhani Denounces US at Revolution Anniversary, Reiterates Demands for Referendum

Commemorating the 41st anniversary of the 1979 revolution, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spend most of his speech Tuesday lashing out at the US administration for killing major general Qassem Soleiman.

Iran Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit

Iran Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit

An Iranian rocket failed to put a satellite into orbit Sunday, a defense ministry official said in the latest setback for a program the US claims helps Tehran advance its ballistic missile program. "It was launched with success and ... we have reached most our aims ...

Khamenei Acknowledges Impact of US Sanctions on Iran

Khamenei Acknowledges Impact of US Sanctions on Iran

Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei acknowledged on Saturday the impact of new US sanctions against the country, describing them as “literal crimes”. "We should be strong to prevent any war against the county. Being weak will encourage our enemies to attack Iran," he said.

US Officials Demand Twitter to Suspend Iranian Accounts

US Officials Demand Twitter to Suspend Iranian Accounts

A group of senators wrote a letter to CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey claiming that Twitter may be violating US sanctions by letting Iranian leaders maintain accounts on social media. “While the First Amendment protects the free speech rights of Americans — and Twitter should not be censoring the poli

UK Ambassador Returns to Tehran after Brief Arrest Last Month

UK Ambassador Returns to Tehran after Brief Arrest Last Month

British Ambassador to Tehran Rob Macaire said on Thursday that he had returned to Iran following his departure last month after he was briefly arrested by Iranian security forces. “I recently returned from London to Tehran.

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