· Iran says 230 killed in November protests after petrol price hike →
The country's economy has been choked by crippling sanctions reimposed by the United States in 2018 after Washington unilaterally pulled out of a landmark nuclear deal signed between Tehran and world powers three years earlier.
The China Post
· Iranian lawmaker says 230 killed in November protests →
Tehran has yet to release any official statistics about the scale of the unrest, though two weeks ago the government acknowledged that the security forces shot and killed protesters.
· Iran says 230 killed in November protests →
· Iran's rapid rise in Covid-19 cases stokes fears of second wave →
The health ministry claimed adherence to social distancing rules had dropped from 90% to 40%, and that promised new buses for Tehran had not materialised, leading to overcrowding.
· Iran says scientist jailed in US 'to return in days' →
But the 59-year-old scientist from Tehran's Sharif University of Technology was acquitted in November.
· Protests against death of George Floyd and police brutality spread internationally →
“To American officials and police: Stop violence against your people and let them breathe,” Mousavi said at a news conference in Tehran on Monday.
The New York Times
· As Virus Toll Preoccupies U.S., Rivals Test Limits of American Influence →
Tehran has gradually accelerated its production of nuclear fuel and ignored requests from international inspectors for access to suspected nuclear-related sites.
· Iran says it is ready to continue fuel shipments to Venezuela →
Tensions have spiked between longtime foes Tehran and Washington since 2018, when President Donald Trump exited Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers and reimposed sanctions on the country that has battered its economy.