Latest Iran News

Horse-trading Iran hawks seize on Pompeo's Senate interest

Dec. 15, 2019 8:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent days, Iran hawks in Congress leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in a Senate run to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help their bid to kill the nuclear deal with Tehran. Late last week, the State Department agreed to release a...

Iran says it's defused 2nd cyberattack in less than a week

Dec. 15, 2019 1:29 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's telecommunications minister announced on Sunday that the country has defused a second cyberattack in less than a week, this time “aimed at spying on government intelligence." Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said in a short Twitter post that the alleged attack was...

Police investigate vandalism of synagogue in California

Dec. 14, 2019 11:51 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Beverly Hills police are investigating the vandalism of a synagogue Saturday after an employee arrived at the place of worship to discover an open door, overturned furniture and damage to several relics. Police said in a statement that they are investigating the incident at the...

Supporters of Iran-backed Iraqi group protest US sanctions

Dec. 14, 2019 12:55 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators supporting a powerful Iran-backed militia group in Iraq poured into a central Baghdad plaza Saturday, some burning American flags to protest recent U.S. sanctions against key leaders. The protest came as Washington pointed fingers at Iranian proxy groups for a...

UN can't confirm weapons used in Saudi attacks were Iranian

Dec. 13, 2019 3:47 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations has not been able to independently corroborate that the cruise missiles and drones used in attacks earlier this year on an airport and oil facilities in Saudi Arabia “are of Iranian...

Police: 13 killed in road accident in southwestern Pakistan

Dec. 13, 2019 7:40 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A minibus packed passengers collided with a pickup truck carrying gasoline in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 13 people. According to police, the pickup truck was carrying fuel smuggled from neighboring Iran in plastic containers. The minibus caught fire in the...

Iran post office delivers box to minister in drone test

Dec. 12, 2019 12:58 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s post office has used a drone to test fly a box to the country’s telecommunications minister. Officials say using drones might one day reduce air pollution and traffic in the capital Tehran. Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, in video posted...

US hits Iran with new sanctions, hopes for prisoner dialogue

Dec. 11, 2019 7:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday hit Iran with new sanctions that target several transportation firms as it continues its “maximum pressure campaign" against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The sanctions target Iran's state shipping line...

Iranian scientists' charges dismissed after prisoner swap

Dec. 11, 2019 4:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After an Iranian scientist was released over the weekend as part of a prisoner exchange, federal prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed charges against two of his former students who were accused along with him of violating trade sanctions. Iranian officials on Saturday handed over...

Iran says it's defused large cyberattack on infrastructure

Dec. 11, 2019 7:41 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's telecommunications minister announced on Wednesday that the country has defused a massive cyberattack on unspecified “electronic infrastructure" but provided no specifics on the purported attack. According to the official IRNA news agency, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi...