Tag Archives: Iran

War of Words rise up Between Iran and Saudi after executed Shiite cleric

Iran’s top leader on Sunday warned Saudi Arabia of “divine revenge” over the execution of an opposition Shiite cleric while Riyadh accused Tehran of supporting terrorism, escalating a war of words hours after protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran. … read more

Defiant Iran pledges to ramp up missile program, in challenge for Obama

A series of Iranian officials vowed on Friday to expand Tehran’s missile capabilities, a challenge to the United States which has threatened to impose new sanctions even as the vast bulk of its measures against Iran are due to be … read more

47 executed on terrorism charges in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says 47 executed on terrorism charges, including Shi’ite cleric. Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shi’ite Muslim cleric alongside dozens of al Qaeda members on Saturday signaling intolerance of jihadism and minority Shi’ite Muslim violence and stirring a rise … read more

Iran denies it fired rockets near US aircraft carrier in Gulf

Earlier reports said that Revolutionary Guards launched rockets near the U.S. aircraft-carrier Harry S. Truman. (AFP)

Earlier reports said that Revolutionary Guards launched rockets near the U.S. aircraft-carrier Harry S. Truman. Iran denied on Thursday that its Revolutionary Guards launched rockets near the U.S. aircraft-carrier Harry S. Truman and other warships as they were entering the … read more

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting poverty, terrorism

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused archrival Saudi Arabia Sunday of promoting poverty and terrorism by continuing to bomb Yemeni rebels and supporting armed rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad in Syria. Addressing a conference in Tehran, Rouhani suggested … read more

With ISIS topping the West’s agenda, the U.S. has to rely on an alliance with Russia

After years of calling for regime change, the Americans seem to have finally accepted that President Bashar Assad is still ‘our man in Damascus.’ Barack Obama’s remarks on Syria during his annual news conference Friday were by then little more … read more

Iran forces have plans in place to attack the USA from within, should the US attack Iran

A top commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards boasted Saturday that his forces have plans in place to attack the United States from within, should the U.S. attack the Islamic Republic. “America, with its strategic ignorance, does not have a full … read more

Iran-Backed Shia Forces Threaten Turkey Over ‘Incursion’ Into Iraq

Shia militias with ties to Iran on Wednesday threatened to attack Turkish forces deployed to Iraqi territory unless Ankara withdraws its troops from the region.  Last week, Turkey deployed troops to a camp in Mosul in northern Iraq. Baghdad condemned the move as a … read more

Iran Responds to Israel FM: We’ll Destroy TelAviv in 10 Minutes

After FM calls to block Iranian bomb with strike, Khamenei representative says Iranian rockets can hit Israel in 6 minutes. A senior figure in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Mujtabi Du Al-Nour, threatened on Saturday that Iran will destroy Tel Aviv … read more

USA unwilling to acknowledge Turkey-ISIS terrorists oil trade

Russia’s Defense Ministry has slammed Washington’s reaction to the outing of the secret oil trade between Turkey and Islamic State terrorists, calling it a “theatre of the absurd” and saying it looks rather like “direct patronage.” A Pentagon spokesman rejected … read more