Tag: Iran

Iran, Venezuela Fire Back After Trump’s Strong Criticism at UN

President Trump’s debut U.N. General Assembly speech Tuesday drew strong reactions from two of the three regimes he criticized most sharply, although the response from Kim Jong-un – whom Trump derisively labeled “rocket man” and said he was on a “suicide mission” – is yet to be seen.Trump flailed the “depraved” regime in Pyongyang for […]

France defends Iran nuclear deal, Trump to decide soon

France made a fresh plea on Monday for the United States to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and suggested its provisions expiring after a decade could be strengthened, as U.S. President Donald Trump said he would decide on the matter soon.The pact between Tehran and six world powers, which calls for Iran to curb […]

Iran may have helped rogue state, Britain fears

IRAN may have been secretly helping North Korea rapidly advance its nuclear weapons program, it has emerged. The UK Foreign Office is investigating whether the secretive state has received help in developing this technology. UK media site The Telegraph reported the British Government is looking at whether “current and former nuclear states” have been assisting […]

Nuclear inspiration: Has North Korea emboldened Iran?

Israel is worried about the impact an unchecked rogue nuclear state could have on Iran’s own military ambitions. “Only a determined international response [to North Korea] will prevent other states from behaving in the same way,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a rare response to the North Korean nuclear crisis. It issued its statement after […]

Iran tests first ever long-range missile defence system

Iran has tested its first ever long-range missile defence system amid tensions with the US over its weapons programme, Iranian state media has said.Work on the new Bavar 373 system is underway, Farzad Esmaili, head of the Revolutionary Guards’ air defences, told IRIB in an interview on Sunday. It is expected to be fully functional […]

Ties with Iran now ‘fantastic’; we’re preparing battle for Palestine

The new Gaza leader of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas said Monday it has restored relations with Iran and is gearing up for future hostilities with Israel. Yahya Sinwar told reporters that Iran is now “the largest backer financially and militarily” of Hamas’s armed wing. It was his first meeting with journalists since taking up […]

Iran could quit nuclear deal in ‘hours’ if US imposes new sanctions: Rouhani

Iran could abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers “within hours” if the United States imposes any more new sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. “If America wants to go back to the experience (of imposing sanctions), Iran would certainly return in a short time – not a week or a month but […]

Mideast Cauldron: How Iran May Target Israel in the Aftermath of ISIS

GOLAN HEIGHTS, Israel – After a nine-month battle, Iraq took control of the ISIS stronghold in Mosul. Now the U.S.-led coalition remains focused on taking the fight to ISIS in Raaqa, Syria, the terror group’s self-proclaimed capital. Some experts are warning the battle against the Islamic State might just be a prelude to a much […]

Iran accused of helping fund Temple Mount unrest

The Islamic Republic of Iran reportedly provided aid to Palestinian protesters demonstrating against new security measures at the Temple Mount last month.   The aid reportedly included boxes of food and drink, which came with a flyer attached depicting the Dome of the Rock and a quote attributed to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei reading, […]

New US sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea signed into law

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed legislation that intensifies sanctions on Russia, particularly its oil and mining industries, and places new sanctions on North Korea and Iran. The law also gives Congress the power to veto the easing of sanctions on Russia by the president. Trump had little choice but to sign the bill as […]