VOA News on Iran

 FILE- An FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson (right) of how he would look like now after five years in captivity, and an image (center) taken from the video, released by his kidnappers, and a picture before he wa...
A White House says that the U.S. administration believes Bob Levinson may have passed away in Iran 'some time ago' 
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By RFE/RL
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 08:33
In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali…
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments come as Iran faces crushing U.S. sanctions blocking the country from selling its crude oil and accessing international financial markets
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 07:44
People queue in line to receive packages for precautions against COVID-19 coronavirus disease provided by the Basij, a militia loyal to Iran's Islamic republic establishment, from a booth outside Meydane Valiasr metro station in Tehran, March 15, 2020.
American companies have been blocked from doing business with Iran and Venezuela for almost two years, after the Trump administration unilaterally pulled out of Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 07:42
Iranian men bury the journalist Abdollah Zavieh, who passed away due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Behesht Zahra cemetery in Tehran, March 24, 2020.
Officials have complained that many Iranians ignored appeals to stay at home and cancel travel plans for the Persian New Year holidays that began on March 20
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By Reuters
Wed, 03/25/2020 - 10:18
Chinese Foreign Ministry new spokesman Zhao Lijian gestures as he speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign…
In recent weeks, Iran and China have used state media to promote each other’s unproven claims that US triggered pandemic, drawing rebukes from Washington  
Michael Lipin
Tue, 03/24/2020 - 22:08
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran March 22, 2020. Official Khamenei…
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments come as Iran faces crushing US sanctions blocking the country from selling its crude oil and accessing international financial markets
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Sun, 03/22/2020 - 05:52
Senior officials wear face masks amid fears of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as they attend a meeting of the Iranian…
Former President Abolhassan Bani Sadr urges US President Trump to do more to help Iran fight COVID-19
Edward Yeranian
Sat, 03/21/2020 - 20:22
The streets of the Jordanian capital are seen empty after the start of a nationwide curfew, amid concerns over the coronavirus spread, in Amman, Jordan March 21, 2020.
Air raid sirens echoed across Amman to mark the start of a three-day curfew; Iran death toll now stands at 1,556 amid 20,610 confirmed cases
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Sat, 03/21/2020 - 09:48
In this photo taken on Feb. 7, 2016, A Mahan Air passenger plane takes off from Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, Iran. Boeing Co…
Some question airline's claim that flights are only for humanitarian purposes
Michael Lipin
Thu, 03/19/2020 - 23:07
FILE - a medic wearing protective gear treats a patient infected with the new coronavirus, attends a patient
People across the country are working to ease the impact of the virus outbreak
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By RFE/RL
Thu, 03/19/2020 - 13:32
Men carry their goods through mostly closed Tehran's Grand Bazaar, Iran, March 17, 2020.
The nearly 15% spike in deaths — amid a total of 17,361 confirmed cases in Iran — marks the biggest 24-hour rise in fatalities since officials first acknowledged cases of the virus in Iran in mid-February
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Wed, 03/18/2020 - 10:40
FILE - A general view of the Department of Justice building is seen in Washington, Feb 1, 2018.
Suspect faces money laundering and wire fraud charges 
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Tue, 03/17/2020 - 13:19
An elderly man and a woman, wearing a protective mask, walk along a street in Iran's capital Tehran on March 15, 2020. - Iran…
Roughly nine out of 10 of the over 18,000 cases of the new virus confirmed across the Middle East come from Iran, where authorities denied for days the risk the outbreak posed
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Tue, 03/17/2020 - 11:42
People gather outside the closed doors of the Fatima Masumeh shrine in Iran's holy city of Qom on March 16 2020. - Iran closed…
'The death toll is 988 ... with 1,178 new infected people in the past 24 hours, now the total number of infected cases is 16,169 across the country,' said a Health Ministry official
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By Reuters
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 07:43
People wearing face masks exercise on the shore of an artificial lake, in Western Tehran, Iran, Sunday, March 15, 2020.
Businesses in Iran's capital remained open, however, even as other countries in the region moved toward full lockdowns, with Lebanon largely shutting down and Iraqis racing to prepare for a curfew set to begin later this week
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Mon, 03/16/2020 - 13:14