Iran

Iran’s Gains and Setbacks from Attack on Israel

Iran’s April 14 missile and drone barrage against Israel demonstrated Iran’s growing strategic capabilities but also its limitations. Iran’s attack reassured its regional allies but also demonstrated that pro-Iranian factions closer to Israel’s borders perhaps pose a greater threat than Iran itself. The defeat of its missile and drone volleys …

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Iran Update, April 26, 2024

Public meetings between officials from Russia, Belarus, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Iran, and North Korea have surged in recent days, with at least 10 high-level bilateral meetings between April 22 and 26, underscoring the deepening multilateral partnership these states are constructing to confront the West. Russian Defense Minister …

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Iran Update, April 24, 2024

Iranian-backed Iraqi militias appear divided on whether to resume attacks targeting US forces. Emirati state media reported that Iranian-backed Iraqi militia Kataib Hezbollah (KH) is advocating for the resumption of attacks but that some militia leaders disagree with KH, citing unidentified Iraqi political and security sources.[i] Emirati state media furthermore …

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Iran Mullahs Speeding Up Nuclear Weapons Program: Anyone Interested?

By backing, arming and training Hamas, Hezbollah and the Houthis, Iran launched a proxy war against Israel, leveraging the conflict in part to divert attention from its nuclear ambitions. The calculated move not only serves Iran’s immediate interests in destabilizing its adversaries – the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, …

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Russia and Iran Agree to Deepen Security Ties

Latest Developments Russia is ready to expand military and technical cooperation with Iran, the Russian state-owned media outlet RIA Novosti reported on April 26. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Iranian counterpart Gharaei Ashtiani discussed enhanced security ties during a meeting in Kazakhstan of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a …

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Is an Anti-Iran Alliance Emerging in the Middle East?

The Limits of Cooperation Between Israel and the Arab States When Iran directed over 300 missiles and drones at Israel on April 13, Jordan helped fend off the attack. Initial media reports suggested that several other Arab states assisted in Israel’s defense, efforts they later denied. Nonetheless, a chorus of …

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IRAN UPDATE, APRIL 25, 2024

Hamas and Palestinian factions are targeting and threatening to target the humanitarian pier in the central Gaza Strip that is meant to distribute aid to the northern Strip. Israeli media report that unspecified Palestinian fighters mortared construction facilities for the US-built pier in the central Gaza Strip on April 25.[1] …

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Tajikistan Keen To Invest In Iran’s Chabahar Strategic Port

The deputy transport minister of Tajikistan said her country is interested in investing at Iran’s Chabahar Port in logistics affairs. In a meeting with Iran’s Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Ali Akbar Safaei, Shayesta Moradzadeh emphasized the interest of her country in making investments at the port in …

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Senior Iranian Regime Officials Warn Of Iran’s Coming Nuclear Breakout

Introduction Since Iran’s April 14, 2024 drone and missile attack on Israel, named “True Promise,” by the Iranian regime, and against the backdrop of statements by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Grossi that Iran is “weeks rather than months” away from having enough enriched uranium to develop …

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Iranian Journalist Comes Out Against The Demand To End The Gaza War Before It Has Been Decided, Attacks Hamas: No Organization Has The Right To Kill At Will

In his March 22, 2024 column in the London-based daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Iranian journalist and author Amir Taheri, who resides in the U.S., came out strongly against the solidarity with Hamas expressed around the world after the October 7 attack on Isael, and against the calls to end the Gaza …

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