Iran claims nuclear program will continue after end of US waivers

Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization dismissed the decision by the United States to end waivers on cooperation involving the country's nuclear program and said the nation will be self-sufficient in those areas.

Al-Monitor Staff | Sanctions | May 28, 2020
al-monitor A view of the water nuclear reactor at Arak, Iran, Dec. 23, 2019. Photo by WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS.

Iran’s parliament taps hard-line former IRGC commander as speaker

Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the former national police chief and former mayor of the capital, Tehran, was selected as parliament speaker.

Al-Monitor Staff | | May 28, 2020

Iran arrests 'separatists' in southwest Khuzestan province

Arab opposition groups are active in Iran's diverse and oil-rich area of Khuzestan, and a recent protest took place in the province against the lack of drinking water.

Al-Monitor Staff | | May 28, 2020

Speculation grows in Iran about outgoing parliament speaker's possible presidential bid

Political circles in Iran are busy debating where Ali Larijani is headed next following his farewell as parliament speaker after 12 years.

Sarbas Nazari | | May 28, 2020

Iran arrests man over ‘honor killing’ of 14-year-old daughter

According to local media, 14-year-old Romina Ashrafi was beheaded in her sleep.

Al-Monitor Staff | Courts and the law | May 28, 2020