December 1, 2023 U.S. House Approves Bill to Halt Release of Iranian Prisoner-Swap Funds. The U.S. House of Representatives passes a bill to permanently freeze $6 billion in Iranian funds exchanged for American prisoners. Concerns about the potential use of the money for malign activities, especially after recent terrorist attacks, lead to bipartisan support for […]
News about Iran
November 1, 2023 Iran’s Supreme Leader Urges Muslim Nations to Boycott Israel. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has called upon Muslim countries to halt oil and food exports to Israel in a bid to end its bombardment of Gaza. Khamenei’s statement comes in response to ongoing violence between Israel and Hamas, with Iran warning
October 3, 2023 Iranian Revolutionary Guard Arrests Spy Cell Using Starlink to Incite Chaos (Sharq Awsat). The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has arrested a five-member “spy cell” in Zahedan, Balochistan Province, for allegedly using Starlink internet equipment to incite unrest. The cell is accused of collaborating with the People’s Mujahedin Organization and a foreign intelligence agency.
Iran in September 2023 September 1, 2023 Iran Alleges Slowed Uranium Enrichment Amid Oil Surge (Iran International). Iran is slowing its 60% uranium enrichment, according to an upcoming IAEA report. This coincides with U.S.-Iran talks to ease sanctions and a recent surge in Iranian oil exports, fueling speculation of an informal deal between the two
Iran in August 2023 August 1, 2023 Iranian Hardliners Exposed US Envoy Robert Malley’s Alleged Secret Contacts, Says Tehran Editor (Iran International). Iranian hardliners, known as the “merchants of sanctions,” are claimed to have exposed US envoy Robert Malley’s alleged secret negotiations with Iranian officials. Masih Mohajeri, an influential conservative newspaper editor in Tehran, accuses
Iran in July 2023 July 4, 2023 Clashes Between Armed Forces and Civilians in Iran’s Khorramabad Leave 15 Injured (Iran International). Clashes between security forces and protesters in Khorramabad, Iran, resulted in at least 15 citizens being injured and three shopkeepers being arrested. The Free Union of Iranian Workers shared a video showing the clash
Iran in JUNE 2023 June 01, 2023 Secret Talks in Oman Suggest the US is Preparing Deals with Iran (Iran International). It is more likely that the US is stepping up talks to kick-start nuclear negotiations with Iran despite denials from senior diplomats…As Brett McGurk, President Biden’s senior Middle East adviser, took a low-profile trip to Oman
Iran in May 2023 May 1, 2023 US No Friend of Iraq, Not Even Loyal to Europe, Ayatollah Khamenei Warns (Tasnim News). President of Iraq Abdul Latif Rashid and his accompanying delegation met with Ayatollah Khamenei in Tehran on Saturday… The Leader asserted that the Americans are not Iraq’s friends, adding, “The US is not Iraq’s friend.
Iran in April 2023 4 April 2023 Iran-Saudi Arabia Joint Chamber of Commerce to Be Launched Soon (Tasnim Agency). A member of the Presiding Board of the Iran Chamber of Commerce said on Monday that an Iran-Saudi Arabia Joint Chamber of Commerce will be set up in the very near future to strengthen mutual ties
Iran in March 2023 8 March 2023 IAEA Unlikely to Censure Iran at Board Meeting This Week (Iran International). Western officials indicate there will be no censoring of Iran at a meeting of the UN watchdog, the IAEA, this week in the wake of its visit to Tehran last weekend. Rafael Grossi, IAEA’s Director General,
Iran in February 2023 1 February 2023 Iran Warns Pakistan To Complete Pipeline Or Face $18B Penalty (Iran International). The 25-year contract to export Iran’s natural gas through a pipeline to Pakistan was signed between the two countries in 2009 and was supposed to be implemented by 2015, but international and US sanctions against Iran
Iran in January 2023 6 January 2023 Iran Warns France Over Ayatollah Khamenei’s Cartoons In Charlie Hebdo Magazine (NDTV). Iran warned France on Wednesday of consequences after satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published cartoons depicting supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that Tehran deemed to be insulting. Sources Say Basij Commander Killing Was Inside Job By
Iran in December 2022 10 December 2022 Iranian Regime Eying Venezuela As Sanctuary For Leaders (Iran International). Western diplomatic sources told Iran International that the Islamic Republic has started negotiations with its Venezuelan allies to ensure they’d offer asylum to regime officials and their families should the situation worsen, and the possibility of a regime