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US Global Maritime Advisory warns of Iran’s ‘deceptions’

Oil supertanker Grace 1 on suspicion of being carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria is seen near Gibraltar, Spain, July 4, 2019. (Reuters) May 16, 2020 In its newly released Global Maritime Advisory (GMA), the U.S. government has advised the world's shipping lines to be vigilant about "Iran's, North Korea's and Syria's deceptions". [...]

By |May 16th, 2020|Latin America, North America, Syria, USA, Venezuela|

China rejects US plan to extend UN arms embargo on Iran

Photo showing the UN Security Council open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflicts, New York, May 22, 2018. (UN) May 15, 2020 China rejected on Thursday a planned push by the United States to extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran and, if that fails, Washington’s assertion that it could trigger [...]

By |May 15th, 2020|East Asia, North America, USA|

U.S. weighs measures in response to Iran fuel shipment to Venezuela

An oil tanker is seen off the port of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. (AFP) May 15, 2020 The United States is considering measures it could take in response to Iran’s shipment of fuel to crisis-stricken Venezuela, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Thursday. Washington has a “high degree of certainty” that [...]

By |May 15th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

U.S. envoy threatens to trigger return of U.N. sanctions on Iran

Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook addresses reporters at the U.S. Department of State, Dec 5, 2019. (US State Department) May 14, 2020 The United States publicly threatened on Wednesday to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions on Iran if the U.N. Security Council does not extend an arms embargo on [...]

By |May 14th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

US military offers condolences over Iran accident killing 19

Konarak naval vessel still burning after being towed to port. May 11, 2020. (Supplied) May 14, 2020 The U.S. military offered condolences Thursday to Iran over a friendly fire incident in the Islamic Republic that killed 19 of its troops, identifying the weapon used in the incident as an anti-ship cruise missile. Iranian [...]

By |May 14th, 2020|North America, USA|

Soleimani’s last will and testament

Qassem Soleimani, the late head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Qods Force. (NRT) By Amir Toumaj May 14, 2020 More than four months after the US killed Qods Force commander Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike, debates about his legacy continue. His last will and testament, published in February 40 days after his death, [...]

By |May 14th, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

Pompeo: Iran trying to ‘foment terror’ during pandemic

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (AP) May 13, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran on Wednesday of using its resources to “foment terror” even as its people face the Middle East’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak. “Even during this pandemic the Iranians are using the ayatollah regime’s resources to foment terror [...]

By |May 13th, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

Putin is betting on a losing horse, as in Iran

Vladimir Putin meets with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, Iran, November 23, 2015. (Reuters) By Alireza Nader May 13, 2020 The Russian-Iranian alliance, a defining feature of power politics in the Middle East, is experiencing strains that should be exploited by the Trump administration. Moscow and Tehran are historic enemies whose [...]

By |May 13th, 2020|Middle East, North America, Russia, USA|

Washington tells Tehran to send plane so US can deport 11 Iranian nationals

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, Dec. 10, 2015, in San Diego. (AP) May 12, 2020 The United States urged Tehran on Monday to send a charter plane to take home 11 Iranian nationals whom Washington wants to deport, and accused the Islamic Republic of stalling [...]

By |May 12th, 2020|North America, USA|

Crash victims’ families call on airlines to uphold ban on flights to Iran

Iranians light candles for victims of Ukraine Airlines Boeing 737-800 as they protest in front of Amir Kabir University in Tehran, Iran, 11 January 2020. (EPA-EFE) By Shima Shahrabi May 12, 2020 The families of the victims of the Ukrainian International Airlines flight that was shot down by the Revolutionary Guards on January 8 [...]

By |May 12th, 2020|Europe, North America|