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Syria asked Iran not to attack Israel from its territories- report

An IDF soldier looks into southern Syria from the Israeli side of the border. (IDF) August 30, 2022 Syrian officials have asked Iran and its proxies not to carry out attacks against Israel from its territory, The New York Times reported on Friday citing a source in Damascus. It said this request led [...]

By |August 30th, 2022|Israel, Syria|

Iran approves cryptocurrency regulations, raising fears of skirting sanctions

The new regulations allow for the import of any goods to the country. (Supplied) August 30, 2022 Iran's government has approved a set of regulations for trading with cryptocurrencies, a move that potentially allows the country to skirt some U.S. financial sanctions imposed over Tehran's nuclear program. This news was announced on August [...]

By |August 30th, 2022|North America, USA|

Iran closes its borders with Iraq, halts flights amid violence

A protester holds a poster depicting Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on a bridge leading towards the Green Zone area in Baghdad, Iraq, July 30, 2022. (AP) August 30, 2022 Iran has closed its borders with Iraq and urged its citizens to avoid traveling there, a senior official said on Tuesday, amid an eruption [...]

By |August 30th, 2022|Iraq|

Ex-Mossad chief: Israel targeted nuke program ‘in the very heartland’ of Iran

Former Israeli Mossad chief Yossi Cohen. (Flash90) August 30, 2022 Former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen said Monday that Israel carried out “countless operations” against Iran’s nuclear program when he led the spy agency. Speaking in English at an event in Switzerland marking 125 years since the First Zionist Congress, Cohen also hit out [...]

By |August 30th, 2022|Israel|

Iran’s ex-president Khatami implicated in fatwa against Rushdie

Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami. (IranWire) August 30, 2022 A new report has revealed that Iran’s former President Mohammad Khatami had a role in issuing the fatwa by Islamic Republic’s founder Rouhollah Khomeini against author Salman Rushdie. According to a report by BBC, Khatami – then a minister -- held a meeting with two [...]

By |August 30th, 2022|Iran|

Iranian sites cordoned off in Syria’s Hama after Israeli raids

Syrian air defences responding to Israeli missiles targeting Iranian facilities near Damascus, May 10, 2018. (REUTERS) August 30, 2022 Iranian militias and Syrian regime security forces have cordoned off military sites used by the militias in western Hama and central Syria after they were targeted by Israeli raids on Thursday. The sites are [...]

By |August 30th, 2022|Israel, Syria|

Raisi says not planning to meet with Biden at UN

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi speaks in a live interview with state-run TV, at the presidency office in Tehran, Iran, May 9, 2022. (AP) August 29, 2022 Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi said at a briefing Monday that he has no plans to meet with The US President at the UN General Assembly in New [...]

By |August 29th, 2022|North America, USA|

Iran starts enriching uranium with advanced IR-6 machines underground at Natanz

Centrifuge machines in the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran, Nov 5, 2019. (AFP) August 29, 2022 Iran has started enriching uranium with one of three cascades, or clusters, of advanced IR-6 centrifuges recently installed at its underground enrichment plant at Natanz, a report by the UN atomic watchdog to member states seen [...]

By |August 29th, 2022|Iran|

The repercussions of the Russian military partnership with Tehran

Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Army Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, right, and Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri visit the unnamed underground drone base. (AFP) By Track Persia August 29, 2022 Some Iranian officials have said that their country has had various types of collaboration with Russia including in the military [...]

By |August 29th, 2022|Russia|

Official close to Iran-liked Hezbollah assassinated in Damascus countryside

Posters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, Syrian President Bashar Assad and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in a village near the Lebanese-Syrian border. (REUTERS) August 29, 2022 Unknown individuals assassinated the commander of the Baath Brigades, a close figure to the Lebanese Hezbollah party, in the countryside of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for [...]

By |August 29th, 2022|Lebanon, Syria|