Tag archive for ‘Iran’
    Iran Says It Was Hit With ‘Very Big’ Cyberattack
    By asif On Friday, December 13th, 2019
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    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 week that information from 15 million Iranian bank accounts was stolen and published More...

    U.S. Turns Up Pressure on Iran With Sanctions on Transportation Firms
    By asif On Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
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    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 largest shipping company and a major airline for what he said were their roles More...

    In Prisoner Swap, Iran Frees American Held Since 2016
    By asif On Sunday, December 8th, 2019
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    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 withdrew from the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, has said he hopes to negotiate More...

    Iran Used Firearms in Deadly Crackdown on Protesters, Officials Admit
    By asif On Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
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    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 firearms to quell the widespread demonstrations but it has denied unofficial More...

    Sanctions May Have Fueled Iran Protests, but Have Yet to Further U.S. Goals
    By asif On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
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    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 so far there are no signs of that,” he added. The key question is whether economic More...

    Iraq Protesters Burn Down Iran Consulate in Night of Anger
    By asif On Thursday, November 28th, 2019
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    Iraq Protesters Burn Down Iran Consulate in Night of Anger

    BAGHDAD — Iraqi protesters in the southern city of Najaf burned down the Iranian Consulate there on Wednesday night in an outburst of anger at Iran, witnesses said. Video showed sizable crowds outside the consulate More...

    Protests Grip Iran Over Gas Prices Hike
    By asif On Saturday, November 16th, 2019
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    Protests Grip Iran Over Gas Prices Hike

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Protesters angered by Iran’s 50 percent increase of government-set gasoline prices blocked traffic in major cities and occasionally clashed with police Saturday, after a night More...

    Iran Abruptly Raises Fuel Prices and Rationing
    By asif On Saturday, November 16th, 2019
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    Iran Abruptly Raises Fuel Prices and Rationing

    Iran abruptly raised gasoline prices as much as 300 percent early Friday and imposed a strict rationing system, and within hours protests erupted across the country with angry crowds calling for the ouster of More...

    Iran Steps Further From Nuclear Deal With Move on Centrifuges
    By asif On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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    Iran Steps Further From Nuclear Deal With Move on Centrifuges

    The agreement was signed in 2015 by Iran and the United States, along with China, France, Russia, Britain, Germany and the European Union. Iran agreed to reduce the size of its nuclear program in exchange for relief More...

    Iran Adds Advanced Centrifuges, Further Weakening Nuclear Deal
    By asif On Monday, November 4th, 2019
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    Iran Adds Advanced Centrifuges, Further Weakening Nuclear Deal

    Iran said on Monday that it had started using a new set of advanced centrifuges, its latest move to build up its nuclear program, bringing the country a step closer to being able to produce enough nuclear material More...