Tag: Iran

‘Medical terrorism’: Zarif blames US sanctions for widening coronavirus outbreak that killed 145 in Iran, including top officials

As authorities struggle to contain the outbreak that infected nearly 6,000 in Iran so far, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has acused US President Donald Trump of deliberately exacerbating the crisis with mounting economic pressure. At least 145 people died across Iran by Saturday, while the number of officially confirmed infections jumping by over a thousand…

Probe into Ukraine airlines crash has ‘slowed down’ as Ottawa presses Iran to hand over the jet’s black boxes

OTTAWA—Ottawa concedes that the probe into Iran’s downing of an Ukrainian airlines flight has “slowed down” as federal officials try to pressure Iran to turn over the jet’s black boxes for analysis. It’s been a month since missiles fired by the Iranian military brought down Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 over Tehran and yet the…

Dozens gather in Toronto to support protesters in Iran after deadly air crash

Several dozen Iranian-Canadians gathered in Toronto Monday to show solidarity with those in Iran who are protesting their country’s government in the wake of the deadly downing of a passenger jet. The protesters in Toronto want to see regime change in Iran and the installation of a democratic system. Iran has said its forces accidentally…