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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 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|

Pentagon to present plans for 10,000 more troops to Mideast

Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. (Reuters) May 23, 2019 The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats, US officials said. The officials said no final decision [...]

By |May 23rd, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

Why most US leaders do not trust Iranian initiatives

The US aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in the Gulf on May 8, 2019 (The US Navy) By Track Perisa May 23, 2019 As the tension between Iran and the US is escalating, the Iranian regime has just ended celebrations the 40-year anniversary that remark the overthrow of the Shah by [...]

By |May 23rd, 2019|North America, USA|

Iran’s reach puts U.S. forces, allies in striking range

An Iranian naval drill off the Strait of Hormuz last year. (Tasnim) May 23, 2019 Threats of conflict between the United States and Iran have highlighted the places and ways their forces, proxies or allies could clash. Iran backs militias in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, where U.S. troops are also based, and in [...]

By |May 23rd, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

French court to rule on extradition of Iranian engineer to U.S.

In March 2016, the U.S. charged seven Iranians related to their alleged involvement in a campaign of over 176 days of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. (Getty) May 23, 2019 An appeals court in France is set to rule on the extradition of an Iranian engineer to the United States. Jalal Rohollahnejad [...]

By |May 23rd, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

US suggests Iran responsible for GCC attacks

A damaged Andea Victory ship is seen off the Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2019. (Reuters) May 22, 2019 US administration officials presented confidential briefings to members of Congress, including Senate and House of Representatives, to explain why Washington sent troops to the Gulf region, citing intelligence that Iran and [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

Half of American adults expect war with Iran ‘within next few years’

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Arabian Sea, January 19, 2012. (US Navy) May 22, 2019 Half of all Americans believe that the United States will go to war with Iran "within the next few years," according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll released on Tuesday amid increased [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|North America, USA|

Pentagon chief says Iranian threats ‘put on hold’

Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. (Reuters) May 22, 2019 The United States' response to alleged Iranian threats has “put on hold” potential attacks by Iran, acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said. "I think our steps were very prudent and we've put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

GOP lawmaker on Iran threat: Directive was to ‘kill and kidnap American soldiers’

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) speaks to reporters at Trump Tower, November 29, 2016 in New York City. (Getty) By Deirdre Shesgreen May 21, 2019 A top Republican lawmaker said Friday that the threat from Iran picked up by U.S. intelligence – which sparked a U.S. military deployment to the Middle East and heightened tensions across the region – was very [...]

By |May 21st, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|