EXPLAINER: Biden's Iran problem is getting worse by the day

Concerns have run high for some weeks about Iran stoking tensions, particularly around the Jan. 3 one-year anniversary of the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in Iraq.

published on : 5th January 2021

Iraq's pro-Iran factions see smoother sailing with Biden at helm

Iraqi factions supported by Tehran are hoping Biden could roll back Trump's policies, which included bombing hardline groups and slapping sanctions on pro-Iran figures.

published on : 9th November 2020

US threatens sanctions over arms trade with Iran

"We will return to the US to re-impose sanctions so that the arms embargo will become permanent next week," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a press briefing

published on : 17th September 2020

Donald Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to any Iran attack against US

A US media report, quoting unnamed officials, said that an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa was planned before the presidential election in November.

published on : 15th September 2020

UN crisis looms as US readies demand for Iran sanctions

The sanctions had been eased under the 2015 nuclear deal that President Donald Trump withdrew from two years ago.

published on : 19th August 2020

Donald Trump says US will destroy Iranian gunboats harassing Navy ships 

A week ago, 11 small armed Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps speedboats swarmed around US Navy and Coast Guard ships in international waters in the northern Gulf.

published on : 22nd April 2020

Iran, US heat up war of words despite coronavirus pandemic

Tensions between the arch-foes flared in Iraq where the United States deployed Patriot air defence missiles prompting neighbouring Iran to warn of consequences and demand a US withdrawal.

published on : 2nd April 2020

Iran fails again to put satellite into orbit amid US worries

An Iranian rocket failed to put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, state television reported, the latest setback for a program the US claims helps Tehran advance its ballistic missile program.

published on : 9th February 2020

Jaishankar holds conversation with Iranian FM, says India deeply concerned about levels of tension

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar noted that US-Iran developments have taken a very serious turn.

published on : 5th January 2020

No boots, no problem as coach Carlos Queiroz plays up Iran unity ahead of Morocco clash 

Nike announced they have been forbidden from providing football boots to Iran's squad during the tournament, on account of sanctions imposed against the country by the United States.

published on : 14th June 2018

SCO Summit: President Hassan Rouhani  slams US for withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal 

Russian President Vladimir Putin too sounded critical of the US decision, saying the move may destabilise the Gulf region.

published on : 10th June 2018

Ivanka Trump extends support to Iranians seeking freedom from tyranny

Ivanka said she was inspired by the heroism and bravery of the peaceful protesters in Iran, who are seeking freedom from tyranny.

published on : 2nd January 2018