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Pompeo slams Iran as ‘world’s largest state sponsor of terror’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank, in Washington, May 21, 2018. (AP) September 22, 2018 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued on Friday a severe warning to Iran, saying it will be held accountable should American interests come under attack. "We will [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Middle East, North America, USA|

Baghdadi reportedly reached Afghanistan via Iran

Afghan National Army (ANA) keep watch at a check post in Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan May 24, 2017. (REUTERS) September 22, 2018 The leader of ISIS terrorist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has reached eastern Afghanistan via Iran, Pakistani security and other extremist group sources said. Baghdadi arrived in Nangarhar Province after [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Afghanistan|

Iran’s environmental chief blames IRGC for failures in agricultural sector

Iran is facing a crisis when it comes to providing water rights for wetlands and the environment. (IRNA) By Ahmad Majidyar September 22, 2018 Issa Kalantari, the head of Iran’s Department of Environment, has strongly criticized the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) for meddling in the agricultural sector and wasting the country’s financial resources on [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Iran|

Yamani accuses Iran of sticking to ‘expansionist agenda’

Yemen’s Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani attends a news conference on Yemen talks at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 8, 2018. (REUTERS) September 22, 2018 Yemeni Minister of Foreign Affairs Khaled al-Yamani has accused Iran of sticking to its policy of expansion in the region and to its support of Houthi militias [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Yemen|

In Iran: Selling body parts to survive

People willing to sell their organs regularly advertise near hospitals. (IranWire) September 22, 2018 Passers-by see her every day, a woman of around 40 who crouches on a corner of Rastakhiz Avenue in Karaj’s Gohardasht area, holding a canvas bag and a threadbare blanket. She does not look like an addict, or even [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Iran|

Pro-Iranian militias could spell Iraq’s doom

Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces backed by Iran. (Supplied) By Hamed al-Kilani September 22, 2018 The Iranian regime does not treat Iraq as an independent and sovereign state. The way it interprets the concept of foreign interference is completely different from international norms, so much so that it perceives any interference in Iraq’s internal affairs [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Iraq|

Iran: A map of pain, a map of resistance

In summer of 1988, some 30,000 political prisoners, the overwhelming majority of them activists of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) were massacred. (Supplied) By Natasha Schmidt September 22, 2018 The families of executed political prisoners and human rights groups have created an interactive map of mass graves in Iran 30 years on [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Iran|

Hezbollah boasts of ‘precision’ weaponry, vows to maintain presence in Syria

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah speaks via a video link during activities marking the holy day of Ashoura, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (AP) September 22, 2018 Israel’s attempts to halt the supply of precision armoury to Hezbollah have failed, the group’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah told crowds during a [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Arab group takes responsibility for attack on military parade in Iran

Blood can be seen on the street after gunmen opened fire on a military parade in Ahvaz. (MEHR) September 22, 2018 The death toll in the Iran military parade attack has risen to 24, according to the Iranian state news agency IRNA. State media said gunmen opened fire at the event in the [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Iran|

Iran’s Rouhani vows Tehran will not abandon its missiles

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gestures as he speaks during a rally marking the anniversary of Iran's 1979 revolution, in Tehran, Iran, February 11, 2018. (Reuters) September 22, 2018 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed that Tehran will not abandon its missiles, despite U.S. pressure. Rouhani made the remark in a speech carried live [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Middle East, North America, USA|