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Thirteen of 15-member U.N. Security Council oppose U.S. push for Iran sanctions

The United States was further isolated on Friday over its bid to reimpose international sanctions on Iran with 13 countries on the 15-member U.N. Security Council expressing their opposition, arguing that Washington’s move is void given it is using a process agreed under a nuclear deal that it ...

Iran threatens to attack UAE over Israel deal

DUBAI/PARIS/ANKARA: Iran issued an explicit threat on Saturday to launch an attack against the UAE over its agreement to normalize ties with Israel. President Hassan Rouhani said the UAE had made a “huge mistake” and condemned what he called a betrayal.

GCC countries unite to seek UN extension of Iran arms embargo

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has asked the United Nations to extend an international arms embargo on Iran, a move pushed strongly by the United States. The secretariat of the GCC, made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia, said in a ...

Elliott Abrams to replace Brian Hook as Trump’s Iran envoy

President Trump’s Iran envoy, Brian Hook, is stepping down, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed Thursday. He will be replaced with Venezuela envoy Elliott Abrams, a noted Iran hawk who will serve in both roles.

Coronavirus: Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak

There have been irregularities in data between national and regional levels, which some local authorities have spoken out about, and statisticians have tried to give alternative estimates. A level of undercounting, largely due to testing capacity, is seen across the world, but the information ...

Amnesty: Iran Prison Officials’ Pleas for Virus Help Ignored

Iran’s government has ignored repeated requests from senior prison officials for help in containing the coronavirus in the country’s overcrowded jails, Amnesty International said Friday. Amnesty said it reviewed copies of four letters to the health ministry signed by officials at ...

Iranian employees protest over delayed wages

Unpaid wages and benefits in Iran in recent years have become a serious problem for employees. It has led to workers protesting across Iran, including the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Industrial Complex, in the oil-rich Khuzestan province.

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