Iran is still willing to resume non-proliferation talks, despite defying Western powers on uranium enrichment after an attack on one nuclear facility.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday called Iran’s announcement of an intent to begin enriching uranium at 60% purity “provocative,” saying the step raised questions about the seriousness of Tehran over the nuclear talks in Vienna.
The European Union has imposed sanctions on eight Iranian militia commanders and police chiefs, including the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards, over a deadly crackdown in November 2019, the bloc said in its Official Journal on Monday.
Tehran has a long history of arbitrarily imposing new sentences upon political prisoners to prevent their release while applying additional psychological pressure. In other cases, prison authorities decline to release detainees on their appointed dates.
The US National Security Agency intercepted communications between Iranian Quds Force operatives in January about a concrete Iranian terrorist plot on American soil – an attack on Fort McNair in Washington DC – in an effort to kill Army Vice Chief of Staff General Joseph M. Martin.
The rectors of Brussels’ two universities, the ULB and VUB, have signed a letter addressed to the government calling for rapid action in the case of Ahmadreza Djalali, the Swedish-Iranian academic currently in prison in Iran.
After restricting International Atomic Energy Agency inspection rights in Iran, Tehran is now reactivating its Arak nuclear reactor, reports Bassem Aly
The intercepted chatter was among members of the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and centered on potential military options to avenge the US killing of the former Quds leader, Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Iran is concealing the true scale of its nuclear program from the international community, Western intelligence agencies have warned.
Iranians suffered intense violation of their rights over the past year, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran Javaid Rehman in his report to the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Iran has seen a fresh wave of protests over the past few days and the state-run media are warning that this could lead to an uprising that would unseat the regime.