Twitter should be legal in Iran, Minister of Information

Iran's communications minister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi. (MEHR) August 10, 2020 Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi announced that the ban imposed on Twitter since the “Green Movement” protests in 2009 should be lifted. Twitter should be legal in Iran, said Jahromi in statements carried by the state news agency, [...]

By |August 10th, 2020|North America, USA|

Pompeo says UN should heed a request by GCC to extend Iran arms embargo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at the UN Security Council meeting. (Supplied) August 10, 2020 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Middle Eastern countries want the renewal of the United Nations arms embargo on Iran and the Security Council should heed their request. Pompeo tweeted his call on the Security [...]

By |August 10th, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

Trump and Macron discuss extension of Iran arms embargo

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands during a joint news conference in the White House in Washington, Sep 18, 2017. (AP) August 8, 2020 The White House said in a statement on August 7 that President Donald Trump spoke with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, about the recent explosion [...]

By |August 8th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

Iranian officials, media say Hook’s resignation won’t bring change to US policy

Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook addresses reporters at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on December 5, 2019. (US State Department) By Behrouz Turani August 7, 2020 Iranian officials and media have reacted with glee to the resignation of Brian Hook as the United States' Special representative for Iran and have [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|North America, USA|

Why no reaction yet from Tehran over recent explosions in Iran’s nuclear facilities

A building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, July 02, 2020. (AP) By Track Persia August 7, 2020 Over the last few weeks, Iran has been struck by a series of explosions and fires that targeted [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

Iran again accuses US, Israel of standing behind Beirut blast

Wounded people walk near the site of an explosion at the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4, 2020. (AFP) August 7, 2020 Iranian officials again accused Thursday both Israel and the US of standing behind a massive explosion that hit Beirut’s port Tuesday and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital, [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, North America, USA|

US ambassador says Iran is world No. 1 sponsor of terrorism

US Ambassador Kelly Craft addresses her first Security Council meeting, at United Nations headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP) August 7, 2020 The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations called Iran “the world’s number one sponsor of terrorism” on Thursday and warned Russia and China that they will become “co-sponsors” if they block [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

Iranians, Russians receive text messages seeking U.S. election hacking info

Screenshot of a text message sent to an Iranian cell phone user promising up to $10 million for information about anyone planning to interfere in the US election, Aug 6, 2020. (Reuters) August 7, 2020 When Mohamad first got the text message offering him up to $10 million for information about attempts to [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|North America, Russia, USA|

Trump’s Iran envoy quits administration as US pushes embargo

Brian Hook, US Special Representative for Iran, speaks at a news conference in London, Britain June 28, 2019. (REUTERS) August 6, 2020 The Trump administration’s top envoy for Iran is stepping down just as the United States tries to moves ahead with a major diplomatic effort that would extend a U.N. arms embargo against Tehran [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|North America, USA|

Qatar’s alleged finance of Hezbollah terrorist movement puts US troops at risk, dossier claims

Hezbollah displays a pick-up truck mounted with a multiple rocket launcher in a parade in Nabatiyeh, Lebanon, July 10, 2014. (AFP) By Benjamin Weinthal August 06, 2020 Qatar’s monarchy allegedly financed weapons deliveries to the global terrorist group Hezbollah, endangering the nearly 10,000 U.S. troops stations in the emirate, according to a damning new dossier viewed [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|Lebanon, North America, Qatar, USA|