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‘Abandoned and Forgotten’: Jailed Academic Writes of Despair in Iran

‘Abandoned and Forgotten’: Jailed Academic Writes of Despair in Iran

LONDON — “I am entirely alone in Iran,” she wrote in one letter. “In addition to all the pain I…
U.S. and Iran Are Trolling Each Other — in China

U.S. and Iran Are Trolling Each Other — in China

BEIJING — They accuse each other of inciting violence. They denounce one another as corrupt. They call each other terrorists.…
Public Disapproval Of Iran Approach Convinces Trump To Reverse Soleimani Killing

Public Disapproval Of Iran Approach Convinces Trump To Reverse Soleimani Killing

WASHINGTON—Backtracking in light of recent polls that indicate public dismay over his handling of Iran, President Trump announced Wednesday he…
Europe’s Gamble: Can It Save Iran Deal by Threatening to Kill It?

Europe’s Gamble: Can It Save Iran Deal by Threatening to Kill It?

Mr. Johnson and his government support the nuclear deal and collaborated on a statement with France and Germany on Tuesday…
Democrats Agree Trump Is Racing to War With Iran, but Are Vague on Alternative Strategy

Democrats Agree Trump Is Racing to War With Iran, but Are Vague on Alternative Strategy

The exchanges were all the more notable because until Tuesday night, foreign policy had been a side show in the…
Protests in Iran: Rage Over Downed Jet, as Lawmakers Demand Accountability

Protests in Iran: Rage Over Downed Jet, as Lawmakers Demand Accountability

Widespread anger at the Iranian government for shooting down a passenger plane and then misleading the public about it simmered…
Iran, Trade, Harry and Meghan: Your Tuesday Briefing

Iran, Trade, Harry and Meghan: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering Iran’s economic challenges, a Russian hack…
Trump Warns Iran as Risk of Wider Armed Conflict Grows

Trump Warns Iran as Risk of Wider Armed Conflict Grows

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump toughened his rhetoric toward Iran on Tuesday, saying the country would “be held…
How Chase Bank Chairman Helped the Deposed Shah of Iran Enter the U.S.

How Chase Bank Chairman Helped the Deposed Shah of Iran Enter the U.S.

One late fall evening 40 years ago, a worn-out white Gulfstream II jet descended over Fort Lauderdale, Fla., carrying a…
American Student Freed by Iran Calls for Nations to Release Political Hostages

American Student Freed by Iran Calls for Nations to Release Political Hostages

WASHINGTON — An American graduate student from Princeton University who had been imprisoned for three and a half years in…
Iran Says It Was Hit With ‘Very Big’ Cyberattack

Iran Says It Was Hit With ‘Very Big’ Cyberattack

Iran’s government has acknowledged that it faced a “very big” cyberattack, following a report in The New York Times this…
U.S. Turns Up Pressure on Iran With Sanctions on Transportation Firms

U.S. Turns Up Pressure on Iran With Sanctions on Transportation Firms

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that the United States plans to impose new sanctions on Iran’s…
In Prisoner Swap, Iran Frees American Held Since 2016

In Prisoner Swap, Iran Frees American Held Since 2016

As part of a “maximum pressure campaign,” Mr. Trump has targeted the country with severe economic sanctions. The president, who…
Iran Used Firearms in Deadly Crackdown on Protesters, Officials Admit

Iran Used Firearms in Deadly Crackdown on Protesters, Officials Admit

Two weeks after protests gripped Iran — and quickly turned deadly — the government has acknowledged that security officers used…
Sanctions May Have Fueled Iran Protests, but Have Yet to Further U.S. Goals

Sanctions May Have Fueled Iran Protests, but Have Yet to Further U.S. Goals

The pressure on the leadership will not build “unless and until we start seeing fissures among Iran’s security forces, and…
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