Iran demands answers from Indonesia over seized oil tanker

Indonesia seized an Iranian fuel tanker on Sunday, accusing the vessel of failing to respond to radio calls and disabling its identification system.

Al-Monitor Staff | Oil and gas | Jan 25, 2021
al-monitor Picture shows Iranian supertanker Grace 1 off the coast of Gibraltar on Aug. 15, 2019. Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images.

Twitter suspends account linked to Iran's supreme leader following threat against Trump

The social media giant also suspended an account from an Iran-backed Iraqi militia commander; these actions follow the suspension of Donald Trump's Twitter account earlier this month when he was still president.

Adam Lucente | Social Media | Jan 22, 2021

Biden to talk Iran deal in early calls with foreign leaders, White House says

Incoming Biden administration officials have suggested a return to the nuclear deal is a long way off.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran Deal | Jan 21, 2021

Iran to begin administering imported vaccines in February

Iranian officials have warned that the country is set to experience a fourth wave of the coronavirus.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Jan 21, 2021

The Takeaway: Who goes first in return to Iran nuclear deal?

Iran President Hassan Rouhani says ‘we are ready’; US Secretary of State designate Blinken says Iranian compliance, consultations with allies critical to new deal; Al-Monitor archive interviews with two members of Biden team; Egypt’s animal problems.

Andrew Parasiliti | Iran Deal | Jan 20, 2021