Tag: Iran

Top EU Official Disputes That Trump Could Upend Iran Nuclear Deal

Asked Thursday about President-elect Donald Trump’s threats to tear up the Iran nuclear deal once in office, the European Union official tasked to oversee its implementation said it was not a bilateral agreement but a multilateral one, enshrined in a U.N. Security Council resolution. E.U. foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini’s words reinforced those of Iranian […]

Iran threatens to shelve nuclear deal at “museum” if U.S. is non-compliant:

A lieutenant commander within Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps is celebrating the 37th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran by threatening that if the United States does not keep its end of the nuclear deal, Iran will render the deal void, or “send the deal to (the) Museum,” according to Iranian media sources. “The […]

Iran’s Khamenei: Americans are ‘liars, untrustworthy, deceitful and backstabbers’

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has rebuffed the prospect of thawing relations between his country and the US, calling the American leadership “liars, untrustworthy, deceitful and backstabbers.” Khamenei made the comments Wednesday on the Iranian calendar date marking the 37th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis at the US embassy in Tehran, the Tehran […]

Iranian Military Sending Elite Fighters Into U.S., Europe

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, the country’s elite military force, is sending assets to infiltrate the United States and Europe at the direction of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, according to recent Farsi-language comments from an Iranian military leader. The IRGC “will be in the U.S. and Europe very soon,” according to the Iranian military […]

Iranians arrested after celebrating ancient Persian king Cyrus the Great

Iran’s Islamic Republic has arrested the organizers of a march last week near the tomb of the ancient Persian king Cyrus the Great that attracted thousands of people celebrating the country’s pre-Islamic glory. Crowds of mostly young Iranians attended the march near the ancient city of Pasargadae in central province of Fars on Friday to […]

Pro-Iranian Shiites ready to lead Mosul operation

The US-led coalition offensive for liberating Mosul from ISIS suffered two ominous downturns on its 10th day Friday, Oct. 28, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. One: Pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiites stand ready to assume a lead role, sparking the threat of sectarian violence in the mainly Sunni city; and, two, the Islamic State is poised to launch surface missiles […]

The coming shift: Hillary Clinton’s plans for Israel and Iran

Hillary Rodham Clinton is preparing to dramatically shift the tone and tenor of relations with Israel away from a publicly disputatious posture adopted by the Obama administration, according to several of her top aides, who in conversation with The Jerusalem Post outlined, for the first time, her detailed plans for the alliance should she win the White […]

Iran Launches War Drills Amid Accusations U.S. Breaking Nuke Deal

Iran on Monday launched a series of war drills that included the use of American-made planes amid accusations by top officials that the United States is violating last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement, according to regional experts and Persian-language media reports.   Iran’s Artesh Air Force kicked off a three-day series of drills aimed at displaying […]

Iran claims to have intel on Israeli-Saudi plot to stir unrest in country

A senior Iranian military official  on Tuesday accused Israel and Saudi Arabia of collaborating on a plot to stir insurrection inside the Islamic Republic.   “We have thorough intelligence that Al Saud, in collusion with the Zionist regime, is hatching plots against our country,” Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari was quoted by Iran’s Press TV […]

Iran holds air force drills to display defense capabilities

Iranian forces launched air defense drills on Monday in the central province of Isfahan, Fars news agency reported, aiming to display its ability to safeguard the country’s airspace.   The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Air Force (IRIAF) is holding the three-day maneuvers in which fighter bombers, reconnaissance aircraft and home-built drones will take part.   […]