New US-led patrols in the Gulf raise stakes with Iran

Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress conduct joint exercises in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (US Navy) September 4, 2019 As the US tries a new way to protect shipping across the Gulf amid tensions with Iran, it finds itself sailing into uncertain waters. For [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Three members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards killed in ambush

Kurdish guerrillas on the Iraqi side of the border with Iran. (AP) July 10, 2019 Three members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have been shot dead in the western city of Piranshahr, West Azerbaijan Province, the IRGC said in a statement on July 9. The three died “when terrorists opened fire [...]

By |July 10th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Iran says Vienna meet is ‘last chance’ to save nuclear deal

Group picture taken at the UN building in Vienna after Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal. (Reuters) June 28, 2019 Iran said Friday’s meeting in Vienna between the remaining signatories of the nuclear deal was the “last chance” to save the accord after the U.S. withdrawal last year and [...]

By |June 28th, 2019|Europe, North America, Uncategorised, USA|

IRGC threatens to target carriers with ballistic missiles

Iran's IRGC Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami. (Press TV) June 19, 2019 The Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said Tuesday that Iran’s ballistic missiles were capable of hitting “carriers in the sea” with great precision after the Pentagon announced that it will deploy more troops in the Middle East to halt Iranian threats. “These missiles can [...]

By |June 19th, 2019|Middle East, North America, Uncategorised, USA|

Iran’s Friday Imam: Anywhere else they would have hanged 2009 protesters

Mohammad Taqi Rahbar, Isfahan’s Acting Friday Prayers Leader, was shocked by some of the slogans protesters chanted. (IranWire) By Shahed Alavi June 14, 2019 It has been 10 years since people took to the streets in the aftermath of the disputed 2009 presidential election, fuelling protests that became known as the Green Movement. Throughout the last decade, [...]

By |June 14th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Iran’s woes briefly go up in smoke during fire festival

Iranians light fireworks during a celebration, known as "Chaharshanbe Souri," or Wednesday Feast, marking the eve of the last Wednesday of the solar Persian year, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (AP) March 20, 2019 Iran's many woes briefly went up in smoke as Iranians observed a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition known as the Festival [...]

By |March 20th, 2019|Iran, Uncategorised|

UAE urges Iran to reconsider its policies in the region

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. (AFP) March 2, 2019 UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan has reiterated his call on the Iranian regime to reconsider its policies with regard to building friendly ties with its neighbors [...]

By |March 2nd, 2019|Middle East, Uncategorised|

Haley rips into Iran’s ‘crony terrorism,’ use of child soldiers in fiery return to Security Council

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during the United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East. (Reuters) By Adam Shaw October 20, 2018 U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, returning to the Security Council for the first time since she announced her intention to step down earlier this month, [...]

By |October 20th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Iranian Embassy in Paris damaged; Tehran knocks police work

French police stand guard outside the Iranian Embassy in the French capital, Paris, on Sept. 14. (AFP) September 17, 2018 The Iranian Embassy was damaged by a crowd that a local police official said Saturday was made up of “individuals,” while Iran’s Foreign Ministry accused them of being extremists and charged that the [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|Europe, Uncategorised|

Rouhani supporters take to social media to voice disappointment

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in the parliament with Ali Larijani. (Tasnim) September 1, 2018 Days after being grilled by MPs, embattled Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s tribulation is widely reflected on social media. Rouhani, being summoned to the parliament for the first time in his five years of presidency, had previously promised to seize [...]

By |September 1st, 2018|Iran, Uncategorised|