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Iran says case involving a former FBI agent is a ‘missing person’ file.

Iran for years has offered contradictory statements about Levinson. His family is now suing Iran in U.S. federal court, alleging the Iranian government kidnapped him.

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New oil field containing over 50B barrels discovered in Iran, president says.

Hassan Rouhani made the announcement in a speech in the desert Hassan Rouhani city of Yazd. He said the field was located in Iran’s southern Khuzestan province, home to its crucial oil industry.

Iran begins construction on 2nd power reactor as nuclear deal unravels.

Iran began pouring concrete Sunday for a second nuclear reactor at its Bushehr power plant, a facility Tehran points to as its reason to break the enrichment limit set by its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Iran Finds Oil Field With Over 50 Billion Barrels, Rouhani Says.

The discovery, if verified, could bolster the country’s proven reserves by a third as it struggles to sell energy abroad in the face of U.S. sanctions.

For First Time, Iran Says Case Is Open on Missing C.

The country’s Revolutionary Court has proceedings “ongoing” over Robert A. Levinson, a former F.B.I. agent who vanished in Iran in 2007, a filing to the United Nations revealed.

Iran defends decision to block UN inspector from nuclear site.

Iran alleges the inspector tested positive for suspected traces of explosive nitrates. The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog has disputed the claim.

Pompeo slams Iran's treatment of UN nuclear inspector.

US secretary of state accuses Tehran of trying to ‘intimidate’ woman while Iran says tests indicated she possessed ‘suspect’ materialThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has criticised Iran’s treatment of an inspector with the UN’s nuclear watc...

Unidentified foreign drone shot down in Iran – state news agencies.

Reported incident near Bandar-e Mahshahr port comes amid tensions over nuclear dealThe Iranian army shot down an unidentified foreign drone near the port of Bandar-e Mahshahr on the Gulf coast on Friday, according to reports from the country’s new...

5.9 magnitude earthquake kills at least 5, injures 300 in northwestern Iran

Over 40 aftershocks rattled the rural region nestled in the Alborz Mountains, and residents rushed out of their homes in fear.

Philippines grants asylum to Iranian woman held in airport.

Bahareh Zare Bahari was subject of Interpol arrest warrant after criticising regimeThe Philippine government has granted asylum to an Iranian former beauty queen and critic of the Iranian regime after she was stranded for four weeks in an airport....

Iran earthquake: 'significant casualties likely' after 5.

Shallow quake struck near town of Hastrud, 500km north-west of Tehran just before 2.30am on Friday A shallow, 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck north-western Iran early on Friday, the United States Geological Survey has said.The quake struck around ...

UN inspector blocked from Iran nuclear site after allegedly testing positive for explosives.

The allegation made by Iranian representative Kazem Gharib Abadi came as Iran injected uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordo nuclear complex.

Pompeo Urges the World to Counter Iran’s ‘Nuclear Extortion’.

Iran has been scaling back compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal while pressing for relief from American sanctions.

Iran has 'military advantage over US and allies in Middle East'.

Thinktank says third parties such as Shia militias are more important to Tehran than nuclear plans Iran now has an effective military advantage over the US and its allies in the Middle East because of its ability to wage war using third parties s...

‘Losing my mind’: former beauty queen pursued by Iran fears for her health.

Bahareh Zare Bahari is in limbo in Manila’s airport, saying Tehran wants her back to punish her for criticising regime A former Iranian beauty queen has spoken of the toll on her mental health as she enters her third week stranded in a Philippines...

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Iran’s president announces latest step away from nuclear deal.

The development is significant as the centrifuges previously spun empty, without gas injection, under the landmark 2015 nuclear accord.

Iran Steps Further From Nuclear Deal With Move on Centrifuges.

The country has been backing away from the agreement it signed with six countries four years ago, after the United States withdrew and imposed economic sanctions.

Iran announces injection of uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges.

Latest step away from 2015 nuclear deal piles pressure on EU signatories to counteract crippling US sanctionsIran’s president has announced that Tehran will begin injecting uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges, in the latest step away from its nucle...

Iraqis Rise Against a Reviled Occupier: Iran

The Islamic Republic’s heavy-handed interventions in regional affairs are provoking growing resentments, particularly in Shiite-led Iraq.

Iran's production of enriched uranium rises tenfold in two months.

Experts warn of dangerous consequences as nuclear deal continues to unravelIran has announced a tenfold increase in enriched uranium production as Tehran backs away from its nuclear deal with the west.Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s atomic en...

Iran Adds Advanced Centrifuges, Further Weakening Nuclear Deal.

The government in Tehran has been scaling back compliance in retaliation for President Trump’s withdrawing from the 2015 deal.

3 protesters killed in attack on Iranian Consulate: police.

More than 250 people have been killed so far since the protests first erupted last month as security forces moved in to contain the increasingly violent rallies.

Iran announces new violations of nuclear deal on anniversary of embassy takeover.

By starting up these advanced centrifuges, Iran further cuts into the one year that experts estimate Tehran would need to have enough material for building a nuclear weapon -- if it chose to pursue one.

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Iranian student leader from 1979 U.S. embassy takeover says he now has regrets

Like other former students, Asgharzadeh said the plan had been simply to stage a sit-in. But the situation soon spun out of their control.

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Iran unveils anti-American murals at former U.S. embassy, celebrating 1979 takeover

Among the paintings is a depiction of the Statue of Liberty with a cut-off arm and the shooting down of a U.S. drone, which is illustrated with bats flying out of it.

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