Tag: Iran

Iran urges UN to launch talks over ‘alarming’ Gulf tensions

In letter to UN chief, Iran’s ambassador calls for talks between Tehran and Gulf countries to ease rising tensions. Iran has urged the United Nations to help launch a diplomatic dialogue to ease an “alarming security situation” in the Gulf. Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, made the appeal in a letter to […]

Trump’s sanctions on Iran are hitting Hezbollah, and it hurts

The powerful Lebanese Hezbollah militia has thrived for decades on generous cash handouts from Iran, spending lavishly on benefits for its fighters, funding social services for its constituents and accumulating a formidable arsenal that has helped make the group a significant regional force, with troops in Syria and Iraq. But since President Trump introduced sweeping […]

ExxonMobil Employees Begin Evacuating an Iraqi Oil Field Amid U.S.-Iran Tensions

Employees of energy giant ExxonMobil have begun evacuating from an oil field in the southern Iraqi province of Basra but work at the field is still ongoing, Iraqi officials said Saturday. The evacuation comes amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran. The U.S. has already ordered all nonessential diplomatic staff out of Iraq. As […]

Saudi Arabia, Iran Say They Don’t Want War, but Are Ready to Fight If Provoked

De-escalation follows Trump administration’s move to ease tensions amid hostile rhetoric that followed attacks on tankers, kingdom’s oil interests many blamed on Tehran Middle East tensions appeared to ease over the weekend after the Trump administration moved to de-escalate two weeks of crisis, while Saudi Arabia and Iran toned down their threatening rhetoric in an […]

Aircraft carrier sent to Middle East after indications Iran planned attack on US forces

The United States is deploying an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East on short notice in response to “clear indications” Iran and Iranian proxies were planning an attack on U.S. forces in the region, a U.S. official said. Late Sunday night, the White House made a surprise announcement […]

IRAN, RUSSIA TO HOLD JOINT MARITIME DRILLS IN PERSIAN GULF

Two countries discussed increased military and defense ties during the Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS). Iran and Russia will conduct a joint maritime drill in the Persian Gulf, Iran’s Mehr News agency reported on Monday. “Based on negotiations with the Russian Navy, the force will dispatch a fleet to the southern regions of Iran […]

WHO IS THE IRGC’S NEW COMMANDER, MAJ.-GEN. HOSSEIN SALAMI?

Despite US sanctions placed on Iran meant to pressure Tehran over its military activity in the Middle East and its ballistic missile program, Tehran is continuing to improve its missile arsenal. With tensions high between Israel and Iran, the general who has vowed to “cleanse the planet from the filth” of the United States and […]

No more waivers: The United States will try to force Iranian oil exports to zero

 About one year after the United States decided to leave the Iran nuclear deal, the State Department is set to announce that all countries will have to completely end their imports of Iranian oil or be subject to U.S. sanctions. This is an escalation of the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign, which seeks to […]

Iran urges international community on IRGC designation

Iran urges international community to take positions over US’ designation of IRGC as foreign terror outfit Iran will urge the international community to take some concrete steps over the United Statesdesignation of Iranian Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terror organization, Tehran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif was quoted as saying on Sunday. According to Reuters news […]

IRANIAN WOMEN SENTENCED TO JAIL FOR REFUSING TO WEAR HIJAB

The image of Vida Movahedi holding her headscarf aloft on a stick at a protest became famous in Iran. The repeat offender will now be punished for “encouraging corruption and debauchery.” She took her traditional hijab off her head and held it aloft on a stick in protest. Now, Vida Movahedi has been sentecnes to […]