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Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship in Mideast amid U.S.-Iran tension

Smoke rises from an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman after an explosion hit the vessel, June 13, 2019. (IRNA) February 26, 2021 An explosion struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing out of the Middle East on Friday, an unexplained blast renewing concerns about ship security in the region amid escalating tensions [...]

By |February 26th, 2021|Middle East, North America, USA|

Analysis of IAEA Iran verification and monitoring report

Iran started to produce near 20 percent enriched uranium on January 4, 2021. (AFP) By Andrea Stricker February 26, 2021 This report assesses information in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) quarterly safeguards report for February 23, 2021, Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council [...]

By |February 26th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

New Iran-based Al-Qaeda head ‘a potential asset to Tehran’

Saif Al-Adel (L), one of the most senior members of Al-Qaeda, has been tipped to take over from Ayman Zawahiri (R). (FBI/Wikimedia) By Christopher Hamill-Stewart February 26, 2021 A former general in the Egyptian military could be the new leader of Al-Qaeda, but his confinement in Iran and potential value as a pawn [...]

By |February 26th, 2021|Egypt, Middle East, North America, USA|

President Biden orders airstrike against Iran-backed militia in Syria following rocket attacks against US forces in Iraq

Gen. Lloyd Austin answers questions during his confirmation before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, U.S. Jan 19, 2021. (REUTERS) February 26, 2021 The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a [...]

By |February 26th, 2021|Iraq, North America, Syria, USA|

U.S. patience with Iran on renewing nuclear talks not unlimited: State Department

US State Department Spokesman Ned Price speaks to the press, Feb. 2, 2021. (Screengrab) February 25, 2021 The United States’ patience with Iran on returning to discussions over the 2015 nuclear deal is “not unlimited,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Wednesday. Iran has not formally responded to a U.S. offer last [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|North America, USA|

Republicans want to deter Biden from rejoining Iran nuclear deal

President Joe Biden signs executive orders at the White House in Washington, US, Jan 26, 2021. (REUTERS) February 25, 2021 A number of House Republicans submitted a bill to prevent the United States from rejoining the Iran nuclear deal in an attempt to further pressure President Joe Biden. The officials joined efforts to [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|North America, USA|

Top US general warns Iran, says Taliban not breaking with al-Qaeda

U.S. troops assess the damage after an attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, August 2017. (Reuters) February 25, 2021 The United States always reserves the right to respond to attacks “at a time and place of our choosing,” a senior US general said Wednesday, adding that “the memory and reach of the US are very long.” The [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|Afghanistan, Middle East, North America, USA|

Biden should know that if left unchallenged, the attacks of Iran’s proxies will certainly continue

This Feb. 22, 2021 photo shows destroyed vehicles as a result of the rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone. (Supplied) By Track Persia February 24, 2021 Two rockets landed in Baghdad’s Green Zone housing foreign embassies on Monday evening. According to Iraqi security sources, a third rocket fell just west of the Green [...]

By |February 24th, 2021|Iraq, North America, USA|

Israel aims to resolve Iran disputes with Biden at adviser level

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu (R) with Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi (C) meets Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Tel Aviv, Israel on Dec. 18, 2020. (Twitter) February 23, 2021 Israel hopes to prevent personal tension between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Joe Biden over their [...]

By |February 23rd, 2021|Israel, North America, USA|

Iran officially imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses in a conference in Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2021. (AP) February 23, 2021 Iran officially started restricting international inspections of its nuclear facilities Tuesday, a bid to pressure European countries and U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration to lift crippling economic sanctions and restore the 2015 nuclear [...]

By |February 23rd, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|