Iran’s central bank has ceased issuing permits and licenses for new private banks or commercial lenders, after the collapse of several major institutions froze the savings of hundreds of thousands of depositors and helped fuel anti-government protests.
Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards and other branches of the military have been instructed to sell off business holdings and commercial assets “irrelevant” to their main function, according to the defense minister.
Thousands took part in pro-government rallies in Iran as the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps declared an end to the anti-establishment unrest that left about 20 people dead over the past week.
Iran’s labor minister pledged to listen to the demands of protesters who’ve taken to the streets over the past week even as state-run media said counter-rallies are being staged to support the government.
Deadly protests in Iran have intensified talks within the Trump administration about imposing fresh sanctions against the Islamic Republic, as the U.S. president seized on the crisis to justify his long-standing opposition to a 2015 nuclear agreement.
Hundreds of people involved in protests roiling Iran since last week have been detained as authorities clamp down on unrest.
The death toll in protests that have agitated Iran over the past five days climbed, as security forces clashed with demonstrators rallying in a rare show of displeasure with the country’s leaders.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country’s people have the right to protest and criticize but that such actions must be for the good -- and rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s backing of demonstrators.
Iranian hardliners supporting the Islamic Republic staged rallies across the country on Saturday, a day after the arrests of protesters complaining about corruption and the government’s handling of the economy.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani submitted a $337 billion draft budget to parliament that earmarks about $100 billion for public service programs that would create jobs, address a banking crisis and introduce a new social security program.
Citizens of six countries have joined an auxiliary force that supports Iran’s worldview, according to a top Iranian military commander.
Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the international community to rally in support of the Iranian nuclear accord after talks with leaders of the Islamic Republic, following U.S. President Donald Trump’s move away from the multinational pact.
The nuclear deal between Iran and world powers can’t be renegotiated despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s objection to the terms, the Islamic Republic’s deputy foreign minister said.
Iran would consider withdrawing from the nuclear deal if the U.S. tries to re-impose sanctions eased as a result of the July 2015 accord, the country’s foreign minister said.
War-torn Syria kept its chances of a first-ever soccer World Cup finals qualification alive after an injury time goal earned it a draw with battlefield ally Iran.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warned that while his country won’t be the first to violate the terms of the 2015 nuclear accord with world powers, it won’t stand by and allow the U.S. to disregard its own obligations.
Iran’s Hassan Rouhani presented an all-male line-up of cabinet ministers to parliament, drawing criticism from female supporters and fueling speculation he backtracked on a campaign pledge to avoid irking conservatives at a critical juncture in his presidency.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani kept top allies in key posts as he presented his proposed cabinet to parliament, unveiling the team he’ll depend on to pursue an agenda being buffeted by escalating tensions with the U.S. and opposition at home.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, sworn in for a second term in front of an audience of foreign officials, reiterated on Saturday that his nation will stand by its obligations in an international nuclear deal.
Hassan Rouhani this week officially starts his second term at the helm of Iran’s government, with the optimism of his landslide victory in May now eclipsed by a deepening standoff with the U.S.
The Iran nuclear deal, struck in 2015 after countless late nights and serial missed deadlines, has been imperiled since Donald Trump became the U.S. president in January. As a candidate, he promised to scrap or renegotiate the agreement, in which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions related to it. In Trump’s first speech before the United Nations on Tuesday, he called Iran’s government a "murderous regime" and said the world hadn’t "heard the last" wor
Iran will not fall into the “trap” that the Trump administration is attempting to set in order to force the collapse of the 2015 nuclear deal, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.
Total SA made a $1 billion bet on natural gas in Iran, swallowing a hefty dose of political risk in the hope of gaining first-mover advantage in the country with the world’s largest reserves.
The perpetrators of the twin attacks in Tehran were recruited inside Iran by the Islamic State militant group and had fought in both Iraq and Syria, the country’s intelligence ministry said on Thursday.
Iran denounced President Donald Trump’s response to twin attacks in Tehran as “repugnant,” and linked the violence claimed by Islamic State to the U.S. president’s visit to arch-nemesis Saudi Arabia.
Reformists are set to control city councils in Iran’s major cities, initial election results show, ending longstanding conservative dominance of local politics just days after moderate President Hassan Rouhani sailed to a second term.
President Hassan Rouhani promised to reach across Iran’s ideological and social divides after his successful campaign for re-election was dominated by arguments over deepening inequality.
Hassan Rouhani won a second term as president of Iran, in a landslide victory seen as an endorsement of his efforts to steer the nation out of isolation through its landmark nuclear deal with world powers.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was on course for a landslide victory giving him a second term in office, a result that would deal a blow to hardliners seeking to derail his policies of a greater engagement with the world.
Iranians vote in a presidential election on Friday that could decide the country’s direction and who gets a more powerful job that isn’t on the ballot paper: the Islamic Republic’s next supreme leader.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s re-election campaign received a lift as a fellow moderate withdrew from the race, and he was endorsed by the influential grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani launched a stinging attack on his main conservative rival in next week’s election, accusing him of unethical management of the nation’s holiest religious site and failing to grasp what’s needed to rebuild the economy.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hit out at his hardline challengers, targeting their records on corruption and freedom of speech, less than two weeks before he seeks re-election.
Iran’s state broadcaster removed audio from President Hassan Rouhani’s first election campaign film, apparently to prevent viewers from hearing references to a former prime minister currently under house arrest, the semi-official Iranian Labour News Agency reported.
Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative cleric seeking to unseat Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in this month’s election, said the country’s historic nuclear accord with the West is legitimate and should be respected.
Iran’s May 19 election is seen as a referendum on the policies of President Hassan Rouhani, the moderate cleric who championed integrating Iran with the global economy and accepted limits on his nation’s nuclear work in exchange for relief from sanctions. He entered his re-election campaign facing criticism from conservatives and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei over his economic policies. The economy was a main theme of the first of three televised debates among Rouhani and his five challe
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani clashed over the economy with a leading conservative rival during the first of three televised election debates on Friday, the most heated public exchanges yet of a campaign that will deliver a verdict on four years of engagement with the West.
President Hassan Rouhani’s popularity may not be enough to win him another four years in office, according to the findings of a poll released on Monday.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will seek a second term, ending weeks of speculation by joining an election field with hardliners including his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who’s seen as his most credible challenger.
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered for next month’s presidential election in apparent defiance of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s advice not to run to avoid polarizing the country.
Iran began registering potential candidates for next month’s presidential election, kicking off a contest that will in large part be a verdict on incumbent Hassan Rouhani’s policy of engagement with the West.
The announcement that a prominent conservative cleric will run for Iran’s presidency next month has transformed the race, potentially unifying opponents to President Hassan Rouhani in a strong challenge to his re-election.
An immigration ban, missile launches, new sanctions, hostile rhetoric -- in the space of just over a week relations between the U.S. and Iran have reverted to the diplomatic and military threats of the not-so-distant past. The 2015 nuclear deal that removed most sanctions on the Islamic Republic and cracked open a largely untapped market of 80 million people to investors hasn’t been sunk -- but it’s facing headwinds. Here are four key issues to watch.
Iran carried out further missile tests during an annual military exercise, a day after President Donald Trump imposed fresh sanctions on a raft of individuals and companies in response to the country test-firing a ballistic rocket last week.
He hasn’t even taken office, but Donald Trump is already looming large in Iran’s presidential election.
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a co-founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and a key ally of President Hassan Rouhani, has died from heart failure four months before the next presidential election. He was 82.
President Hassan Rouhani said Iran’s financial resources will “increase significantly” after its compliance with the terms of an accord to curb its nuclear program paved the way for the removal of crippling economic sanctions.