VOA News on Iran

Iranian-Swedish doctor Ahmad Reza Jalali, seen here prior to his 2016 detention in Iran for alleged espionage, was due to be transferred from a Tehran prison to a prison in nearby Karaj on Dec. 1, 2020 for imminent execution, according to his wife. (VOA Persian)
 Speaking to VOA from Sweden, Ahmad Reza Jalali’s wife cited her lawyer as saying authorities ordered Jalali to be transferred from Tehran’s Evin prison to Karaj prison on Tuesday
Michael Lipin
Wed, 12/02/2020 - 01:12 AM
Anger in Iran over killing of Iran's top nuclear scientist
Parliament’s vote to increase the level of uranium enrichment to 20% and to halt U.N. nuclear inspections needs further action before it is finalized
Edward Yeranian
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 03:15 PM
Military personnel carry the coffin of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian scientist killed on Friday, at a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Nov. 30, 2020.
Measure passes in response to Friday’s killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
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Tue, 12/01/2020 - 02:24 PM
Body of slain top Iranian nuclear scientist to be buried
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in an attack Friday outside Tehran
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Mon, 11/30/2020 - 07:06 AM
Mourners and members of Iranian forces stand around the coffin of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh at the Imam…
Diplomats and analysts say they aren’t expecting Tehran to retaliate quickly for the death Friday of 59-year-old Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the father of Iran’s covert nuclear program
Jamie Dettmer
Sun, 11/29/2020 - 11:56 AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu points at a screen with an image of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a news conference at the Ministry of Defence in Tel Aviv, April 30, 2018.
Israel, long suspected of killing Iranian scientists a decade ago amid tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program, has yet to comment on the killing Friday of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
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Sat, 11/28/2020 - 08:40 AM
A picture provided by the Iranian Supreme Leader's website on Nov. 27, 2020, shows scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a meeting
Analysts tell VOA the killings of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in January are serious security failures 
Michael Lipin
Fri, 11/27/2020 - 10:32 PM
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media prior to meeting with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al…
Four firms will be subject to restrictions on US government aid and on their exports for two years
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Fri, 11/27/2020 - 09:02 PM
This photo released by the semi-official Fars News Agency shows the scene where Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in Absard, a…
Iran's foreign minister blamed Israel for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
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Fri, 11/27/2020 - 11:15 AM
Lawyers George Henri Beauthier, left, and William Bourdon, right, representing the National Council of Resistance of Iran, speak with the media as they arrive at the courthouse in Antwerp, Belgium, Nov. 27, 2020.
Three other Iranian nationals are also accused of planning the attack on an opposition rally featuring US President Donald Trump’s attorney
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Fri, 11/27/2020 - 08:12 AM
In this frame grab from Iranian state television video aired Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, British-Australian academic Kylie Moore…
Kylie Moore-Gilbert, an academic at Melbourne University, was serving a 10-year sentence in Iran for spying
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Thu, 11/26/2020 - 08:40 AM
Multiple pictures of Baha'i religious leaders arrested in Iran are seen during a protest at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro…
Agents simultaneously raid homes in northern, central Iran, seizing digital devices and personal documents in one the largest punitive campaigns against religious minority this year
Michael Lipin
Wed, 11/25/2020 - 08:44 PM
In this frame grab from Iranian state television video aired Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, British-Australian academic Kylie Moore…
Kylie Moore-Gilbert freed after being held for 2 years on espionage charges
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Wed, 11/25/2020 - 02:44 PM
Undated image of U.S.-based Iranian-German dissident Jamshid Sharmahd with members of his family. (Courtesy, Sharmahd family)
In VOA Persian interview, US-based daughter of dissident Jamshid Sharmahd said an Iranian lawyer hired by her family in October has been barred by Iran from meeting her father
Michael Lipin
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 10:05 AM
Undated image of Iranian dissident Shahla Jahanbin, who was arrested and transferred to Tehran's Evin prison on Nov. 14, 2020 to start a 27-month sentence for national security offenses, according to her husband. (VOA Persian)
In VOA interview, Shahla Jahanbin’s husband said she went to Evin prison on November 14 hoping to delay her sentence due to severe pain, but her plea was rejected
Michael Lipin
Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:01 PM