IRANIAN President Hassan Rouhani has been re-elected with a comfortable majority, official vote tallies showed on Saturday.
He won nearly 58 per cent of the vote, with conservative challenger Ebrahim Raeisi trailing on 39 per cent.
In his victory speech, Mr Rouhani said:...
Monday 22nd May 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
Whoever wins the Iranian presidential elections will be fully committed to the aims of the theocratic regime, writes NAVID SHOMALI
Friday 19th May 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
IRAN slapped sanctions on the US yesterday in retaliation for Washington’s measures against its missile programme.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry targeted nine US firms and individuals for supporting Israeli “crimes against humanity in Palestine.”
IRAN’S Defence Minister hit back at threats made by Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince last week.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman ruled out dialogue with regional rival Iran due to what he said were its Shi’ite ambitions “to control the Islamic world.”
Tuesday 9th May 2017
IRANIAN President Hassan Rouhani’s car was mobbed by angry miners yesterday as it drove away from the site of last Wednesday’s deadly coalmine explosion.
The blast at Zemestanyourt mine in Golestan province is thought to have killed 35 miners, although only 22 bodies have...
Monday 8th May 2017
IRAN’S communists put the blame yesterday for the mining disaster in Golestan province fairly and squarely on government pursuit of privatisation and economic deregulation.
Thirty-five miners have been confirmed dead so far, following Wednesday’s huge explosion, and 21...
Friday 5th May 2017
With presidential elections in Iran scheduled for May 19 the manoeuvring for position within the Iranian regime is well under way. JANE GREEN considers the implications
Saturday 29th Apr 2017
US SECRETARY of State Rex Tillerson declared on Wednesday that the deal to restrain Iran’s nuclear programme had failed — but suggested Washington may still honour it.
The nuclear deal brokered by former president Barack Obama and other world powers in 2015 has...
Friday 21st Apr 2017
US PLANE builder Boeing announced yesterday that it has signed a $3 billion (£2.4bn) deal to supply 30 aircraft to Iran’s Aseman Airlines.
The new agreement is on top of the $16.6bn (£13.3bn) sale Boeing previously made with Iran Air following the landmark nuclear...
Wednesday 5th Apr 2017
IRAN slapped sanctions on 15 US firms it accused of aiding Israeli terrorism yesterday as a “reciprocal act” for similar recent decisions by the US.
A Foreign Ministry statement carried by the state-run IRNA news agency said the sanctions barred the US companies from any...
Monday 27th Mar 2017