Archive for the ‘Iran’ Category

Is Iran’s Regime Really Be About To Collapse?

Thursday, October 10, 2019 Comments Off on Is Iran’s Regime Really Be About To Collapse?

Iran and the United States are as close to direct conflict as they have been for three decades, since Operation Praying Mantis in 1988 which was, at the time, the largest surface naval engagement since World War II.

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Whistleblowers Arrested In Iran, Accused Of Terrorist Intentions

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Comments Off on Whistleblowers Arrested In Iran, Accused Of Terrorist Intentions

Security forces have arrested nine people connected to a whistleblower page on social media platform Telegram, the chief of Police in the province of Kurdistan, western Iran, says.

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Iran’s Rouhani calls US the ‘supporter of terrorism’ in the Middle East and downplays role in Saudi oil attacks

Friday, September 27, 2019 Comments Off on Iran’s Rouhani calls US the ‘supporter of terrorism’ in the Middle East and downplays role in Saudi oil attacks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the United States the “supporter of terrorism” in the Middle East and downplayed Tehran’s role in the recent Saudi oil facility attacks in a Tuesday interview with Fox News.

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Is the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Iran’s Most Dangerous Weapon of War?

Friday, September 27, 2019 Comments Off on Is the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Iran’s Most Dangerous Weapon of War?

Key point: The IRGC is a fanatical and elite unit. No other branch of the Iranian military can claim the notoriety that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has earned for itself over the last several decades.

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Nasrallah warns Iran will ‘destroy’ Saudi Arabia if it attacks

Friday, September 27, 2019 Comments Off on Nasrallah warns Iran will ‘destroy’ Saudi Arabia if it attacks

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah warned Saudi Arabia Friday that Iran would destroy it if it started a war in the region. “Don’t gamble on a war with Iran,” the terror group’s leader said in a speech broadcast on Lebanon’s Al-Manar television. “It will destroy you. Your house is made of glass as is your economy.”

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Treasury Sanctions Iran’s Central Bank and National Development Fund

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Comments Off on Treasury Sanctions Iran’s Central Bank and National Development Fund

Action targets major sources of funding for the regime’s proxies and terrorist arms, including the IRGC, the Qods Force, Hizballah and the Houthis

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Trump orders new Iran sanctions after Saudi attack

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Comments Off on Trump orders new Iran sanctions after Saudi attack

President Trump announced that he’s ordered new sanctions on Iran, following an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. While Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has directly blamed Iran for the attack — which forced state-owned Saudi Aramco to halve its production — Trump has stopped short, saying he wanted to wait for a final intelligence […]

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Explainer: Was Iran Behind Attacks On Saudi Oil Installations?

Friday, September 20, 2019 Comments Off on Explainer: Was Iran Behind Attacks On Saudi Oil Installations?

Suspected drone attacks on key oil installations in Saudi Arabia have rattled world energy markets, spiked regional tensions, and provoked threats of military action by the United States.

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Yemeni drone attacks halve Saudi oil, gas production; US pins blame on Iran

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Comments Off on Yemeni drone attacks halve Saudi oil, gas production; US pins blame on Iran

Riyadh has admitted that Yemen’s drone strikes on Saudi Arabia’s key oil facilities have shut down about 50 percent of the kingdom’s crude and gas production, with the United States rushing to point the finger at Iran for the raids without providing any evidence.

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Saudi Oil Attack Photos Implicate Iran, U.S. Says; Trump Hints at Military Action

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Comments Off on Saudi Oil Attack Photos Implicate Iran, U.S. Says; Trump Hints at Military Action

The Trump administration intensified its focus on Iran Sunday as the likely culprit behind attacks on important Saudi Arabian oil facilities over the weekend, with officials citing intelligence assessments to support the accusation and President Trump warning that he was prepared to take military action.

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Iran gives Hezbollah precision-guided terrorism

Saturday, September 14, 2019 Comments Off on Iran gives Hezbollah precision-guided terrorism

The war between Israel and the Iranian-controlled Hezbollah terrorist network is continuous. It has flared into major conflicts several times since 1982.

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Rouhani: Iran has no intention to talk with US

Friday, September 6, 2019 Comments Off on Rouhani: Iran has no intention to talk with US

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran opted for national resistance to the US maximum pressure and active diplomacy and that has not decided to negotiate with the US despite some suggestions from many states.

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Trump Says U.S. ‘Not Involved’ In Iranian Rocket Launch Explosion

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Comments Off on Trump Says U.S. ‘Not Involved’ In Iranian Rocket Launch Explosion

U.S. President Donald Trump says Washington had nothing to do with the explosion of an Iranian rocket as it sat on its launchpad at the Imam Khomeini Space Center.

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Why does Trump treat Iran and North Korea so differently?

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Comments Off on Why does Trump treat Iran and North Korea so differently?

Iran and North Korea both get a great deal of attention from the international community — for all the wrong reasons. Yet while U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un have met several times now, shaking hands, smiling, and posing for photos, Trump has not once met with Iranian President Hassan […]

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Iran’s AEOI cheif says grounds prepared for producing 60 modern centrifuges

Monday, September 2, 2019 Comments Off on Iran’s AEOI cheif says grounds prepared for producing 60 modern centrifuges

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi on Tuesday announced the establishment of an advanced hall with the capacity to produce 60 new centrifuges.

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Israel’s new front in the fight against Iran

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Comments Off on Israel’s new front in the fight against Iran

On Aug. 12, an explosion took place inside an ammunition warehouse in the al-Saqr military base in southern Baghdad, triggering hundreds of mortars and rockets to fire off in all directions throughout urban, populated areas. One person was killed and 29 wounded, as munitions and debris scattered as far as 5 kilometers away. The base […]

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Pro-Iranian Iraqi militia threatens missile attacks on US bases after arms depot explosions

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Comments Off on Pro-Iranian Iraqi militia threatens missile attacks on US bases after arms depot explosions

A powerful pro-Iranian militia in Iraq has threatened to attack American bases if explosions such as those at four of its warehouses continued, despite the US denying any involvement.

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Iran unveils new missile defence system, calls US talks ‘useless’

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Comments Off on Iran unveils new missile defence system, calls US talks ‘useless’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has inducted a locally built air-defence system into the country’s missile defence network at an unveiling ceremony in the capital, Tehran.

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Calls for Yemen Talks to Prevent Country’s Division

Saturday, August 17, 2019 Comments Off on Iran’s Supreme Leader Calls for Yemen Talks to Prevent Country’s Division

Fighters loyal to Yemen’s Houthis attacked several positions belonging to southern separatists Wednesday, Arab media reported. The attacks occurred a day after a Houthi delegation met with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who reportedly backed a resumption of stalled talks between rival Yemeni groups.

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Iran general: Hezbollah strong enough to annihilate Israel on its own

Saturday, August 17, 2019 Comments Off on Iran general: Hezbollah strong enough to annihilate Israel on its own

IRGC chief says Lebanese proxy group honed skills fighting in Syrian civil war, claims US-led efforts to undermine Tehran’s regional influence have backfired.

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Iran’s Rouhani criticises US military build-up in Gulf

Saturday, August 17, 2019 Comments Off on Iran’s Rouhani criticises US military build-up in Gulf

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has criticised a US-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz, saying Washington’s military build-up in the Gulf was aimed at “creating division and emptying the treasuries” of countries in the region.

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Trump Criticizes Macron For Sending ‘Mixed Signals’ To Iran

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Comments Off on Trump Criticizes Macron For Sending ‘Mixed Signals’ To Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump has accused French President Emmanuel Macron of sending “mixed signals” to Iran over possible talks with Washington.

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U.S. Sanctions Turn Iran’s Oil Industry Into Spy vs. Spy

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Comments Off on U.S. Sanctions Turn Iran’s Oil Industry Into Spy vs. Spy

They change offices every few months and store documents only in hard copy. They scan their businesses for covert listening devices and divert all office calls to their cellphones. They know they are under surveillance, and assume their electronics are hacked.

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A modern ‘Trojan Horse’ to stop Iran’s ship seizures in the Strait of Hormuz

Monday, August 12, 2019 Comments Off on A modern ‘Trojan Horse’ to stop Iran’s ship seizures in the Strait of Hormuz

Iran has seized another oil tanker in the Persian Gulf — this one, it says, was smuggling oil to Arab nations — weeks after it detained a British-flagged tanker and attacked several others.

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Iran Boosts Aide To HAMAS To $360 Million – Reports

Monday, August 12, 2019 Comments Off on Iran Boosts Aide To HAMAS To $360 Million – Reports

Two weeks after a visit to Tehran by representatives from HAMAS, Israeli media on Tuesday August 6 reported an eye-catching increase in Iran’s financial assistance to this Palestinian group.

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In siding with Iran, Hezbollah could put Lebanon’s future at serious risk

Friday, July 26, 2019 Comments Off on In siding with Iran, Hezbollah could put Lebanon’s future at serious risk

While Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu have been quick to use the Gulf’s escalating tensions to rattle sabres, analysts downplayed the likelihood that the exchange of threats would develop into full-scale conflict in the immediate future.

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Even as Tensions With Iran Rise Over Seized Ship, U.K. Stays ‘Committed’ to Nuclear Deal

Friday, July 26, 2019 Comments Off on Even as Tensions With Iran Rise Over Seized Ship, U.K. Stays ‘Committed’ to Nuclear Deal

Britain took new steps on Monday to distance itself from the Trump administration’s escalating confrontation with Iran, even while pushing for the release of an oil tanker seized by Tehran three days earlier.

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Iran has intercontinental drones, will use them if necessary: Navy chief

Friday, July 26, 2019 Comments Off on Iran has intercontinental drones, will use them if necessary: Navy chief

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi says Iran is in possession of intercontinental drones and will definitely put them to use if the need for a long-haul mission arises.

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Iran intelligence says identified 17 CIA spies

Thursday, July 25, 2019 Comments Off on Iran intelligence says identified 17 CIA spies

Iranian Intelligence Ministry official said on Monday that 17 spies affiliated with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have been identified.

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Iran Says It Seized Foreign Tanker, Escalating Regional Tensions

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Comments Off on Iran Says It Seized Foreign Tanker, Escalating Regional Tensions

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps of Iran has detained a foreign oil tanker it said had been smuggling fuel, Iranian news media reported on Thursday, days after a United Arab Emirates vessel with the same name disappeared in the Persian Gulf.

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IRGC releases drone footage, belying US claim of downing

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Comments Off on IRGC releases drone footage, belying US claim of downing

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has released footage captured by an Iranian drone flying over the Strait of Hormuz and monitoring a United States Navy vessel, belying a claim by Washington that the unmanned aircraft was shot down by the American forces.

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IRGC says captures British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Comments Off on IRGC says captures British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has said that it has captured a British oil tanker for breaching international maritime law while crossing the Strait of Hormuz.

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Britain Offers To Help Release Tanker If Given Guarantees By Iran

Saturday, July 20, 2019 Comments Off on Britain Offers To Help Release Tanker If Given Guarantees By Iran

Britain has offered Iran a way out of the crisis over its seized oil tanker in Gibraltar, saying it will “facilitate release” of the Grace 1 if Tehran provides guarantees the vessel will not travel on to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions.

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Iran Rejects Pompeo’s Suggestion It Is Willing to Negotiate Over Missile Program

Saturday, July 20, 2019 Comments Off on Iran Rejects Pompeo’s Suggestion It Is Willing to Negotiate Over Missile Program

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that Iran appeared willing to negotiate over its missile program “for the first time,” in what he and President Trump presented as evidence that sanctions and military pressure were working, less than a month after the president halted a planned military strike against Iran.

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Iran Says It Aided Oil Tanker, Amid Reports of Missing U.A.E. Ship

Saturday, July 20, 2019 Comments Off on Iran Says It Aided Oil Tanker, Amid Reports of Missing U.A.E. Ship

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has said that security forces recently came to the aid of a foreign oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, hours after reports that Iran might have seized a tanker from the United Arab Emirates in the area.

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