Amputation is legal in Iran based on the Sharia law, which enables "amputation of the full length of four fingers of the right hand of the thief in such a manner that the thumb and palm of the hand remain" -- although it remains relatively rare, with the death penalty the more common sentence.
Iran issued an arrest warrant for Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad.
White’s release was part of an agreement involving an Iranian-American doctor prosecuted by the Justice Department and followed months of quiet negotiations over prisoners. The two countries are at bitter odds over U.S. penalties imposed after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 nuclear deal and over the killing by American forces of a top Iranian general in Iraq at the beginning of this year.
The president tweeted his remarks on Wednesday.
“On behalf of the people of Kerman province, we will pay a $3 million reward in cash to whoever kills Trump,” Ahmad Hamzeh was quoted as saying.
Eleven U.S. service members were flown out of Al Assad Air Base in Iraq and treated for concussion symptoms after Iran's rocket attack targeting two Iraqi military bases earlier this month, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command revealed Thursday night.
Anti-government protests erupted across Iran late Saturday, where thousands of demonstrators called for a regime change with chants of “death to the dictator,” following the state’s reluctant admission that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane.
Iranian state TV, citing a military statement, says the country `unintentionally' shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard.
The new sanctions will target Iranian companies and eight senior officials.
Western leaders said the plane appeared to have been unintentionally hit by a missile just hours after Iran launched around a dozen ballistic missiles at two U.S. bases in Iraq.
Two U.S. officials suggested it could well have been a mistake.
The House vote was scheduled shortly after a briefing on Iran Wednesday by top administration officials that many Democrats criticized as lacking specific justification for the killing.
Many Muslims in Southern California are upset and disappointed with the Trump administration about the situation with Iran. Phil Shuman spoke with them as well as a local expert on Iran who is a former intelligence officer He is in downtown L.A. where a demonstration is planned for Wednesday night.
With rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran stirring up fears of World War III, fraudulent text messages have begun popping up on phones across the country, scaring many Americans into believing they have just been drafted.
Trump said Iran appears to be "standing down" and said no Americans or Iraqis were harmed in Iran's ballistic missile strike on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.
The Federal Aviation Administration is barring U.S. pilots and carriers from flying in areas of Iraqi, Iranian and some Persian Gulf airspace.
President Donald Trump responded in a tweet Tuesday evening to Iran launching more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house U.S. troops, saying “all is well.”
The quake struck in the southwestern part of the country near the Bushehr nuclear plant.
"More than a dozen" ballistic missiles were launched at two military bases in Iraq that house U.S. troops in retaliation to the killing of a top Iranian general, defense officials confirmed.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Tuesday urged "everyone to stay vigilant to any changes or threats" after Iranlaunched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq.