‘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 […]

Iran protests continue; IRGC claims it defeated protesters as in 2009

Iran protests continue; IRGC claims it defeated protesters as in 2009

by WorldTribune Staff, January 8, 2018 Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said it has forcefully ended anti-government protests that officials in the Islamic Republic blamed on “foreign instigators.” “Iran’s revolutionary people along with tens of thousands of Basij forces, police and the Intelligence Ministry have broken down the chain [of unrest] created … by […]

Iran bans teaching of English in primary schools

Iran bans teaching of English in primary schools

by WorldTribune Staff, January 8, 2018 English instruction has been banned in Iran’s primary schools after supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said teaching the language is tantamount to Western “cultural invasion.” “Teaching English in government and non-government primary schools in the official curriculum is against laws and regulations,” said Mehdi Navid-Adham, the head of the state-run […]

Twitter silences protest videos from Teheran, sides with Obama backers of regime

Twitter silences protest videos from Teheran, sides with Obama backers of regime

by WorldTribune Staff, January 4, 2018 Twitter has restricted the account of a dissident who has streamed video of protests in Iran, which includes footage of Iranian security forces shooting protesters. Twitter blocked some viewership for London-based dissident Potkin Azarmehr, whose videos have also shown demonstrators shouting anti-regime chants, some of which call for the […]

Iran scolds France’s Macron: Don’t ‘blindly follow’ Trump

Iran scolds France’s Macron: Don’t ‘blindly follow’ Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, December 18, 2017 French President Emmanuel Macron should get off of U.S. President Donald Trump’s lap and stop raising the possibility of new sanctions on Iran over the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program, an Iranian official said. “To sustain its international credibility, France should not blindly follow the Americans … The French […]

‘World is watching’: Iranian forces open fire on protesters

‘World is watching’: Iranian forces open fire on protesters

by WorldTribune Staff, December 31, 2017 At least two people were killed when Iranian security forces opened fire on demonstrators on Dec. 30 in a third consecutive day of anti-government protests in the Islamic Republic. Posted images on social media appeared to show several bodies being carried away after protesters clashed with police in the […]

Saudi crown prince defies Iran’s warning: ‘New Hitler of the Middle East’ must be confronted

Saudi crown prince defies Iran’s warning: ‘New Hitler of the Middle East’ must be confronted

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2017 Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is soon expected to be Saudi’s new king, said that Iran’s relentless expansion in the region “needs to be confronted.” The crown prince, in an interview with The New York Times published on Nov. 24, also referred to Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali […]

Iran’s Khamenei, Rouhani issue sharply-contrasting responses to Trump’s visit

Iran’s Khamenei, Rouhani issue sharply-contrasting responses to Trump’s visit

by WorldTribune Staff, May 28, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump’s $110 billion defense and weapons deal with Saudi Arabia prompted vastly different reactions from Iran’s top leaders. While President Hassan Rouhani called for “more cooperation” with the Saudis in the wake of Trump’s May 20 visit, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei referred to the Saudis […]

Iran condemns Syrian strike as ‘strategic mistake,’ calls for investigation

Iran condemns Syrian strike as ‘strategic mistake,’ calls for investigation

by WorldTribune Staff, April 10, 2017 Iran, a top ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has called for an investigation into U.S missile strikes on a Syrian airbase. “The Americans’ action is a strategic mistake, as they are repeating the mistakes of their predecessors,” supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on April 9, according to […]