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Iran warns it will strike US and Israel if they make the ‘slightest error’

Hossein Salami, the deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards. (Supplied) February 14, 2020 Iran is ready to strike the United States and Israel if they give it any reason to do so, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said in a live broadcast on state television on Thursday. “If you make the [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

US Senate acts to restrain Trump’s military powers against Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump walks from the Diplomatic Reception Room after discussing the Iran nuclear deal at the White House, October 13, 2017. (REUTERS) February 14, 2020 The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday limiting President Donald Trump’s authority to launch military operations against Iran. The measure, authored by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|North America, USA|

US accuses Chinese tech giant Huawei of stealing trade secrets, assisting Iran

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP) February 14, 2020 US prosecutors on Thursday accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets and helping Iran track protesters in the latest indictment against the Chinese company, escalating the US [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|East Asia, North America, USA|

US Navy seizes Iranian-manufactured missiles in Arabian Sea

The US State Department released photos of the seized Iranian missiles seized by the US Navy in the Arabian Sea before its arrival to Houthi militias in Yemen, Dec 5, 2019. (Supplied) February 14, 2020 A US navy ship seized 150 Iranian-manufactured anti-tank guided missiles after boarding a vessel while conducting maritime security [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Trump looks to Africa to counter Iran

US President Donald Trump. (Reuters) By Laura Kelly February 13, 2020 The Trump administration is turning toward Africa in an effort to bolster its alliance against Iran. The U.S. is looking to Sudan and Morocco as key partners in the effort to counter Tehran, part of a larger American and Middle East alliance led [...]

By |February 13th, 2020|Africa, Middle East, North America, USA|

Trump says passing ‘war powers resolution’ would send bad signal to Iran

President Donald Trump speaks at a reception commemorating the 35th anniversary of the attack on Beirut Barracks, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP) February 13, 2020 US President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned the Senate against adopting a resolution that would curb his ability to wage war against Iran, saying it would send "a very [...]

By |February 13th, 2020|North America, USA|

US gives Iraq sanctions waiver for vital Iranian gas imports

Employees walk past flames rising from the burning of excess natural gas at the Bin Omar natural gas station in Basra, Iraq, Jan 12, 2017. (AFP) February 13, 2020 The United States has granted Iraq a 45-day sanctions waiver enabling the country to continue importing vital Iranian gas and electricity supplies. In a [...]

By |February 13th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Facebook removes accounts in Russia, Iran with alleged intelligence links

Iran’s covert action on Facebook is the second major cyber campaign that has come to light this year. (Getty) February 13, 2020 Social media giant Facebook on Wednesday removed two unconnected networks of accounts, pages, and groups “engaging in foreign or government interference,” one originating in Russia and the other one in Iran, [...]

By |February 13th, 2020|North America, Russia, USA|

Iran goes to the polls amid domestic and regional tensions

The Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his ballot during parliamentary and Experts Assembly elections in Tehran, Iran Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. (AP) By Talmiz Ahmad February 12, 2020 Campaigning for Iran’s elections to the 290-member Majlis, scheduled for Feb. 21, officially began on Wednesday. Iran’s electoral scene reflects the deep political [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

Rouhani denounces US at Revolution anniversary, reiterates demands for referendum

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (IRIB) February 12, 2020 Commemorating the 41st anniversary of the 1979 revolution, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spend most of his speech Tuesday lashing out at the US administration for killing major general Qassem Soleiman. He also encouraged people to take part in the legislative elections expected in less than [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|