‘Peace and joy in 2019’: Iran’s foreign minister tweets Christmas congratulations

Iran’s foreign minister tweeted an English language Christmas message, wishing ‘peace and joy’ in 2019. Christians are free to practice in the Islamic republic, but promoting conversions from Islam are illegal. Zarif, who often sends political messages via twitter, and even argues with the US President (link), used a line from the Koran to congratulate […]

Trump’s sanctions are crushing Iran’s job market and potentially destabilizing the regime

Susan Walsh/AP Reuters interviews with dozens of business owners across Iran show hundreds of companies have suspended production and thousands of workers are being laid off because of a hostile business climate mainly caused by new U.S. sanctions. The Iranian rial has fallen to record lows and economic activity has slowed dramatically since U.S. President […]

‘Trump humiliates Saudis’: Iran’s FM invites SA to jointly boost regional security, not outsource it

Iran, rarely friendly to Saudi Arabia, has extended an unusual offer of cooperation to its neighbors in the face of “humiliation” by Donald Trump, who claimed the kingdom would fall within two weeks without protection from the US. While the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia have no diplomatic relations, Iran proposed to its arch-nemesis and […]

Facebook: Iran’s been posting hundreds of fake pages since 2011

Enlarge / A car passes by Facebook’s corporate headquarters location in Menlo Park, California, on March 21, 2018. (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) Yet again, Facebook announced that it removed hundreds of inauthentic pages, groups, and accounts on its platform that were used to “mislead others about who they were and what they were doing.” The Tuesday […]

Mismanagement hits Iran more than US sanctions – Iran’s supreme leader

Published time: 13 Aug, 2018 10:25 In a rare statement Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has lashed out at the country’s authorities, accusing them of poorly handling internal issues. The mismanagement is even worse than US sanctions, he said. “It is not that the sanctions do not play a role; but a major part […]

Mismanagement hits Iran more than US sanctions – Iran’s supreme leader

Published time: 13 Aug, 2018 10:25 In a rare statement Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has lashed out at the country’s authorities, accusing them of poorly handling internal issues. The mismanagement is even worse than US sanctions, he said. “It is not that the sanctions do not play a role; but a major part […]

Trump fires off all-caps tweet at Iran’s president: ‘YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES … FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images President Donald Trump threatened Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Twitter late Sunday night after the Iranian leader issued a warning to the US president earlier in the day. “To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER […]

Iran’s move toward uranium enrichment is message to EU to stand up to US, but it might be too late

Iran’s move to get ready to enrich uranium is an attempt to send a message to Europe, encouraging it to resist US pressure to abandon the nuclear deal, experts told RT. But Germany, France and the UK might be ready to give up. On Monday, Iran announced it’s moving to “upgrade” its uranium enrichment facility […]

Despite Iran’s hardline bluster, its economy is so bad it may seek a compromise with Trump

Thomson Reuters For all of Iran’s fierce verbal response to fresh U.S. threats of tougher sanctions, some senior officials in Tehran believe the door to diplomacy should stay open. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo presented a list of sweeping demands for Iran, including abandoning nuclear enrichment, its ballistic missile program and its role in […]

The White House brushes off a major ‘typo’ in its statement on Iran’s nuclear weapons program, blames Obama instead

AP Photo/Evan Vucci The White House brushed off a major “typo” in the statement it issued on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The White House put out a now-amended statement, which read that Iran “has” a secret nuclear weapons program. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later took a jab at the Obama administration for signing the […]