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Iran’s FM to visit Turkey after alleged plot to target Israelis in Istanbul

ANKARA, Turkey — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian will visit Ankara on Monday after Tehran dismissed as “ridiculous” allegations by Israel that the Islamic Republic was planning anti-Israeli attacks in…

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Iraqi cleric accuses Iran’s allies of meddling, as political tensions continue

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Parliament is set to hold a session Thursday to vote in replacements for 73 lawmakers who resigned earlier this month. The collective walkout by followers of…

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US Navy reports ‘unsafe’ encounter with Iran’s Guards in Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The US Navy said Tuesday its forces had a tense encounter with Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The Navy’s…

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Iran’s president slams US for imposing new sanctions, says they undermine talks

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi on Friday criticized the United States for imposing new sanctions on petrochemical producers in the Islamic Republic, amid a deadlock in talks aimed…

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Iran’s currency drops to all-time low amid US sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s currency dropped on Sunday to its lowest value ever as talks to revive the country’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers remained deadlocked. Traders in Tehran…

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Iran’s nuclear tactics push Biden further from elusive JCPOA revival

WASHINGTON (AFP) — A flare-up in tensions between the UN nuclear monitor and Iran this week has left US President Joe Biden in an increasingly tight jam. The US leader…

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Iran’s Khamenei says hajj pilgrims must ‘expose Zionist plots’

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that combating “Zionists’ plots” was a necessary part of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage to the Saudi city of Mecca. “Exposing the…

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Iran’s Khamenei blames recent protests on foreign ‘enemies’

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday blamed foreign “enemies” for recent protests in the country while addressing a ceremony in Tehran, which marked 33 years since the death…

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Bennett to IAEA chief: Israel reserves right to act against Iran’s nuclear program

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met Friday with the visiting head of the UN’s atomic watchdog for talks focused on Iran’s nuclear program. A statement from Bennett’s office said the premier…

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards kills its own officer for suspected spying — report

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has killed one of its own high-ranking officers for suspected espionage, according to a Thursday report. Col. Ali Esmailzadeh was killed on Monday over suspicions…

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