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Iran warns opposition against staging fresh rallies

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran warned the opposition on Saturday against staging demonstrations after calls were posted on websites for a rally on Sunday to commemorate two people killed during protests this week, state media reported. Opposition leaders Mirhossein Mousavi’s and Mehdi Karoubi’s websites have called for nationwide rallies on Sunday,…

US sanctions top Iranian officials for rights abuses

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered sanctions against eight senior Iranian officials — including the minister of interior — for “sustained and severe violations of human rights.” In a rare move targeting serving officials, Obama issued an executive order that would also freeze the assets of the head of…