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How Iran is leveling the drone battlefield

A suicide drone approaches the target during a drill. Iran's IRGC conducted a drill that saw "suicide drones" crash into targets and explode, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP) By Eli Lake October 22, 2021 For the first 15 years of the U.S. war on terror, one of America’s greatest advantages was the killer drone. [...]

By |October 23rd, 2021|Middle East, North America, USA|

Why drone war by proxy is Iran’s favored form of asymmetric warfare

Military officials inspecting drones on display prior to a military drone drill at an undisclosed location in central Iran, Jan 5, 2021. (AFP) By Oubai Shahbandar October 22, 2021 In recent months multiple waves of attacks by so-called loitering munitions, a type of unmanned aerial vehicle designed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, [...]

By |October 22nd, 2021|Middle East, North America, USA|

UK, Arab League concerned over Iran’s nuclear program

Iran flag on metal wall. Conflict of atomic technology. (Supplied) October 21, 2021 The UK shares concerns over Iran’s nuclear program with Arab countries, a government official said on Tuesday. Tehran has stopped honoring some of its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal and has been holding up negotiations aimed at reviving the [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Europe, Middle East|

Iran holds nationwide air force drill, latest armed exercise

An Iranian pilot gestures during an air force exercise, in Iran, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. (AP) October 21, 2021 Iran on Thursday kicked off an annual air force drill across the country, a week after holding another massive exercise in air defense, state TV reported. The report said bombers, jet fighters, and attack [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Middle East, North America, USA|

How Lebanon’s Hezbollah widens Iran’s Middle East reach

Hezbollah and Iran flags are seen during a rally to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution, in southern Beirut. (AP) October 16, 2021 The Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah has worked hand in glove with Iran across the Middle East since it was established in 1982. Here’s what you need to know about one [...]

By |October 16th, 2021|Middle East|

Hopes dim for Iran’s return to nuclear deal

A technician is seen at the uranium conversion facility in Isfahan, 450 kilometers south of Tehran, Iran, Feb. 3, 2017. (Reuters) By Jeff Seldin October 14, 2021 Efforts to get Tehran to return to the terms of the Iran nuclear deal are in danger of falling short, forcing the United States and its [...]

By |October 14th, 2021|Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran’s Middle East policy is turning against it

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pray near the coffin of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Jan 6, 2020. (Reuters) By Shahin Mahmoudi October 12, 2021 It may not have been initially thought that after the death of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Qods Force commander Ghasem Soleimani, the regime’s export of terrorism [...]

By |October 12th, 2021|Middle East, Opinions On Iran|

The world is waking up to Iran’s drone threat

A drone is pictured during a large-scale drone combat exercise of the Iranian Army, in Semnan, Iran, Jan 4, 2021. (REUTERS) October 9, 2021 Iranian drones are an emerging threat to the Middle East. In 2019, Iran used a combination of drones and cruise missiles to attack the giant Abqaiq oil-processing facility in [...]

By |October 9th, 2021|Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran state TV says IRGC speedboats intercepted US Navy vessel

IRGC vessels buzzing past US military ships, April 15, 2020. (US Navy) October 7, 2021 Iran’s state TV reported Thursday that speedboats belonging to the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have intercepted a US vessel in the Gulf. A US Navy spokesman said he was not aware of any such encounter at [...]

By |October 7th, 2021|Middle East, North America, USA|

Drones main pillar of Iran’s Quds forces overseas operations: opposition

A drone is launched during a large-scale drone combat exercise of Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in Semnan, Iran January 6, 2021. (Reuters) October 7, 2021 The Quds Force of the elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), responsible for Iran’s controversial operations abroad, is increasingly using drones as the main means for carrying [...]

By |October 7th, 2021|Middle East|