Rhode Island Democrat Rep. David Cicilline led off the hearing by drawing a parallel between the administration's conflicting explanations for killing Soleimani earlier this year and its public messaging related to the coronavirus, claiming that the American public has "lost trust in their government." … [Read more...] about Pompeo clashes with lawmakers over coronavirus and Iran in tense hearing
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A day earlier, Iran reported seven new deaths from the coronavirus infection in the country over the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 26 as the country struggles to contain the spread of the virus both at home and beyond its borders. … [Read more...] about Will let Pakistani pilgrims return ‘gradually’ from Iran after health screening: Dr Mirza
The conviction of Nasrin Sotoudeh, who previously served three years in prison for her work, underlines the limits of challenging Iran's theocracy as it faces economic pressure exacerbated by the U.S. pulling out of Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. … [Read more...] about Prominent human rights lawyer faces imprisonment in Iran
The shipping network, led by Rostam Ghasemi, Iran's foreign minister of petroleum, has been known to send money to Hezbollah and to the Syrian government, run by President Bashar al-Assad. The Treasury Department at the time also placed sanctions on 26 individuals and entities tied to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force, which the US claims had shipped roughly $500 million worth of Iranian oil. … [Read more...] about US imposes new sanctions on Iran
Official information from Iranian authorities shows that the virus appears to be spreading quickly in a short amount of time. The fatality rate of COVID-19 infections in Iran is an alarming 15%, which is the highest anywhere in the world. Iran currently has the highest number of coronavirus deaths outside of China. … [Read more...] about Could Iran become a new coronavirus epicenter?
“The President [Donald Trump] right now is focused very much on the American people, but we can do two things at the same time. We are looking to see what we can do to help”, Hook told a gathering of experts and reporters in Washington. Hook claimed that Iran had enough resources of its own, but preferred to finance the campaign of regional influence and expansion through proxies. … [Read more...] about US Exploring Ways to Aid Iran Fight Coronavirus – Special Representative