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Tehran and its three fantasies

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran saying Eid Fitr prayers on 15 June 2018. (IRNA) By Amir Taheri January 25, 2020 “He died, so that Iran lives!’ this is the slogan attached to posters and T-shirts distributed in Tehran as the Islamic Republic prepares to mark the 40th day of General Qassem Soleimani’s “martyrdom” in [...]

By |January 25th, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran to teach US ‘crimes and conspiracies’ at schools and universities

Several people walk on U.S. and Israeli flags while many others avoid stepping on the flags by walking around them, at the Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, January 12, 2020. (Reuters) January 25, 2020 Iran is set to add "America's Crimes and Conspiracies" as a new topic to the curriculum of local schools [...]

By |January 25th, 2020|North America, USA|

US measures on Syria-Iraq border to confront Iran

US troops in northeast Syria. (AFP) January 25, 2020 The administration of US President Donald Trump is looking to enhance its military presence on the Syrian-Iraqi border for a range of reasons, mainly to “confront Iran." The US presence in Iraq was a main item on the agenda of two separate meetings held [...]

By |January 25th, 2020|Iraq, North America, Syria, USA|

Iran’s Fars news agency’s website blocked after US sanctions

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). (AP) January 25, 2020 Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency said its website is no longer accessible in and out of Iran after the US Treasury added them on its Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) list, the agency said on Friday. The agency is closely affiliated with Iran’s Islamic [...]

By |January 25th, 2020|North America, USA|

World War 3 panic: Pakistan warns of ‘disaster’ as Iran-US conflict spirals

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan looks on during a meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, September 23, 2019. (AFP) By Luke Hawker January 25, 2020 Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, called for de-escalation between Tehran [...]

By |January 25th, 2020|Middle East, North America, Pakistan, USA|

Secrets of Soleimani-led golden death squad

Commander of IRGC's Qods force Qassem Soleimani (L) with Iraqi pro-Iran militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (R) in Karbala in June 2019. (Supplied) January 24, 2020 Before his death in a US air strike in Baghdad earlier this month, Qassem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC Quds Force, was one of the notorious names [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iran uses violence, politics to try to push US out of Iraq

Iran launched attacks on Iraqi bases housing US forces in retaliation for a US drone strike in Baghdad that killed a top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, Jan 8, 2020. (Getty) January 24, 2020 Iran has long sought the withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Iraq, but the U.S. killing of an Iranian general [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

U.S. imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions on two people, six companies

A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf July 25, 2005. (Reuters) January 23, 2020 The United States on Thursday said it blacklisted two companies based in Hong Kong, one in Shanghai and one in Dubai for helping Iran’s [...]

By |January 23rd, 2020|East Asia, North America, USA|

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps is stretched too thin for multiple missions, new report says

IRGC members march during a parade in Tehran, on September 22, 2011. (Reuters) By Russ Read January 23, 2020 Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps may be spread too thin to handle both a large-scale regional conflict and major domestic unrest, according to a report. Iran's Reserve of Last Resort: Uncovering the Islamic Revolutionary Guard [...]

By |January 23rd, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

US bans trade and investment visas for Iranians

Based on the new US regulations, Iranians carrying E1 and E2 visas should leave the country immediately after their visas expire or apply for other types of visas. (Getty) January 23, 2020 Iranian nationals will no longer be eligible for E-1 and E-2 trade and investment visas, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [...]

By |January 23rd, 2020|North America, USA|