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America can face down a fragile Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Iran was responsible for the attacks in the Gulf of Oman. (Getty) By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh June 19, 2019 In the U.S. and Europe, much of the mainstream media has swallowed a narrative about Donald Trump and Iran. While Iran is an aggressive authoritarian [...]

By |June 19th, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

Trump would consider military force vs Iran to prevent nuclear weapon

President Donald Trump speaks at a reception commemorating the 35th anniversary of the attack on Beirut Barracks in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP) June 19, 2019 US President Donald Trump would consider using military force to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon but [...]

By |June 19th, 2019|North America, USA|

Iran is failing to adhere to Financial Action Task Force standards

Iranian protesters show their hands with writing in Persian that reads, “No to FATF,” to protest the passage of a bill in Tehran on Oct. 7, 2018. (AP) By Toby Dershowitz, Saeed Ghasseminejad and Serena Frechter June 19, 2019 On June 16, the global watchdog that sets standards for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of [...]

By |June 19th, 2019|Iran|

US will maintain pressure campaign on Iran, says Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a press briefing at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US, July 20, 2018. (Reuters) June 18, 2019 The US will maintain its pressure campaign on Iran and continue to deter aggression in the region, but does not want the conflict with Tehran to [...]

By |June 18th, 2019|North America, USA|

Burning bridge: The Iranian land corridor to the Mediterranean

Iran’s effort to establish a land bridge across Syria and Iraq is connected to a four decade-long proxy war that Iran is waging to pursue its revolutionary agenda. (FDD) By H.R. McMaster, David Adesnik and Behnam Ben Taleblu June 18, 2019 President Trump’s closest advisers have repeatedly warned of Tehran’s determination to carve out a land [...]

By |June 18th, 2019|Middle East|

Iran claims it uncovered U.S. cyberespionage network

Admiral Ali Shamkhani, Iran's Supreme National Security Council Director. (Reuters) June 18, 2019 Iran claims it has exposed a U.S. cyberespionage network run by the CIA and that several spies have been arrested in several countries as a result. A senior Iranian security official made the allegation on June 17 amid heightened tensions [...]

By |June 18th, 2019|North America, USA|

US releases new photos it says incriminate Iran in tanker attacks

This image released by the US Department of Defense on June 13, 2019, shows what the Navy says are members of the IRGC Navy removing an unexploded limpet mine from the M/T Kokuka Courageous. (AP) June 18, 2019 The United States military on Monday released new photos it says incriminate Iran in an attack [...]

By |June 18th, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

Trump admin to sanction Iran’s last European lifeline

The new sanctions would directly target Iran's Special Trade and Finance Institute (STFI). (Shutterstock) June 18, 2019 The Trump administration is considering new sanctions on Iran to stop it from using backdoor financial methods as a means to skirt U.S. economic sanctions on its business dealings with leading European nations, according to multiple [...]

By |June 18th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

U.N. officials: U.S. planning a ‘tactical assault’ in Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Iraq in May amid increasing tensions between Washington and Tehran. (AP) June 18, 2019 Is the US going to attack Iran soon? Diplomatic sources at the UN headquarters in New York revealed to Maariv that they are assessing the United States' plans to carry out a tactical assault [...]

By |June 18th, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

The Islamic Republic gets its strength from people’s weakness

People listen to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as he speaks at a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the death of founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran, June 4, 2019. (Reuters) By Javad Motevali June 18, 2019 Civil society activists have called for the Supreme Leader to [...]

By |June 18th, 2019|Iran|