Trump says ready to help Iran but ‘they haven’t even asked’

Trump speaks during an interview in the Oval Office on Aug. 30. (AP) April 3, 2020 President Donald Trump says the United States would think about the issue of sanctions to help Iran fight the coronavirus if Tehran asked for it. Responding to a reporter’s question during the White House briefing on Thursday [...]

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

Iran, US heat up war of words

  US soldiers stand guard during the hand over ceremony of Qayyarah Airfield to Iraqi Security Forces, in Mosul, Iraq, March 27, 2020. (AP) April 03, 2020 Iran said Thursday it "only acts in self-defense" after President Donald Trump warned it against attacks on US troops in Iraq, as a new war of [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

More evidence suggests Iran’s nuclear shopping sprees persist

Iranian workers stand in front of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, about 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran, Iran, October 26, 2010. (REUTERS) By Andrea Stricker Behnam Ben Taleblu April 03, 2020 When it comes to the regime in Iran, the adage “old habits die hard” could not be truer. Even amid a [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran regime would funnel international aid to IRGC

Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) personnel came into the streets to fight Coronavirus. March 1, 2020. (Supplied) By Majid Rafizadeh April 03, 2020 Iran is one of the hardest hit countries in the world when it comes to the number of people who have been infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or died because of it. According to [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

US believes Iran was ‘directly involved’ in killing of Iranian dissident in Turkey

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Reuters) April 2, 2020 The United States believes Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security was directly involved in the killing of an Iranian dissident last November in Turkey, a senior administration official told Reuters on Wednesday. Masoud Molavi Vardanjani was shot dead on an Istanbul street on [...]

By |April 2nd, 2020|North America, Turkey, USA|

Iran has no proxies, as Trump claims, but has friends: Iranian Foreign Minister

Iran Foreign minister Javad Zarif looks with representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs in Brussels on January 11, 2018. (AFP) April 2, 2020 Iran has no proxies but it has friends, tweeted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said that the country [...]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Trump warns Iran against possible ‘sneak attack’ on U.S. in Iraq

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP) April 2, 2020 US President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned Iran and its proxies against attacking US troops or assets in Iraq, citing a possible “sneak attack” but giving no other details. “Upon information and belief, Iran or its [...]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

US has missed opportunity to lift sanctions on Iran amid coronavirus: Rouhani

Iran President Hassan Rouhani. (Getty) April 1, 2020 Iran’s president said on Wednesday the United States had missed a historical opportunity to lift sanctions on his country during the coronavirus outbreak, though he said the penalties had not hampered Tehran’s fight against the infection. “It was a great opportunity for Americans to apologize [...]

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

Iran Guards warn Washington against any attack on proxies In Iraq

Iraqi militia's have vowed to take more revenge for the January U.S. air attack that killed Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. (AFP) April 1, 2020 As Baghdad and commanders of Iran's close ally, Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (P.M.F.) warn of an imminent U.S. attack on Iran's Shi'ite militia proxies [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Pompeo says US might rethink Iran sanctions in light of coronavirus outbreak

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US special representative on Iran Brian Hook (background) arrive to al-Bateen Air Base in Abu Dhabi on September 19, 2019. (AFP) April 1, 2020 U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held out the possibility on Tuesday that the United States may consider easing sanctions on Iran [...]

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