Tag: Iran

Iran accused of helping fund Temple Mount unrest

The Islamic Republic of Iran reportedly provided aid to Palestinian protesters demonstrating against new security measures at the Temple Mount last month.   The aid reportedly included boxes of food and drink, which came with a flyer attached depicting the Dome of the Rock and a quote attributed to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei reading, […]

New US sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea signed into law

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed legislation that intensifies sanctions on Russia, particularly its oil and mining industries, and places new sanctions on North Korea and Iran. The law also gives Congress the power to veto the easing of sanctions on Russia by the president. Trump had little choice but to sign the bill as […]

Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up military cooperation and the fight against “terrorism and extremism”, Iranian media reported, an accord which is likely to raise concerns in Washington.   Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hiyali signed a memorandum of understanding which also […]

Iran will soon have ICBMs armed with nukes by way of North Korea. Team Trump must act now

Here’s a prediction by yours truly that you can take to the bank: In just a few years Iran will have intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs, that can attack targets all over the Middle East, Europe and the United States.   And it might all be thanks to the rogue state the Trump administration has […]

Iran’s Rouhani says new U.S. sanctions violate nuclear accord

DUBAI (Reuters) – President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday new U.S. economic sanctions imposed against Iran contravened the country’s nuclear accord with world powers and he vowed that Tehran would “resist” them, state television reported.   The Trump administration slapped the new sanctions on Iran on Tuesday over its ballistic missile program and said Tehran’s […]

Tillerson to make announcement on Iran nuclear deal

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will “very shortly” make an announcement on Iran’s nuclear agreement with world powers, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Monday, according to Reuters.   Under U.S. law, the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days of Iran’s compliance with the 2015 deal. Monday is the deadline, and […]

Iran Accuses Trump of Violating Nuclear Deal, Jails Another US Citizen

On the eve of the deadline for President Trump to grade Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal, Iran’s foreign minister accused him of violating the accord, while the administration called on the regime to release U.S. citizens held on “fabricated” security charges.   The raised rhetoric comes three months into an administration review of the […]

White House Debates Support Regime Change in Iran

London, 27 Jun – A US lawmaker has gone on record supporting Regime Change in Iran and stated that he wants official US foreign policy to support it as well, a change being debated by those high up in the Donald Trump administration. Tom Cotton, the Republican Senator from Arkansas and a member of the […]

After Iran fires missiles at IS in Syria, Netanyahu warns it not to threaten Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran not to threaten Israel and to watch its own back Monday, hours after Tehran launched missiles into Syria in what was seen, in part, as a challenge to Israel. “I have one message for Iran: Don’t threaten Israel,” Netanyahu said. On Monday, Iran said it fired missiles against the […]

Saudi Arabia ‘has ties to terror across Middle East and West’, Iran says

The Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused Saudi Arabia of supporting militants inside Iran, days after Isis claimed responsibility for a terror attack which killed 17 in the capital Tehran. Speaking to reporters at a conference in Oslo, Mr Zarif said Iran had intelligence that the Saudis were “actively engaged” in promoting terrorist groups […]