Archive for the ‘Iran’ Category

Katai’b Hezbollah leaders fear US reprisals, signal truce

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Comments Off on Katai’b Hezbollah leaders fear US reprisals, signal truce

The Kadhimi government denies reaching a conditional truce with the pro-Iranian militia. The Iraqi government has denied that it negotiated with Iran-affiliated militias to try and reach a conditional truce to stop the US Embassy in Baghdad from being shelled by Katyusha rockets.

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North Korea’s massive new missile could help Iran threaten Israel

Monday, October 12, 2020 Comments Off on North Korea’s massive new missile could help Iran threaten Israel

North Korea’s military parade and its arsenal, along with Iran’s progress on missile technology, illustrate how these countries have achieved success in the last decade.

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Iraqi pro-Iran militias plan siege of Baghdad Green Zone

Monday, October 12, 2020 Comments Off on Iraqi pro-Iran militias plan siege of Baghdad Green Zone

Sources say that the pro-Iran militias have about 10,000 troops ready to take control of the heart of the Iraqi government and foreign embassies there at any moment.

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Iran showcases anti-ship ballistic missile to threaten US carriers

Monday, October 12, 2020 Comments Off on Iran showcases anti-ship ballistic missile to threaten US carriers

Iran heralded an anti-ship ballistic missile as a strategic game-changer for the Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf regions. The missile has a range up to 700 km., and Iran’s Fars News says it is a “new long arm” for the Islamic Republic. It was showcased during an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps exhibit on the […]

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Two long-range Ghadir radars join Iran’s air defense units

Friday, October 9, 2020 Comments Off on Two long-range Ghadir radars join Iran’s air defense units

Two long-range 3D Ghadir radars designed and developed by Iranian experts have joined the country’s air defense forces. The radars were put into operation during a ceremony on Tuesday in the presence of Chief Commander of Iran’s Army Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi and Commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) […]

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U.S. Ramps up Pressure on Tehran

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Comments Off on U.S. Ramps up Pressure on Tehran

In the run-up to the U.S. presidential election, the Trump administration is increasing diplomatic and economic pressure on Iran’s regime. A September Executive Order sanctioning arms sales to Iran, will not deter Chinese or Russian sales to Iran.

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Iranian air defense shot down an Azerbaijani fighter jet, sources claims

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Comments Off on Iranian air defense shot down an Azerbaijani fighter jet, sources claims

In the last hours of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, it became clear that the Azerbaijani Air Force had lost a fighter jet that had been shot down and fallen on Iranian territory.

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Iranian signal to Turkey: Terrorists on our northern borders will not be tolerated

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Comments Off on Iranian signal to Turkey: Terrorists on our northern borders will not be tolerated

In a telephone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, which took place the evening before, September 30, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed the need to maintain peace, security and stability in the region.

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IRGC announces longer-range anti-ship ballistic missile

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Comments Off on IRGC announces longer-range anti-ship ballistic missile

A longer-range anti-ship missile variant of Iran’s Fateh-110 family of solid-propellant ballistic missiles was shown for the first time when the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) opened the National Aerospace Park in Tehran to display the military equipment it has developed.

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FM Rejects S. Arabia’s Terrorism Allegations against Iran

Thursday, October 1, 2020 Comments Off on FM Rejects S. Arabia’s Terrorism Allegations against Iran

The Iranian foreign ministry in a statement on Tuesday dismissed Saudi Arabia’s “fabricated” allegations of capturing a terrorist group with links to Iran.

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Iranian Official: Syria Contracts Benefit Russia more than Iran

Thursday, October 1, 2020 Comments Off on Iranian Official: Syria Contracts Benefit Russia more than Iran

Iran has reminded Syria that the help they provided to the regime is not free and that payment is expected reports Alsouria Net. Maj. Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi, aide and military advisor to Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, announced that Iran had signed contracts with the Assad regime in exchange for the support provided […]

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Provocation on the High Seas: U.S. Naval Adventures Near the Shores of Russia, China and Iran

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Comments Off on Provocation on the High Seas: U.S. Naval Adventures Near the Shores of Russia, China and Iran

The war on terror is slowly ending. The U.S. military will try to keep bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, but with most troops gone in the next few years, the lives of the few who remain will be at constant risk. Pressure will mount to get those soldiers out. But Pentagon bureaucrats and brass are […]

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US accuses Hezbollah of stockpiling weapons and ammonium nitrate across Europe

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Comments Off on US accuses Hezbollah of stockpiling weapons and ammonium nitrate across Europe

State department’s Nathan Sales says group ‘represents clear and present danger to the US’ and urges Europe to take tougher line The US has accused Hezbollah of storing caches of weapons and ammonium nitrate for use in explosives across Europe in recent years, with the alleged aim of preparing for future attacks ordered by Iran.

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Trump’s Iran Strategy Is Still Just an Anti-Obama Vendetta

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Comments Off on Trump’s Iran Strategy Is Still Just an Anti-Obama Vendetta

Since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the international deal designed to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, the time it might take Tehran to build such a weapon if it so chooses has dropped from more than a year to just a few months. The world now has much less time […]

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Iran and Saudi Arabia Battle for Supremacy in the Middle East

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Comments Off on Iran and Saudi Arabia Battle for Supremacy in the Middle East

The struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia for dominance in the Middle East has insinuated itself into nearly every regional issue, fracturing international alliances and sustaining wars across the region, while raising fears of a direct conflict between the two powers.

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Iran- Turkey Partnership: A New Front in Libya

Saturday, September 26, 2020 Comments Off on Iran- Turkey Partnership: A New Front in Libya

There is strategic consensus among political elites currently ruling the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey states. Despite of few turmoil, both states want to retain cordial relations that can lead towards the support of each other’s national sovereignty and stability.

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Iran’s Missile Violations: Where is the International Community?

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Comments Off on Iran’s Missile Violations: Where is the International Community?

“The important point about these missiles is that they are fully equipped with homing. It means they are of the fire-and-forget type. We fire the missile and the data is on the missile itself, it has various navigation systems built in.” — Iran’s Navy chief, Adm. Hossein Khanzadi, Associated Press, June 8, 2020.

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US sanctions Iranian intelligence officials, Hizbollah companies, as it moves to counter Iran’s role in the Middle East

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Comments Off on US sanctions Iranian intelligence officials, Hizbollah companies, as it moves to counter Iran’s role in the Middle East

The US has announced sanctions on a large number of Iranians who have been involved in cyber attacks, carried out by Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS.) It also sanctioned two Lebanese companies and a Lebanese businessman linked to Hizbollah.

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Trump, the CIA, and our disorienting Iranian policy ride

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Comments Off on Trump, the CIA, and our disorienting Iranian policy ride

Understanding President Donald J. Trump’s position on Iran over the two remaining months until the November election is no feat for the fainthearted. The unfolding drama from American efforts to extend expiring United Nations sanctions against Iran by imposing the “snap back” feature of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), from which Trump withdrew […]

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IRGC-led Afghan group holds first ‘international conference’ in Iran

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Comments Off on IRGC-led Afghan group holds first ‘international conference’ in Iran

The Afghan paramilitary group Fatemiyoun Division, which answers to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), held its first “international conference,” an ideological indoctrination gathering, on Aug. 13 at the Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad, Iran.

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Azerbaijani-Iranian Relations Continue to Warm

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Comments Off on Azerbaijani-Iranian Relations Continue to Warm

Since mid-August of this year, there has been an increase in the number of Iranian and Azerbaijani reports celebrating the continued warming of relations between these neighboring states. Of particular interest is the near-completion of a synchronized power grid between Iran, Azerbaijan, and Russia. Synchronization is a requirement for buying and selling electrical power and […]

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Officials: Iran weighing plot to kill U.S. ambassador to South Africa

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Comments Off on Officials: Iran weighing plot to kill U.S. ambassador to South Africa

The Islamic Republic is still looking to avenge the death of Qassem Soleimani, officials said. The Iranian government is weighing an assassination attempt against the American ambassador to South Africa, U.S. intelligence reports say, according to a U.S. government official familiar with the issue and another official who has seen the intelligence.

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The Future of Lebanon: Did France Talk to Iran?

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Comments Off on The Future of Lebanon: Did France Talk to Iran?

Ashraf Rifi, Lebanon’s former justice minister and one-time head of the country’s security forces, has told IranWire that the French government had worked to bring about a new government in Lebanon, measures that had included discussion with Iranian officials and Hezbollah. The talks, Rifi said, may well result in an outcome that is acceptable to […]

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Analysts See Israel-Bahrain Peace Deal as Protection Against Iran

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Comments Off on Analysts See Israel-Bahrain Peace Deal as Protection Against Iran

Israelis are delighted the government has reached another peace deal with an Arab country, this time Bahrain, following last month’s agreement with the United Arab Emirates. Analysts say the Gulf states see the deals as a way to discourage potential attacks from Iran. But Palestinians are furious at the deal, calling Bahrain’s move “another knife […]

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Daesh alive and well thanks to Iran’s militias

Monday, September 14, 2020 Comments Off on Daesh alive and well thanks to Iran’s militias

The territorial defeat of Daesh was simply the first of a long series of phases needed to destroy the terrorist organization and its ideology completely. This may be the first time a US-led campaign has knocked down buildings and destroyed cities and claimed victory over a terrorist insurgency.

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Austrian court convicts Iran-trained Hezbollah commander for terrorism

Thursday, September 10, 2020 Comments Off on Austrian court convicts Iran-trained Hezbollah commander for terrorism

Unnamed Hezbollah commander murdered people in Syrian civil war and led 60-member unit.

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Iran-Russia-China alliance transforming global balance of power: Naqqash

Saturday, September 5, 2020 Comments Off on Iran-Russia-China alliance transforming global balance of power: Naqqash

During a televised political talk show, senior Lebanese political analyst Anees Naqqash commented on the significance of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit to Russia on the 21st of July, 2020, to reportedly discuss the extension of a decades-long strategic agreement between Tehran and Moscow by a further 20 years. Zarif’s visit occurred around […]

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Iran | Government Spox: Normalizing ties with Israel means supporting crime

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Comments Off on Iran | Government Spox: Normalizing ties with Israel means supporting crime

Iran’s Government Spokesman stated that normalizing relations with the Israeli regime mean supporting their committed crimes in the region.

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James Carafano: Trump right to back arms embargo on Iran, a dangerous state sponsor of terrorism

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Comments Off on James Carafano: Trump right to back arms embargo on Iran, a dangerous state sponsor of terrorism

President Trump’s move to reimpose full United Nations sanctions on Iran in order to extend an arms embargo on the Islamic Republic scheduled to expire in October is a wise move, despite the opposition of European nations, Russia and China.

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What to Watch to Understand the Sino-Iranian Relationship

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Comments Off on What to Watch to Understand the Sino-Iranian Relationship

Beijing and Tehran are in the process of finalizing an ambitious partnership covering a range of security and economic issues. According to reporting by the New York Times, the agreement will include Chinese development of Iranian transportation infrastructure, a 5G network and joint military exercises, among other points of cooperation.

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As the US moves out of Afghanistan, Iran cements ties with the Taliban and officials

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Comments Off on As the US moves out of Afghanistan, Iran cements ties with the Taliban and officials

As the United States draws down its troops from the conflict-beleaguered Afghanistan, cracks are emerging that neighboring Iran is entrenching itself into – shoring up ties with formal government officials and ethnic minorities, as well as the Taliban and disgruntled new Taliban offshoots.

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Will War with Iran Be Trump’s Election Eve Shocker?

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Comments Off on Will War with Iran Be Trump’s Election Eve Shocker?

Was Donald Trump’s January 3rd drone assassination of Major General Qasem Soleimani the first step in turning the simmering Cold War between the United States and Iran into a hot war in the weeks before an American presidential election? Of course, there’s no way to know, but behind by double digits in most national polls […]

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Iran group claim attacks on 28 Israeli railway stations

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Comments Off on Iran group claim attacks on 28 Israeli railway stations

A cyber cold war is raging between Iran and Israel as another Iranian group early Friday claimed to have launched a series of cyberattacks on Israel’s rail infrastructure since July 14, Anadolu Agency reports.

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Iran Exercises Raise Tensions

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Comments Off on Iran Exercises Raise Tensions

Iran’s ‘Great Prophet’ military exercises recently caused U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf to briefly go on high alert.

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Iran Is No. 1 Sponsor of Terrorism, U.S. Says Ahead Of UN Arms-Embargo Talks

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Comments Off on Iran Is No. 1 Sponsor of Terrorism, U.S. Says Ahead Of UN Arms-Embargo Talks

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has called Iran “the world’s No. 1 sponsor of terrorism,” a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States plans to hold a UN Security Council vote next week to extend an arms embargo against Iran.

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