In a troubling report on the execution of minors in Iran, Amnesty International said yesterday that at least 71 child offenders are on death row and more than 24 have been executed since 1990, more than in any other country.
Iran, the world?s second-largest oil exporter, will begin gasoline rationing for private vehicles today to rein in consumption and cut expensive gas imports.
Amnesty International appealed for Iran to stop executing children and those who committed their crimes before they turned 18, in a report published Wednesday.
US legislation aiming to punish foreign energy companies that do business with Iran took a step forward Tuesday as lawmakers attacked the Islamic republic's nuclear drive and "terrorism."
Iran's supreme leader accused the United States of damaging relations between Iran and Iraq and charged that American and Israeli agents were behind the Iraqi insurgency, state-run Iranian television said Tuesday.
President George W. Bush would be forced to sanction oil and gas companies doing business with Iran under legislation that cleared a first hurdle on Tuesday by winning overwhelming approval from a congressional committee.
US legislation designed to punish foreign energy companies that do business with Iran was overwhelmingly adopted by a powerful committee of Congress Tuesday.
Iran will launch on Wednesday the second phase of a long-awaited plan to ration petrol that is expected to have a major economic impact, the oil ministry said in a statement carried by media Tuesday.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday there was no breakthrough in the European Union's weekend talks with Iran about its nuclear program.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani arrived in neighbouring Iran for talks with senior officials, state television reported Tuesday.