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U.S. offers $15 million reward for information on Iranian commander in Yemen

Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook addresses reporters at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on December 5, 2019. (US State Department) December 7, 2019 On Thursday the U.S. Special Representative on Iran said the State Department was offering $15 million for information on Yemen-based Iranian Guards senior Commander Abdul-Reza Shahlai's [...]

By |December 7th, 2019|North America, USA, Yemen|

US envoy: US has ‘other tools’ if Iran’s bad actions go on

US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft, right, accompanied by President Trump, left, speaks at a luncheon with members of the UN Security Council in the White House, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP) December 7, 2019 US Ambassador Kelly Craft warned Iran on Friday that the Trump administration will keep up its maximum pressure campaign [...]

By |December 7th, 2019|North America, USA|

US considering troop boost to counter Iran

US navy launches 'largest maritime exercise' to protect Gulf allies following Iran tensions. (Getty) December 6, 2019 The United States said Thursday it was considering deploying fresh forces to counter Iran, with an official saying some 5,000 to 7,000 troops could head to the region. Testifying before Congress, John Rood, the under secretary [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

US State Department publishes photos of seized Iranian missiles

The US State Department released photos of the Iranian missiles seized by the US Navy in the Arabian Sea before its arrival to Houthi militias in Yemen, Dec 5, 2019. (Supplied) December 6, 2019 The US State Department has released photos of the shipment of Iranian weapons and missile parts seized by the [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|North America, USA, Yemen|

NY-based Iranian activist sues Khamenei and others at US Federal Court

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Iranian women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad. (Twitter) December 6, 2019 A NY-based Iranian anti-compulsory-hijab activist, Masih Alinejad has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic Judiciary and its Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, as well as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). Alinejad, who lives in exile [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|North America, USA, Woman|

US says Iran ‘could have murdered over 1,000’ during protests

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, August 16, 2018. (AFP) December 5, 2019 Iranian security forces may have killed more than 1,000 people since protests over gasoline price hikes began in mid-November, US Special Representative [...]

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

Put sanctions on judges to free Iran hostages, families demand

A rally outside the Iranian Embassy in London calls attention to dual British-Iranian citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested in Iran in April 2016. (Getty Images) December 5, 2019 Iranian judges and jailers responsible for holding foreign prisoners on false charges should be hit with US-led sanctions to show international anger at hostage-taking, [...]

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

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|