A U.S. grand jury has indicted 13 Russians and Russian companies, including one known informally as the "Troll Factory," with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and other charges.
A woman has been arrested in Iran after peacefully protesting against compulsory veiling, the latest such incident in recent months.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says it is "time for the Security Council to act" following the release of a UN report finding that Iran violated a UN arms embargo on Yemen's Huthi rebels.
The U.S. State Department late on February 15 called on Iran to release three opposition leaders who have been under house arrest for seven years.
Iran's president said on Thursday that his country was ready to help promote dialogue as a way to end bloodshed in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen.