VOA News on Iran

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell talks to reporters at the European parliament, Jan.14, 2020 in Strasbourg, eastern France.
The trip is seen as the latest attempt by the EU to save the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers
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Sun, 02/02/2020 - 08:07
Iraqi demonstrators and university students carry posters depicting the newly appointed Prime Minister of Iraq, Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, to express their rejection of him, during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Feb. 2, 2020.
Sadr urged his unarmed supporters known as 'blue hats' to work with authorities to ensure schools and businesses can operate normally again
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Sun, 02/02/2020 - 07:37
Chinese tourists take a selfie in Iran in this undated photo published by the Donya-e-Eqtesad newspaper in December 2019 (Credit
Iran’s health minister announced a ban on air travelers from China on Friday to prevent the China coronavirus outbreak from spreading to the country
Michael Lipin
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 02:29
Iranian police officers stand behind narcotic drugs  which were seized at border of Iran and Afghanistan, a known drug…
A senior U.S. commander says there has been an increase in Iranian activity in Afghanistan, posing potential risk to troops there, as the threat from Iran continues to churn across the Middle East
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Fri, 01/31/2020 - 10:25
Members of Taliban negotiating team enter the venue housing the talks between US and Taliban negotiators in the Qatari capital…
Iranian ambassador to Pakistan said Afghans need to be at the center of peace talks
Ayaz Gul
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 15:33
Shi'ite Houthi tribesmen hold their weapons as they chant slogans during a tribal gathering showing support for the Houthi movement, in Sanaa, Yemen, Sept. 21, 2019.
Aramco declined to comment on the report
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Wed, 01/29/2020 - 10:14
FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 file photo taken from a helicopter shows Ain al-Asad air base in the western Anbar desert,…
The Pentagon for the third time has increased the number of U.S. service members who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran’s missile strike earlier this month on an Iraqi air base
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Wed, 01/29/2020 - 00:08
Protesters chant slogans and hold a placard reading in Farsi "Your mistake was unintentional, your lie was intentional," during an anti-govenrnment rally outside Amir Kabir University, in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 11, 2020.
Iran’s news coverage of a public backlash to the government’s false denials of responsibility for downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet this month has exposed a growing split in state media ranks
Michael Lipin
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 23:24
A Look at the Media Landscape in Iran
Recent escalations between the United States and Iran after the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike, and the subsequent downing of an Ukrainian passenger airplane, eventually claimed by IRGC after initial rejections, has tested the loyalty of several media outlets in Iran to the country's clergy. The events have increased attention on the media environment inside the Islamic Republic. Here is a look at the media landscape in the country.
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 22:52
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No immediate information reported on possible damage or casualties from the tumbler, which hit near the town of Khane Zenian
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Mon, 01/27/2020 - 10:21
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…
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