New York Times
US Concedes $400 Million Payment to Iran Was Delayed as Prisoner 'Leverage'
New York Times
The State Department conceded for the first time on Thursday that it delayed making a $400 million payment to Iran for several hours in January “to retain maximum leverage” and ensure that three American prisoners were released the same day. For months ...
State Department: US held up cash until Iran released Americans
State Dept.: $400M cash shipment to Iran tied to US prisoners' release
US says $400 million payment to Iran was contingent on release of prisoners
Russia defends using Iran base for Syria air raids
Russia has said its use of an Iranian airbase to carry out bombing missions in Syria does not violate a UN resolution that forbids supplying fighter jets to Tehran. "There has been no supply, sale or transfer of combat jets to Iran," Russian Foreign ...
Iran Acknowledges Russia Using Its Air Base to Strike Syria
Russian use of Iranian air base shows Moscow's renewed military might
Krauthammer: China, Russia and Iran are grabbing power while U.S. watches
Washington Post (blog)
How Clinton can clean up Obama's Iran mess
Washington Post (blog)
Hillary Clinton, who has supported the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action but sounded a tougher rhetorical line against Iran, is going to have quite a mess on her hands if she takes office, which is increasingly likely, in January. To begin with, the ...
Iran is coercing persecuted Afghan immigrants into fighting 'as cannon fodder' in Syria
Iran revolutionary guard hormuz Members of Iran's Revolutionary guard personnel monitor an area as they stand on top of a hill while taking part in a war game in the Hormuz area of southern Iran, April 24, 2010. REUTERS/Mehdi Marizad/Fars News.
Iran Is Using Afghan Refugees As 'Cannon Fodder' In Syria
Iran's pharmaceutical ambitions are a Catch 22
In order to strengthen the industry, Iran has been turning to other countries and foreign companies for investment. In the six months since the world's sanctions against the country were lifted , Iran has been making a strong effort to cooperate with ...
Iran's Alizadeh wins Olympic taekwondo bronze in 57kg class
Iran's Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin has won the bronze medal in the 57kg class of taekwondo competitions at the Rio 2016 Olympics, becoming the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal. The 18-year-old Iranian athlete beat Nikita Glasnovic of Sweden 5-1 ...
(Taekwondo) Teenager Alizadeh wins first women's medal for Iran
Krauthammer On Iran Cash: Obama Admin Lies 'Shamelessly And They Lie When The Lie Is Uncovered'
We know that's what happened” with the $400 million cash payment to Iran, Krauthammer said. (RELATED: Krauthammer On $400 Million To Iran: 'This Is Called Money Laundering' [VIDEO]). “I think the real issue is not that we did ransom because I think ...
Iran condemns terrorist bomb attacks in Turkey
Iran has condemned recent deadly bomb attacks in Turkey, expressing sympathy with the Turkish government and nation. On Thursday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi slammed the bombings in the city of Van and the town of Bitlis, both ...
As Russia and Iran Strengthen Ties, U.S. Should Support Key Ally Georgia
On August 8, Putin attended an historical meeting in Baku with his counterparts from Iran and Azerbaijan, Hassan Rouhani and Ilham Aliyev, to discuss the North-South corridor - a rail line and highways that would link the three countries and connect ...
Pressure mounts in Iran for law against animal cruelty after videos cause ...
BEIRUT A man grabs a dog by the ears and bashes it against the side of a pickup truck in a rural area of northern Iran. As the dog tries to find shelter in the back of the truck, the man beats it with a shovel. When the video was posted online, it ...