News That Matters

Tag: Iran

Trump at UN: Iran 'sowing chaos, death, destruction'

Trump at UN: Iran 'sowing chaos, death, destruction'

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has attacked the Iranian leadership, accusing it of sowing "chaos, death and destruction" across the Middle East.Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York, he defended his decision to abandon the nuclear deal. Mr Trump also boasted that his administration had accomplished "more than almost any" other in US history.His words were greeted with laughter, but he laughed back, saying: "Didn't expect that reaction." Skip Twitter post by @NickBryantNY Trump starts with a state of the union at UNGA. Laughs from the audience when he boasts that his administration has achieved more than almost any other in US hi...
'Bully' US helped attackers who killed 29, says Iran

'Bully' US helped attackers who killed 29, says Iran

World
The president of Iran has labelled the US a "bully" after an attack on a military parade where at least 29 people were killed. Hassan Rouhani has accused America of looking to create insecurity in the Islamic Republic, claiming the perpetrators were helped by the US.Four gunmen opened fire on the crowd on Saturday, killing civilians and 12 members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards.Speaking before leaving Tehran to attend the UN General Assembly in New York, Mr Rouhani accused US-backed Gulf Arab states of providing financial and military support for anti-government ethnic Arab groups. ...
24 dead as gunmen open fire on Iran military parade

24 dead as gunmen open fire on Iran military parade

World
At least 24 have died and 53 more people are injured after gunmen opened fire on a military parade in Iran, according to state media. A child and a woman are among the injured following the attack in Ahvaz, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.The agency claims "four or five terrorists were gunned down by the police".Fars, another state news agency, says there were four gunmen and that the attack began half an hour after the parade began at 8.30am local time (6am in the UK). Two of the attackers are dead, one wounded and another captured, according to its report.Foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has blamed the attack on "regional terror sponsors" and their "US masters"."Iran will respond swiftly and decisively in defense of Iranian lives," he wrote on Twitte...
Iran expects non-U.S. support for nuclear deal

Iran expects non-U.S. support for nuclear deal

Business
Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A position taken by parties to the Iranian nuclear deal shows there's interest in keeping oil exports flowing and banking channels open, Iran's president said. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order that re-imposed sanctions on Iran that were lifted when the United States was party to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The JCPOA kept Iranian oil flowing in exchange for commitments from Tehran to scale back its nuclear ambitions. Trump said the JCPOA was flawed and allowed Iran to use oil revenue to fund malign activity rather than support the welfare of the Iranian people. A senior U.S. State Department official explained on Monday that it was Iran's own behavior on the global stage that was to blame for recent economic woes "The regime's sys...
Iran facing tough new sanctions reality

Iran facing tough new sanctions reality

Business
Aug. 6 (UPI) -- With new U.S. sanctions on Iran taking effect Monday, the U.S. secretary of state said it would take immense changes from Tehran to avoid further pressure. Iran under the new sanctions is barred from purchasing or acquiring U.S. dollars and limited in what it can do with its own currency, the rial, outside of Iranian territory, making it exceptionally difficult for Tehran to conduct business. With its oil customers already backing away ahead of the next round of sanctions in November, Iran is facing difficult economic challenges. The sanctions clock started ticking in May when U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the multilateral agreement that eased sanctions pressure on the third-largest producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries in exchange for c...