Tag: Iran

Nuclear inspiration: Has North Korea emboldened Iran?

Israel is worried about the impact an unchecked rogue nuclear state could have on Iran’s own military ambitions. “Only a determined international response [to North Korea] will prevent other states from behaving in the same way,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a rare response to the North Korean nuclear crisis. It issued its statement after […]

Iran tests first ever long-range missile defence system

Iran has tested its first ever long-range missile defence system amid tensions with the US over its weapons programme, Iranian state media has said.Work on the new Bavar 373 system is underway, Farzad Esmaili, head of the Revolutionary Guards’ air defences, told IRIB in an interview on Sunday. It is expected to be fully functional […]

Ties with Iran now ‘fantastic’; we’re preparing battle for Palestine

The new Gaza leader of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas said Monday it has restored relations with Iran and is gearing up for future hostilities with Israel. Yahya Sinwar told reporters that Iran is now “the largest backer financially and militarily” of Hamas’s armed wing. It was his first meeting with journalists since taking up […]

Iran could quit nuclear deal in ‘hours’ if US imposes new sanctions: Rouhani

Iran could abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers “within hours” if the United States imposes any more new sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. “If America wants to go back to the experience (of imposing sanctions), Iran would certainly return in a short time – not a week or a month but […]

Mideast Cauldron: How Iran May Target Israel in the Aftermath of ISIS

GOLAN HEIGHTS, Israel – After a nine-month battle, Iraq took control of the ISIS stronghold in Mosul. Now the U.S.-led coalition remains focused on taking the fight to ISIS in Raaqa, Syria, the terror group’s self-proclaimed capital. Some experts are warning the battle against the Islamic State might just be a prelude to a much […]

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 […]