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World Aug 25Iran Parliament approves most of new president’s ministers
Lawmakers voted Wednesday in favor of 18 out of 19 ministers proposed by Raisi after five days of hearings and discussions. Lawmakers did not vote for Hossein Baghgoli, nominated for education minister, whose experience was disputed during hearings.
World Aug 05Iran swears in new hard-line president amid regional tension
Iran has sworn in Ebrahim Raisi, a protégé of the country's supreme leader, as its new president.
World Jun 02Iran’s largest warship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman
The Iranian navy's warship caught fire and later sank Wednesday under unclear circumstances, the latest calamity to strike one of the country's vessels in recent years amid tensions with the West.
World Feb 21UN nuclear chief says Iran to grant ‘less access’ to program
The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog says that Iran will begin offering its inspectors “less access” but will still allow the agency to monitor its atomic program.
World Feb 07Iran says U.S. must lift sanctions before it lives up to nuke deal
Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday urged the United States to lift all sanctions if it wants Iran to live up to commitments under its nuclear deal with world powers, state TV reported, his first comments on the matter since U.S.
Politics Jan 01Iran’s military ready to respond to U.S. pressure, general warns
The Iranian general spoke on Friday at a ceremony in Tehran ahead of the first anniversary of a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad that killed a top Iranian general.
World Nov 28Iran’s supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist
Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday demanded the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist who led Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program, as the Islamic Republic blamed Israel for a slaying that has raised fears of reignited tensions…
World Sep 12Iran executes man whose case drew international attention
Afkari’s case had drawn the attention of a social media campaign that portrayed him and his brothers as victims targeted over participating in protests against Iran’s Shiite theocracy in 2018. Authorities accused Afkari of stabbing a water supply company employee…
World Jul 28Iran fires missile at mock aircraft carrier amid U.S. tensions
Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state television reported on Tuesday.
World Apr 22Iran Guard reveals secret space program in satellite launch
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched its first satellite into space Wednesday, dramatically revealing what experts described as a secret military space program that could advance its ballistic missile development amid wider tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S.