Iran

Wearing the uniform of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, lawmakers chant slogans during an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
Hamidreza Rahel/ICANA/AP Photo
April 09, 2019 - 7:59 am
By Nasser Karimi, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers dressed in paramilitary uniforms chanted "Death to America" as they convened Tuesday for an open session of parliament after the White House designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard a foreign terrorist organization. President...
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Iranian Revolutionary Guard members arrive for a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi, or Freedom, Square, in Tehran, Iran.
Vahid Salemi/AP Photo
April 08, 2019 - 9:42 am
By Matthew Lee and Susannah George, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unprecedented step to ramp up pressure on Tehran, the Trump administration is planning to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization." The move is expected to further isolate Iran and could have...
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Christine Levinson, wife of Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who vanished in Iran in 2007, testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2019.
Susan Walsh/AP Photo
March 07, 2019 - 10:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a former FBI agent who vanished in Iran in 2007 expressed bitter frustration Thursday about efforts to get her husband back home. Christine Levinson told a House panel that she holds Iran responsible for the disappearance of her husband, Robert, but she also said three...
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This image provided by the FBI shows part of the wanted poster for Monica Elfriede Witt.
FBI via AP
February 13, 2019 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to Iran despite warnings from the FBI has been charged with revealing classified information to the Tehran government, including the code name and secret mission of a Pentagon program, prosecutors said Wednesday...
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Soldiers from Poland and the United States wait for Vice President Mike Pence at the airport in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.
Michael Sohn/AP Photo
February 13, 2019 - 8:52 am
By Matthew Lee, AP Diplomatic Writer WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States and Poland are kicking off an international conference on the Middle East on Wednesday amid uncertainty over its aims and questions about what it will deliver. Initially it was billed by President Donald Trump's...
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In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photograph, a worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr.
Mehr News Agency, Majid Asgaripour, File/AP Photo
January 31, 2019 - 10:30 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Three European nations appeared poised Thursday to announce they have created a way for Iran to continue trade with them and avoid re-imposed U.S. sanctions, two Iranian officials said, setting up a potential collision with President Donald Trump's maximalist approach against...
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An Iranian woman walks her dogs in Tehran's wealthy Elahiyeh district in 2013.
Behrouz Mehr/Getty Images via CNN
January 30, 2019 - 9:40 pm
By Shirzad Bozormehr and Eliza Mackintosh, CNN (CNN) -- Dog-walking has reportedly been banned from public places in Iran's capital. "Certain people who bring their dogs to public places cause panic and anxiety among the public," Tehran's chief of police Hossein Rahimi told state news agency Young...
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In this image provided by Hossein Hashemi, Marzieh Hashemi, poses for a photo. An attorney with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee says the Iranian television anchorwoman has been released from a U.S. jail.
Hossein Hashemi via AP
January 23, 2019 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television who was held in the U.S. as a material witness was released from jail Wednesday evening. Marzieh Hashemi, 59, was released from jail in Washington after being detained for 10 days, according to Abed Ayoub, an...
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FILE - In an Oct. 10, 2012 file photo, Antonio "Tony" Mendez, former CIA technical operations officer, poses for photographers at the premiere of the film Argo in Washington.
AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File
January 20, 2019 - 2:58 pm
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film "Argo," has died. He was 78. A family statement and his literary agent confirmed that Antonio "Tony" Mendez died Saturday at an...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP
January 10, 2019 - 1:43 pm
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration's Mideast policies on Thursday, accusing the former president of "misguided" and "wishful" thinking that diminished America's role in the region, harmed its longtime friends and emboldened its...
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