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Op-Ed: US threatens to assassinate new Iranian Quds commander

The US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani the commander of the Iranian Quds Force earlier this month almost started a war. Iran retaliated with a missile attack January 8 on two US bases in Iraq causing a number of brain injuries to US soldiers.

Iran MP offers $3 mn 'to anyone who kills Trump': report

Tehran - An Iranian lawmaker on Tuesday offered a $3-million reward to "anyone who kills" US President Donald Trump to avenge the assassination of a top general, semi-official news agency ISNA reported.

Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

Tehran - Iran has confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner brought down this month, in a catastrophic error that killed all 176 people on board and sparked angry protests.

Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

Tehran - Iran's civil aviation authority confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner that was brought down earlier this month, in a preliminary report posted on its website late Monday."Investigators... discovered that two Tor-M1 missiles...

Op-Ed: Was Soleimani killed for saying 'bad things' about the US?

President Trump has changed his narrative as to what justified the US assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. He first stressed that Soleimani was assassinated because of an imminent threat of his attacking US interests.

Iran's Khamenei slams 'cowardly' European governments

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday accused the governments of Britain, France and Germany of being "American lackeys" in the face of US pressure over the nuclear accord.

Khamenei: 'Bitter' plane tragedy should not cloud Soleimani's 'sacrifice'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader called the accidential downing of a Ukrainian airliner a "bitter" tragedy Friday but said it should not overshadow the "sacrifice" of a top commander killed in a US drone strike.

Rouhani says Iran wants dialogue, working to 'prevent war'

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he wants to avoid war after Tehran and Washington appeared on the brink of direct military confrontation in early January for the second time in less than a year.

Iran accuses EU of abandoning nuclear deal for fear of 'bully' Trump

Tehran - Iran accused European governments Thursday of sacrificing a troubled 2015 nuclear deal to avoid trade reprisals from US President Donald Trump who has spent nearly two years trying to scupper it.

Iran's Rouhani urges 'unity' after plane protests

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani appealed Wednesday for "unity" and flagged the need for radical changes to the way Iran is run, after a wave of angry protests over the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner.

Iran's Rouhani calls for 'national unity' after jet downing

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called for "national unity" and flagged the need for changes to the way Iran is run after the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner.

Iran floods kill at least three: reports

Tehran - Flooding in southern Iran has killed at least three people and left hundreds of villages cut off following days of heavy rainfall, official media reported on Tuesday.

New protests as Iran makes first arrests over downed airliner

Tehran - Iran announced Tuesday its first arrests over the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet, as protesters vented their anger over the catastrophic blunder for a fourth consecutive day.

Rouhani says Iran must 'punish' all responsible for air disaster

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that everyone responsible for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week must be punished.

Op-Ed: Esper denies seeing evidence of imminent attack on US embassies

On Friday President Trump said he believed that assassinated Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was plotting to attack four US embassies. However, Trump offered no evidence for his belief. The appended video contains Trump's remarks on the imminent attacks.

Iran denies 'cover-up' as anger mounts over downed airliner

Tehran - Iran denied a "cover-up" Monday after taking days to reveal an airliner was accidentally shot down last week, a disaster that sparked demonstrations and calls for a fully transparent investigation.

Iran agrees de-escalation 'only solution' to solve crises

Tehran - Iran signalled Sunday it favours "de-escalation" after 10 days of heightened tensions with the United States that saw both sides fire missiles and led Tehran to accidentally shoot down a passenger aircraft.

Iran police disperse student air crash protesters: news agency

Tehran - Iranian police dispersed students chanting "radical" slogans during a Saturday gathering in Tehran to honour the 176 people killed when an airliner was mistakenly shot down, Fars news agency reported.

Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukraine passenger jet

Tehran - Iran said on Saturday its armed forces "unintentionally" shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet that crashed after taking off from Tehran, killing all 176 people aboard.

Iran denies missile downed Ukrainian plane

Tehran - Iran's civil aviation chief denied Friday that a missile downed a Ukrainian airliner which crashed killing all 176 on board, dismissing claims of a catastrophic mistake by Tehran's air defences.
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