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US charges 3 in plot to kill Iranian-American author in NYC

Jan. 27, 2023 16:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged three men in an alleged plot that originated in Iran to kill an Iranian American author and activist who has spoken out against human rights abuses there, officials said Friday. The men, Rafat Amirov, 43, of Iran, Polad Omarov,...

Fatal shooting at Azerbaijan Embassy in Iran raises tensions

Jan. 27, 2023 13:22 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A gunman stormed the Azerbaijan Embassy in Iran's capital Friday, killing its security chief and wounding two guards in an attack that spiked long-simmering tensions between the two neighboring countries. Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry said it...

Analysis: Stakes rise as Iran can fuel 'several' atom bombs

Jan. 26, 2023 12:12 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has enough highly enriched uranium to build “several” nuclear weapons if it chooses, the United Nations' top nuclear official is now warning. But diplomatic efforts aimed at again limiting its atomic program seem more unlikely than ever before as Tehran...

Israel’s Herzog urges EU to fight resurgent antisemitism

Jan. 26, 2023 06:55 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Israeli President Isaac Herzog said Thursday that antisemitism is on the rise in the Western world and urged the European Union to ensure that Jews can live safely on the continent where the Holocaust took place. Speaking at the European Parliament on the eve of the...

House commends Iranian protesters in bipartisan vote

Jan. 25, 2023 20:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved a resolution Wednesday expressing solidarity with people in Iran who have been risking imprisonment and even death to protest against the country’s theocracy. The 420-1 vote marked the latest round of international...

Iran sanctions Europeans over criticism of protest crackdown

Jan. 25, 2023 12:32 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Wednesday announced sanctions targeting more than 30 European individuals and entities, portraying the move as a response to recent European sanctions against officials linked to a crackdown on nationwide protests. Those targeted with...

EU assembly wants Iran's Revolutionary Guard on terror list

Jan. 19, 2023 11:44 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament on Thursday called for Iran's Revolutionary Guard to be put on the European Union's terrorist list and insisted that sanctions targeting Tehran had to be expanded after the violent suppression of protests. In a nonbinding resolution, the...

S. Korea, Iran summon each other's envoys over Yoon comment

Jan. 19, 2023 08:18 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and Iran have summoned each other’s ambassadors in a diplomatic spat triggered by South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s comments describing Iran as the “enemy” of the United Arab Emirates during a trip to that country this week. While...

Imran Khan's party dissolves assembly in Pakistani province

Jan. 18, 2023 07:12 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The party of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday dissolved a provincial assembly in the country’s northwest, where it held majority seats. Its rival, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League party, criticized the move, saying it meant to deepen the...

Iran welcomes steps toward Turkey-Syria reconciliation

Jan. 17, 2023 12:01 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Iran welcomes steps toward a reconciliation between Turkey and Syria and is ready to help move the efforts forward, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said Tuesday. The Iranian minister made the comments in Ankara, weeks after the Turkish and...