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Questions loom in Iran as reformist factions lose hope in elections

The head of Iran's reformist coalition in parliamentary elections Mohammad Reza Aref (c) shows his inked finger after casting his ballot at a polling station in Tehran, February 26, 2016. (ISNA) January 24, 2020 Leaders of Iran's reformist parties say the results of the upcoming parliamentary elections will come as no surprise as [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|Uncategorised|

Mnuchin says US expects U.N. sanctions on Iran to ‘snap back into place’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announce the new sanctions at the White House, January 10, 2020. (Reuters) January 16, 2020 Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday the United States believes international sanctions on Iran will be swiftly reimposed now that France, Britain and Germany have formally [...]

By |January 16th, 2020|Uncategorised|

Iran’s Intelligence pressures family of killed protester not to hold a vigil

Iranian protesters gather around a fire during a demonstration against an increase in gasoline prices in the capital Tehran, on November 16, 2019. (AFP) December 23, 2019 Reports from Tehran say the parents of Pouya Bakhtiari, a young man killed by Iranian security forces during the protests in November have been summoned to [...]

By |December 23rd, 2019|Uncategorised|

Why has Iran ordered its proxies to aggressively suppress Iraq’s ongoing uprising

An Iraqi protester waves the national flag during a demonstration against state corruption, failing public services and unemployment, October 3, 2019. (AFP) By Track Persia November 15, 2019 Iraq has been rocked by weeks of protests with demonstrators, who initially demanded more jobs and better services, now are calling for a complete overhaul [...]

By |November 15th, 2019|Iraq, Uncategorised|

Iran is storing missiles in underground tunnels: IRGC air force head

An Iranian surface to surface Ghasedak missile is driven past portraits of Iran's leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during the annual army day military parade on April 17, 2008 in Tehran. (Getty Images) October 1, 2019 Iran is storing military equipment in underground tunnels, according to the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps [...]

By |October 1st, 2019|Iran, Uncategorised|

Iran slams US for barring Zarif from New York hospital visit

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York, U.S. (REUTERS) September 28, 2019 Iran slammed on Saturday the United States for what it called an “inhumane” decision to bar its foreign minister, who was attending the UN summit meetings in New York, from [...]

By |September 28th, 2019|North America, Uncategorised, USA|

New US-led patrols in the Gulf raise stakes with Iran

Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress conduct joint exercises in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (US Navy) September 4, 2019 As the US tries a new way to protect shipping across the Gulf amid tensions with Iran, it finds itself sailing into uncertain waters. For [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Three members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards killed in ambush

Kurdish guerrillas on the Iraqi side of the border with Iran. (AP) July 10, 2019 Three members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have been shot dead in the western city of Piranshahr, West Azerbaijan Province, the IRGC said in a statement on July 9. The three died “when terrorists opened fire [...]

By |July 10th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Iran says Vienna meet is ‘last chance’ to save nuclear deal

Group picture taken at the UN building in Vienna after Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal. (Reuters) June 28, 2019 Iran said Friday’s meeting in Vienna between the remaining signatories of the nuclear deal was the “last chance” to save the accord after the U.S. withdrawal last year and [...]

By |June 28th, 2019|Europe, North America, Uncategorised, USA|

IRGC threatens to target carriers with ballistic missiles

Iran's IRGC Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami. (Press TV) June 19, 2019 The Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said Tuesday that Iran’s ballistic missiles were capable of hitting “carriers in the sea” with great precision after the Pentagon announced that it will deploy more troops in the Middle East to halt Iranian threats. “These missiles can [...]

By |June 19th, 2019|Middle East, North America, Uncategorised, USA|