Russia may not be able to showcase its Su-27 fighter to potential buyers at the Bahrain air show after Iranian authorities barred it from entering the nation's air space, the Russian Foreign Ministry said today.
Iran's supreme leader called on the opposition today to distance itself from the Islamic republic's Western enemies, in a warning ahead of expected new antigovernment protests next month.
Iran's defense minister has warned that the Islamic Republic could strike back at Western warships in the Gulf if it were attacked over its nuclear program, the semiofficial Fars news agency reported.
Majid Kakavand, a 37-year-old electrical engineering student, was arrested in March at the request of the United States on suspicion he sent electronic equipment with both civilian and military uses to Iran.
The official IRNA news agency quoted a police official as saying the prosecutor, Vali Haji Gholizadeh, was shot dead in front of his home in northwestern Iran late tonight.
Tehran had earlier denied that consul Mohammed Reza Heydari had quit, despite Heydari's public statements that he was stepping down to protest Tehran's crackdown on pro-reform demonstrators.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Germany will be preparing possible further sanctions against Iran in the weeks ahead if there is no change in Tehran's stance on its disputed nuclear energy program.
Iran will review ties with Britain in a dozen fields, state television quoted Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki as saying today in the latest sign of troubled relations with London.
Five people detained in connection with violent antigovernment protests in Iran last month went on trial today on charges that could carry the death sentence, an Iranian news agency reported.
Two earthquakes which struck in the same area of southwestern Iran overnight damaged about 150 houses, an official said on today.
Tehran's former chief prosecutor has rejected parliamentary criticism of his role in the alleged mistreatment of people detained after Iran's election last year, accusing MPs of showing sympathy for a "bunch of hooligans."
A man set off an explosive device near a provincial governor's office in northeastern Iran on January 16, fatally wounding himself but causing no other damage, an Iranian news agency reported.