Latest Tehran News

Lawyer: Iranian supertanker captain no longer wants the job

Aug. 16, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

GIBRALTAR (AP) — The captain of an Iranian supertanker at the center of a diplomatic standoff no longer wants to keep command of the ship, which is in need of repairs that could impede its immediate departure from Gibraltar, the sailor's lawyer said Friday. Any delay in the Grace 1's departure could...

The Latest: US to revoke visas held by crew of Iranian ship

Aug. 15, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The latest on Iranian supertanker at center of Persian Gulf tensions (all times local): 4:05 a.m. The State Department says it will revoke U.S. visas for crew members on an Iranian oil tanker that was seized by authorities in Gibraltar for sanctions violations but released Thursday. The...

Gibraltar releases Iran supertanker that US sought to seize

Aug. 15, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The British overseas territory of Gibraltar released a seized Iranian supertanker Thursday over last-minute objections from the U.S., potentially easing tensions between London and Tehran, which still holds a British-flagged vessel. The release of the Grace 1 comes amid a growing...

Gibraltar newspaper says authorities have released Iranian supertanker at the center of standoff with Tehran

Aug. 15, 2019 10:20 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Gibraltar newspaper says authorities have released Iranian supertanker at the center of standoff with Tehran.

Iranian-British anthropologist held in Tehran amid tensions

Aug. 14, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British-Iranian anthropologist who has studied child marriage and female genital mutilation in the Islamic Republic has been detained in Iran over unknown charges, his wife and activists said Wednesday, becoming the latest dual national held there amid tensions with the...

Iran supreme leader urges support for Yemen's Houthi rebels

Aug. 13, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV reports that the country's supreme leader is urging support for Yemen's Houthis against a Saudi-led coalition that he says is trying to "disintegrate" the country. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met with Mohammad Abdul Salam, the spokesman for Yemen's Ansarallah Movement, in...

Iranian pleads guilty in Minnesota in tech smuggling case

Aug. 9, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Iranian woman pleaded guilty in Minnesota on Friday to conspiring to facilitate the illegal export of communications technology from the U.S. to her home country. Federal prosecutors say Negar Ghodskani, 40, and others established a front company in Malaysia to illegally obtain...

The Latest: Strict curfew eased in Kashmir, tensions high

Aug. 9, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on Kashmir (all times local): 7 p.m. In Iran's capital, the leader of Friday prayers cautioned India over its sudden downgrading of Indian-administered Kashmir, the Hindu-majority nation's only Muslim-majority region. Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, an adviser to Iran's...

Designated head of Europe-Iran trade entity won't take job

Aug. 8, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A former senior German diplomat who was due to head a body designed to facilitate European trade with Iran has pulled out of the job after reports he defended Tehran's ballistic missile program. Germany's Foreign Ministry confirmed a report Thursday by daily Bild that Bernd Erbel had informed...

Iran president: If US wants talks, it must lift sanctions

Aug. 6, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president reiterated Tuesday that if Washington wants to open negotiations with Tehran, it must lift all sanctions against his country "before everything else." Iranian state TV said President Hassan Rouhani made the comments during a meeting with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad...