Tag: Iran

Trump picked Tillerson for tough new Iran policy

Rex Tillerson, Chairman an CEO of Exxon Mobil, was named this week as the next administration’s Secretary of State to execute the tough foreign policies charted by president-elect Donald Trump, including his decision to stiffen the nuclear accord signed with Iran as soon as he moves into the White House on Jan. 20. DEBKAfile reports […]

Iran warns of World War III if Trump revamps nuclear pact

Iran is prepared to start World War III if the Trump administration meddles with its nuclear pact, according to a top official from the Mideast country — who tempered his saber-rattling by saying such an outcome is unlikely because the president-elect is, above all else, a businessman.“Considering Trump’s character and that he measures the cost […]

Iran Stages Massive War Drills In Show of ‘Supremacy’

Iran has been conducting a series of massive war-drills meant to demonstrate the Islamic Republic’s “supremacy” and show Western forces that the country is prepared to attack forces stationed in the Persian Gulf region, according to Iranian military leaders and reports in the country’s state-run media. The war drills, which began on Sunday in southeastern […]

Rouhani says Iran won’t let Trump rip up nuclear deal

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he would not let US President-elect Donald Trump rip up a global nuclear deal, warning of unspecified repercussions if Washington reneges on the agreement. Trump had said during campaigns for the White House that he would scrap Iran’s pact with world powers – under which Tehran agreed to […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss ‘bad’ Iran nuclear deal with Donald Trump

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has said he and Donald Trump will discuss the “bad” nuclear deal with Iran after the US president-elect enters the White House. Republican defense community fills Reagan shrine with prayers over Trump Read more During the US election campaign, Trump called the nuclear pact a “disaster” and “the worst […]

Iran says extension of sanctions act by US Congress violates nuclear deal

Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the US Senate’s vote to extend sanctions against the Islamic Republic for 10 years violated a historic nuclear deal reached between the country and six major powers in 2015. “The extension of sanctions by the US congress is a violation of the deal. We will report it to […]

Iranian vessel points weapon at U.S. helicopter:

A small Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessel pointed its weapon at a U.S. military helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, two U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Monday, an action they described as “unsafe and unprofessional.” The incident is the latest in a series of similar actions by Iranian vessels this year, but […]

Iran Pressuring Palestinian Jihadists to Resume Anti-Israel Terrorism

He said that Palestinian security services have noticed increased efforts on the part of the Iran-financed Islamic Jihad terrorist organization in Gaza to recruit West Bank operatives, especially in and around the cities of Hebron and Jenin. Palestinian Authority officials have been prevented from operating in Gaza since the 2007 coup in which Hamas seized […]

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 […]