AJ Impact

Iran receives European medical gear amid coronavirus crisis

Medical equipment from France, Germany and the UK is the first transaction under INSTEX mechanism.

Iran receives European medical gear amid coronavirus crisis

Iran

US extends Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly opposed extending waiver but was persuaded by the Treasury's Steven Mnuchin.

US extends Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers

Iran

Prison riot in southern Iran over coronavirus fears

Development comes weeks after Tehran began releasing prisoners as part of measures to combat spread of coronavirus.

Prison riot in southern Iran over coronavirus fears

Coronavirus pandemic

As Iran coronavirus deaths rise, Rouhani hits back at criticism

Iranian president says economy is a factor in the country's COVID-19 response as punishing US sanctions remain in place.

As Iran coronavirus deaths rise, Rouhani hits back at criticism

Iran

Iran urges US to free Iranian prisoners amid coronavirus pandemic

Foreign Minister Zarif accuses US of keeping innocent men jailed in 'horrific facilities' during COVID-19 outbreak.

Iran urges US to free Iranian prisoners amid coronavirus pandemic

AJ Impact

As COVID-19 rages, US slaps new sanctions on Iranian individuals

Latest round follows calls by UN officials to roll back sanctions on Iran as health system battles virus.

As COVID-19 rages, US slaps new sanctions on Iranian individuals

Iran

Tehran says missing former US agent left Iran years ago

Robert Levinson's family believes former FBI agent died in Iranian custody, based on information from US officials.

Tehran says missing former US agent left Iran years ago

FBI

US believes ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson died in Iran: Family

Robert Levinson went missing in March 2007, when he was scheduled to meet a source on the Iranian island of Kish.

US believes ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson died in Iran: Family

Coronavirus pandemic

Iran rejects 'foreign' help as virus death toll nears 2,000

Islamic Republic alleges French medical charity MSF staff would serve as 'spies' if deployed on the ground in Iran.

Iran rejects 'foreign' help as virus death toll nears 2,000

Coronavirus pandemic

US-China spar over coronavirus origin

Global blame game continues over where the coronavirus came from as China, the US, and Iran point fingers.

US-China spar over coronavirus origin

Coronavirus pandemic

Iran leader refuses US help; cites coronavirus conspiracy theory

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei alleges virus 'is specifically built for Iran using the genetic data of Iranians'.

Iran leader refuses US help; cites coronavirus conspiracy theory

Middle East

Iran frees French researcher in apparent prisoner swap

Release of Roland Marchal comes after Iranian Jallal Rohollahnejad is freed by France.

Iran frees French researcher in apparent prisoner swap

Iran

Iran's Rouhani says COVID-19 measures may be eased within weeks

In televised address, Iranian president says it is crucial for sanctions-hit country to resume economic production.

Iran's Rouhani says COVID-19 measures may be eased within weeks

Podcast

Coronavirus diaries from Tehran, Berlin and Seattle

The novel coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world. But it is also slowing to the point of containment in China's Hubei province, where it began.

Coronavirus diaries from Tehran, Berlin and Seattle

Pakistan

Pakistan PM urges US to halt sanctions on coronavirus-hit Iran

Imran Khan implores Washington, which issued fresh sanctions this week, to ease action as Iran struggles with COVID-19.

Pakistan PM urges US to halt sanctions on coronavirus-hit Iran