Iran has increasingly turned to Russia to replace its aging U.S. and European-made airliners, a response to U.S. sanctions that affect the country's aviation industry, the official IRNA news agency reported Monday.
Haleh Esfandiari left Iran late on Sunday after authorities returned her passport, but Kian Tajbakhsh was still being held despite promises of his release to his family.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has reached its long-sought goal of running 3,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium for its nuclear program, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Sunday in a report on state media.
An Iranian-American academic who was held in a notoriously harsh Tehran prison before being released and allowed to leave Iran said Monday she was "elated" to be heading home after eight months of detention.
A U.S.-Iranian academic, freed on bail last month after more than three months in detention over spying accusations, flew out of Iran overnight and her case may not come to trial, one of her lawyers said on Monday.
Haleh Esfandiari left Iran yesterday, but a scholar who was arrested along with her is still being held despite promises of his release made to his family.
Iranian-American academic Haleh Esfandiari, who was imprisoned for months in Tehran on suspicion of spying for the United States before being released on bail last month, has left Iran and is reuniting with her family in Austria.
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged on Monday that Iran would never yield to Western pressure over its nuclear programme, and it would outsmart "drunken and arrogant" Western opponents in the standoff.
An Iranian-American academic imprisoned for months and accused of trying to create a "soft revolution" in Iran was permitted to leave the country and rejoin her family, her lawyer and family said Monday.
US-Iranian academic Haleh Esfandiari has left Iran after her release on bail from three months in jail on security charges, her lawyers and officials said on Monday.