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Iranian operative charged in plot to murder John Bolton

Aug. 10, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian operative has been charged in a plot to murder former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton in presumed retaliation for a U.S. airstrike that killed the country’s most powerful general, offering $300,000 to “eliminate” the Trump administration official, the...

Houshang Ebtehaj, prominent Iranian poet, dies at 94

Aug. 10, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Houshang Ebtehaj, a distinguished Iranian poet whose small but influential body of work made him a major figure in his own country and in world literature, died on Wednesday in Cologne, Germany. He was 94. His death was confirmed by his daughter, Yalda Ebtehaj,...

Iran grants 5-day furlough for French-Iranian citizen

Aug. 09, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities granted a furlough for a French-Iranian academic who was sentenced to five years in prison for allegedly spreading propaganda, Iranian media reported Tuesday. The semi-official ISNA news agency quoted Fariba Adelkhah’s attorney, Hojjat...

Shiite Muslims in Mideast mark solemn holy day of Ashoura

Aug. 08, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Millions of Shiite Muslims — from Iran to Afghanistan and Pakistan — were marking the festival of Ashoura on Monday, one of the most emotional occasions in their religious calendar, commemorating the 7th century martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein. ...

Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal end, produce 'final text'

Aug. 08, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Talks to revive Tehran's tattered nuclear accord with world powers in Vienna ended Monday as the parties closed a final text and key negotiators prepared to consult with their capitals, diplomats said. After 16 months of torturous on-and-off...

Iran holds mass funeral for Guard officers killed in Syria

Aug. 04, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mourners poured out onto the streets of Tehran on Thursday to pay their respects to several Iranian officers killed in Syria, a testament to the human cost of Iran’s involvement in the civil war and a public display of nationalist fervor as nuclear talks resume in Vienna. ...

US firm: Likely Iranian threat actor in Albania cyberattack

Aug. 04, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A cyberattack that temporarily shut down numerous Albanian government digital services and websites in mid-July was likely the work of pro-Iranian hackers seeking to disrupt an Iranian opposition group's conference in Albania, a leading U.S. cybersecurity firm said...

Iran nuclear talks in Vienna as Tehran expands enrichment

Aug. 04, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

Negotiators from Iran, the U.S. and the European Union resumed monthslong, indirect talks over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal Thursday, as international inspectors reported that the Islamic Republic is expanding its uranium enrichment. The resumption of the Vienna talks, suddenly...

Analysis: Iran now speaking openly on nuclear bomb prospects

Aug. 04, 2022 03:32 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian officials now speak openly about something long denied by Tehran as it enriches uranium at its closest-ever levels to weapons-grade material: The Islamic Republic is ready to build an atomic weapon at will. The remarks could be bluster to...

Iran, US, EU to send envoys to Vienna for nuclear talks

Aug. 03, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran, the United States and the European Union said Wednesday they would send senior representatives to Vienna amid what appears to be a last-ditch effort at reviving talks over Tehran's tattered 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. It wasn't immediately clear...