TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's intelligence minister says any negotiations with the United States would have to be approved by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and would require the lifting of...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's intelligence minister claims that an alleged Iranian plot to kill an opposition activist in Denmark was an Israeli conspiracy that sought to harm Tehran's relation with the European Union.
The minister, Mahmoud Alavi, told state TV on Monday that the "Zionist regime" was behind the plot. He didn't elaborate.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's intelligence minister has boasted on state television about his country's successful recruitment of a former Cabinet-level official from a "hostile" country, signaling Tehran's first acknowledgment of compromising an arrested Israeli official.
Speaking on state TV late Tuesday, Mahmoud Alavi claimed his agency had a "member of the Cabinet of a hostile country" in hand.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it has killed the alleged mastermind of twin attacks last week claimed by the Islamic State group.
The official IRNA news agency on Sunday quotes Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi as saying the suspect left Iran for a neighboring country following the attacks but "was sent to hell" by Iranian intelligence agents and " fellow intelligence services." Alavi did not provide further details or offer any evidence.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian leaders on Friday accused the United States and Saudi Arabia of supporting the Islamic State-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran this week, as thousands of Iranians attended a funeral ceremony for the victims.
The country's Supreme Leader said the attacks will add to the hatred that Iranians harbor toward the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from attacks in Iran claimed by the Islamic State group (all times local):
An Iranian news report says that Tehran is investigating the potential role of Saudi Arabia in Wednesday's deadly dual militant attacks in Tehran.
The semi-official ISNA news agency on Thursday quotes Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi as saying the matter is under investigation and it is "too soon to say" if Saudi Arabia was involved.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country's intelligence forces have detained eight non-Iranian "Takfiri terrorists" who they say planned to sabotage celebrations during the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution near Tehran.
Takfiri is a term used by Iranian officials to describe militant Sunni Muslim fundamentalists like the Islamic State group.