Violent protests spread across Iran border province

Chaos, tension and a widespread internet blackout were reported from Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan three days after security forces killed a number of local fuel traders.

Al-Monitor Staff | Human rights | Feb 25, 2021
al-monitor Iranian workers walk near containers at the Kalantari port in the city of Chabahar on May 12, 2015. Chabahar, located on the coast of Sistan-Baluchistan, is open to the Oman Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is Iran's gateway to Pakistan and Afghanistan in the east, the Central Asian countries to the north, and Turkey and the Gulf countries in the west. Photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images.

Twitter removes more Iran-based accounts as part of investigation

Twitter began removing the accounts in October when the FBI said the users were seeking to "disrupt the public conversation" surrounding the US presidential elections.

Al-Monitor Staff | US elections | Feb 25, 2021

Biden's CIA nominee stresses China over Iran during Senate hearing

Ambassador William Burns said that China is the biggest challenge for the United States, but that Iran and Russia cannot be overlooked.

Adam Lucente | Intelligence and espionage | Feb 24, 2021

Rouhani warns parliament not to aid ‘enemy’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has defended his deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency against criticism from conservative lawmakers.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Feb 24, 2021

CENTCOM chief warns Iran over strikes on Erbil, Saudi Arabia

Gen. Kenneth "'Frank" McKenzie warned Iran in the boldest statement yet from the Biden administration over the attacks.

Jared Szuba | Iran-US tensions | Feb 24, 2021