Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Iran-US Relations

President Raisi says US did not learn lesson from its defeats

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi has stated that the United States has been defeated in the face of Tehran's progress over the past four decades but it is yet to learn from its failures.

US says ‘closely’ monitoring Iran’s missile program

The United States has announced its military “will closely monitor Iran’s development and proliferation of advanced missile and associated technology". It comes after Tehran confirmed it has built a hypersonic ballistic missile.

Raisi: US vainly tried to turn Iran into another Syria, Libya via unrest

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says America and other enemies resorted to riots and unrest to destabilize the country as part of a similar plot they once advanced in Syria and Libya, but they failed to achieve their goals.

US says no indications of regime change in Iran

A White House official played down the potential for regime change in Iran on Friday, and stated that US President Joe Biden was expressing solidarity with Iranian demonstrators after he said “we’re going to free Iran.”

Raisi hits back at Biden: Iran was freed 43 years ago, won’t be your hostage again

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has lashed out at his US counterpart, Joe Biden, for speaking of an intention to quote “free Iran,” reminding Washington that the Islamic Republic was actually liberated with the 1979 Islamic Revolution from the captivity of the Americans.

Iranians rally countrywide to mark anniv. of 1979 US embassy takeover

Iranians take to the streets countrywide in large groups to mark the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran, known as the ‘Den of Espionage,’ with the participants sending a message to Washington, which is found to have a hand in the recent unrest across the country.

Leader: Iran-US row started from 1953 coup, not from embassy takeover

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Americans are lying in their claims that the 1979 takeover of their embassy in Tehran first triggered a dispute between the Iranian nation and the US, describing the 1953 coup against Iran’s elected government as the starting point in the row.

Iran sanctions some US real, legal persons for “rights violation, interference in Iran’s domestic affairs”

The foreign ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran has imposed sanctions on some American real and legal persons for “committing acts against human rights, interfering in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran and provoking violence and disorder in Iran,” among others.

Iran General: U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia behind recent plots

A top Iranian military commander says the United States, the Israeli regime and Saudi Arabia are behind the recent conspiracies in Iran, reiterating that the Islamic Republic “will take revenge for all the riots and acts of terror in the country.”

Iran’s intelligence arms shed light on US role in designing, fueling riots

In a first-ever joint statement, Iran’s Intelligence Ministry and the Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have shed light on multiple aspects of the role played by the “mafia regime” in the US in devising a multi-dimensional plot for instigating riots in the Islamic Republic and directing the wave of violence.

Rights chief: Iran to file legal case against US for ‘direct role’ in riots

Iran’s human rights chief has announced a bid to launch a legal case against the US at a Tehran court over the country’s “direct involvement” in the recent unrest and violent riots that caused damage and deaths across the Islamic Republic.

Iranian president says US causing sedition in Iran

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has condemned the US support for “riots” in Iran, calling it a “miscalculation” on the part of Washington.

President Raisi says US favors chaos in Iran

President Ebrahim Raisi has strongly condemned the United States' support for the recent unrest and riots in Iran. He stated Washington feels angry with any act of innovation in Iran while feeling happy with the problems in the country.

Iran slams US support for unrest and deadly riots as intervention

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has censured the United States over “meddling in the country’s domestic affairs” in the wake of the unrest and riots recently unfolding in Iran. It comes after US President Joe Biden voiced his support for the incidents.

IRGC Commander: Combat extends from Iranian cities to Washington, London

Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami says the recent riots in the country has extended from within Iranian cities to Washington, London, Tel Aviv, Riyadh and similar capital cities.

Advisor to Iranian president rejects US National Security Advisor claims

Mohammad Jamshidi, a senior advisor to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has hit back at US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s recent anti-Iran comment.

US-Iranian citizen Baquer Namazi leaves Iran for Oman after release

Mohammad Baquer Namazi, a dual US-Iranian citizen who had been jailed in Iran over espionage for Washington since 2016, leaves the country after authorities in Tehran agreed to release him due to his health complications.

Analyst: Prisoner swap with US green light for JCPOA revival talks

An Iranian US affairs analyst says the issue of the release of American prisoners in Iran and their swap with Iranian nationals could pave the way for the conclusion of stalled talks for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, JCPOA.

Report: Iranian assets in South Korea to be released in exchange for release of American prisoners in Iran

Iranian media are reporting intensive negotiations with the US through a regional mediary to pave the way for the release of billions of dollars of Iranian assets blocked in other countries in exchange for the release of American prisoners in Iran.

Top Iran general says US on side with terrorists and separatists in northern Iraq

A top Iranian military commander says the US claim that its forces has downed an Iranian drone that was trying to attack the positions of anti-Iran groups in northern Iraq shows that Washington is on the side of terrorists and separatists.

US confirms death of American in Iran attacks on Iraq

The United States has confirmed that an American citizen was killed in Iran's missile and drone attacks on the Kurdish region of Iraq.

Judiciary official: Iranian citizens in US custody not in good condition

Two Iranian nationals, who are under arrest in the United States, have been experiencing unfavorable conditions for one year, Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights Kazem Gharibabadi says.

Pres. Raisi: US sanctions fail to impede Iran’s progress

President Ebrahim Raisi has said the sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran have failed to impede the country’s progress. He added Tehran has succeeded in making great achievements in various scientific, technological and economic fields despite the restrictions.

Iranian FM to US: Don’t shed crocodile tears and end economic terrorism against Iran 

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has hit back at his US counterpart and other officials for their criticism of Iran over the death of 22-year-old Iranian girl Mahsa Amini.

Spokesman: Iran-US officials to hold no bilateral talks in New York; nuclear negotiations possible

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has referred to President Ebrahim Raisi’s trip to New York to attend the UN General Assembly’s meeting, saying there will be no direct meeting between the Iranian and US officials during the visit.

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