Thursday, September 20, 2018

U.S. Sanctions Cannot Drop Iran’s Oil Sales to Zero Due to High Demand -TV

ANKARA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - An adviser to Iran's oil minister said on Tuesday that expected U.S. sanctions on Iran's energy sector could not reduce the country's oil sale to zero because of high...

Iran Says US Pullout from Nuclear Deal Threatens Regional Peace

VIENNA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal struck between Iran and major powers is "doomed" to seriously affect peace and security in the Middle East, Iran's atomic chief said...

Iran Says Twitter Shut Legitimate Accounts, but Not Anti-Government Ones

DUBAI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday accused Twitter of closing accounts of "real" Iranians, while allowing anti-government ones backed by the United States. In August, Facebook Inc, Twitter...

Actor Hossein Erfani, Voice of Bogart in Dubbed Movies, Dies Age 76

Hossein Erfani, a renowned Iranian voice actor who dubbed domestic and foreign films, died on September 12 of lung cancer. He was 76. In a career that spanned more than five decades, Mr. Erfani lent...

Woman Arrested for Hijab Removal Recalls Prison Ordeal

By Firouzeh Ramezanzadeh Shaparak Shajarizadeh, a 45-year old Iranian woman, was arrested in January after removing her headscarf in public in protest against the mandatory Islamic hijab law. Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi sought a...

Iranian Women Could Be Allowed into Sports Stadiums, Says Football Federation Chief

The government aims to remove any obstacles that currently prohibit girls and women from attending sporting matches at large stadiums, said Mehdi Taj the head of Iran’s Football Federation. “We’ve held many meetings with senior...

Iranian Theater Manager, Director Detained After Release of Play Teaser

Saeed Asadi, the manager of the City Theater of Tehran, and Maryam Kazemi, the director of a musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” have been arrested by security agents after...

Iraqi Shia Stage Protests in Basra Against Iranian Influence

By Ahmad Rafat On Friday September 7, protesters torched the Iranian consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. The crowd cried out against Iranian influence on Iraqi politics. They also attacked and set fire...

U.S.’ Pompeo slams Kerry for ‘inappropriate’ meetings with Iran officials

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday lambasted his predecessor, John Kerry, for meetings with Iranian officials in back-channel talks and accused him of "actively undermining"...

Iran Accuses French Police of Slow Reaction to Attack on Paris Embassy

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday that Kurdish activists attacked its embassy in Paris and it accused French police of arriving late on the scene. Paris police confirmed officers had responded to...