Khamenei senior advisor: Soleimani established 82 brigades in Syria, Iraq

Former Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander, Qassem Soleimani, in an operation in Iraq. (Press TV) January 12, 2021 Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military adviser to the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said that late Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani had succeeded in establishing 82 fighting brigades in each of Syria and Iraq. The [...]

By |January 12th, 2021|Uncategorised|

The myth that the Shiite Iranian regime and Sunni al-Qaeda are bitter enemies

The F.B.I. wanted poster for Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who went by the nom de guerre Abu Muhammad al-Masri. (FBI) By Track Persia November 25, 2020 Two Israeli operatives killed Abu Muhammad al-Masri, a senior Al Qaeda leader in the line of succession in Tehran last August at the behest of the United States. [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Middle East, North America, Uncategorised, USA|

Activists urge UN to impose tougher sanctions on Iran

Supporters of the Iranian opposition in the UK held a major rally in London, July 27, 2019. (Supplied) November 12, 2020 A conference of Iranian expatriates from the US and Europe on Wednesday urged the UN to impose tougher sanctions on the regime in Tehran, and for Western nations to apply more pressure. [...]

By |November 12th, 2020|Europe, North America, Uncategorised, USA|

Iran reports more than 2,000 new virus cases

Streets are buzzing In Tehran as social distancing rules are watered down. April 21, 2020. (ISNA) June 10, 2020 Iran on Wednesday announced more than 2,000 new coronavirus infections, in line with a recent surge in cases that President Hassan Rouhani attributed to increased testing. “When more tests are done, then naturally more [...]

By |June 10th, 2020|Iran, Uncategorised|

Rouhani says virus has reached all Iranian provinces, toll rises

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Reuters) March 4, 2020 An outbreak of novel coronavirus has affected almost all of Iran's provinces, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday as the death toll reached 92. "This disease is a widespread disease," he said, according to the official presidency website."It has reached almost all our provinces [...]

By |March 4th, 2020|Uncategorised|

Russian govt orders suspension of visas to Iranian citizens

A man disinfects the shrine of Saint Masoumeh against coronavirus in the city of Qom, February 25, 2020. (AP) February 28, 2020 The Russian government on Friday temporarily barred Iranian citizens from entering Russia and said it would also restrict the entry of South Korean citizens from March 1 as a precaution against [...]

By |February 28th, 2020|Uncategorised|

US Treasury sanctions Hezbollah-linked Lebanese individuals, groups

Supporters of Lebanon’s Shia movement Hezbollah hold posters of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a parade in Beirut, last September. (AFP) February 27, 2020 The United States has listed three people and 12 entities, including pharmaceutical and medical companies, in Lebanon who are linked with the Hezbollah Martyrs Foundation on its [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Lebanon, North America, Uncategorised, USA|

Questions loom in Iran as reformist factions lose hope in elections

The head of Iran's reformist coalition in parliamentary elections Mohammad Reza Aref (c) shows his inked finger after casting his ballot at a polling station in Tehran, February 26, 2016. (ISNA) January 24, 2020 Leaders of Iran's reformist parties say the results of the upcoming parliamentary elections will come as no surprise as [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|Uncategorised|

Mnuchin says US expects U.N. sanctions on Iran to ‘snap back into place’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announce the new sanctions at the White House, January 10, 2020. (Reuters) January 16, 2020 Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday the United States believes international sanctions on Iran will be swiftly reimposed now that France, Britain and Germany have formally [...]

By |January 16th, 2020|Uncategorised|

Iran’s Intelligence pressures family of killed protester not to hold a vigil

Iranian protesters gather around a fire during a demonstration against an increase in gasoline prices in the capital Tehran, on November 16, 2019. (AFP) December 23, 2019 Reports from Tehran say the parents of Pouya Bakhtiari, a young man killed by Iranian security forces during the protests in November have been summoned to [...]

By |December 23rd, 2019|Uncategorised|