Four armed men attacked a military parade in the town of Ahvaz, in southwestern Iran, on Saturday, killing at least 29 people and injuring 60 others, public television reported. The report described the assailants as “Takifiri shooters”, a term previously used to describe Daesh. The semi-official news agency Fars, close to the Revolutionary Guard elite,…

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah, has recently voiced his support for the Iranian-backed Houthi insurgency in Yemen. While his statements have angered Gulf countries and embarrassed Lebanon’s Saudi-allied leadership, they have proven popular with his base. His June 29 speech paid a particularly vibrant homage to the Houthis. “I, and…

Iran shares with the United Nations its concern about the possibility of a humanitarian disaster in the Syrian province of Idlib and will seek to avoid it, said Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Gabri Ansari on Tuesday, 11 September 2018. “We are also concerned,” he told reporters on his arrival in Geneva for UN-sponsored talks on…

Iran executed three Kurdish separatists on Saturday, September 8, 2018, according to local media reports, despite UN criticism of the torture suffered in prison by at least one of them. Ramin Hossein Panahi, Zaniar and Loghman Moradi were all executed on Saturday according to the Iranian news agency Fars, close to the Conservatives. According to…

At least 11 members of an Iranian Kurdish rebel group were killed in a rocket attack on their headquarters in Iraqi Kurdistan on Saturday, officials said. The Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) has carried out sporadic attacks inside Iran from its rear-bases in Iraq and is blacklisted as a “terrorist” group by Tehran. The…

Iranian security forces have arrested dozens of spies within the state organs, announced the Minister of Intelligence, Mahmoud Alavi, quoted Tuesday by the Iranian news agency Isna. The minister did not say when the arrests were made and on whose behalf these spies were working, but suggested that many of those arrested had dual nationality….

The French authorities urge diplomats and Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials to indefinitely postpone their trips to Iran. The reason for this ban is the significant deterioration in relations between Tehran and Paris, as well as the recent discovery of a terrorist plot. This was revealed on Tuesday 28 August 2018 by Reuters news agency…

The French oil giant Total has officially withdrawn from its plans to invest several billion dollars in Iran after the restoration of U.S. sanctions against the country, announced Monday Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanghaneh. “Total has officially terminated the agreement for the development of Phase 11 of the South Pars (gas) field. It has…

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the country’s economic problems were the result of internal mismanagement by the government and not just U.S. pressure. “Economic experts and many officials believe the cause of this issue is not foreign, it’s internal,” he said in a speech in Tehran, according to tweets released on his official…

Iran will lower the price of its hydrocarbons to its Asian customers in anticipation of the restoration of U.S. sanctions, said Monday, August 13, 2018 the official agency Irna. A source within the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum did not give details on the amount of the reduction and tried to minimize this initiative by presenting…