Amputation is legal in Iran based on the Sharia law, which enables "amputation of the full length of four fingers of the right hand of the thief in such a manner that the thumb and palm of the hand remain" -- although it remains relatively rare, with the death penalty the more common sentence.
None of the other council members believe the U.S. has the legal right to demand the re-imposition, or “snapback," of sanctions because President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal in 2018. As such, the demand is expected to further isolate the U.S. at the U.N. and test the Security Council’s credibility.
Trump said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to New York on Thursday to present the U.S. demand to reimpose the sanctions, accusing Iran of significant non-compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.
In a written statement, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain says 11 vessels of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps maneuvered near the U.S. vessels while they were operating with U.S. Army Apache attack helicopters in international waters.
The president tweeted his remarks on Wednesday.
Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent and private investigator who disappeared from an Iranian island in 2007, is believed to have died in Iranian custody, his family revealed in a statement Wednesday.
The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran.
Eleven U.S. service members were flown out of Al Assad Air Base in Iraq and treated for concussion symptoms after Iran's rocket attack targeting two Iraqi military bases earlier this month, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command revealed Thursday night.
Anti-government protests erupted across Iran late Saturday, where thousands of demonstrators called for a regime change with chants of “death to the dictator,” following the state’s reluctant admission that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane.
Iranian state TV, citing a military statement, says the country `unintentionally' shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the highest-level U.S. official to directly pin the blame on Iran, after Canadian, Australian and British leaders announced similar intelligence conclusions Thursday.
Officers in Palm Beach, Florida have arrested an Iranian national who was found to be in possession of several knives, a machete, and a pickaxe.
U.S. officials said the U.S. military tried, but failed, to take out another senior Iranian commander on the same day that an airstrike killed the Revolutionary Guard's top general, Qasem Soleimani.
President Trump told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham in an interview that the imminent threat from Iran that provoked the United States to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani involved planned attacks on four US embassies.
The new sanctions will target Iranian companies and eight senior officials.
Western leaders said the plane appeared to have been unintentionally hit by a missile just hours after Iran launched around a dozen ballistic missiles at two U.S. bases in Iraq.
President Donald Trump used his first campaign election rally of 2020 to argue that he served up “American justice” by ordering a drone strike to take out Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, while jeering Democratic leaders for questioning his decision to carry out the attack without first consulting Congress.
Two U.S. officials suggested it could well have been a mistake.
The House vote was scheduled shortly after a briefing on Iran Wednesday by top administration officials that many Democrats criticized as lacking specific justification for the killing.
Originally from Iran, they were coming back to Canada where Seterah was getting his PHD from the University of Windsor. Bashiri was a vet who worked at a lab on campus.