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U.S. concerned about Iran-North Korea cooperation, seeks to prevent it

US Special Envoy for Iran, Elliott Abrams, speaks during a media availability at the State Department on February 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP) September 21, 2020 The United States is concerned about Iran’s cooperation with North Korea and will do whatever it can to prevent it, Elliott Abrams, Washington’s envoy on Iran, said [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|East Asia, North America, USA|

Iran says it is ready to swap all prisoners with U.S

Iranian FM Javad Zarif in a cabinet meeting in Tehran, March 11, 2020. (AFP) September 21, 2020 Iran is ready for a full prisoner exchange with the United States, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a virtual address to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Relations between Tehran and Washington have deteriorated sharply [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|North America, USA|

Iran records highest daily coronavirus cases since early June

Emergency medical staff and nurses help while transferring a patient with coronavirus to Masih Daneshvari Hospital, in Tehran, March 30, 2020. (Reuters) September 21, 2020 The number of novel coronavirus infections in Iran has risen by 3,341 in the past 24 hours, the highest daily tally since early June, taking total cases to [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Iran|

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran’s defense ministry, Venezuela’s Maduro

Different units of the Iranian Armed Forces displayed their capabilities and latest military achievements in nationwide parades in Tehran. (Tasnim) September 21, 2020 The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on the Iranian defense ministry and others involved in Iran’s nuclear and weapons program to support its assertion that all U.N. sanctions [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Iranian front groups claim responsibility for recent attacks against Coalition targets in Iraq

Iraqi Shiite militants backed by Iran. (Supplied) By Caleb Weiss and Joe Truzman September 21, 2020 Over the past few days, a surge of assaults against American and Coalition forces inside Iraq have been reported across the country. Four nascent armed factions, all of which are believed to be Iranian-backed, have claimed responsibility. From top left: [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Bombing in Bulgaria: Turning the tide on Iran-backed Hezbollah

A bus bombing that killed five Israelis and a driver in Bulgaria was most likely the work of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, July 18, 2012. (Reuters) By Toby Dershowitz and Dylan Gresik September 21, 2020 At 5:23 p.m. on July 18, 2012, a deadly explosion rocked Bulgaria’s Sarafavo airport near the Black Sea town of Burgas, killing [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Europe, Isreal, Lebanon|

Iran heads for new coronavirus crisis but government fails to take necessary action

Streets are buzzing In Tehran as social distancing rules are watered down. April 21, 2020. (ISNA) September 21, 2020 One of the most serious problems Iran faces today is exhausted, overworked health workers, and the potential flu epidemic makes the situation all the more frightening. “Our biggest problem in facing a third wave of coronavirus [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Iran|

Facing enraged Iranian pilgrims, Iraq closes its borders

Iraqi border police stand guard on the Iraqi side of the Mandili crossing on the border with Iran on July 11, 2020. (AFP) September 21, 2020 The Iraqi Border Authority have announced that the country's borders are closed, a response to videos posted on social media showing some Iranian pilgrims storming toward Iran's [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Iraq|

Yemen welcomes US reimposition of sanctions against Iran

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meets with the spokesman of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Yemen Mohammed Abdul Salam, Aug 13, 2019. (IRNA) September 21, 2020 The legitimate Yemeni government welcomed on Monday the United States’ announcement that it has reimposed all United Nations sanctions against Iran, including an armed embargo against Tehran. [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran’s oil minister calls U.S. sanctions a “war with no blood”

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh talks to reporters during the 15th International Energy Forum Ministerial in Algiers, Sept 27, 2016. (Reuters) September 21, 2020 Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Monday that the United States was waging a war against Iran by imposing sanctions on the Islamic Republic’s crude exports. “Today Iran [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|North America, USA|