1 May 2016 12:51
A leading Iranian daily has suggested the country intercept US cargo ships in the Persian Gulf in response to the American "looting" of Iran's frozen assets.
The influential Kayhan newspaper made the suggestion on Sunday after Iran's appeal to the UN to stop US violations of state immunity and seizure of the assets generated little hopes.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote...
1 May 2016 8:49
A senior Iranian lawmaker says the baseless ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States authorizing the seizure of about USD 2 billion of Iran’s frozen assets in the US is a serious threat to international law.
“The US must know that as it has experienced the bitter taste of defeat in all areas of confrontation against the Islamic Republic...
30 April 2016 10:55
Iran says it will take “every lawful measure” against a court ruling that authorizes the seizure of around $2 billion of its frozen assets in the United States.
Iran asked UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday to convince the United States to stop violating state immunity after the top US court ruled that $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must...
30 April 2016 10:54
The AEOI spokesperson said Sat. Iran has sold more heavy water to the American market than the Canadian companies, and at its current value.
Behrouz Kamalvandi, Spokesperson of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), added beside the 130 tons of heavy water the country can keep for itself under the nuclear deal, there remains a surplus of about 70 tons...
30 April 2016 10:13
A single US oil and gas field is the main culprit in the global uptick of the air pollutant ethane during the last six years, says a new study.
In an article to be published by the Geophysical Research Lettersjournal, a team of scientists from the University of Michigan, Stanford University, NASA, and NOAA revealed that fossil fuel production at the...
30 April 2016 10:10
A senior US Navy commander has been sentenced in a high-profile scandal involving leaking classified information, bribery and prostitution.
Commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz is the latest officer to be sentenced in a multi-million dollar bribery scandal. He was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison for leaking classified information to a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for bribes...
29 April 2016 14:59
The shooting of a 13-year-old African American boy by Baltimore police for carrying a toy gun on Wednesday illustrates a policy of shoot to kill by law enforcement in urban areas across the US, a black activist and journalist in Detroit says.
“Here again, we have the process of police, within urban areas, overreacting, engaging in shoot to kill activities without...
28 April 2016 20:46
Half of Americans believe the presidential nominating system that parties use to select their nominees is “rigged” and more than two-thirds would want the process changed, according to the results of a new poll published on Thursday.
More than 47 percent of people who responded in Ipsos/Reuters said that they believe that the presidential nominating system is ‘rigged’ against particular candidates,...
28 April 2016 20:36
Syria has strongly criticized the United States for the deployment of a contingent of troops on its soil, saying the move amounts to aggression against national sovereignty.
A Syrian Foreign Ministry official on Thursday called the reported deployment of 150 US troops to Rumeilan airport east of Syria as “an unacceptable and illegal intervention” which came without authorization from the Syrian government.
28 April 2016 20:28
Syria has dismissed accusations that their warplanes had targeted a hospital in the northwestern city of Aleppo, with Moscow suggesting that the US-led coalition was instead responsible for the incident.
In a statement released on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that Moscow had conducted no airstrikes in Aleppo in recent days.
"According to our information, on the evening of April 27,...
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