Latest Tehran News

Iran's president tries to assuage anger as protests continue

Oct. 04, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday appealed for national unity and tried to allay anger against the country’s rulers, even as the anti-government protests that have engulfed the country for weeks continued to spread to universities and high schools. ...

Iran's supreme leader breaks silence on protests, blames US

Oct. 03, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responded publicly on Monday to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn what he called “rioting” and accuse the United States and Israel of planning the protests. ...

Albania denies police system was attacked by Iranian hackers

Oct. 03, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian authorities on Monday denied the country's police system was hacked after local media reported that data on people being investigated for crimes was released from an Iranian hacking group. Albanian media reported a leaked file with a list of...

Top Iran official warns protests could destabilize country

Oct. 02, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s parliamentary speaker warned Sunday that protests over the death of a young woman in police custody could destabilize the country and urged security forces to deal harshly with those he claimed endanger public order, as countrywide unrest entered its...

UN says detained Iranian-American was allowed to leave Iran

Oct. 01, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An 85-year-old Iranian-American who formerly worked for the U.N. children’s agency and was detained in Iran in 2016 has been permitted to leave the country for medical treatment abroad, the United Nations said Saturday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric...

State news: 4 elite paramilitary Guards killed in Iran clash

Oct. 01, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack by armed separatists on a police station in a southeastern city killed 19 people, including four members of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported Saturday. The assailants in Friday's attack...

Separatists in Iran kill up to 19, including Guard commander

Sep. 30, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state-linked media reported late Friday that up to 19 people, including a commander in the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, were killed in an attack by armed separatists on a police base in the eastern city of Zahedan. It was not...

Kurdish exiles back Iran protests but deny organizing them

Sep. 30, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

SULIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Dara Qureshi scrolls through the contacts on his phone, each name an alias for activists across the border in neighboring Iran, where protests have been raging for two weeks. Qureshi, a member of one of many Iranian Kurdish opposition parties exiled in...

Iran's protesters chant from buildings amid crackdown

Sep. 29, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian anti-government protesters chanted from windows and rooftops in parts of Tehran early Thursday, but there were no reports of street protests in the country's capital, where authorities have waged a fierce crackdown in recent days. It was...

US sanctions traders of Iranian oil as nuclear talks stall

Sep. 29, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday imposed sanctions on a group of firms it says have played a critical role in shipping sanctioned Iranian oil. The State Department designated two Chinese companies, and Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control hit a network of companies...