With a Democrat, a Cooler Head Would Prevail on Iran

Opinion|With a Democrat, a Cooler Head Would Prevail on IranOne point of agreement for the presidential candidates: The nuclear deal needs to be restored.Aug 2, 2019ImageCreditCreditIllustration by Nicholas Konrad; Photographs by The New York TimesWhile President Trump has escalated pressure on Iran, even coming close to launching a military strike, most Americans want the United…

US sanctions Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mohammad Javad Zarif thanked the US “for considering me such a huge threat to your agenda” The US Department of the Treasury has imposed sanctions against Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.The sanctions freeze any assets Mr Zarif may have in America, the department said.”Javad Zarif implements the reckless agenda…

Treasury targets Iran’s foreign minister for sanctions

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shot back at new sanctions against him over his work for the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. | Sean Gallup/Getty Images The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, an extraordinary move that could vastly complicate President Donald Trump’s stated desire to launch new negotiations…

US imposes financial sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister

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UPDATE 1-Iran supreme leader: People’s will prevail in Bahrain after protests

(Adds Khamenei tweet, background)GENEVA, July 31 (Reuters) – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday the will of the people would prevail in Bahrain after protests there following the execution of two Shi’ite Muslim Bahraini activists over the weekend.Bahrain accuses mainly Shi’ite Iran of stoking militancy in the kingdom, which Tehran denies. Bahrain,…

Iran official hails downing of U.S. drone, tanker seizure as milestones in ‘Muslims’ struggle’

FILE PHOTO: Ali Akbar Velayati (R), the top foreign policy adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaks with Lebanon’s Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem n Beirut, May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Aziz TaherDUBAI (Reuters) – A top adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday praised Iran’s recent downing of a U.S.…

U.S. unsure about circumstances of tanker towed to Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S. officials say they are unsure whether an oil tanker towed into Iranian waters was seized by Iran or rescued after facing mechanical faults as Tehran asserts, creating a mystery at sea at a time of high tension in the Gulf. FILE PHOTO: A British Royal Navy patrol vessel guards the oil…

UPDATE 1-Iran says it came to help of disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf

(Adds details, background)DUBAI, July 16 (Reuters) – Iranian navy vessels came to the assistance of a disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that needed repairs, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official news agency ISNA.”(Spokesman) Abbas Mousavi said… that an international oil tanker was in trouble due to…