Category Archives: Iran

Calls grow for U.S. to lift Iran sanctions due to coronavirus crisis

The International Crisis Group, Oxfam America, and the National Iranian American Council called on U.S. leaders to lift the sanctions for 120 days to offer Iranians relief at this critical time There are increased calls for the United States to suspend economic sanctions against Iran, which some believe hamper Tehran’s ability to contain the deadly outbreak of coronavirus that has

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Iranian government minister accuses US or creating a 'special version' of coronavirus to target his country – as he blasts UK for blocking sale of masks due to sanctions

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei publicly declared that he thinks the United States may have created ‘a special version’ of the diseased to kill Iranians A Chinese spokesman has already accused the US government of a coronavirus cover up adding to the long list of  conspiracy theories about deadly COVID-19  Iran is also accusing the West of impeding anti-virus efforts with sanctions  Coronavirus symptoms: what are

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Erdogan asks NATO for help in Syria

Speaking at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he had requested additional assistance from the alliance in connection with the current situation in Syria’s Idlib. According to him, the situation in Syria threatens all European countries. “No country in Europe has the right to look indifferently at the humanitarian drama in

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Seven dead in Iran after consuming methyl alcohol to avoid coronavirus

Seven people have died from methyl alcohol in the city of Ahvaz in western Iran. The victims thought it would save them from coronavirus, IRNA reported citing the local prosecutor’s office. The prosecutor’s office says the number of deaths from methanol is expected to rise. As of March 8, 48 people were poisoned. Four people lost their eyesight after consuming

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Iran’s Confession of Downing PS752 Conjures Kremlin’s Uncomfortable Past

Iran confessed to PS752, while Russia never did for MH17. Now, Russian propagandists are doubling down on denials. Editor’s Note: The following is an opinion-style article by Givi Gigitashvili,the Caucasus research assistant with the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DRFLab). It first appeared here and is republished with the author’s permission.  Following Iran’s admission of shooting down Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752, the Kremlin continued denying Iran’s

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Iran will continue to work with other countries on Ukraine crash investigation – statement

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will continue to work with other countries in investigating the crash of a Ukrainian airliner last month and called on all parties to avoid politicizing the issue, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization said in a statement on Tuesday. A leaked audio recording of an Iranian pilot talking to the control tower in Tehran shows that Iran knew

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France ready to help Ukraine analyze UIA PS752 black boxes

02:40, 04 February 2020 France was also affected by the tragedy. France is ready to help Ukraine analyze the black boxes of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight PS752, which was downed in Iran on January 8. “France’s position regarding the opportunity to analyze the black boxes in France is quite positive. I’ve officially informed Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry about this. If

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Iran no longer sharing evidence on Ukraine airliner crash with Kiev after audio leak

Iran is no longer sharing evidence from the investigation into the Ukraine airliner crash that killed 176 people with Kiev after audio from the investigation was leaked by Ukrainian media, the director in charge of accident investigations at Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization was quoted as saying on Monday. Advertising The audio file was part of the evidence given to Ukrainian experts as part

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PS752 downing: Ukraine releases intercepted tower communications proving Iran was aware of missile launch all along

The record proves that the Iranians saw the missile from the moment it was launched and to the very moment it hit the Ukrainian plane. In breaking news from Ukraine, intercepted communications were released by TSN.Tyzhden between Tehran Airport tower and second pilot of Iran’s Aseman Airlines flight at the time of the crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752.

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Fake: Ukrainian Plane Shot Down in Iran Because Iranian Nuclear Physicists Were on Board

Russian media have come up with many versions as to why a Ukrainian passenger jet was brought down by missiles in Iran earlier this month. Aside from blaming the United States directly for the crash, other versions include American spies and American drones, secret use of electronic jamming in order to set up Iran, and even arms smuggling through Ukraine.

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Iran asks U.S., France for equipment to download downed plane’s black boxes

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has requested equipment it says it needs from U.S. and French authorities to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian passenger plane but Tehran had not yet received a positive response, the Iranian civil aviation body said. Canada, Ukraine and other nations who had citizens on the flight in which all 176 people aboard

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German Foreign Minister criticizes US pressure on Iran: Threats will not lead to anything

Change of regime will not improve the situation in Iran German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas negatively perceives the US approach to Iran, believing that the policy of threats will not bring the desired result. The head of German diplomacy expressed his opinion on the “Iranian issue” in an interview with Bild am Sonntag, published on Sunday, January 19, Deutsche welle

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Iran says it’s made no decision on sending flight black boxes to Ukraine in apparent U-turn on plans

Stephanie Cockroft Iran has said it has made no decision on whether to send black boxes from the downed jetliner to Ukraine in an apparent U-turn over plans.  Hassan ​Rezaeifar, the Iranian official leading the investigation, made the comments a day after saying they would be sent to Kyiv for analysis. He was quoted by state-run Irna news agency as saying:

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Iran to send black boxes of downed Ukrainian plane to Ukraine

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month, an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to pressure on Tehran from abroad. Iran’s Tasnim news agency also reported the authorities were prepared for experts from France, Canada and the

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Lavrov: There were F-35s in the air in the Iranian border when Iran downed airliner

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Iran’s accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner on January 8 occurred at a time when Tehran was spooked by reports of advanced U.S. stealth fighters in the area. “There were at least six (U.S.) F-35 fighters in the air in the Iranian border area (at the time). This information has

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