Austria’s Kurz to Iran’s Rouhani: Calling for Israel’s demise ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Austria’s Kurz to Iran’s Rouhani: Calling for Israel’s demise ‘absolutely unacceptable’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 5, 2018 It is “absolutely unacceptable” to deny Israel’s right to exist and to call for the Jewish state’s destruction, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said during a July 4 meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Kurz reiterated that Austria “is unconditionally committed to the security of Israel and its citizens.” Rouhani […]

Giuliani at major Iran rally in Paris suggests Trump favors regime change

Giuliani at major Iran rally in Paris suggests Trump favors regime change

by WorldTribune Staff, July 1, 2018 When it came to North Korea, President Donald Trump was willing to meet with its leaders to defuse a potential threat to U.S. national security. But he appears to be viewing another rogue state differently. Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York and current personal lawyer to U.S. President […]

Iran announces reopening of uranium enrichment plant; France warns of ‘red line’

Iran announces reopening of uranium enrichment plant; France warns of ‘red line’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 29, 2018 Iran’s reopening of a uranium enrichment facility in Isfahan that had been idle for nine years brings the Islamic Republic close to a “red line,” France’s foreign minister warned. “It is always dangerous to flirt with red lines,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said, though he stressed the […]

Iran summit? Columnist says Trump-Khamenei sit-down would be instructive

Iran summit? Columnist says Trump-Khamenei sit-down would be instructive

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2018 Though Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is nearly certain to reject it, U.S. President Donald Trump should nonetheless offer to meet with Iran’s supreme leader “as it would show the Iranian people and the world who the real peacemaker is,” a columnist wrote. “Such an offer isn’t as fanciful as it […]

Iran announces expansion of its uranium enrichment program

Iran announces expansion of its uranium enrichment program

by WorldTribune Staff, June 6, 2018 The head of Iran’s nuclear agency has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that the Islamic Republic is opening a center for new centrifuges for uranium enrichment at its Natanz nuclear site. Ali Akbar Salehi, chief of the Iran Atomic Energy Organization, said the expansion does not violate […]

Qatar in nudge at Saudis stakes out neutrality on Iran

Qatar in nudge at Saudis stakes out neutrality on Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, June 4, 2018 Though it has “a lot of differences” with Iran, Qatar will not “fuel a war” with the Islamic Republic, Qatar’s defense minister said. “Is it wise to call the U.S. and Israel to go and fight Iran? Iran is next door,” Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah told an international security […]

Iran promotes homegrown app with ‘death to America’ emoji

Iran promotes homegrown app with ‘death to America’ emoji

by WorldTribune Staff, April 26, 2018 Iran’s Supreme Cyberspace Council is pressing citizens to abandon the popular Telegram messaging app and embrace a new mobile app which comes with a “Death to America” emoji. The domestically-produced Soroush app includes a series of emojis featuring a chador-clad woman clutching a picture of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, […]

Khamenei hits ‘malicious’ U.S. presence in ‘our region’

Khamenei hits ‘malicious’ U.S. presence in ‘our region’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 11, 2018 Iran will not ask for permission from the Trump administration to remain active in the Middle East, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. “We will negotiate with America when we want to be present in America,” Khamenei was quoted as saying by his official website on March 8. Khamenei […]

‘Deeply concerned’: White House watching Iran ‘very closely’

‘Deeply concerned’: White House watching Iran ‘very closely’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 11, 2018 The White House is “deeply concerned” that Iran has arrested thousands of citizens who participated in anti-government protests and said it found “even more disturbing” reports that some of the protesters were tortured or killed. “We will not remain silent as the Iranian dictatorship represses the basic rights of […]

Thousands arrested following Iran protests; Death in prison gives rise to fears of torture

Thousands arrested following Iran protests; Death in prison gives rise to fears of torture

by WorldTribune Staff, January 9, 2018 About 3,700 people have been arrested in connection to anti-government protests in Iran, a reformist lawmaker said. The number of arrests cited by Mahmud Sadeghi on Jan. 9 is far higher than figures announced by authorities. At least 22 people have been killed as a result of the unrest […]