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Iran repeats threats to the”little satan” and warnings to the”great satan”

Major General Abdul Rahim Mousavi, the commander-in-chief of the Iranian army threatens Israel will be wiped off the map. (ILNA News Agency) By: Kamil Alboshoka Track Persia - September 26, 2017 The commander of the new Iranian army, Major General Abdul Rahim Mousavi, has warned Israelis that "in the event of any foolishness" [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Isreal, North America, USA|

Trump will be hard-pressed to get allies to stop buying Iran’s oil

Sanctions reduced Iran’s exports from about 2.5 million barrels a day down to less than 1.5 million barrels a day. (Photo credit: ATTA KENARE/AFP/GettyImages) By Keith Johnson and Dan De Luce September 26, 2017 Hawks want to reimpose the economic pressure Iran faced before the nuclear deal — but they probably won’t be able [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|North America, USA|

Unless it is changed, UNIFIL’s mandate makes it a boon for Hezbollah

Nikki Haley is right to insist the UN group in Lebanon undergo some big changes. (AFP 2017/ MAHMOUD ZAYYAT) By Tony Badran September 26, 2017 Last month, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2373, renewing the mandate of UNIFIL for another year. In a statement following the vote, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley rightly [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Lebanon|

Iran’s supposed missile launch was fake, US officials say

Iranian state television claimed footage showed the launch of a new type of medium-range ballistic missile; U.S. officials say footage is from failed launch in late January. (Fox News) By Lucas Tomlinson September 26, 2017 Iranian state television released video footage Friday claiming to show the launch of a new type of medium-range ballistic missile, a [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|North America, USA|

As Syrian war winds down, Israel sets sights on Hezbollah

In this July 21, 2006 file photo, Israeli soldiers cover their ears as an artillery unit fires shells towards southern Lebanon from a position near Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel, near the border with Lebanon. (David Guttenfelder, AP) By Josef Federman September 26, 2017 With President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Iran and the threats of staging ‘guerrilla movement’ within US through Latin American agents

A powerful explosion destroyed a seven story building housing,of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. Iran is suspected of being behind it. (AFP) Track Persia - September 26, 2017 In an undated video, Hassan Abbasi, a high-ranking official with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), appears to [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Latin America|

Is Iran’s enhanced ballistic missile capability a calculated move?

Iranians walk past Sejjil (L) and Qadr-H ballistic missiles next to a portrait of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on September 25, 2017. (AFP) By Heshmat Alavi September 26, 2017 As the North Korea nuclear standoff and the future of Iran’s nuclear deal has absorbed an all-too enormous amount of international attention, a [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Iran|

Iran closes border with Iraqi Kurdistan over independence vote fears

Women from a Kurdish Peshmerga battalion in Irbil show ink-stained fingers after casting their votes on Monday. (AFP/Getty) By Bethan McKernan September 26, 2017 Iran has closed its border with the Kurdish region of Iraq at the request of Baghdad, a statement from the Iranian foreign ministry has said. Land crossings into Iran were shut to Iraqi Kurdistan [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Iraq|

Saudi Arabia condemns Iran, Qatar for supporting terrorism

23rd of September 2017H.E. Adel Ahmed AL-JUBEIRMinister for Foreign Affairs ofSAUDI ARABIA. (72 General Debate) By Heba El Koudsy September 26, 2017 Saudi Arabia clearly demanded Qatar to commit to the principles of the international law in fighting terrorism, calling on Doha to abide by commitments laid out in the Riyadh agreements of 2013 [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Qatar, Saudi Arabia|

Khamenei orders new supervisory body to curtail government

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with Iranian officials and ambassadors of Islamic countries, in Tehran, Iran, April 25, 2017. (Leader.ir/Handout via REUTERS) By Amir Taheri September 26, 2017 In a move designed to further curtail President Hassan Rouhani’s scope for policy-making, the “Supreme Guide” Ali Khamenei has ordered the creation [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Iran|