Category Archives: Iran

US deploys 1000 more troops to Middle East, citing ‘hostile behaviour’ from Iran

The United States said Monday it has approved the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, against the backdrop of soaring tensions with Iran.

Iran rejects France’s call for wider talks beyond nuclear deal

Iran has rejected French calls for wider international talks over its nuclear and military ambitions, saying it would only discuss its existing 2015 pact with world powers. The US, meanwhile, imposed new sanctions on Iran’s petrochemical industry.

Iran ‘almost certainly’ behind ship attacks off UAE, says Bolton

US National Security Advisor John Bolton accused Iran Wednesday of “almost certainly” being behind sabotage attacks on oil tankers off the UAE coast this month, as he visited Abu Dhabi amid soaring tensions between Washington and Tehran.

Video: Iranians fear country on brink of war

Relations between Washington and Tehran continue to deteriorate as President Donald Trump’s decision to deploy aircraft carriers and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf have led to growing fears of a potential new war in the region.

Iran calls US reimposition of sanctions ‘unacceptable’ as tensions escalate

Iran is committed to its obligations under an international nuclear deal despite the U.S. withdrawal from the landmark agreement, its foreign minister said on Thursday, calling the reimposition of sanctions by Washington “unacceptable”.

Trump further tightens Iran sanctions as France warns against ‘escalation’

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered new sanctions on Iran, this time targeting its industrial metals sector, hours after Tehran said it would no longer fully comply with a landmark nuclear deal already ditched by Washington.

Trump tightens Iran sanctions as France warns against ‘escalation’

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered new sanctions on Iran, this time targeting its industrial metals sector, hours after Tehran said it would no longer fully comply with a landmark nuclear deal already ditched by Washington.

Iran quits parts of critical 2015 nuclear deal

Iran said it had started scaling back parts of its commitments under its 2015 nuclear deal on Wednesday and threatened to do more if world powers did not protect it from US sanctions, a year after Washington pulled out of the pact.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif announces resignation on Instagram

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was the lead negotiator in the 2015 nuclear deal, announced his resignation on Instagram on Monday, which can only take effect once President Hassan Rouhani accepts it.

Suicide attack kills at least 27 members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard

A suicide bombing targeting a bus carrying personnel of Iran’s elite paramilitary Revolutionary Guard force killed at least 20 people and wounded 20 in the country’s southeast, a statement from the force said.

Suicide attack kills 27 members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard

A suicide bomber killed 27 members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday, state media said, in a southeastern region where security forces are facing a rise in attacks by militants from the country’s Sunni Muslim minority.

Iran’s Islamic Revolution, 40 years on: Youth ponders change

Forty years ago, the fall of the monarchy in Iran, after 2,500 years, marked the beginning of a new era. Iranians had risen up against the Shah and saw his government crumble amid the Islamic Revolution on February 11, 1979. If those early days were a time of hope, rising unemployment, inflation and US sanctions today have many Iranians saying they are in no mood to celebrate. Among them are some of Iran’s youth. Young people make up roughly 60 percent of the country’s population, but a third of them are unemployed, hit hard by the economic crisis. FRANCE 24 has been meeting with young Iranian to get their perspective and brings you this report.