Portugal urges Iranian ambassador to release container ship MSC Aries

Portugal’s foreign ministry summoned Iran’s ambassador on Tuesday to condemn Saturday’s attack on Israel by Tehran and to demand the immediate release of a Portuguese-flagged container ship, the MSC Aries, that was seized by Iran on April 13. The ministry said in a statement after the meeting that it “will await the results of […]

Majority Leader Steve Scalise to Post: Republicans will propose new Iranian sanctions

On Sunday night, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) spoke to The Jerusalem Post before unveiling a series of bills that express support for Israel and denounce Iran. As US forces intercepted missiles and UAVs Saturday night during Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel, Scalise announced he’d be rearranging the upcoming week’s legislative schedule to […]

Swedish, Iranian ministers discuss assassination plot against Jews

Swedish Defense Minister Tobias Billström spoke with his Iranian counterpart on a suspected plot orchestrated by Iranian agents against Jewish Swedes, according to a local media report from Thursday. The issue of an imprisoned Swedish national, Johan Floderus, was also reportedly discussed. “It is very serious that Iranian agents on Swedish territory have tried to […]

Iranian protester faces execution for murder blamed on gov’t

An Iranian man who was arrested last year during anti-government protests is set to be executed by the Islamic Republic, according to reports on social media, despite his supposed victim’s family insisting he did not commit the crime.  Mojahed (Abbas) Kurkur was arrested one year ago, on December 20, 2022, according to Amnesty International. […]

Two men convicted in US of trying to sell Iranian petroleum

A US jury has convicted two Texas men of trying to sell Iranian petroleum in violation of sanctions imposed by Washington and of conspiracy to commit money laundering, the Justice Department said on Friday. Zhenyu Wang, 42, and Daniel Ray Lane, 42, were found guilty on Wednesday, and each face a maximum penalty of […]