Citing abuse, wife of US pastor held in Iran says she'll stop public campaigning
The wife of an American pastor jailed in Iran is withdrawing from the high-profile campaigning she has been doing since his 2012 arrest, telling supporters by e-mail that he has been abusive to her and she can “no longer live a lie.” Saeed Abedini, a ...
So are Russia and Iran best buddies now? Um, maybe not.
On Nov. 1, Iran's ambassador to Russia, Mehdi Sanaei, declared that a “new chapter” in relations between Iran and Russia had begun. As evidence, Sanaei cited progress in bilateral trade relations, a $5 billion line of credit between the two countries ...
Iran President Doesn't Rule Out Normalized US Ties One Day
Iran Threatens to Walk Away from Nuke Deal
France blows off dinner with Iran over wine spat
Iran Set to Unveil Collection of Western Art Largely Unseen Since 1979 Revolution
And since the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran most of it has been in storage. That's about to change. The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is set to put on a stunning exhibition filled with Western works acquired by Iran's former Empress Farah Diba ...
Russia's Oil Rivalry With Saudis Masks the Bigger Iranian Threat
Competition is growing in Russia's biggest oil market. While Saudi Arabia's encroachment in Europe is getting all the attention, the greatest threat comes from another part of the Middle East -- Iran. Saudi Arabia has started shipping crude to ...
Iranian ambassador's disappearance inflames Saudi-Iran tensions
Saudis should change approach towards Iran
Saudi Arabia behind Recent Deadly Attack on Mourners in Western Iran: Shamkhani
The US is trying to follow its Iran blueprint in Syria, but it might be doomed ...
In an effort to increase its negotiating leverage during Syria peace talks in Vienna, the Obama administration has adopted a combined military and diplomatic approach that resembles a strategy employed last year to strong-arm Iran into negotiating with ...
Iran doubts US goals in Syria talks
Kerry: Still Disagreement Over Assad's Future
Iran has yet to decide on going to next round of Syria talks in Vienna
Washington Post (blog)
Iran is not honoring the deal, so why should we?
Washington Post (blog)
The Obama administration first argued that the Iran deal was a good deal and would have a beneficial impact on Iran's behavior in the region. Then it fessed up that it might not be the best deal but the alternative was war. Then the argument became ...
Obama Renews 'State of Emergency' against Iran
Activist once held in isolation in Iran speaks out
The Boston Globe
Sarah Shourd recalls the anguish and the anxiety of the 410 days she spent in isolation in a tiny prison cell in Iran, losing all hope. “I was convinced that what was being done to me was torture,” Shourd, now 37, said of her imprisonment, which began ...
Iran must stop intimidating journalists, UN experts say
UN human rights experts have called on the authorities in Iran to stop intimidating journalists as the country prepares for elections early next year. Ahmed Shaheed, the special rapporteur on Iran, expressed concern at what he said appeared to be a new ...
UN Experts Call On Iran To Stop Arresting Journalists
UN Investigators Urge Iran to Free Washington Post's Jason Rezaian and Other ...
UN rights experts urge Iran to stop silencing journalists' dissenting voices ...
Iran's Russian Turn
Barely a week goes by without Iran and Russia announcing some joint adventure in the sea, on land, or in space. Just last week, as Iran's minister of communications and information technology, Mahmoud Vaezi, made his way to Moscow, he promised “a new ...
Russia to loan Iran $7bn
The Iranian First Deputy Industrial Minister Mojtaba Khosrowtaj confirmed the $7-8 billion loan from Russia. “Yes, we have reached a high-level agreement. Now it's the work of the banks to agree on the technical details of this scheme,” Khosrowtaj told ...
Russia considers providing two loans worth $7 billion in total to Iran
Iran, Russia agree on terms of major loan
Russia considers providing two loans worth $7 bln in total to Iran