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Iran wants to avoid military confrontation with US at all costs

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stands as air force commanders salute during their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP) By Poorang Novak November 17, 2017 Iran is always full of bravado in its rhetoric with the United States. However, looking below the surface, despite what it says, Iran does not [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|North America, USA|

Kirkuk oil seen as 1st gains of Iran’s intervention in Kurdistan

Flames emerge from flare stacks at the oil fields in Kirkuk, Iraq October 18, 2017. (REUTERS) November 17, 2017 Kirkuk oil has become Iran’s first gain in its intervention against the independence of the Kurdistan region, as Iranian refineries are expected to receive, within days, shipments of crude oil from fields, the control of which is disputed between [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Iraq|

Netanyahu vows Israel will act alone against Iran if given no choice

Netanyahu: We must all work together to stop Iran’s aggression and its pursuit of nuclear weapons. (JPost) By Tovah Lazaroff November 17, 2017 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised on Tuesday that Iran would not gain a foothold in Syria by which to attack Israel. The premier spoke via video to American Jewish leaders just [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Isreal|

Britain preparing to transfer $527 million to Iran

Boris Johnson (L) with Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, in London on November 15, 2017. (AFP) November 17, 2017 Britain is preparing to transfer over 400 million pounds ($527 million) to Iran as it seeks the release of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing unidentified British sources. [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Europe|

Ten reasons why the Iranian regime is more dangerous than Daesh

A military truck carrying a missile and a picture of Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei drives in a parade marking the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war in Tehran. (Reuters) By Majid Rafizadeh November 17, 2017 Western powers place Daesh at the top of their counterterrorism and foreign policy agenda, characterizing the terrorist group as [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Iran, Middle East|

“Putin’s brain,” the darling of Iran’s hardliners

Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin. (IranWire) By Reza HaghighatNejad November 17, 2017 Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin is relatively well known in Iran. According to him, he has been in and out of Iran for the last 20 years, and for at least the last eight years, Iran’s conservative principlist media have been busy promoting him as a powerful intellectual [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Iran|

British Intel chief: Iran is a threat to the whole World

Colonel Richard Kemp, former head of the international terrorism team at the UK’s Joint Intelligence Committee. (Getty) November 17, 2017 The Iranian Regime is a grave threat to international security, according to one of the most decorated British intelligence officers. Colonel Richard Kemp, former head of the international terrorism team at the UK’s [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Europe|

Crash of Iran’s riyal forces traders to stop selling foreign currencies

The price of one dollar now exceeds 41,000 Iranian riyals, which has caused panic and confusion in Tehran’s black market. (Supplied) November 17, 2017 According to Iranian agencies, the black currency market in Tehran has stopped the selling and buying of foreign currencies because of a sharp rise in the price of the [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Iran|

Iran’s fingerprints in too many places

For too long, in too many ways, Tehran has interfered, subtly, actively and violently from Yemen to the Mediterranean. (Gulf News) November 17, 2017 For a group that began as little more than a lightly armed clan with political aspirations, Yemen’s Al Houthi rebels have been transformed into a full-fledged terrorist organisation with [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Middle East|

Despite EU caution, France pursues tough line on Iran missile program

A display of missiles and a portrait of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran. (REUTERS) By John Irish November 16, 2017 France said on Wednesday it wanted an “uncompromising” dialogue with Iran about its ballistic missile program and a possible negotiation over the issue separate from Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. [...]

By |November 16th, 2017|Europe|