Posts Tagged ‘Islamic Republic of Iran’

Coronavirus kills Iranian MP

by Ikokwu Ikembaon March 1, 2020
A member of Iranian parliament, Mohammad Ali Dastak, has died of the coronavirus disease. He died on Saturday, a few days after he was hospitalized for influenza. Dastak, who was elected as a representative of the Astana Ashrafieh province last week, was among the five Iranian MPs who had tested positive for the disease. The Spokesman for […]

U.S. Navy Seizes Suspected Iranian Weapons Cache In Arabian Sea

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 14, 2020
The U.S. Navy says that it seized advanced weapons and weapon components believed to be of Iranian “design and manufacture” intended for Houthi rebels in Yemen. The weapons cache, including more than 150 Dehlavieh anti-tank guided missiles and three Iranian surface-to-air missiles, were seized in the Arabian Sea aboard a stateless dhow sailing vessel during […]

Iran must compensate plane crash victims’ families fairly, other governments say

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 17, 2020
The five countries that lost citizens when Iran accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board, are demanding that Tehran accept “full responsibility” and compensate the victims’ family members. After a meeting in London Thursday, foreign ministers from Canada, the U.K., Afghanistan, Sweden and Ukraine urged Iran to allow a “thorough, independent and […]