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These are the signs that Iran’s regime is close to crumbling

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a graduation ceremony of a group of IRGC cadets in Tehran. (IRIB) By Michael Rubin September 14, 2019 Iran and the United States are as close to direct conflict as they have been for three decades, since Operation Praying Mantis in 1988 which was, at the time, the [...]

By |September 14th, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

Locked between insurgency strategy and proxy war, Iran is desperate for lifting  US sanctions 

The British vessel  Stena Impero being seized and detained by the Iranian forces, July 19, 2019 in the Strait of Hormuz. (Getty) By Track Persia September 14, 2019 Over the past few months, Iran has escalated tensions with the United States to a dramatic level. The escalation has seen ships mysteriously attacked, drones [...]

By |September 14th, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

US said to reassure Israel Iran sanctions will stay even if Trump, Rouhani meet

US President Donald Trump (right) and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on January 25, 2018. (AFP) September 14, 2019 Israel has received reassurances in recent days that the US will not lift sanctions on Tehran even if [...]

By |September 14th, 2019|Isreal, North America, USA|

US to continue economic pressure on Iran and Hezbollah

Supporters of Lebanon’s Shia movement Hezbollah hold posters of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a parade in Beirut, September, 2017.(AFP) September 14, 2019 The US is to continue its economic pressure on Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea said on Friday. Speaking at [...]

By |September 14th, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Iran’s state TV must be held accountable for forced confessions, but how?

Mazyar Ebrahimi’s arrest, torture and TV confession paints a lucid picture of the depth of violence, injustice and corruption within the Islamic Republic. (Screen grab) By Vahid Yucesoy September 13, 2019 In his exclusive interview with IranWire, Mazyar Ebrahimi, one of several people the Iranian regime falsely accused of assassinating four nuclear scientists, revealed the extent [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Trump: Iranian leadership ‘wants to meet’

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he addresses a press conference on the second day of the NATO summit in Brussels, July 12, 2018. (AFP) September 13, 2019 President Donald Trump said he believes that Iran’s leadership wants to talk, adding to expectations that he is trying to arrange a summit with his [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|North America, USA|

“Death to America” billboards pop up in Baghdad. It’s a message from Iran

A billboard in Baghdad bearing a disparaging likeness of the Statue of Liberty and Donald Trump, and text reading, "The U.S. is responsible for the region's insecurity and instability because it supports the Zionist occupation and terrorist groups," is seen in central Baghdad, Sept. 6, 2019.(AP) By Tucker Reals, Omar Omar and Khaled Wassef September [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|Iraq, North America, USA|

New sanctions could extend to allies of Iran-linked Hezbollah in Lebanon: US envoy

A Shi'ite cleric wearing military uniform stands with Hezbollah members during a funeral in Ghaziyeh village, south Lebanon January 21, 2015. (Reuters) September 13, 2019 Future US sanctions could target allies of Hezbollah in Lebanon, extending beyond direct affiliates of the Iran-backed Lebanese extremist organization, a US envoy said on Thursday. “In the [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|Lebanon, North America, USA|

US says it has evidence Iran’s Adrian Darya 1 oil transferred to Syria

The State Department had stopped short of confirming whether Iran had sold the oil to Assad’s government, but strongly suggested it had. (AFP) September 13, 2019 The United States has evidence that the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 has transferred its crude oil to the Syrian government, breaking assurances it gave not to [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|North America, Syria, USA|

Mnuchin: No meeting planned between Trump and Iran’s Rouhani

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrives at a White House reception for Congressional Medal of Honor recipients in the East Room of the White in Washington, U.S., September 12, 2018. (REUTERS) September 13, 2019 U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says President Donald Trump has no plans to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|North America, USA|