Tag Archives: Iran

Don’t be fooled by Khamenei’s Machiavellian speech

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh For nearly three decades, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has delivered speeches for Nowruz, the Iranian New Year. This year, Khamenei’s speech was slightly different. It highlighted several crucial issues and contained some Machiavellian

Iran warns US of clashes in the Gulf

Masoud Jazayeri

Iran said it would hold the US responsible for any clashes in the Gulf. It also threatened to impose sanctions on 15 US companies for their support for Israel and its “terrorist actions.” Separately, Iran’s central bank said it would

Iran to sanction 15 US companies for Israel ties

Iran will impose sanctions on 15 US companies for their support for Israel and its “terrorist actions”, state news agency IRNA said Sunday. The decision, which is largely symbolic because the firms do not do business with Iran, comes two

From the Golan, Iran is paving the way for a new war in Lebanon

Huda al Husseini

By : Huda al Husseini ‘Harkat al Nujaba’ or the ‘Movement of the Nobles’ is not temerarious enough to contend the Arabic language printed by the Iranians on placards carried by masked members to declare the formation of the Golan

Washington sanctions 30 entities and individuals linked to Iran

Washington has sanctioned 30 entities and individuals linked to Iran.

The US administration has imposed sanctions on 30 foreign entities and individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran’s missile program or for violating export restrictions on the Islamic Republic, North Korea, and Syria. The State Department announced in a statement

Trump team’s bid to reverse mistake of withdrawing from Iraq

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed US President Donald Trump reiterated his point of view regarding the crisis in Iraq. “We should not have entered Iraq, but since we entered, we should not have left”, he had already said during his election

The complications in Yemen

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova The Yemeni conflict is frequently called a forgotten war, because in terms of media coverage it is always overshadowed by Syria and Iraq. But its tragedy is no less serious, and has no justification; this is

Iranian militias support Assad in Damascus battle

The official website of Harakat al Nujaba militia has published pictures showing the presence of its elements in the vicinity of Damascus, to support the head of the Syrian regime Bashar al Assad in his war against the Syrian opposition,

US senators set bipartisan bill to tighten sanctions on Iran

Iran would face tighter US sanctions over its ballistic missile launches and other non-nuclear activities under a bill introduced on Thursday by a bipartisan group of US senators including senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill, which

India tries to fix Iran trade payments as Trump hardens line

India is exploring setting up a new payments mechanism for trade with Iran, after its old sanctions workaround broke down, as state banks remain fearful of handling payments from Tehran in case the US imposes a fresh financial embargo. President

Iran smuggling hi-tech weapons to Houthi militia

In recent months, Iran has increased its role in the war in Yemen, according to regional and Western sources, by sending hi- tech weapons and military advisers to the Houthi militias. A senior Iranian official revealed that Qassim Soleimani, Commander

On those angry at the Trump-Mohammed bin Salman meeting

Turki Al-Dakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil United States was the destination for Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s this time around. This was a first meeting of historic proportions between an Arab Muslim leader and US President Donald Trump. As a

Alarming rates of acid attacks in Iran back on the rise

After almost a year of calm, spraying people with burning acid has returned in Iran where a family of four has been attacked on Saturday in Sharada, within Isfahan province, Iran’s top tourist destination. Last month, unidentified people also attacked

Effective and collective efforts alongside the US

Sawsan Al Shaer

By : Sawsan Al Shaer Like us, the current American administration is absolutely convinced that terrorism cannot be eliminated without restraining the Iranian regime as war on terrorism begins with targeting the latter. We don’t need to convince American national

Iran policy: Pre-emptive surrender is no option

Amir Taheri

By : Amir Taheri Earlier this month, the daily Kayhan, reputed to reflect the views of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, published an essay about the “containment” strategy that US President Harry Truman adopted vis-a-vis the Soviet Union in the

Who are the al-Ashtar Brigades, latest US-designated ‘terrorist group’?

Iranian news agencies have remained silent ever since the United States government placed two affiliates of the Saraya al-Ashtar organization on its terrorist list. In a statement, Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs praised the US’ “positive and important decision”, saying

Iran challenges need to ship out excess material under nuclear deal

Iran has challenged the need for it to ship sensitive material abroad if its stock exceeds a limit set by its nuclear deal with major powers. The challenge raises the prospect of a confrontation with the new US administration of

US places Bahrainis backed by Iran on terrorist list, imposes sanctions

The US government has imposed sanctions on two men from Bahrain and has placed them on a terrorist list on Friday. The two, Ahmad Hassan Yousuf and Mortada Majid Ramadan Alawi, have been placed by the US Treasury Department on

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