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Brother of Iran's President Rouhani sentenced for graft
Hossein Fereidoun, brother and close aide of Iran's president, has been sentenced on unspecified corruption charges, according to IRNA. The president's supporters believe the case is politically motivated.
UK gives aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe diplomatic protection
The UK will grant diplomatic protection to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian aid worker detained in Iran since 2016. The Foreign Office said the move "signals to Tehran that its behavior is totally wrong."
Women press ahead with change in Iran
40 years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini founded the Islamic Republic of Iran. There is little excitement left from those times; even pro-reform forces are exhausted, except for the women among them.
Israeli former minister Gonen Segev to be jailed for spying for Iran
After plea bargaining, Gonen Segev is to be jailed for 11 years. He was extradited from Africa last year for acting as an agent for a foreign power; Israel's main foe, Iran.
Huawei's heiress held
Huawei's heiress, Meng Wanzhou is in custody awaiting a Canadian court's decision on bail following her arrest on December 1 in Vancouver. The CFO of the world's 2nd largest mobile phone company faces accusations that she misled U.S over her company's operations in Iran.
Yemen peace talks begin in Sweden
The Iran-backed Houthi rebels and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government have not met in UN-sponsored talks since 2016. The meeting will focus on building confidence between the two parties.
Trump is putting the pressure on China, CFR president says
7 Oct 2018
Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations president and author of "A World in Disarray," discusses the state of U.S.-China relations and trade sanctions on Iran.
John Kerry says Iran unlikely to enter talks with U.S. because of Trump
15 Sep 2018
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discusses his new book "Every Day Is Extra" and the prospects for Iran nuclear talks.
John Kerry on prospects for Iran talks, Trump's approach to China
15 Sep 2018
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discusses his new book "Every Day Is Extra," the prospects for Iran nuclear talks and the Trump administration's approach to China.
Iran lawmakers remove economy minister
27 Aug 2018
Iran’s parliament impeached the economy minister, delivering yet another blow to President Hassan Rouhani as new U.S. sanctions undermine his signature foreign policy achievement and herald even tougher penalties to come.
Trump tells Iran 'never, ever threaten' U.S. or suffer consequences
23 Jul 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump told Iran it risked consequences “the like of which few throughout history have suffered before” if the Islamic Republic made more threats against the United States.
Oil Ministers react to Trump tweet at OPEC in Vienna
24 Jun 2018
Oil Ministers from Iran, Russia and the UAE gathered in Vienna for the OPEC+ meeting react to U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet on Friday. Trump said on Twitter: “Hope OPEC will increase output substantially. Need to keep prices down!”