Latest Iran government News

Iran summons UK envoy amid anti-government protests

Sep. 25, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday it summoned Britain's ambassador to protest what it described as a hostile atmosphere created by London-based Farsi language media outlets. The move comes amid violent unrest in Iran triggered by the death of a young woman...

Analysis: Latest Iran protests likely not last for Tehran

Sep. 25, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

Only glimpses of videos that make it online show the protests convulsing Iran over the death of a 22-year-old woman who had been detained by the nation's morality police. But those flashes show that public anger across the country, once only simmering, is now boiling. ...

Occupied Ukraine holds Kremlin-staged vote on joining Russia

Sep. 23, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Kremlin-orchestrated referendum got underway Friday in occupied regions of Ukraine that sought to make them part of Russia, with some officials carrying ballots to apartment blocks accompanied by gun-toting police. Kyiv and the West condemned it as a rigged election whose...

US allows tech firms to boost internet access in Iran

Sep. 23, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — American tech firms will be allowed to expand their business in Iran, where most internet access has been cut off in response to anti-government protests, the Treasury Department said Friday. Iran has been cracking down on demonstrators protesting the death of...

At least 9 killed as Iran protests over woman's death spread

Sep. 22, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Clashes between Iranian security forces and protesters angry over the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody have killed at least nine people since the violence erupted over the weekend, according to a tally Thursday by The Associated Press. ...

Iranian leader vows 'steadfast' probe of young woman's death

Sep. 22, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The death of an Iranian woman in the custody of the country's morality police must be “steadfastly” investigated, Iran's president said Thursday, even as he turned the tables on the country he was visiting for the U.N. General Assembly and asked: What about all the people...

With Ukraine nuke plant in peril, UN tries to broker safety

Sep. 21, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Wednesday he met with Ukraine's and Russia's foreign ministers in a bid to establish a safety and security zone around a nuclear plant in southeastern Ukraine that is Europe's largest. The Zaporizhzhia power plant has faced...

Iran says it's ready for new nuclear deal but asks if US is

Sep. 21, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s president insisted Wednesday that his country is serious about reviving a deal meant to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear bomb but questioned whether Tehran could trust America's commitment to any eventual accord. The U.S. had already “trampled”...

Iranians see widespread internet blackout amid mass protests

Sep. 21, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranians experienced a near-total internet blackout on Wednesday amid days of mass protests against the government over the death of a woman held by the country's morality police for allegedly violating its strictly-enforced dress code. An Iranian...

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says US 'trampled upon' Tehran's nuclear accord with world powers

Sep. 21, 2022 09:43 AM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says US 'trampled upon' Tehran's nuclear accord with world powers.