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Oman’s Foreign Ministry says it’s working to “ease the tensions” between Iran and the U.S.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) greets Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said (L) at the presidential palace in Tehran, Iran on August 25, 2013. (EPA) May 24, 2019 Oman's Foreign Ministry says it's working to "ease the tensions" between Iran and the U.S. The ministry in a series of tweets on Friday morning [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|Oman|

Decoding Iran’s politics: Iranians’ concerns over war

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met with Iran's military commanders on the "Navy Day" on November 28, 2018. (IRIB) By H Rastgoo May 24, 2019 The Iranian public is obviously concerned about the likelihood of a military confrontation between Iran and the US. This concern has especially increased due to a number of recent unexpected events. [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran says it will build its very own “state-of-the-art” submarines

(1/1)Iranian military personnel place a flag on a submarine during the Velayat-90 war games in the Strait of Hormuz on December 27. 2011. (Reuters) By Mark Episkopos May 24, 2019 While Iran’s current roster of 33 submarines seems formidable by its sheer size, a significant portion of these are aging North Korean and Russian imports. In [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|Iran|

Iranian singer gets summons over solo performance

Negar Moazzam initially uploaded the video to her Instagram account. (Instagram) May 24, 2019 A female singer in Iran has been summoned to appear in court after performing solo in public, according to media reports. Negar Moazzam sang for a group of tourists in the historic village of Abyaneh last week, wearing the [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|Arts, Iran|

Iran has amassed the largest ballistic missile force in the Middle East

An Iranian military truck carries missiles during an April 18, 2018 parade in Tehran to mark the country's annual army day. (AFP) By Zachary Keck May 24, 2019 Deterring regional adversaries from threatening Iran is the primary reason Tehran has amassed the largest ballistic missile force in the Middle East. The missile program actually [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|Middle East|

Iran stores more oil on land and at sea as exports slump

An oil tanker is seen off the port of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. (AFP) May 24, 2019 Iran’s oil storage on land and at sea is on the rise as US sanctions on exports bite and Tehran battles to keep its ageing fields operational and crude flowing, according to data and industry sources. [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|Iran|

Iran rejects talks with US ‘under any circumstances’

The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), back, steams alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Mediterranean Sea, April 24, 2019. (DVIDS) May 24, 2019 Iran announced Thursday that it will not hold talks with the United States “under any circumstances.” "We have said clearly... as long [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

Khamenei defends the constitution after Rouhani asks for more powers

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during President Hassan Rouhani's inauguration in August 2017. (IRNA) May 24, 2019 Iran’s supreme leader has defended the Islamic Republic’s controversial constitution, saying that politicians and officials are responsible for the shortcomings of the system. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was asked in a meeting with students on Wednesday, May [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|Iran|

India ends Iranian oil imports

A Cairn India employee works at a storage facility for crude oil at Mangala oil field at Barmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan in this August 29, 2009. (REUTERS) May 24, 2019 India has ended all imports of oil from Iran, its ambassador in Washington said Wednesday, becoming the latest country [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|East Asia, India|

Khamenei blames Rouhani, Zarif for nuclear deal, denies responsibility

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and his Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) meeting with the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. (IRNA) May 23, 2019 Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has openly shrugged off responsibility for the nuclear agreement Iran concluded with world powers in 2015. Khamenei, who was speaking to hand-picked [...]

By |May 23rd, 2019|Iran|