"That act is called cannibalism, because you're literally robbing a part from one airplane putting in another one to make it work," an expert told Newsweek.
After holding Aras Amiri for months, Iran sentenced her in 2019 to 10 years in prison on charges of spying on cultural activities in Iran.
The 2015 nuclear deal eased sanctions on Iran in exchange for adding limits on its nuclear program, but President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. in 2018.
A U.N. agency said it was unable to specify exactly how large the cache has become because of restrictions imposed on. inspectors by Tehran earlier this year.
Iran's nuclear program has reportedly breached several facets of the 2015 nuclear deal monitored by the United Nation's International Atomic Energy Agency.
Iran's Civil Aviation Authority said the plane actually refueled in the north-eastern Iranian city of Mashhad and then flew to Kyiv.
The drought protests that began in Khuzestan earlier this month have taken on more overtly anti-regime sentiment and reached the capital.
The media outlet said that the strike "left no casualties or damages and was unable to disrupt the Iranian nuclear program."
The former national security advisor told Newsmax that the current Biden administration does not realize how "flawed" the deal is.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned the United States to "wake up" and not to embrace Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's new ultraconservative president-elect.
"He was the same person before this election as he is after the election," said the White House national security adviser of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, following Ebrahim Raisi's victory in Iran's presidential election.
A panel under Iran's supreme leader's watch disqualified several of Raisi's moderate challengers ahead of the election.
The body of Babak Khorramdin was found chopped up in bins and in a suitcase in Ekbatan, a planned neighborhood in West Tehran, on Sunday.
The 51-year-old woman, who died in Tehran's Kamraniyeh neighborhood, was the Swiss embassy's first secretary, according to local media .
Officials said a suspicious Sunday blackout at a major uranium enrichment facility was likely orchestrated by foreign actors seeking to disrupt Iran's controversial nuclear program.
Sen. Jim Inhofe is leading a call for the Biden administration to "reset" its approach to nuclear negotiations with Tehran.
"I called on France to ... cease abiding by illegal sanctions imposed by the US," tweeted Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, in follow-up remarks Saturday afternoon.
Mohammad Javad Zarif warned that the "culprits" behind sanctions that stop medicines "will face justice."
There has been outrage at the death of Navid Afkari, 27, who took part in protests in 2018 and said he was tortured into confessing a murder.
Days after the United States lost a bid to extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran, China and Russia agreed to a summit aimed at avoiding potential conflict between the U.S. and Tehran.
"The end of Ramadan brings us the arrival of the Fortune ship, a sign of the solidarity of the Islamic people of Iran with Venezuela," Venezuela leader Nicolás Maduro tweeted on Sunday.
Iran has used the killing to rally support at home and abroad, but now has to walk the tightrope between underwhelming its allies and provoking an all-out war.
"In pursuing the case of the downed plane, justice will be implemented irrespective of any circumstances," Iran's judiciary chief said.
Instead of overreact to every Iranian action, the U.S. needs to keep the scale of the Iranian threat in perspective—and make a pragmatic offer to Tehran.
"The present wave of protests has the potential of developing into a revolution," Hilal Khashan, a professor at the American University of Beirut, told Newsweek.
Trump described Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg as a "lousy mayor," after Buttigieg suggested that Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 was shot down as a result of Trump's reckless actions in the region.
All 176 people aboard the flight are believed to have been killed in the incident, which occurred soon after the aircraft left Tehran's international airport for Kiev.
Robert Malley argued that Trump's policies towards Iran have put Americans "more at risk than they were before" he came into office.
"The only thing that can end this period of war is for the Americans to receive a blow that is equal to the blow they have inflicted," Hossein Dehghan told CNN.
Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani also labeled an American-led coalition currently stationed to protect commercial interests in the area "a new means for plundering the region."