VOA News on Iran

Gen. Frank McKenzie, center front, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, walks as he visits a military outpost in Syria,…
The top US commander for the Middle East, General Frank McKenzie, who met with the SDF's commander, Mazloum Abdi, at an undisclosed military base in eastern Syria, said the Kurdish leader wanted assurances that the US would continue to help his fighters
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Sun, 01/26/2020 - 07:00
U.S. President Donald Trump flashes a thumbs-up as he arrives at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded on Sunday by tweeting an excerpt from the interview with 'Der Spiegel,' where he said Iran is still open to negotiations with America if sanctions are lifted
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Sun, 01/26/2020 - 06:26
FILE - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Aug. 5, 2019.
Mohammed Javad Zarif told Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine that he would 'never rule out the possibility that people will change their approach and recognize the realities,' in an interview conducted Friday in Tehran
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Sat, 01/25/2020 - 11:47
In this Sept. 18, 2016 photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Revolutionary Guard…
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The president said Soleimani was 'plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel'
Elizabeth Lee, of VOA's Los Angeles Bureau
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:05
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Department of State in…
Analysts tell VOA that Pakistan’s peace bid is driven by concerns about potential domestic fallout from hostilities between its longtime partners Iran and the US
Michael Lipin
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 02:46
U.S. Soldiers stand at a site of Iranian bombing at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar, Iraq, Jan. 13, 2020.
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Military officials say half of injured troops have returned to duty in Iraq but rest are still being treated
Jeff Seldin
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:45
Iran's top nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi and Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmit attend a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Austria, June 28, 2019.
On Jan. 15, Britain, France and Germany reluctantly triggered the accord’s dispute resolution mechanism to force Iran into discussions on possible violations of the deal
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:05
U.S. Soldiers and journalists stand near a crater caused by Iranian bombing at Ain al-Asad air base, in Anbar, Iraq, Jan. 13, 2020.
A withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq would be a victory for Iran, and Tehran has long pursued a strategy of supporting anti-U.S. militias that carry out attacks
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 09:40
FILE PHOTO: International passengers arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport after the U.S. Supreme Court granted…
he Department of Homeland Security said Iranians and their families are no longer eligible to apply for or extend what are known as E-1 and E-2 visas
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Wed, 01/22/2020 - 11:09
A woman walks past of a mural depicting members of Iran's Basij volunteer paramilitary force, in downtown Tehran, Iran,…
The slain commander, Abdolhossein Mojaddami, headed the Basij forces, a paramilitary wing of the Revolutionary Guard used for internal security and other tasks, in the town of Darkhoein
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Wed, 01/22/2020 - 09:41
Mohammad Shahab Dehghani Hossein, 24, an undergrad at Northeastern University, was denied reentry to the U.S. Jan. 20, 2020.
Northeastern University student turned back despite court order
Aline Barros
Tue, 01/21/2020 - 18:17
Mourners attend a vigil in memory of Iranian student Amir Moradi, who was killed in the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane…
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, which lost 57 of the 176 people killed in the crash, said Iran did not have the ability to read the data and he demanded the cockpit and flight recorders should be sent to France; Kyiv wants the recorders sent to Ukraine
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:19
This image taken from a video on Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020 and provided by Nariman Gharib shows an object said to be the Ukrainian…
Iran admits armed forces fired two Russian anti-aircraft missiles at a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this month, killing all 176 people on board
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 04:03
Coffins of four Iranian victims of the downing by Iran of a Ukrainian airliner are seen during the victims' funeral in Hamadan, Iran, Jan. 16, 2020.
Many of the 176 who perished in the disaster were Iranians with dual citizenship, which is not recognized by Tehran; Canada had 57 citizens on board, many of whom were Canadian Iranians
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Mon, 01/20/2020 - 13:07
FILE - A sign for the Bundesgerichtshof, the German Federal Supreme Court, is pictured in Karlsruhe, Germany, Dec. 20, 2016.
A German-Afghan man who worked for years as an interpreter and adviser for the German military is charged with treason and with breaching official secrecy laws in 18 cases
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Mon, 01/20/2020 - 10:22