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|

US circulates new text of resolution against Iran to UN Security Council members

US Ambassador Kelly Craft addresses the Security Council meeting, at United Nations headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP) August 5, 2020 The U.S. has circulated the text of a new resolution to Security Council members calling on them to support the extension of the U.N. arms embargo against Iran, Bloomberg News which obtained [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|North America, USA|

Khamenei doesn’t trust the Democrats

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to the crowd during a ceremony on June 04, 2018. (IRIB) By Mark Dubowitz and Alireza Nader August 5, 2020 The Democratic Party’s recently released policy platform was greeted warmly by certain newspapers in Iran. Media outlets associated with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised the party’s rejection of “regime [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|North America, USA|

Map of Iran-backed Hezbollah’s global operation goes live

The Washington Institute's new interactive map draws everything so far known about Hezbollah’s malign international activities into a single, multimedia repository. (Screen-grab) By Hannah Somerville August 5, 2020 A ground-breaking interactive map detailing the breadth of Hezbollah’s global operations over the past 38 years been launched by US think-tank the Washington Institute. The online tool, [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA|

Family of Iran abducted man tells details of his disappearance

Jamshid Sharmahd, an Iranian-American broadcaster based in Los Angeles. (Wikimedia Commons) August 5, 2020 A California-based member of an Iranian opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said told The Associated Press (AP). The suspected cross-border abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd appears corroborated by mobile phone location [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|North America, UAE, USA|

Pompeo says Iran sanctions to be applied to China if $400 billion trade deal signed

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, May 21, 2018. (AP) August 3, 2020 Referring to a $400 billion 25-year trade deal between Iran and China U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on August 2 said the United States will apply all Iran sanctions also to the "Chinese [...]

By |August 3rd, 2020|East Asia, North America, USA|

Iran hits hawkish US expert with symbolic sanctions

Richard Goldberg, a senior advisor at Washington-based think tank the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). (Screengrab) August 3, 2020 Iran on Sunday imposed symbolic sanctions on a hawkish former expert with the White House National Security Council, Iranian state media reported. A statement from Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the sanctions on Richard [...]

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