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United States sold petroleum from its largest-ever seizure of Iranian fuel for $40 million

United States on Thursday announced that it sold petroleum from its largest-ever seizure of Iranian fuel for more than US$ 40 million and will direct most of the proceeds to a fund for the victims of state-sponsored terrorism. US officials did not say who bought the seized oil. The 1.1 million barrels of refined petroleum […]

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How Iranian schools are ensuring social distancing and how the world can learn

The coronavirus pandemic has changed our day to day life, social distancing and facemasks have become norms almost around the world. Now, a viral picture of children attending classes in school has gone viral. The picture from Iran shows children sitting in transparent net structures in order to maintain social distancing. Many people were impressed […]

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Iran executes wrestler who took part in anti-government protests

Iran executed a wrestler accused of murder, defying international appeals for him to be spared. Navid Afkari, 27, was sentenced to death over the murder of a security guard during a wave of anti-government protests in 2018. He said he had been tortured into making a confession. The Iranian authorities have denied accusations of torture. Human […]

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Iran now has stockpile of enriched uranium 10 times more than permitted levels

Iran now has stockpile of enriched uranium 10 times more than permitted levels, UN’s nuclear watchdog says. According to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),  Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile had reached 2,105kg. Iran insists its nuclear programme is exclusively for peaceful purposes. It comes after Iran gave IAEA inspectors access to one of two suspected former […]

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Thirteen off 15 U.N. Security Council members oppose United States’ push for Iran sanctions

The United States was isolated over its bid to re-impose international sanctions on Iran with 13 countries on the 15-member U.N. Security Council expressing their opposition. With 24 hours after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he triggered a 30-day countdown to a return of U.N. sanctions on Iran, including an arms embargo, long-time […]

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United States urges United Nations to restore sanctions against Iran

United States on Thursday formally began the process of re-imposing sanctions on Iran, a contested move that widens a rift with its European allies and threatens the nuclear deal with Tehran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo submitted a letter to the president of the UN Security Council notifying him of Iran’s “significant” non-compliance with the […]

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United States seizes four Iranian fuel shipments bound for Venezuela

United States took over control of four Iranian fuel shipments that were bound for Venezuela. This is the United States’ largest-ever seizure. About 1.1 million barrels of fuel were confiscated “with the assistance of foreign partners”, according to the Justice Department. Washington claims the shipments violated US sanctions. Meanwhile, Iran’s ambassador to Venezuela claimed that […]

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Data leak exposes Iran’s coronavirus death toll cover-up

Iran has claimed that 17,190 people have died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University which uses government reported data. But a leak has exposed that the government’s actual death toll data is nearly triple what they have reported. According to the leak, Iran has seen nearly 42,000 deaths. Iran’s government has also been accused […]

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Iran explodes dummy US aircraft carrier with missiles in the Strait of Hormuz

Iran destroyed a dummy US aircraft carrier with missiles in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The drill included fire so heavy that the US military temporarily put two regional bases on alert. The US navy condemned the “irresponsible and reckless behaviour by Iran”, labelling it an attempt “to intimidate and coerce”. The exercise comes at […]

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British-Australian academic, Kylie Moore-Gilbert transferred to remote desert prison in Iran

British-Australian woman serving 10 year prison sentence in Iran for espionage has been transferred to a notorious Qarchak prison in the desert. The jail is sometimes used as punishment for Iranian political prisoners and described as dreadful for inmates. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a lecturer at Melbourne University was tried in secret and strongly denies all the […]

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US fighter jet comes close to Iranian commercial plane, many passengers injured

Several passengers onboard an Iranian airline were injured over Syria after the pilot changed altitude to avoid collision with a US fighter jet, Iranian state media said. Mahan Air heading from Tehran to Beirut on Thursday when the pilot staged a safety manoeuver. Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the incident would be investigated. IRIB news agency […]

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Iran sends black boxes of crashed Ukrainian passenger plane to France

Iran has sent the black box of crashed Ukrainian passenger plane which Tehran accidentally downed to France. All 176 people on board were killed when the plane was hit by two missiles shortly after take-off on 8 January. READ: Ukrainian Boeing passenger plane crashes in Iran, 176 people dead Iran’s deputy foreign minister said the […]