More Iran Articles

  • Report: Iran to cut portion of gasoline subsidies

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television is reporting that the country will cut gasoline subsidies, part of a second round of subsidy cuts delayed since 2012. The report Thursday night said the subsidy cut would begin Friday. State television said each car on the road would see its...

  • US protests Iran's election to UN NGO committee

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power has protested the election of repressive regimes including Iran to the U.N. Committee on Non-governmental Organizations which deals with civil society groups accredited to the United Nations. Iran's U.N. Mission responded Thursday by...

  • Businessman charged with violating Iran export ban

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The owner of a Pennsylvania company that makes steel-processing equipment has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on a charge he conspired to illegally sell an $800,000 machine to an Iranian firm. Documents in the case were unsealed Wednesday in federal...

  • UN committee takes no action on Iran envoy dispute

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. committee took no action Tuesday on the U.S. refusal to grant a visa to Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations after hearing from both sides. The Committee on Relations with the Host Country could have made a recommendation to the 193-member General...

  • Ghanaian company says it used plane seen in Iran

    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A mining company in Ghana says it has been using the plane registered to a U.S. bank that became the subject of international intrigue after it was spotted in Iran. Engineers & Planners said in a statement that the plane took Ghanaian businessmen to Iran. The New York...

  • Iran lawmakers seek probe into alleged jail abuse

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Several Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday demanded a probe into alleged beatings of political prisoners held at Tehran's Evin prison, the official IRNA news agency reported. Families of the inmates met with the lawmakers Sunday, seeking clarification on what happened to their...

  • Iran vice president says row over reactor resolved

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country's vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations with world powers over its contested nuclear program. The...

  • Iran denounces US ruling to sell property

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has condemned a ruling issued by a U.S. federal judge approving plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham...

  • Iran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. blocked its chosen ambassador over alleged ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Semiofficial Fars news agency also quoted Gen. Mohammad...

  • Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance. The unusual...

  • Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year. The Bombardier CL-600 became the subject of international intrigue after...

  • Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won't enforce it

    President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won't enforce it. Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and...

  • Obama signs law keeping Iran's UN envoy out of the U.S.

    President Obama on Friday signed into law legislation to bar United Nations ambassadors suspected of terror ties from receiving U.S. visas, but added that he would treat the law as “advisory,” arguing that it undercut his constitutional powers. The bill, S. 2195, passed Congress earlier...

  • White House won't call Iranian President Hassan Rouhani a 'moderate'

    President Obama's spokesman won't call Iranian President Hassan Rouhani a "moderate," but he still has enough confidence to negotiate with Iran about its nuclear program, despite the human rights abuses that have taken place since Rouhani came to power.

  • Treasury Department investigating U.S. mystery plane in Iran

    A mysterious American plane seen at an airport in Iran may have violated U.S. law by landing in Tehran, which the Treasury Department will investigate. U.S. law "would generally prohibit U.S. registered aircraft from flying to Iran," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Friday.



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