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Iran says suicide bomber was a Pakistani national

Feb. 19, 2019 8:30 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander says the suicide bomber who carried out last week's deadly attack on the elite military force was a Pakistani national. In remarks carried by state TV, Gen. Mohammad Pakpour on Tuesday identified the bomber as Hafiz Mohammad Ali and said a second...

Saudi official fires back after Iran blames attack on Riyadh

Feb. 18, 2019 8:37 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A senior Saudi diplomat on Monday fired back after Iran initially blamed the kingdom for an attack last week that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard. Adel al-Jubeir, the minister of state for foreign affairs, called Iran a "chief sponsor of terrorism," saying its...

Militants kill 6 Pakistani troops in southwest near Iran

Feb. 17, 2019 11:32 PM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say militants in two attacks on security forces killed six paramilitary troops in the southwestern Baluchistan bordering Iran. Local police officer Hidayat Ullah said Monday that four troops were killed Sunday when gunmen opened fire on security forces in the town...

Iran unveils first semi-heavy missile-equipped submarine

Feb. 17, 2019 10:39 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled the first Iranian made semi-heavy submarine. The Sunday report said the Fateh, "Conqueror" in Persian, is capable of being fitted with cruise missiles. Since 1992, Iran has developed a homegrown...

Iran points to Pakistan after deadly attack on Guard

Feb. 17, 2019 9:23 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament speaker said Sunday that an attack that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard was "planned and carried out from inside Pakistan," which he said should answer for it. Ali Larijani's remarks, carried by the state-run IRNA news agency, came after Iranian...

Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard members

Feb. 16, 2019 9:44 AM EST

ISFAHAN, Iran (AP) — Dozens of comrades circled caskets on the back of trucks on Saturday as thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing this week in Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan province. Men rhythmically struck their chests, a...

US says ex-intel official defected to Iran, revealed secrets

Feb. 14, 2019 6:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to Iran despite warnings from the FBI has been charged with revealing classified information to the Tehran government, including the code name and secret mission of a Pentagon program, prosecutors said. The Justice...

Suicide bomber targeting Iran's Revolutionary Guard kills 27

Feb. 13, 2019 2:51 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A suicide car bomber claimed by an al-Qaida-linked group attacked a bus carrying members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard paramilitary force Wednesday, killing at least 27 people and wounding 13 others, state media reported. Tehran immediately linked the attack in Iran's restive...

The Latest: Iran FM links bus bombing to Warsaw meeting

Feb. 13, 2019 12:48 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on suicide bombing targeting elite Revolutionary Guard (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is linking a suicide bombing targeting the country's elite Revolution Guard to an ongoing, U.S.-sponsored Mideast meeting in Warsaw. Zarif tweeted...

Syria says Israel shells southern region, no casualties

Feb. 11, 2019 1:51 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media is reporting that Israel has bombarded the southern province of Quneitra, causing material damage but no casualties. SANA news agency says Israeli troops fired several shells on Quneitra's abandoned hospital and a nearby observation post. Last month, the Israeli...