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An annual review of lies: “White House made up the lie that Iran shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane”

Debris from the Ukraine International Airlines crash in Iran, January 9, 2020. (AFP) March 28, 2020 On January 8, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, bound for Kiev, crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s Khomeini International Airport at 6:12pm, killing all 176 onboard. Following the crash, American and then British, Australian and Canadian officials announced that [...]

By |March 28th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

Pentagon orders preparations to ‘destroy’ pro-Iran Kataib Hezbollah in Iraq

An Iraqi soldier wears a protective face mask and gloves as he stands guard during the hand over of Qayyarah Airfield from US-led coalition to Iraqi Forces, in Mosul, Iraq, March 26, 2020. (Reuters) March 28, 2020 The US Department of Defense has ordered its military commanders in Iraq to prepare for potential [...]

By |March 28th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iran Defense Minister says cruise missile warheads to become more powerful soon

Iran's Defence Minister Amir Hatami attends a parliament session in Tehran on August 15, 2017.(AFP) March 28, 2020 Iran's Defence Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami on March 26 said Iran has upgraded all its cruise missiles and is planning to increase the explosive power of their warheads, speed and maneuverability. According to a report [...]

By |March 28th, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran president credits foreign ministry for campaign to lift sanctions

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (R) and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (AP) March 27, 2020 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised Wednesday a campaign calling for US sanctions against the Islamic Republic to be lifted amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the foreign ministry was the entity that launched it. The campaign was launched [...]

By |March 27th, 2020|North America, USA|

FBI chief pledges to find answers on ex-agent Levinson who died in Iranian custody

The death of Robert Levinson is believed to have occurred before the coronavirus outbreak in Iran. (YouTube) March 27, 2020 The FBI won’t give up on “finding out what happened” to former agent Robert Levinson, who the U.S. government believes died in the custody of the Iranians after vanishing more than a decade [...]

By |March 27th, 2020|North America, USA|

Growing calls for lifting US sanctions on Iran, but will this really benefit Iranians

Ayatollah Khamenei, the Iranian Supreme Leader, met with IRGC and Iranian Army generals-- 30 Jun 18. (IRNA) By Track Persia March 27, 2020 In the past few days, growing voices have called for the President Trump administration to lift US sanctions imposed on Iran in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis. [...]

By |March 27th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

‘Iran may well collapse’ under coronavirus strain, warns top EU diplomat

EU's newly appointed foreign policy chief Josep Borrell attends his hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels, October 07, 2019. (AFP) By Joel Gehrke March 27, 2020 Iran’s theocratic regime could crumble under the pressure of the coronavirus outbreak that has spread through elite ranks and the broader population alike, according to the [...]

By |March 27th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

US imposes fresh sanctions on Iranian individuals, companies amid coronavirus

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announce new sanctions at the White House, January 10, 2020. (Reuters) March 26, 2020 The United States on Thursday blacklisted 20 Iran- and Iraq-based companies, officials and individuals, accusing them of supporting terrorist groups and ramping up pressure on Tehran even [...]

By |March 26th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Coronavirus chaos in Iran: Rouhani wants foreign aid, hardliners don’t

Workers set up a makeshift hospital inside the Iran Mall, northwest of Tehran. (AFP) March 26, 2020 A visiting Doctors Without Borders contingent in Isfahan has been barred from offering its relief services to coronavirus patients because of indecision, chaos and conflicts surrounding Iranian government organizations. President Hassan Rouhani says three of his [...]

By |March 26th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

U.S. Department of State designates Iran-backed ‘League of the Righteous’ as Foreign Terrorist Organization

Iraq Protests Protesters burn Israeli and US flags while others carry posters with pictures of Qais al-Khazali, during a rally for the Shiite group Asaib Ahl al-Haq, in Baghdad, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP) By Bill Roggio March 26, 2020 The U.S. Department of State has added Asaib Ahl al Haq, an Iranian-backed Iraqi Shia [...]

By |March 26th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|