‘US cannot carry out act of war and get away with it’, says Tehran University’s Mohammad Marandi
We spoke to Mohammad Marandi, who’s a professor at the University of Tehran, and asked him for his reaction to the claim that the attack was based on firm intelligence that hundreds of American lives were at risk…
Iranian reaction to US killing
Foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Rugman is in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
Democrats accuse Trump of ‘dangerous escalation’
Amid calls for restraint across the world, in Washington, leading Democrats called it a “dangerous escalation” which could leave the US on the brink of another major conflict .
Iran vows ‘revenge’ after general killed by US
President Trump declared that general Qassem Soleimani “should have been taken out years ago”.
US blames Iran for Saudi drone attacks
The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for yesterday’s drone attacks on two key Saudi oilfields – calling it an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply.
Why did Iran’s foreign minister make a surprise visit to the G7 Summit?
Western policy towards Iran is one of the most contentious issues at this summit, pitting Donald Trump against the others – a question of G1 against G6. Well this afternoon the French sprung a surprise on their guests by inviting the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif here. Jackie Long spoke to Trita Parsi, who is…
General Jack Keane: ‘Trump displayed a level of restraint’
Retired four-star General Jack Keane is the former vice-chief of staff of the US Army, and currently serves as the chairman of the Institute for the Study of War.
Trump says US was ‘cocked and loaded to retaliate’ against Iran
Just ten minutes from the brink – President Trump backed off from armed confrontation with Iran, claiming he cancelled planned air strikes with just a few minutes to go after being told that 150 people could die as a result.
Iranian Ambassador on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: ‘There are certain provisions for clemency’
The Iranian Ambassador to the UK tells me that ‘there are certain provisions for clemency’ for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who’s been in prison in Iran since April 2016.
Iran shoots down US drone as tensions escalate
The US military has condemned what it described as an “unprovoked attack” in international air space, after Iran shot down a US drone.
Home Office trying to deport elderly Iranian couple
The Home Office is trying to deport an elderly Iranian couple whose immediate family all have British citizenship and live near them in Edinburgh. Mozaffar Saberi, who’s 83, and his wife Rezvan Habibimarand, who’s 73, fear they’ll never see their family again if they’re forced to return to Iran.
Iran’s women truckers
Women in Iran can be arrested for dancing or riding a bike – but there is some evidence that public life is starting to change as many wage a quiet battle for equality in the clothes they wear and the jobs they do. One of them is Bita Bagheri, a working mother who has forged…
British woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe granted temporary release from Iran prison to see family
It felt like this really could be the beginning of the end, Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe told her family today – as she was allowed out of prison in Tehran for three days. The British Iranian charity worker, who was sentenced to five years on spying charges she vehemently denies, has been reunited with her daughter…
Trump clashes with EU over Iran sanctions
If the EU and the British Government want to keep trade flowing to protect the Iran nuclear deal, it doesn’t seem to be succeeding.
Roman Abramovich granted Israeli citizenship
The Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who owns Chelsea FC, has been granted Israeli citizenship and has bought a home in Tel Aviv, after delays in getting his British visa renewed. Downing Street said he would be free to visit the UK, but would not be allowed to work here if he travels on his Israeli…