Iran Fyle


  • The text of Nikki Haley’s speech to the UN Security Council on Iranian protests. [Link] The Security Council did not take any action on the Iranian protests. [Link] French President Marcon accuses the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel of pushing war with Iran. [Link]
  • Iran’s former president Ahmedajhad has been arrested for inciting unrest. [Link]
  • Patrick Cockburn gives his take on the Iranian protests. [Link]
  • Iran and Pakistan look to increase defense ties in response to US aggression. [Link]


  • Moon of Alabama on the truth of the Iranian protests. [Link] At least 23 have been killed in the protests. [Link]
  • Iran and Germany did $3 billion in trade in the first nine months of 2017. [Link]


  • The State Department releases a statement supporting anti-government protests in Iran. [Link] The Iranian government says four protesters have been killed. [Link] Jason Ditz puts the death toll at 13, including one police officer killed. [Link] Protesters have targeted some police stations and military bases. [Link] Moon of Alabama reacts. [Link]
  • A jihadist group blew up an oil pipeline in Iran. [Link]
  • The Iran deal will face several political challenges in January. [Link]
  • Police in Tehran will no longer enforce the 1979 dress code on women. [Link]


  • Iran has self-imposed a range of 2000 km for their ballistic missiles. [Link]


  • Iran military includes American weapons. [Link]


  • Iran’s Foreign Minister says the nuclear deal cannot be renegotiated. [Link]


  • Iran’s President says no one will trust the US again if the US backs out of the nuclear deal. [Link]


  • The IAEA defends the Iran Nuclear Deal. The head of the IAEA says the watchdog group is carrying out more inspections in Iran. [Link]


  • An Iranian Navy ship confronted a US Navy ship in the Persian Gulf. The Iranian ship prevented the American ship from approaching a disabled Iranian fishing ship. [Link]


  • Mistranslations are leading Western media sources to present Iranian leadership statements as more aggressive than the statements actually are. [Link]


  • The IAEA confirms that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. [Link]


  • Apple has removed Iranian apps from the app store. Apple cited US sanctions as the reason for removing the apps. [Link]


  • Qatar is reopening diplomatic relations with Iran and sending a diplomat to Tehran. [Link]


  • Iran has frozen the assets of 150 journalists who work for the BBC Persia. Many journalists who work for BBC Persia and are of Iranian decent are afraid to return to Iran. [Link]


  • Trump said Iran was not in compliance with the P5+1 nuclear deal. Trump did not explain how Iran was violating the deal. [Link]


  • Iran responds to the new US sanctions signed into law by Donald Trump. Iran says the sanctions are a violation of the nuclear deal. The new sanctions on Iran target people involved in the ballistic missile program, enforces an arms embargo, and place terrorism sanctions against the Iranian Revolutionary Gaurd. Iran says they have a 16 part plan to respond to the new US sanctions. [Link]


  • Iran is negotiating oil deals worth over $200 billion with companies in 27 countries. [Link]


  • At least 12 people were killed by ISIS terror attacks in Iran. Iran said the terrorists were Iranians and hardliners within Iran blame Saudi Arabia for the attack. [Link]


  • Two groups carried out a coordinated attack on the Iranian capital city. The terrorists stormed the parliament building and an important Iranian shrine. The number of people killed in the attack is unknown. Islamic State is claiming responsibility for the attack. [Link]


  • Iran’s President Rouhani plans to use his second term in office to improve relations with the West. [Link]


  • Rouhani was reelected as president of Iran. [Link]


  • Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will not be on the ballot in the next Iranian presidential election. [Link]


  • In a response to US sanctions, Iran has placed sanctions on 15 US companies. [Link]


  • A UN watchdog group’s report shows Iran continues to follow the nuke deal. [Link]


  • The head of a UN watchdog group says Iran is following the nuclear deal. [Link]


  • Trump is planning new sanctions against Iran. Iran recently tested a ballistic missile. [Link]
  • Press Secretary Sean Spicer falsely accuses Iran of attacking a US Navy ship. Spicer corrected himself to say that it was actually a Saudi ship that was attacked. However, the attack was carried out by the Houthi and not Iran. [Link]


  • The IAEA reports that Iran is continuing to follow the Iran Nuclear Deal. [Link]


  • Boeing signs a $16.6 billion deal with Iran. The deal is for 80 civilian passenger airplanes. The House has passed a bill that would block this deal, but the Senate has not voted on the bill and Obama is likely to veto it. [Link]


  • Iran ships 11 tons of heavy water to Oman and is in compliance with the Nuclear Deal. [Link]


  • Iran is looking to purchase military jets from Russia and set up naval bases in Syria and Yemen. These statements may be a response to the US House voting to extend sanctions on Iran for 10 more years. [Link]


  • Claims of Iran violating the nuclear deal continue to be mostly mythical. [Link]


  • Iran deploys two military ships off the coast of Yemen. Iran says the ships are to fight piracy. [Link]


  • US government approves deal that will allow Boeing and Airbus to sell planes and parts to the Iran. [Link]


  • The International Atomic Energy Agency finds that Iran continues to comply with the nuclear deal.


  • Top Saudis and Iranians trade religious jabs. Saudi Arabia is home to important Islamic pilgrimage sites. Iran has expressed concern that the Saudis cannot handle the large numbers that turn out for the pilgrimages. In response, a top Saudi called Iranians “not muslims.” [Link]


  • Iran is operating 6 military camps in Northern Iraq. Iran has about 1,500 military personnel stationed in the region. The Iranian government is planning to open more camps in Iraq. [Link]


  • Iran is creating a “Liberation Army” to go around The Middle East and fight battles supported by the Iranian government. [Link]