US sells oil seized from Iran to Venezuela for $40 million
Washington (AFP) - The United States said Thursday that it had sold Iranian oil seized on its way to Venezuela for more than $40 million.Washington announced in August that it had confiscated 1.1 million barrels of petroleum from four tankers en route between the two countries, which are both under US sanctions."We estimate that in excess of $40 million will be recouped by the United States related to the sale of petroleum from those four vessels," Michael Sherwin, the acting US attorney for the District of Columbia, told reporters by telephone.He said a "great portion" of it would be contribu...
Iran condemns apparent terrorist stabbing in Nice
Iran has denounced an apparent terrorist stabbing attack inside a church in the French city of Nice that left three people dead.The "terrorist attack" in Nice reflected the escalating vicious circle of hate speech, provocations and violence, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter."We should recognize that radicalism only breeds more radicalism, and peace cannot be achieved with ugly provocations," he added.
Iran is next to people and state of Azerbaijan – special representative of Iranian President
By TrendIran strongly condemns attacks on non-military targets, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Representative of Iranian President Seyid Abbas Aragchi told Trend on Wednesday.According to him, Iran’s position is extremely clear. Aragchi stressed that attacks on innocent people must be stopped immediately.“We are next to the people and state of Azerbaijan. Iran will step up efforts to prevent the killing of civilians. Iran considers the killing of innocent people and the shelling of cities unacceptable”.—Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz
US intelligence won't brief Florida delegation on 'spoofed' emails tied to Iran
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The office of Director of National Intelligence on Monday turned down the Florida congressional delegation’s request to be briefed on the claim that foreign governments have targeted voters to sow disinformation in the upcoming election, including through hundreds of emails sent to Florida voters last week.Florida U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, a Central Florida Democrat, and Michael Waltz, a Republican from Northeast Florida, had asked for an FBI briefing for the delegation by Oct. 30 to find out more about the “nature and extend of Iranian and Russian efforts to undermine t...
Europe must impose political consequences for Iran’s terrorism
The Iranian regime’s terrorism threat against Western interests has dramatically increased. Therefore, we should not allow the entire debate on the Iranian menace to be eclipsed by the nuclear issue.The West’s Iran policies should put a healthy degree of focus on Tehran’s terrorism, which by all accounts is becoming more dangerous and unruly. In the most infamous example of this, in June 2018, Tehran tried to bomb an international gathering organized by the opposition group National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) near Paris. The plot was foiled at the last minute, but it was a daring att...
Nice: Not in Our Name
There are no words too harsh to condemn the horrific attack in the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice, and the stabbing at the French consulate in Jeddah. Yes, mockery of the Prophet Muhammad, indeed of any religious symbol, is unacceptable. But so is violence against innocent people — and it certainly must not be carried out in our name as Muslims.There is blood on the hands of those who claim to be defending Islam, but who in reality seek only political gain. Thanks to the malevolent tentacles of Turkey and Qatar, the latest campaign against France has gone beyond politics, and is now costing li...
What will the elections do to the US-Iran conflict? – opinion
In 2018, after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, calling it “the worse deal ever,” Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, vowed never to renegotiate another nuclear deal with the United States.The Iranians understand that if Trump is reelected, they may have no choice but to reengage in negotiations with the United States. Based on his recent statements, including some uttered during the peace ceremony between Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, Trump appears eager to get back to the negotiating table. And he may even try to get Senate approval (...
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Forgiveness Work: Mercy, Law and Victims’ Rights in Iran
Arzoo Osanloo’s Forgiveness Work: Mercy, Law and Victims’ Rights in Iran takes us through a little discussed feature of the Iranian legal system, which has implications beyond the country itself. The system looks peculiar to outsiders; human rights reports paint a harrowing picture of justice within the Islamic Republic and while such reports are no doubt true, there is more to how justice is served, or not, than we usually hear about.This book takes an anthropological look at two central concepts that characterise the state’s, and its society’s, approach to murder: forbearance and retribution...
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Iran ready to talk over joint water management on border with Azerbaijan
By TrendIran is ready to start negotiate with Azerbaijan on the use of the Khudafarin and Giz Galasi hydroelectric junctions as soon as possible, Iranian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi told journalists, Trend reports citing IRNA.Araghci noted that any changes on the use of these junctions requires a new political agreement.The deputy minister added that Iran is committed to the contract signed with Azerbaijan on the construction and use of the Khudafarin hydro junction and Giz Galasi hydroelectric complex.—Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz
Iran building underground nuclear facility: UN watchdog
Inspectors from the UN's atomic watchdog confirmed that Iran has started building an underground centrifuge assembly plant after its previous one exploded in what Tehran called a sabotage attack over the summer, the agency's head told The Associated Press on Tuesday.Iran also continues to stockpile greater amounts of low-enriched uranium, but does not appear to possess enough to produce a weapon, Rafael Grossi, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told the AP in an interview in Berlin.Following the July explosion at the Natanz nuclear site, Tehran said it would build a n...