{FD} Iran hangs man on anti-gay charge – as Europe turns blind eye to human rights abuses and tries to circumvent US sanctions

The Islamic Republic of Iran executed a man in January for an alleged violation of the country's anti-gay law, a shocking capital punishment meted out as European countries implement a financial mechanism to evade U.S. sanctions against the mullah regime in Tehran.

{FD} Pompeo warns Iran over plans to launch rockets into space

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday warned Iran over plans to launch rockets into space, saying the move would violate the U.N. resolution that enshrined the Obama-era nuclear deal — the latest push by the U.S. to draw international attention to Iran’s destabilizing activity in the Middle East.

{FD} Iran-linked hacking group targeted US officials in apparent sanction retaliation, report says

An Iran-linked hacking group named Charming Kitten reportedly tried to break into the private emails of more than a dozen U.S. officials and nuclear scientists during the last month in retaliation for the Trump administration’s decision to re-impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

{FD} Families of Iran hostages, Robert Levinson call on world governments to step up and ‘send our loved ones home’

The family of former FBI agent Robert Levinson and the relatives of nearly a half dozen others held captive in Iran say they “shall remain quiet no longer” about demands for world governments to help secure the release of those hopelessly detained in the Islamic Republic.

{FD} Pompeo says Iran tested ballistic missile, in violation of UN resolution

The Trump administration on Saturday accused Iran of test-firing a medium-range ballistic missile, with the capability to strike parts of Europe and the Middle East — a move the U.S. says is in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution.