Iran threatens retaliation after what it calls possible cyber attack on nuclear site

An IAEA inspector checks the enrichment process inside the uranium enrichment plant Natanz, January 20, 2014. (APA) July 3, 2020 Iran will retaliate against any country that carries out cyberattacks on its nuclear sites, the head of civilian defence said, after a fire at its Natanz plant which some Iranian officials said may [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|North America, USA|

Extending Iran’s arms embargo is in favor of Iranian citizens

An Iranian flag flutters next to a ground-to-ground Sajil missile before being launched at an undisclosed location in Iran. (AFP) By Pooya Stone July 3, 2020 Iranian officials’ aggressive behavior and remarks have proven in word and deed the importance of extending the UN arms embargo as the Security Council approaches its final [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

Did a cyber-weapon blow up an Iranian missile factory—and is this cyber-war?

Explosion takes place in north Tehran, Iran, June 30, 2020. (Twitter) By Matthew Petti July 3, 2020 An Iranian general would not rule out that a massive explosion east of Tehran last week was caused by “hacking,” amidst speculation that the incident was an act of sabotage. Iranian authorities had attempted to downplay the [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

US envoy: Military action against Iranian nuclear program ‘always on the table’

Brian Hook, US special representative for Iran, walks past parts of short-range ballistic missiles at the Iranian Materiel Display at an airbase near Washington on November 29, 2018. (AP) July 2, 2020 The Trump administration’s envoy for Iran said Tuesday that the White House was willing to take military action against Tehran to [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

The regime in Iran is struggling. It’s time for Washington to exploit its weaknesses

President Trump presents a signed memorandum reimposing nuclear sanctions on Iran, May 8, 2018. (Agencies) By Alireza Nader July 1, 2020 The Islamic Republic has been preparing for more nationwide demonstrations. Under the guidance of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the theocracy’s praetorians, are close to completely militarizing the [...]

By |July 1st, 2020|North America, USA|

U.S.’s Pompeo to address U.N. Security Council on Tuesday on Iran arms embargo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at the UN Security Council meeting. (Supplied) June 30, 2020 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will address the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday on the expiration of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. The United States is [...]

By |June 30th, 2020|North America, USA|

Saudi Arabia, US call for extending UN arms embargo on Iran in joint conference

Adel al-Jubeir and Brian Hook, check the display of the debris of ballistic missiles and weapons which were launched towards Riyadh, in Riyadh, June 29, 2020. (REUTERS) June 29, 2020 Saudi Arabian and US officials on Monday urged the international community to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran, warning that letting the ban expire [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he addresses a press conference on the second day of the NATO summit in Brussels, July 12, 2018. (AFP) June 29, 2020 Iran has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|North America, USA|

Terror-exporting ayatollahs on the threshold of going nuclear

Nuclear power plant near Bushehr, Iran. (AP) By Baria Alamuddin June 29, 2020 After the 2015 deal aimed at curbing its nuclear program, Iran was judged to be a year away from “breakout capacity” — having enough 90 per cent enriched uranium to build a bomb. The latest International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

PEN America condemns threats against Iranian writers, activists in the US

Masih Alinejad is a writer, journalist and a women’s rights activist who campaigns against the compulsory hijab and other discriminatory laws. (Supplied) June 29, 2020 PEN America has condemned what it says are “threats” made to the safety of Iranian writers and activists living in the United States, “apparently from individuals who are [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|North America, USA, Woman|