26 Sep 2019

Iran president warns of a region ‘on the edge of collapse’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday told the United Nations General Assembly that the Persian Gulf region “is on the edge of collapse, as a single blunder can fuel a big fire.” The official added that the US should withdraw its troops from the region because peace can only be

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25 Sep 2019

Iran ready to accept nuclear deal changes if US returns, lifts sanctions: spokesman

An Iranian government spokesman on Wednesday stated that Tehran could agree to minor changes to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and would be willing to reassure other signatories that it does not aim to acquire nuclear weapons, but only if the United States lifts sanctions on the country and rejoins

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25 Sep 2019

Iranian Government Hackers Target US Veterans

A state-backed hacking group that was recently spotted going after IT providers in Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East, has launched a new campaign targeting United States veterans using a fake employment website called “Hire Military Heroes.” New research by Cisco shows that the hacking group, known

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24 Sep 2019

Iran rejects fresh accusations over Saudi oil attack

France, Germany and the United Kingdom agree with previous claims the United States and Saudi Arabia that Iran was behind the recent drone attacks that disrupted about half of Saudi Arabia’s oil capacity. In a joint statement issued on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, German

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23 Sep 2019

Iran Denies Successful Cyber Attacks on Oil Sector

Iran’s cyber security office on Saturday denied what it referred to as “Western media claims,” about a cyberattack on the country’s oil sector. Earlier that day, NetBlocks, a non-governmental organization monitoring Internet outages, had reported “intermittent disruptions to internet connectivity in [Iran]” that affected “online industrial and government platforms” and

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20 Sep 2019

Iraq’s stability on the line as US, Iran tensions soar

Rising tensions in the Middle East between Iran and its allies on one side, and Israel, Saudi Arabia and other US allies on the other, are threatening the stability of various countries in the region. Just last month, the Israeli military attacked targets allied to Iran in Syria, the Palestinian-administered

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19 Sep 2019

Iran warns against war as US and Saudi weigh response to oil attack

Iranian foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif on Thursday warned the US that his country “won’t blink” if Washington or Riyadh decides to launch a military strike in retaliation for the recent drone attacks that disrupted about half of Saudi Arabia’s oil capacity. Such a an attack would result in “all-out war,”

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19 Sep 2019

US Could Launch Cyberattack on Iran in Response to Saudi Oil Attack

A report by NBC News states that the US government may strike Iran in cyberspace as retaliation for the country’s alleged involvement in the recent drone attacks that disrupted about half of Saudi Arabia’s oil capacity. A cyberattack is seen a more likely response than a real world strike because it

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18 Sep 2019

Iran warns US of response to any action over Saudi attack

Iran on Wednesday warned the United States that it will “immediately” respond to “any action” taken by Washington against the country over its alleged involvement in the recent drone attacks that disrupted about half of Saudi Arabia’s oil capacity. Both Washington and Riyadh are accusing Iran of carrying out the attack,

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17 Sep 2019

Trump says he does not want war after attack on Saudi oil facilities

United States President Donald Trump on Monday stated that it “it’s certainly looking” like Iran was responsible for the recent drone attacks that disrupted about half of Saudi Arabia’s oil capacity, but stressed that he “would like not to have war.” While Trump warned that the US could respond “with an

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