01 Mar 2021

Netanyahu blames Iran for blast on Israeli-owned ship in Gulf of Oman

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly blamed Iran for an explosion last week in the Gulf of Oman. The explosion damaged an Israeli ship, reportedly ripping holes in both sides of its hull. The vessel was a vehicle carrier traveling from Saudi Arabia to Singapore, according to local media

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18 Feb 2021

500 vehicles in flames after fuel tanker explodes on Afghanistan-Iran border

In Afghanistan, more than 500 vehicles on the Iranian border went up in flames after a fuel tanker located at the site exploded, according to local officials. The fire was located at the customs office in Islam Qala, in the western province of Herat. Photos and video footage show tall

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18 Feb 2021

Iran to Tightly Restrict Inspectors’ Access if U.S. Sanctions Not Lifted

Iran has warned that it plans to restrict inspectors’ access to monitoring the country’s nuclear activities next week if the US fails to lift economic sanctions. Iran has been heavily pushing for sanctions to be dropped since President Joe Biden took office last January. Iran had already indicated that it

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11 Feb 2021

Iran Has Started Producing Uranium Metal, in Violation of 2015 Accords, IAEA Says

Iran is stepping up pressure on US President Joe Biden to lift economic sanctions imposed on Tehran by producing uranium metal, a process that is banned under the 2015 nuclear accords. The material can be used to form the core of a nuclear weapon. The United Nations atomic agency released

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09 Feb 2021

Iranian Cyber Groups Spying on Dissidents & Others of Interest to Government

Two cyber threat groups have been identified and determined to be working for the Iranian government. One of the groups is called Infy and has been operating since at least 2007. Infy has been accused of perpetrating attacks against Persian language media, diplomatic targets, and Iranian dissidents in multiple countries

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02 Feb 2021

Iran Launches New Rocket, Showing Advances in Potential Missile Technology

On Monday, Iran tested a new rocket that boasted improved technology in its latest attempt to pressure the Biden administration ahead of potential nuclear negotiations. The rocket was named Zuljanah and was developed through a government-backed program aiming to send civilian satellites into orbit 310 miles above the ground. However,

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27 Jan 2021

U.S. B-52 Bomber Flies Over Persian Gulf, in Show of Force Against Iran

The US sent a B-52 bomber to flu across the Persian Gulf region on Tuesday in a display of power seemingly conducted to deter Iran amid high tensions. This marks the sixth time the Pentagon has sent a fighter jet to assert dominance since last fall. The long-range heavy bomber

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26 Jan 2021

Iran arrests US dual national on spying charges

Iran has allegedly arrested a dual US-Iranian national on spying charges. The individual has not been identified but was attempting to leave the country upon his arrest. According to Judiciary Spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili, the individual is now free on bail. Last week, Iran reported that another US-Iranian national named Emad

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21 Jan 2021

Iran’s Rouhani hopes Biden will return to Obama-era nuclear deal as he dubs Trump a ‘tyrant’

Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, has called on the recently inaugurated US President Joe Biden to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and to lift sanctions imposed by the Trump administration. Rouhani stated that he has placed the ball in the US’s court during a televised cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

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20 Jan 2021

Iran Sanctions President Trump in Parting Shot at Departing Administration

Iran put into effect sanctions against US President Donald Trump and nine other top US officials, claiming to be enforcing threats regarding US officials’ role in terrorist activities against Iran including last year’s killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq. The Trump administration has repeatedly placed sanctions on

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