Category Archives: Iran

Khamenei threatens Palestinians: ‘Continue the resistance’

The supreme leader of Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged the Palestinians to “continue the resistance” on the ground and “breakaway from the consequences of the Oslo Accords.” He also encouraged Palestinians to manage what he described as “internal

Iran ready to give US ‘slap in the face,’ says Revolutionary Guards

The US should expect a “strong slap in the face” if it underestimates Iran’s defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, as Tehran concluded war games. Since taking office last month, US President Donald Trump

Iranian delegation to visit Riyadh to discuss hajj pilgrimage rift

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Ghasemi has told a press conference that “an Iranian delegation will visit Saudi capital of Riyadh this week to discuss prospects of hajj pilgrimage with Saudi officials; the visit is by an official invitation by

Iran warns Turkey to avoid ‘pushing Tehran’s patience to limits’

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi has cautioned Turkish officials to “watch their words about Iran” on Monday, warning that Iran’s patience has a limit. “Turkey is one of our important neighbors and it has enjoyed much of our assistance,

Iran, N. Korea officials: Let’s strengthen relationship

Ali Larijani

Officials from both countries say Iran and North Korea want to strengthen relations. A Sunday report by ICANA.ir, the news agency of Iran’s Parliament, quotes parliament speaker Ali Larijani as saying: “We have always been after stability of relations with

Zarif: Use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, pointing to Sunni Islamist militants in Syria fighting against its allies in Damascus, told the Munich Security Conference that the use of chemical weapons can never be condoned. Damascus, an ally of majority-shi’ite Iran,

Al-Jubeir: Iran is the main sponsor of global terror

Adel al-Jubeir.

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Sunday rejected Iranian calls for dialogue saying Tehran was the main sponsor of terrorism in the world, a destabilizing force in the Middle East and wanted to “destroy us.” “Iran remains the single main sponsor

Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for ‘mutual respect’

Iran’s foreign minister brushed aside new pressure from the United States on Sunday, declaring that his country is “unmoved by threats” but responds well to respect. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, the US

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test. “The maneuvers called ‘Grand Prophet 11’ will start Monday and last

Moscow finds brokering Syria peace trickier than waging war

With its show of military force, Russia changed the tide of the Syrian civil war. It is finding the next phase – brokering an end to the fighting – a tougher proposition. A round of Syria peace talks sponsored by

Senior Iranian military commander visits Moscow in violation of UN resolution

Qassem Soleimani

Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani traveled to Moscow, violating multiple United Nations resolutions forbidding him from leaving Iran, Fox News quoted US security sources saying. Soleimani is visiting Moscow to express his displeasure with the growing relations between Russia,

This is where Iranian Revolutionary Guards train militias

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has revealed the locations of 14 Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force training camps, spread in various regions in Iran. According to NCRI, These IRGC training camps are designed to train members

Iran president says wants good ties with Gulf ahead of regional trip

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said his country sought good relations with its Gulf Arab neighbors as he began a one-day trip to Oman and Kuwait on Wednesday, his first since taking power in 2013. Relations between predominantly Shiite Iran and

Tehran claims holding eight foreigners planning attacks

Iranian security forces have arrested eight Sunnis suspected of planning attacks to disrupt celebrations for Iran’s revolution in the past week, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Saturday. Alavi said the eight were “Takfiri” foreigners, some of whom were linked

Power outages bring Iranian city of Ahwaz to a halt

Recurrent electricity cuts in the predominantly Arab region of Iran’s Khuzestan has paralyzed life in its capital city of Ahwaz. Despite producing 35 percent of the country’s water and electric energy, the oil and gas-rich province has struggled with water

Trump to Iran’s Rowhani: You better be careful

Donald Trump dialed up the rhetoric against Iran on Friday, warning the country’s president he “better be careful” about his words. The war-of-words between Tehran and Washington escalated as President Hassan Rowhani and Trump traded threats and warnings. Rowhani told

Iranian official: Our revolution has gone beyond the Mediterranean

Iran’s Islamic revolution is now beyond the geographical borders of the Republic, spokesman for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), Brigadier General Ramadan Sharif said, adding that the revolution’s ideology has now been exported to beyond the Mediterranean Sea. On the

Rowhani warns those using ‘threats’

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani warned Friday that those using “threatening language” against Tehran would regret it as the regime faces increasingly hawkish rhetoric from the new US administration. Rowhani was speaking at a march attended by hundreds of thousands of

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