• 2 Jan 2018

    Iran’s supreme leader has blamed what he called the country’s ‘enemies’ for stirring up anti-government protests which have now claimed at least 22 lives. There were more clashes overnight between demonstrators and security forces – which left another 9 people dead. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in cities, small towns and villages across…

  • 30 Dec 2017

    There have been anti-government protests in Iran for a third day, in defiance of a much bigger pro-government rally. Economic protests about food prices and unemployment appear to have turned political, with videos showing protesters calling for the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to go.

  • 21 Dec 2017

    The family of the British Iranian woman who’s been jailed in Tehran say they’re hopeful she could be home soon. They’ve discovered that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case has been classed as “eligible for early release”. Her husband Richard Ratcliffe said it was “definitely a positive step” – although he was still cautious about the news.

  • 23 Nov 2017

    When it comes to Syria, Russia has been doing a great deal of diplomatic leg work in recent days, meeting with Iran and Turkey to broker a post-conflict settlement. Today, a top Russian general said Russia was likely to reduce troop numbers in Syria. But the Russians and the Syrian regime also seem in a…

  • 13 Nov 2017

    The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has apologised over remarks he made about the British-Iranian woman who’s been jailed in Iran. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has insisted she was on holiday there when she was arrested in 2016, a claim which Mr Johnson had appeared to contradict. Pressed by Labour in the Commons today,he apologised for the “distress and anguish”…

  • 9 Nov 2017

    The Prime Minister may have solved one problem by promoting Penny Mordaunt to replace Priti Patel as International Development Secretary. But the criticism of her foreign secretary Boris Johnson has continued. On Tuesday Mr Johnson suggested Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is in prison in Iran, was “training journalists”. Her family say she was there on holiday. Overnight…

  • 14 Oct 2017

    Key US allies, including Britain, have split with Donald Trump over his plans to scrap the Iran nuclear deal.

  • 11 Oct 2017

    Edgar Vasquez, US State Department spokesman for Near Eastern Affairs, discusses Iran’s role in Syria and the nuclear deal.

  • 9 Oct 2017

    A British-Iranian woman who was hoping to be released very soon from a Tehran prison has been told she could have her jail term extended by 16 years after new charges. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested last year as she tried to leave Tehran with her young daughter Gabriella following a holiday. Her family says the…

  • 9 Oct 2017

    Richard Ratcliffe, husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and their MP,Tulip Siddiq, discuss her imprisonment in Iran.