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How have Iran’s intelligence forces broken down in face of explosions

The location of a possible crater and the approximate blast and damage area from the explosion and fire at Iran's Natanz nuclear site. (Screengrab) By Yonah Jeremy Bob July 11, 2020 With another explosion on Thursday night, reportedly at an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps facility, the question is not only how anyone has pulled off [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|Isreal, North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Iran will develop oil industry despite U.S. sanctions: Iranian Oil Minister

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh talks to reporters during the 15th International Energy Forum Ministerial in Algiers, Sep 27, 2016. (Reuters) July 11, 2020 Iran is determined to develop its oil industry in spite of U.S. sanctions imposed on the country, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in a televised speech on Saturday. [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|North America, USA|

Tensions continue to rise between US and Hezbollah

A Hezbollah supporter chants slogans, as he holds a picture of the late Iran leader Ayatollah Khomeini (L) and Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (R) in Beirut, Jan 7, 2020. (AP) July 11, 2020 The fallout from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s warning that Washington will do all it can to prevent [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|Lebanon, North America, USA|

US court orders Iran to pay $879 mln to Saudi Arabia’s Khobar bombing survivors

Al-Khobar Towers military housing complex in Saudi Arabia hit by a bombing in 1996. (Reuters) July 10, 2020 A United States federal court has ordered Iran to pay $879 million to the survivors of the 1996 terrorist bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, where US forces lived, according to a law [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

UN security removes Iranian ambassador’s photo of Qassem Soleimani

Baghaei-Hamaneh had a framed photo of Soleimani next to him which a UN security officer removed a few minutes into the ambassador’s speech, July 7, 2020. (Screengrab) July 10, 2020 A security officer at the UN Human Rights Council removed a photo of slain Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani that Iran’s ambassador to [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|North America, USA|

Explosion at Iran’s Natanz nuclear site caused ‘likely irreparable’ damage: US-based think tank

The location of a possible crater and the approximate blast and damage area from the explosion and fire at Iran's Natanz nuclear site. (Screengrab) July 10, 2020 The explosion at Iran’s Natanz nuclear site last week has caused “likely irreparable” damage to parts of the site, marking a “significant” setback to Tehran’s aspirations to mass [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|North America, USA|

Pompeo pledges to stop Iran oil exports to Hezbollah

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, May 23, 2018. (Reuters) July 9, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said Washington would stop possible Iranian oil exports to its ally Hezbollah in Lebanon. “We’ll do everything we can to make sure that Iran cannot continue to sell crude oil anywhere, including to Hezbollah [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Lebanon, North America, USA|

US State Department: UN report ‘whitewashing’ Soleimai’s record by criticizing drone strike

A burning vehicle at the Baghdad International Airport following a US airstrike which targeted Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP) July 9, 2020 The United States on Wednesday blasted a UN finding that a US drone strike that killed a top Iranian general was unlawful, saying the report whitewashed Qasem [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|North America, USA|

Pompeo says U.S. seized Iranian weapons on way to Houthi rebels in Yemen

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shares lunch with members of the military as he visits the Prince Sultan airbase in  Saudi Arabia, Feb 20, 2020. (Reuters) July 8, 2020 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that U.S. and partner forces seized a boat in June carrying Iranian weapons to [...]

By |July 8th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

US Secretary of State hints at Iran links in killing of Iraq expert

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (REUTERS) July 8, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday demanded justice over the killing of a prominent Iraqi extremist expert and highlighted threats against him by Iran-linked groups. Hisham Al-Hashemi, an internationally known scholar whose vast contacts inside Iraq made him a mediator among [...]

By |July 8th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|