VOA News on Iran

FILE - Protesters deface an American flag during an anti-U.S. rally over the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 3, 2020.
Tehran holds US leader, others responsible for drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad in January
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Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:02
FILE - Visitors look at a cruise missile at a military hardware exhibit, at Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque, in Tehran, Iran, Feb. 3, 2019.
Embargo set to end in October; US special representative for Iran Brian Hook urges its renewal
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Sun, 06/28/2020 - 20:23
Tehran-based Iranian Internet activist Reza Mazaheri, who was sentenced in 2019 to two years in prison for posting online comments deemed subversive by the government. As of June 26, 2020, he was resisting a court summons to begin serving his sentence.
Tehran-based activist Reza Mazaheri tells VOA Persian he rejected a June 16 summons to a prison where he would serve his two-year sentence
Michael Lipin
Sat, 06/27/2020 - 20:36
FILE - Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi speaks to the media outside Security Council chambers at the U.N. headquarters in New York, June 24, 2019.
Lifting the arms embargo is part of the U.N. 2015 Security Council resolution endorsing the nuclear agreement
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Fri, 06/26/2020 - 08:25
Hedayat Abdollahpour
Brother of Hedayat Abdollahpour, a dissident sentenced to death in 2017, tells VOA he obtained Hedayat’s death certificate Wednesday
Michael Lipin
Fri, 06/26/2020 - 01:16
Undated photo of Iranian activist Adel Asakereh, a teacher in southwestern Iran's Khuzestan province, who was arrested in May 20
In VOA Persian interview, Iranian Arab rights researcher Karim Dahimi says schoolteacher in Khuzestan province was punished for social media posts criticizing local authorities
Michael Lipin
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 19:22
FILE PHOTO: Crew of the Iranian tanker ship "Fortune" are seen at the deck during the arrival at El Palito refinery in Puerto…
Secretary of state says the ships delivered around 1.5 million barrels of Iranian gasoline and related components, and warned any mariners against doing business with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, whose ouster Washington wants  
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Wed, 06/24/2020 - 14:08
Hedayat Abdollahpour
Activist Hedayat Abdollahpour’s brother Farhad said their father received a June 10 phone call asserting that Hedayat was executed around May 21
Michael Lipin
Fri, 06/19/2020 - 22:57
Forensic workers carry the body of Gholamreza Mansouri from a hotel downtown Bucharest, Romania, Friday, June 19, 2020…
Fugitive former Iranian judge Gholamreza Mansouri was found dead in Bucharest in suspicious circumstances
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Fri, 06/19/2020 - 17:49
FILE PHOTO: An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria…
IAEA adopts resolution urging Iran to let in inspectors
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Fri, 06/19/2020 - 10:58
FILE - Afghans return to Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border with Iran, in the western Herat Province, Feb. 20, 2019.
Protests held across Afghanistan condemning mistreatment of Afghans in Iran 
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Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:57
Mary Mohammadi
Mary Mohammadi was jailed earlier this year for joining anti-government protests
Michael Lipin
Thu, 06/18/2020 - 00:51
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, speak to the media after…
President Donald Trump imposed heavy sanctions on Iran after he withdrew the United States from Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers in May 2018
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Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:41
In this Tuesday, June 16, 2020, photo, medics tend to a COVID-19 patient at the Shohadaye Tajrish Hospital in Tehran, Iran…
As businesses open and people begin to move around more, health experts fear a growing complacency among Iran's 80 million people may further allow the virus to spread
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Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:12
FILE - A health worker collects a sample at a drive-through COVID-19 screening center at the Ain Shams field hospital, in Cairo, Egypt, June 15, 2020.
Increase comes as many countries continue to lift coronavirus restrictions
Edward Yeranian
Tue, 06/16/2020 - 16:59