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TEHRAN, Iran | Iranians mark anniversary of victory day in 1979 revolution

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians are pouring out onto the streets of Tehran and other cities and towns across the country, marking the date 40 years ago that’s considered victory day in the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. On Feb. 11 that year, Iran’s military stood down after days of street battles, allowing the revolutionaries to … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iranians mark anniversary of victory day in 1979 revolution

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran pushes back after Trump’s charges of anti-Semitism

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister is Iran pushes back after President Donald Trump said the country does “bad, bad things” and appeared to link it to the deadly attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue last year by an American anti-Semite. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted Wednesday that “Iranians — including our Jewish compatriots … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran pushes back after Trump’s charges of anti-Semitism

TEHRAN, Iran | Over 500 hurt in magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran

TEHRAN, Iran — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, injuring more than 500 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, authorities said. The Sunday temblor hit near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran’s Kermanshah province, which was the epicenter of an earthquake last year that killed … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Over 500 hurt in magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran

TEHRAN, Iran | Over 400 hurt in magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran

TEHRAN, Iran— A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, injuring more than 400 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, authorities said. The Sunday temblor hit near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran’s Kermanshah province, which was the epicenter of an earthquake last year that killed more … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Over 400 hurt in magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran arrests member of military over deadly Ahvaz attack

TEHRAN, Iran  — Iran’s official IRNA news agency is saying that authorities have detained a member of the military over the September attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz that killed 24 people. The Sunday report quotes judiciary spokesman Gholamhossin Mohseni Ejehi as saying prosecutors have already investigated 11 other military … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran arrests member of military over deadly Ahvaz attack

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran airs video said to show March encounter with US carrier

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state TV has broadcast footage purporting to show a close encounter between the Revolutionary Guard’s navy and the USS Theodore Roosevelt early this year. PressTV’s website says the encounter occurred March 21 in the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran airs video said to show March encounter with US carrier

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has summoned diplomats from Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands over allegedly harboring “members of the terrorist group” that launched an attack on a military parade in the country’s southwest. A statement early Sunday from Iran’s Foreign Ministry also quoted ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi as saying Danish and Dutch diplomats were told … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25