Tag: Iran

Trump Blames Iran after Embassy Attack

Donald Trump announced that the US embassy in Baghdad is safe after some 6,000 pro-Iran militia fighters stormed the compound on Tuesday, set walls ablaze and chanted ‘Death to America!’ in a violent retaliation for American air strikes. The president doubled down in his warning to Iran, saying their government will be held ‘fully responsible’ […]

In Iran, It Is a Crime to Be a Christian

The Islamic Republic of Iran is unleashing a sweeping crackdown on Christians, particularly those who have dared to convert from Islam to Christianity. Most recently, nine Christians in Iran, possibly converts, have been convicted by the Islamic court, and each sentenced to five years in prison. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested them for […]

US strikes 5 Iranian Al Qods/militia bases in Syria and Iraq. Iranian casualties

The five targets struck by the US air force on Monday, Dec. 29, on both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border, were centers of the Iran-supported Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah Shiite militia and Revolutionary Guards Al Qods – at al Qaim, Iraq and the Abu Kamal region in Syria. At least 25 were reported killed and 55 injured, including […]

Pompeo hits out at Iran after deadly US strikes in Iraq and Syria

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has hit out at Iran after briefing Donald Trump about US strikes against a militia group in Iraq and Syria in which 25 fighters were reportedly killed. The Pentagon said the attacks were “defensive strikes” against the Kata’ib Hezbollah militia group, which US officials said was backed by […]

Fallout from US strikes against Iranian-backed militias

US air strikes on five targets linked to Kataib Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia, have caused concern and fallout in Iraq, as political leaders jockey to condemn America. Some Iraqi politicians who are in the pro-Iran camp of parliament have been waiting for this moment for years to argue that US forces should leave Iraq. […]

Arab League chief accuses Iran of ‘destabilizing Middle East’

Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit, speaking to Arab media outlets on Sunday, blamed Iran for the violent events in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, and Lebanon. “More than ever, Iran is threatening stability in the Middle East and endangering world peace in general due to its destructive regional aspirations,” he said. Aboul Gheit stressed the need […]

Iran Reported to be Developing Nuclear Capable Missiles in Violation of JCPOA

The United Kingdom, Germany, and France have sent a letter to the United Nations alleging that the Islamic Republic of Iran is testing a missile “equipped with a maneuverable re-entry vehicle” capable of delivering a nuclear warhead on a distant target. If true, the action would violate a Security Council resolution on such activity. According […]

Systematic air strikes are dismantling the Al Qods compound at Abu Kamal

The air strike of Saturday night, Dec. 7, was the fourth this week in a campaign for breaking up the Iranian Al Qods strategic hub which houses Iraqi Shiite militias outside Abu Kamal near the Iraqi border. The strikes aim not only to stem the flow of arms convoys from Iraq, but to level its […]

Iran Secretly Building Missile Arsenal in Iraq That Can Hit Israel, Saudi Arabia and U.S. Troops

A senior Pentagon official said on Wednesday there were indications that Iran could potentially carry out aggressive actions in the future, amid simmering tensions between Tehran and Washington. The warning comes on the same day of new reports of Iran building up a “hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq.” “We also continue to […]

Iran Is Secretly Moving Missiles Into Iraq, U.S. Officials Say

Iran has used the continuing chaos in Iraq to build up a hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq, part of a widening effort to try to intimidate the Middle East and assert its power, according to American intelligence and military officials. The buildup comes as the United States has rebuilt its military presence […]