Latest Ebrahim Raisi News

Russian forces leave Snake Island, keep up eastern assault

Jun. 30, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia forces withdrew from a strategic Black Sea island Thursday after relentless Ukrainian attacks but kept up their push to encircle the last stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in the eastern province of Luhansk. Russia portrayed the pullout from Snake...

Iraqi caretaker PM in Iran to rekindle talks with Saudis

Jun. 26, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iraq’s caretaker prime minister met with Iranian officials in Tehran on Sunday, state TV reported, on a visit aimed at reactivating Baghdad-mediated talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi officially received Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who...

Iran and EU say Vienna nuke talks will resume in coming days

Jun. 25, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The European Union and Iran agreed on Saturday to resume negotiations in Vienna in the coming days over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers. The agreement could help relieve tensions after the talks stalled for months, while Iran enriches uranium...

Ex-US Vice President Mike Pence denounces Tehran 'brutality'

Jun. 23, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

MANZA, Albania (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday denounced the Iranian regime for “brutality” and urged the Biden administration not to renew a nuclear deal with Tehran, saying it would embolden Iran's leadership. Pence flew 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers)...

Today in History: June 18, first U.S. woman in space

Jun. 18, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 18, the 169th day of 2022. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues...

Iran media: Scores injured in explosion at chemical factory

Jun. 14, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi accepted the resignation of the country’s labor minister, following weeks of protests by retirees, while the country is under heavy sanctions since 2018. Iran’s government spokesman, Ali Bahadori Jahromi, said Tuesday that...

2 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard die amid tensions

Jun. 13, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two members of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division died as “martyrs” in Iran in separate incidents over the weekend, Iranian media reported on Monday. The term is typically a designation given to those on important assignments. ...

Venezuelan leader, Iranian president sign 20-year agreement

Jun. 11, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and Iran's hard-line president signed a 20-year cooperation agreement Saturday, a day after Maduro praised the Islamic Republic for sending badly needed fuel to his nation despite U.S. sanctions. In an interview with President...

Venezuela’s Maduro in Iran for political and economic talks

Jun. 10, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro arrived Friday in the Iranian capital of Tehran on a two-day state visit, the country's state-run media reported. A high-ranking political and economic delegation from Venezuela, which like Iran is under heavy U.S....

Iran pulls UN nuke cameras in possible 'fatal blow' to deal

Jun. 09, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has started removing 27 surveillance cameras from nuclear sites across the country, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said Thursday, warning this could deal a “fatal blow” to the tattered nuclear deal as Tehran enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels. ...