Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Tag Archives: Tehran

Tillerson: Iran supports Houthis and threatens naval navigation in the Gulf

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a press conference in Washington on Wednesday that Iran continues to support the Houthi militia in Yemen and threatens naval navigation in the Arabian Gulf. Tillerson also noted that Iran funds insurgents

Why is Ahmadinejad coming back?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: In 2015, when there was no expectation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s comeback, or talk of his potential registration for Iran’s 2017 presidential elections, I wrote that he “can present a viable challenge to the incumbent

Iran boosts gas production from underwater field

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated five new phases of the South Pars gas field on Sunday, the result of some $20 billion in investment, local media reported. The ribbon-cutting of phases 17-21 pave the way for Iran to surpass the

At least 25 dead, several missing in Iran flash floods

At least 25 people were killed and 16 declared missing as flash floods hit northwestern Iran, state media reported on Saturday. “Twenty-five people have been killed in the floods across four provinces,” the head of Iran’s emergency response organisation, Esmail

Iranian President Rouhani registers to run in May for second term

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist who engineered the country’s landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, registered on Friday to run for a second four-year term in the May election, state television reported. “Once again, I am here for

Ebrahim Raisi: hard-line challenger in Iran

Ebrahim Raisi

Ebrahim Raisi is a hard-line judge who spent years in powerful backroom positions before emerging as a leading challenger for Iran’s presidential election next month. Born into a religious family in the holy city of Mashhad on August 23, 1960,

Iran’s Rowhani defends economic record ahead of election

Hassan Rowhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani defended his economic record in a press conference on Monday but stopped short of formally announcing his candidacy for next month’s presidential election. Rowhani pushed back against criticism from conservatives over his economic performance, saying there

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

US-Iranian, wife, charged over Tehran parties

A jailed US-Iranian and his wife have been formally charged with hosting parties in Tehran, while another couple were given the death penalty for running a ‘‘cult’’, the Tehran prosecutor said Monday. No names were given, but the dual national

Iran successfully tests naval missile: reports

Iran has successfully test-fired a naval missile which hit its target 250 kilometers away, local news agencies reported Thursday. “We have this week tested the Hormuz-2 missile,” the Fars and Tasnim agencies quoted the commander of the air wing of

Iran accuses US of stirring tensions in Gulf

A senior official in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday accused the United States of provoking tensions after two separate incidents in the Gulf last week. “A US Navy ship crossing the Strait of Hormuz changed its international route and

Official admits 2,100 Iran fighters killed in Iraq, Syria

More than 2,000 fighters sent from Iran have been killed in Iraq and Syria, the head of Iran’s veterans’ affairs office said Tuesday. “Some 2,100 martyrs have been martyred so far in Iraq or other places defending the holy mausoleums,”

US Navy ship changes course after Iran vessels come close

Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, forcing it to change direction, a US official told Reuters on Monday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the boats came within 600 yards of the USNS Invincible, a

Jail term of son of Iran’s dissident cleric suspended

Ayatollah Montazeri

The jailed son of Ayatollah Montazeri, one-time heir to Iran’s former supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini, has been granted a conditional release, a news agency linked to the judiciary said Saturday. The Saturday report said the six-year prison term of Ahmad

Iran’s Russian-made S-300 air defense system ‘operational’

Iran’s advanced S-300 air defence system, delivered by Russia following a July 2015 nuclear deal after years of delay, is now operational, state television reported on Saturday. Iran had been trying to acquire the system for years to ward off

Iran tests new versions of the Nasir, Dehlaviyeh missiles in naval exercises

Iran’s navy has test-fired the latest versions of the Nasir and Dehlaviyeh missiles during military exercises in the Gulf, local media reported on Monday. “The latest naval cruise missile called Nasir was test-fired during Velayat 95 naval manoeuvres in the

Iran begins navy drill off Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s navy has begun an annual drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. Iranian state television quoted navy chief Adm. Habibollah Sayyari on Sunday as saying the maneuver

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