Latest Iran News

Iran inaugurates new, all-Iranian-made twin-seat fighter jet

Aug. 21, 2018 4:39 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran displayed a new twin-seat fighter jet Tuesday, saying it's all Iranian-made and with advanced avionics and fire control systems. The country's president said it would enhance Tehran's deterrence capabilities in confronting Washington. State television showed President Hassan...

Iran oil minister: French oil giant Total pulls out of Iran

Aug. 20, 2018 8:53 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's oil minister said on Monday that France's oil giant Total SA has officially pulled out of Iran after cancelling its $5 billion, 20-year agreement to develop the country's massive South Pars offshore natural gas field over renewed U.S. sanctions. The parliament's website

Iranian oil minister says France's oil giant Total SA has pulled out of Iran after cancelling gas project

Aug. 20, 2018 6:53 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian oil minister says France's oil giant Total SA has pulled out of Iran after cancelling gas project.

Bolton tells Netanyahu that Iran nuclear deal was 'wretched'

Aug. 20, 2018 3:53 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser is bemoaning the "wretched" Iranian nuclear deal in his talks with Israel's prime minister. John Bolton told Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that the United States sees the "highest importance" in preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear...

As US pushes Tehran, Iran recalls American-backed 1953 coup

Aug. 20, 2018 2:33 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — To understand how Iran views the United States after President Donald Trump pulled America out of the nuclear deal with world powers, one needs to look first at the past. More specifically, 65 years ago this week. Then, a 1953 U.S.-backed coup toppled Iran's elected prime minister and...

Bolton meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem to discuss Iran

Aug. 19, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton has met with Israel's prime minister in Jerusalem to discuss Iran. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office issued a statement Sunday saying the premier looked forward to discussing ways to roll back what he described as...

Iran appoints former F-14 Tomcat pilot as air force chief

Aug. 19, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's top leader has appointed a new chief for its air force. The Sunday report says Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appointed Gen. Aziz Nasirzadeh as the new air force chief. Gen. Nasirzadeh, a former F-14 Tomcat...

Iran detains outspoken lawyer calling for free elections

Aug. 19, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media is reporting that authorities have detained a human rights lawyer who planned a sit-in protest in front of parliament. The Sunday report by the daily Arman says police detained Ghasem Sholeh-Saadi after he appeared outside parliament on Saturday in an "illegal gathering."...

Hezbollah leader meets with Yemeni rebels

Aug. 19, 2018 6:58 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Hezbollah says its leader has met with a delegation from Yemen's Houthi rebels. The Lebanese militant group said Sunday that Hassan Nasrallah met with a delegation headed by Houthi spokesman Mohamad Abdelsalam to discuss the latest developments in Yemen's civil war. Hezbollah is believed to...

The Latest: US's Pompeo sends condolences over Annan's death

Aug. 18, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local) 3 a.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed his sadness over the death of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and sent his condolences to his family. "Mr. Annan spent his life advocating for...