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The United States has also sanctioned a number of other individuals and companies linked to Iran’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program. The sanctions come three months after the drone attack on the ship Mercer Street, which was off the coast of Oman at the time – an assault that escalated tensions in the region, sparked …

The Iranian High Council of Justice for Human Rights issued a statement denouncing the latest report of the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights on Iran. “The High Council for Human Rights strongly rejects and condemns Javid Rehman’s report on the human rights situation in Iran for not taking into account the facts on …

TEHRAN, Iran – An apparent cyberattack caused major disruption at gas stations across Iran on Tuesday, just weeks before the second anniversary of the deadly protests against rising fuel prices. Motorists were forced to wait in long lines as those seeking to use government-issued cards, which many Iranians rely on to purchase subsidized fuel, were …

Iran is expanding uranium enrichment beyond the highly enriched 20% purity threshold at a Natanz plant where it is already enriching to 60%, but the new activity does not involve retaining the product, said Monday the UN nuclear watchdog. This move is likely to help Iran hone its knowledge of the enrichment process – something …

In an interview with NBC News, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, said he had not been able to establish direct communication with the president’s new Iranian administration. Ebrahim Raeisi. “I never spoke to the new foreign minister,” Grossi said. “I hope I can have the opportunity to meet …

NEW YORK (AP) – A Turkish bank faces criminal charges for evading sanctions against Iran by processing billions of dollars in Iranian oil revenues, an appeals court ruled on Friday. The 2nd United States Court of Appeals upheld the decision of United States District Judge Richard M. Berman. An indictment issued in 2019 said the …

Tehran [Iran], Oct. 22 (ANI / Xinhua): Iran’s health ministry on Thursday reported 11,788 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 5,833,525. According to an official briefing posted on the ministry’s official website, the pandemic has so far claimed 124,763 lives nationwide, after 178 new deaths were recorded …

Iran plans to abandon production of its Fakhravac Covid-19 vaccine due to lack of demand, its defense ministry announced on Tuesday. The other five national Covid vaccines could also be at risk, as the Iranians have shown they prefer imported vaccines. Iran’s vaccines have been compromised by the health ministry’s decision to renege on its …

Israel has approved a budget of some 5 billion shekels ($ 1.5 billion) to be used to prepare the military for a possible strike against Iran’s nuclear program, Channel 12 reported on Monday. The NIS 5 billion budget consists of NIS 3 billion from the previous budget and an additional NIS 2 billion from the …

Members of the ultra-Orthodox sect of Lev Tahor were prevented by Mexican authorities from traveling to Iran and were returned to Guatemala where they have resided since 2014, Mexican media reported. The sect, which numbers around 300 individuals, the majority of whom are Israelis, has made repeated attempts to reach Iran, first in 2018 and …