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US warship seizes suspected Iran missile parts set for Yemen

The USS Forrest Sherman was conducting routine maritime operations when sailors noticed a small wooden boat that was not displaying a country flag.. (US Navy) December 5, 2019 A Navy warship has seized a “significant cache” of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to the Houthi militia in Yemen, US officials said Wednesday, marking the [...]

By |December 5th, 2019|North America, USA, Yemen|

Rouhani says Iran hasn´t closed window on talks with US

Hassan Rouhani, Iran's president. (AP) December 4, 2019 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran hasn´t closed the window on talks with the US but reiterated his government´s standing condition that the Trump administration lift sanctions imposed on Iran before any negotiations can take place. Rouhani´s statement was posted on the Iranian presidency´s website [...]

By |December 4th, 2019|North America, USA|

US has fresh intelligence on possible threat from Iran

Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, conduct joint exercises in the US Central Command area of responsibility in the Arabian sea. (AP) December 4, 2019 Intelligence gathered by the United States during November points to a potential threat from Iran to U.S. forces and American interests in [...]

By |December 4th, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

US court sentences Iran-linked Hezbollah operative to 40 years in jail

Ali Kourani, one of the Hezbollah suspects arrested by US. (Supplied) December 4, 2019 An American of Lebanese descent was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Tuesday for buying weapons and plotting attacks on behalf of the Lebanese Hezbollah organization.. Ali Kourani, 34, was found guilty in May of gathering intelligence on [...]

By |December 4th, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Trump says world ‘has to be watching’ the violence in Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, September 24, 2019. (Reuters) December 3, 2019 President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he supports the demonstrations in Iran and urged the world to watch the Iranian government’s violent effort [...]

By |December 3rd, 2019|North America, USA|

US condemns Tehran’s harassment of Iranian journalists abroad

Brian Hook, the US State Department’s special representative for Iran, speaks about the creation of the Iran Action Group at the State Department, in Washington, Thursday, August 16, 2018. (AP) December 3, 2019 Brian Hook, U.S. Special Representative for Iran has condemned the Islamic Republic's actions to harass and persecute Iranian journalists working [...]

By |December 3rd, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Protestors respond to calls for information as Tehran moves to further restrict internet

A man holds a smartphone connected to a Wifi network without internet access at an office in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 17, 2019. (AFP) December 3, 2019 Iranian authorities apparently began reconnecting much of the country’s internet on Friday, one week after the outbreak of anti-government protests that were sparked by [...]

By |December 3rd, 2019|North America, USA|

Amnesty puts Iran death toll above 200 as US says Tehran target of regional anger

Protests against the unexpected increase in gasoline prices in Behbahan, Khuzestan, November 15, 2019. (Supplied) December 3, 2019 At least 208 people are believed to have been killed during a crackdown on protests in Iran last month, Amnesty International said Monday. The steep increase in the number of dead came as the US [...]

By |December 3rd, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

New UN nuclear agency chief: ‘firm and fair’ stance on Iran

Newly-sworn in Director General of the (IAEA) Rafael Grossi takes part in the Second Special Session of the General Conference of the IAEA in Vienna on December 2, 2019. (AFP) December 2, 2019 The incoming head of the UN’s atomic watchdog agency said Monday he will take a “firm and fair” approach toward [...]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran says may ‘reconsider’ atomic watchdog commitments

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria. (Reuters) December 2, 2019 Iran warned Sunday it may "seriously reconsider" its commitments to the UN atomic watchdog if European parties to a nuclear deal trigger a dispute mechanism that could lead to sanctions. The 2015 [...]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|