In another victory for Iran, the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Thursday asked the US to refrain from taking any measure that might endanger Iran's maritime security and freedom of navigation.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has finally concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, contradicting the Saudi government’s claims that he was not involved in the killing.
Anna Eskamani and Anna Kaplan (Monahemi) were elected to Florida House and New York Senate Tuesday, becoming the first Iranian-Americans to win such seats in the two states.
France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the European Union have, in a joint statement, condemned the US’ fresh sanctions on the Iranian economy, and vowed to protect European companies doing business with Tehran.
The US administration has reportedly agreed to allow eight countries – including Japan, India and South Korea – to keep buying crude oil from Iran after it re-imposes sanctions on the OPEC producer on Nov. 5, a senior administration official said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned about the danger posed by US President Donald Trump to the world, urging European countries to work with Iran against Washington’s unilateralism.
The next round of economic sanctions on Iran, which will start going into effect on Nov. 4, will mainly target the country’s oil and gas industries. These sanctions were eased after the 2015 signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, but are being phased back in following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the accord six months ago.
A helicopter operated by Afghan army crashed in western Afghanistan near the Iranian border on Wednesday, killing all the 25 people on board.
The US secretaries of state and defence as well as the French defence minister have called for an immediate cessation of the devastating war in Yemen, which was launched by Saudi Arabia and its allies since 2015.
A Boeing 737 passenger plane with 188 people on board operated by Lion Air has crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. No survivors have been found yet.