Iranian terrorists claim to have active cells in Washington, DC

U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Reuters) March 6, 2021 Iranian militia groups claim to have active cells of operatives stationed in Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities, according to chatter in online forums used by these groups. Kawtheryoon Electronic Team, a Telegram network used by Iranian militia groups and supporters, claimed in a recent posting that Iranian "resistance cells [...]

By |March 6th, 2021|North America, USA|

Pentagon accused of giving Iran cover after Iraq attack as Joe Biden mulls retaliation

A bulldozer clears rubble and debris at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar, Iraq on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP) By David Brennan March 6, 2021 Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby has come under fire for his apparent hesitation to link Iran to Shia militias operating in Iraq and launching attacks against U.S. and [...]

By |March 6th, 2021|Iraq, North America, USA|

US agrees to release frozen Iranian assets in Iraq

A shop worker arranges the cans of Iranian tomato paste at a super market in the city of Najaf, Iraq October 7, 2018. (REUTERS) March 06, 2021 Secretary-General of the Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce Hamid Hosseini revealed on Friday that the US has agreed to release frozen Iranian assets in Iraq. "After [...]

By |March 6th, 2021|Iraq, North America, USA|

Report: Biden called off strike on Iran-backed militias in Syria

President Joe Biden participates in a virtual event with the Munich Security Conference, Washington, Feb. 19, 2021. (AP) March 06, 2021 President Joe Biden had ordered airstrikes on two targets inside Syria last month but the second was cancelled, The Wall Street Journal reported. “After 10 days of deliberations, President Biden had ordered [...]

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How can we prevent hostage-taking states like Iran?

Nizar Zakka (R) in conversation in 2019, were held captive in Iran decades apart. (Supplied) March 6, 2021 In September 2015, the Lebanese-born IT expert Nizar Zakka travelled to Iran for a conference on the express invitation of the government. But in Tehran he was arrested, accused of "espionage" and ended up spending four miserable [...]

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Iran’s Zarif to offer ‘constructive’ plan amid hopes of informal nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Asia Society in New York, April 24, 2019. (AP) March 5, 2021 Iran will soon present a “constructive” plan of action, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday, after European sources said Tehran gave positive signs about opening informal talks about its nuclear [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran casts long shadow over Pentagon nominee’s Senate hearing

The Pentagon building is seen in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. October 9, 2020. (REUTERS) March 5, 2021 President Joe Biden’s nominee to become the Pentagon’s top policy adviser faced relentless Republican criticism on Thursday over his support for the Iran nuclear deal, in a confirmation hearing that could foreshadow bigger fights over Biden’s national [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|North America, USA|

Rouhani estimates ‘damage’ to Iran by US sanctions since 2018 at $200 billion

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (AFP) March 5, 2021 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani estimated the “damages” to his country by re-instating US sanctions under the Donald Trump administration at $200 billion. “If the new US administration wants to make up for the mistakes of the previous administration, we have left the path clear for [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|North America, USA|

Iran to meet with UN technical experts over uranium find

Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi. (AP) March 4, 2021 Iran has agreed to sit down with international technical experts investigating the discovery of uranium particles at three former undeclared sites in the country, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said Thursday, after months of frustration at [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Why Iran’s hate-filled public school curriculum should be a global concern

The Iranian government’s current textbooks indoctrinate children with messages that put them on a permanent footing for war. (Supplied) By David Andrew Weinberg March 4, 2021 The government of Iran remains the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, and unfortunately its educational curriculum is no exception. Public school teachers in Iran today use [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|Middle East, North America, USA|