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Ahmadinejad barred from running for President of Iran

Iran’s Guardian Council approves several candidates to run in the June 28 presidential election, but bars former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running.

Ahmadinejad barred from running for President of Iran

Report:

US warns war in Lebanon will draw Iran to intervene

The US reportedly warned Israel that even if a ground operation would only be carried out in areas close to the border it would probably push Iran to intervene.

US warns war in Lebanon will draw Iran to intervene

IAEA board passes resolution censuring Iran

International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors passes resolution calling on Iran to step up cooperation with the organization.

IAEA board passes resolution censuring Iran

European powers seek to censure Iran at IAEA

Britain, France and Germany submit resolution to International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors, censuring Iran over its lack of cooperation with the agency.

European powers seek to censure Iran at IAEA

Report:

Iranian military adviser killed in Israeli strike in Syria

Iranian media report that an Iranian military official was killed in an alleged Israeli attack on a copper factory in the Aleppo region.

Iranian military adviser killed in Israeli strike in Syria

Iran:

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad officially registers to run for President

The 67-year-old Ahmadinejad, who was Iran's President from 2005 to 2013, said before leaving office that denying the Holocaust was his “proudest moment” as President.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad officially registers to run for President

Iranian general dies following illness

Gen. Vajihollah Moradi, key figure in the IRGC's foreign wing, dies following an illness, Iranian state TV reports.

Iranian general dies following illness

US sanctions Iran's drone program

US announces sanctions against entities enabling Iran's drone program, in action seeking to disrupt the production and proliferation of UAVs used by Russia against Ukraine.

US sanctions Iran's drone program

'You're on the right side':

Khamenei praises anti-Israel protesters on US campuses

Iran’s Supreme Leader pens letter lauding pro-Palestinian Arab protesters on campuses across the US, says they are a branch of the “Resistance Front” against Israel.

Khamenei praises anti-Israel protesters on US campuses

60 days before the games:

Mossad discovers attacks targeting Olympics

With just two months to go before the Olympic Games in Paris, Israeli security services have discovered an Iranian-backed attempt to execute terrorist attacks in Europe.

Mossad discovers attacks targeting Olympics

Report:

Iran provides ballistic missile to Houthis in Yemen

Iranian media reports that the sea-launched ballistic missile Ghadr has been made available to Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Iran provides ballistic missile to Houthis in Yemen

US to boycott UN tribute to Raisi

US official says US will boycott a UN tribute to Iranian President who was killed in a helicopter crash: The United Nations should be standing with the people of Iran, not memorializing their oppressor.

US to boycott UN tribute to Raisi

Neturei Karta:

We are working to save Iranian Jew from death sentence

A member of the extreme anti-Zionist sect told Radio Kol Barama that community activists are in Iran working to save Arvin Ghahremani, who faces the death penalty after being involved in a deadly brawl.

We are working to save Iranian Jew from death sentence

When Palestine will be free, every Jew will be Arvin Ghahremani

The condemned Iranian Jew is a dreadful reminder of what Jews would be without a State of Israel. Op-ed.

When Palestine will be free, every Jew will be Arvin Ghahremani

Now is the time to focus on stopping Iran

Iran has become a near-nuclear country. It must be stopped. This is an existential danger which must be at the top of Israel's priority list. Opinion.

Now is the time to focus on stopping Iran

IAEA report:

Iran increases its uranium enriched to near weapons-grade level

New report by UN's nuclear watchdog finds Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium enriched up to 60%.

Iran increases its uranium enriched to near weapons-grade level

Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad announces election run

Twenty candidates aspire to replace Iranian Pres. Raisi after helicopter crash, among them a former Foreign Minister, and former Iranian Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad announces election run

Erdan to Guterres:

'Stop eulogizing terrorists, start standing up to them'

Israeli Amb. to the Un condemns Secretary-General for writing in memorial book for the 'butcher of Tehran,' questions if he gave any thought to Ebrahim Raisi's thousands of victims.

'Stop eulogizing terrorists, start standing up to them'

Report:

Appeal of Iranian Jewish man sentenced to death rejected

Iranian court rejects appeal against execution of young Jewish man who killed a Muslim in self-defense after the Muslim man stabbed him.

Appeal of Iranian Jewish man sentenced to death rejected

Israel fears Russia will transfer digital weapons to Iran

Israeli security services fears that Russia will provide advanced cyber capabilities to the Iranians. In recent months, there has been a sharp increase in online attacks against Israeli targets.

Israel fears Russia will transfer digital weapons to Iran

Public apathy and the specter of continued oppression in Iran

Tragically, the future president of Iran will not be a true representative of the Iranian people, but a figure trusted by Khamenei and the IRGC—repressive, anti-America, and anti-Israel. Op-ed.

Public apathy and the specter of continued oppression in Iran

Iranian army presents:

Findings of initial probe into crash of Raisi helicopter

According to the initial investigation, the helicopter crashed after hitting a hill and then caught fire. The helicopter was not shot at.

Findings of initial probe into crash of Raisi helicopter

'Salute to mass-murderer'

UN General Assembly to meet to remember Iranian President Raisi

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan expressed outrage over the announcement of the meeting. 'I assume that the next step will be renaming the Human Rights Council in his memory.'

UN General Assembly to meet to remember Iranian President Raisi

Raisi's funeral

Hamas leader and Neturei Karta members pay respects

On the second day of the late Iranian President's funeral, Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh met with Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, while members of Neturei Karta were seen among the masses.

Hamas leader and Neturei Karta members pay respects

'Hangman of Tehran': Iran's Pres. Raisi laid to rest

Funeral procession of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi takes place in Tabriz, Iran. Watch live.

'Hangman of Tehran': Iran's Pres. Raisi laid to rest

In honor of the 'butcher of Tehran'

Moment of silence held for Ebrahim Raisi at UN Security Council

Security Council members stand, hold moment of silence for man dubbed the "butcher of Tehran" for the thousands of executions he oversaw, and who helped plan the October 7 massacre.

Moment of silence held for Ebrahim Raisi at UN Security Council

Fmr. Iranian Foreign Minister:

'US sanctions to blame for crash that killed President'

Former Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told state media that the US embargo on aviation parts caused the US-made helicopter to crash.

'US sanctions to blame for crash that killed President'

'No signs of life'

Iranian President killed in helicopter crash

Live updates: Iranian television reports that there are "no signs" of life at the scene of the crash of President Raisi's helicopter.

Iranian President killed in helicopter crash

Iranian Jewish community mourns death of Pres. Ebrahim Raisi

Leaders of Iranian Jewish community publish notice mourning Pres. Ebrahim Raisi after his death in a helicopter crash. 'We are full of sadness.'

Iranian Jewish community mourns death of Pres. Ebrahim Raisi

#Helikotlet

Iranians celebrate President's demise

Iranian opponents of the Islamic Republic regime took to the streets and social media to celebrate the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.

Iranians celebrate President's demise

Israeli source:

Israel not involved in death of Ebrahim Raisi

Israeli official tells Reuters Israel 'uninvolved' in death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who was killed in a helicopter crash in northwest Iran.

Israel not involved in death of Ebrahim Raisi

Iranian Jew faces execution tomorrow for self-defense

An Iranian Jew has been sentenced to death by hanging for fatally wounding a Muslim who assaulted him two years ago.

Iranian Jew faces execution tomorrow for self-defense

Confirmed:

Iranian missile found in Hezbollah facility

The IDF has confirmed that the facility storing the missiles represented a threat to Israeli aircraft.

Iranian missile found in Hezbollah facility

Iranian media:

Young Jewish man facing death penalty

According to reports, the man was arrested and sentenced to death after he was involved in a fight during which a non-Jewish Iranian was killed.

Young Jewish man facing death penalty

Jordanian authorities foil Iranian-backed destabilization plot

Weapons were sent by Iranian-backed militias in Syria to a cell of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan that has links to the military wing of Hamas with an aim to destabilize the US-allied kingdom.

Jordanian authorities foil Iranian-backed destabilization plot

IAEA chief:

'Talk in Iran about change in nuclear policy must stop'

IAEA chief Rafael Grossi: The loose talk about nuclear weapons in Iran is extremely serious for me. And I think it should stop.

'Talk in Iran about change in nuclear policy must stop'

EU expands sanctions on Iran for supplying UAVs to Russia

EU sanctions can now target those supplying or involved in transferring Iranian missiles and drones to Russia for use in its war against Ukraine or to armed groups in the Middle East.

EU expands sanctions on Iran for supplying UAVs to Russia

Iranian lawmaker claims:

'We already have nuclear weapons'

Iranian lawmaker claims the Islamic Republic of Iran possesses atomic weapons but isn't officially announcing it.

'We already have nuclear weapons'

Iran’s Influence campaign won’t work without American proneness

An Iranian influence campaign won’t work, at least not on such a far-reaching level as we are witnessing today, unless there is at least some degree of acceptance and tolerance from within the U.S. political system. Read that the Biden administration. Opinion.

Iran’s Influence campaign won’t work without American proneness

Unanimously:

Canadian Parliament approves motion to blacklist IRGC

Canada’s House of Commons votes by a majority of 327 to 0 in support of motion to add Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps to an official list of terrorist organizations.

Canadian Parliament approves motion to blacklist IRGC

GOP lawmakers:

Robert Malley had classified docs in private email account, phone

Senator James Risch and Rep. Michael McCaul demand answers from State Department after finding allegations 'hostile actor' accessed classified documents mishandle by former Biden Iran envoy.

Robert Malley had classified docs in private email account, phone

IAEA chief:

'Iran's cooperation is completely unsatisfactory'

UN atomic watchdog chief Rafael Grossi blasts Iran over its continued failure to cooperate with the IAEA's probe of its nuclear program.

'Iran's cooperation is completely unsatisfactory'

IAEA chief arrives for a visit in Tehran

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi expected to speak at a conference and meet officials for talks on Tehran's nuclear program.

IAEA chief arrives for a visit in Tehran

Iranian university head offers free tuition to US protesters

Shiraz University head says students who who are expelled over their actions during recent antisemitic protests are welcome to continue their studies at his institution.

Iranian university head offers free tuition to US protesters

Iran sanctions 12 US entities and citizens connected to Israel

Among those sanctioned are Lockheed Martin, Chevron, fmr. Trump advisor Jason Greenblatt, and US military generals.

Iran sanctions 12 US entities and citizens connected to Israel

From the heart of Tehran:

A glimpse of the missiles fired at Israel

An American CNN network correspondent was granted a rare opportunity to document the types of missiles fired from Iran towards Israel.

A glimpse of the missiles fired at Israel

IAEA chief to visit Iran

The visit comes amid ongoing tensions between Iran and the IAEA over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

IAEA chief to visit Iran

Khamenei:

'Efforts for Israel-Saudi normalization will not succeed'

Iran's Supreme Leader: Some people think that by forcing neighboring countries to normalize their ties with Israel the problem will be solved. They are wrong.

'Efforts for Israel-Saudi normalization will not succeed'

US Defense Secretary:

'Iran should learn – their systems do not work as advertised'

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin comments on Iran's missile and drone attack on Israel: They should be questioning the effectiveness of their weapons systems.

'Iran should learn – their systems do not work as advertised'

New US sanctions target Iranian drones

United States issues new sanctions on Iran, targeting Iranian drones, including their use by Russia in the war in Ukraine.

New US sanctions target Iranian drones

After massive attack on Israel:

European Parliament calls for extended sanctions against Iran

The European Jewish Congress welcomed the decision of the European Parliament to call for extended sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran following its attacks on Israel.

European Parliament calls for extended sanctions against Iran

Peru:

18 months of detention for Iranian who plotted to kill Israelis

Majid Azizi, a suspected member of the IRGC Quds Force, allegedly enlisted two Peruvians in his plot to murder Israelis Shachar Malka and Gilad Duchovny.

18 months of detention for Iranian who plotted to kill Israelis

Report:

How Iran covered up damage from Israeli retaliatory strike

Satellite photos reveal how Iran quickly swapped out an aerial defense radar that was destroyed with a different one.

How Iran covered up damage from Israeli retaliatory strike

Report:

Iran reduced its presence in Syria

Sources say Iran has reduced its military footprint in Syria after a succession of strikes blamed on Israel.

Iran reduced its presence in Syria

How Iranian agent tricked IDF soldier into providing intelligence

An Iranian agent posed as a woman and received photos of Iron Dome batteries from a soldier who served as a truck driver. The soldier was sent to prison for 10 days.

How Iranian agent tricked IDF soldier into providing intelligence

Report:

IRGC general missing since 2007 defected, living in US

Major General Ali-Reza Asgari, who served as Iran's Defense Minister and worked with Hezbollah, reportedly placed under CIA witness protection program after providing intelligence on Iran's nuclear program.

IRGC general missing since 2007 defected, living in US

Two weeks later:

Giant Iranian missile discovered near Arad

Two weeks after Iran launched hundreds of missiles and UAVs towards Israel, hikers near Arad discover remnants of one of them.

Giant Iranian missile discovered near Arad

1994 AMIA bombing:

Argentina seeking arrest of Iranian minister

Interpol issues red alert allowing detention of Iran's minister Ahmad Vahidi.

Argentina seeking arrest of Iranian minister

Iran claims:

'Nuclear weapons have no place in our doctrine'

After Revolutionary Guards commander threatened Israel, its Foreign Ministry insists the country's nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

'Nuclear weapons have no place in our doctrine'

Foreign Minister Israel Katz:

'We will not allow Khamenei to undermine regional stability'

The Foreign Minister congratulated the EU on the decision to impose new sanctions against Iran.

'We will not allow Khamenei to undermine regional stability'