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Iran’s top leader picks new Revolutionary Guard chief

TEHRAN — Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday appointed a new chief of the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, picking a general with a history of threatening the United States days after America designated the paramilitary force a terrorist organization.


Oil prices hit Nov 2018 highs on report U.S. will end Iran oil sanction waivers

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose by more than 1 percent on Monday to levels not seen since November 2018, driven up by a Washington Post opinion column that said the United States is preparing to announce all imports of Iranian oil must end or be subject to sanctions.


Iran’s Guard gets a long-overdue but much-deserved terrorist designation

The United States has decided to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. This is a major step toward effectively countering Tehran’s systemic use of terrorism as a tool of statecraft. It is also welcom


If Sanctions Cut Iran's Oil Exports To Zero, Would Saudi Arabia Really Fill The Void?

According to an opinion piece in the Washington Post, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo may announce as early as Monday, April 22 that the United States will no longer grant exemptions to countries importing Iranian oil in contravention of the U.S. sanctions. According to the piece, the State Depa


Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei replaces IRGC commander

DUBAI - Iran’s top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has replaced the chief commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards, state TV reported on Sunday, days after the United States designated the group a foreign terrorist organization.


Pompeo said no military exercises in Iran to spur regime change: Report

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly told a group of Iranian-American community leaders the United States would not rely on the military for regime change in Iran. On Monday he said U.S. is “not going to do a military exercise inside Iran” when asked about it during a closed-door meeting in Dal


Pakistan's Prime Minister Khan in Iran to talk security, ties

DUBAI (Reuters) - Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Iran on Sunday to discuss security and regional issues, Iranian state TV reported, a day after Islamabad urged Tehran to act against militants behind killings in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province.


Iran agrees to trace militants involved in Pakistan’s Balochistan attack: FM

ISLAMABAD, April 20 (Xinhua) — Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Saturday said that his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif has agreed to trace militants involved in a recent terrorist attack in Pakistan, and take due action against them after investigations.


AP sources: US to sanction nations for importing Iranian oil

The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran, officials said Sunday.


Scoop: Trump administration opposes military intervention in Iran

In a closed-door meeting with Iranian-American community leaders last Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is "not going to do a military exercise inside Iran" to expedite a regime change, according to three sources who were in the room, including one who took detaile


Devastating floods leave millions in Iran facing humanitarian crisis

AHWAZ, Iran — Two weeks since the storms started, relentless rain and flooding throughout Iran has left some 2 million people facing a humanitarian crisis. The deluge has swamped large swaths of the country, from the mountains in the north down to the Persian gulf in the south.


The New proxy war in Syria: Iran and Turkey vs. Saudi Arabia and Russia

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – As if the Syrian Conflict couldn’t get any more complicated, a new proxy war is brewing between several foreign powers in the northern part of the country.


Exclusive: U.S. carves out exceptions for foreigners dealing with IRGC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has largely carved out exceptions so that foreign governments, firms and NGOs do not automatically face U.S. sanctions for dealing with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards after the group’s designation by Washington as a foreign terrorist group, according to three cu


Did female Iranian boxer fight for championship or asylum in France?

Sadaf Khadem had been interested in sports as a child in Iran in the 2000s. She began by playing basketball and then in her teenage years, added a punching bag to the makeshift gym in her family’s garage and finally convinced her parents to let her join a boxing club.


A mystery agent is doxing Iran’s hackers and dumping their code

Nearly three years after the mysterious group called the Shadow Brokers began disemboweling the NSA's hackers and leaking their hacking tools onto the open Web, Iran's hackers are getting their own taste of that unnerving experience. For the last month, a mystery person or group has been targeting a


Iraq hosts regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at conference

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq hosted senior parliamentary officials from arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran on Saturday as Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought to bolster his country’s nascent role as a mediator in the region.


Window of Diplomacy Not Closed Yet: Iran's New UN Envoy

Irans new ambassador to the United Nations says its too early to say the window of diplomacy has closed, and that of war has opened in Irans ties with the US. Majid Takht-Ravanchi made the comment in an interview with Khabar Online.


Pakistan PM Imran Khan makes first visit to Iran

Tehran (AFP) – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan began his first official visit to Iran on Sunday for talks set to focus on strengthening ties and countering terrorism, state media reported.


Iran (Islamic Republic of): IRCS Receives UN Consignment for Flood-Hit People

Source: Iranian Red Crescent Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. TEHRAN, 20 April 2019 (IRCS) – The United Nations (UN) has sent a relief consignment through the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom to the famili


Iran Plans Tech Center for GM Crops Planned

A technology center for genetically modified crops will be jointly established by the Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII) and the Vice Presidential Office for Science and Technology in the near future.