24 Sep 2018

Iran’s Khamenei blames Gulf Arab states for military parade attack

Sunday’s attack on a military parade in Iran killed over 29 people and injured nearly one hundred others, interrupting an important military memorial parade. Identifying the attacker, however, has proved difficult as different states and possible organizing organizations have shared vastly different stories. The Iranian government has blamed “terrorists” that

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21 Sep 2018

Europe’s Leading Companies Are Bowing to U.S. Sanctions

Europe’s largest companies are slowly moving into compliance with US.. sanctions on Iran, departing from the market they entered with the signing of the nuclear deal in 2015. Airbus, Maersk, Renault, Peugeot, Total, and Siemens are but a few of the companies that have begun or have completely divested from

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20 Sep 2018

US Names Iran Leading State Sponsor Of Terrorism

The US State Department, in its annual report on global terrorism, has named Iran the leading state sponsor of terrorism that reaches nearly every continent. From fundraising networks in West Africa, weapons depots in South America, and activity across Western countries, the state “has no reservations about using [terrorism] on

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19 Sep 2018

Russia backs off threats after US Marine Corps show of force in Syria

In early September, Russia threatened operations or precision strikes within the deconfliction zone, home to deployed US soldiers, after accusing the US-led coalition there of harboring terrorists. Responding to these threats, the US carried out a large show-of-force exercise. Since these exercises, there has been no further threats or contact

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11 Sep 2018

Turkey Masses Troops on Syrian Border, Braces for Refugees

Turkey is preparing for cross-border fallout from the ongoing Syrian-Russian-Iranian assault on neighboring Idlib, the last remaining rebel stronghold in the country. Turkey also has troops stationed in observation posts within Idlib, which it expects to deter some Syrian offensive actions. Syria, however, has continued consolidated power over most of

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05 Sep 2018

Israel struck over 200 Iranian targets in Syria over past year

Israel has carried out over 200 airstrikes against Iranian positions in Syria over the past year and a half, according to the IDF. The strikes were report reportedly conducted to prevent the consolidation of Iranian positions across the area and interrupt arms smuggling. While these strikes have decreased recently, recent

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31 Aug 2018

Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran ready to abandon nuclear deal

“Iran’s supreme leader warned the country might abandon its nuclear deal with world powers, casting doubt on the ability of European states to save the accord following the US withdrawal. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet on Wednesday they ‘should give up hope

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30 Aug 2018

Iran has arrested ‘dozens of spies’, says intelligence minister

“Iran’s intelligence minister said ‘dozens of spies’ had been arrested as part of a crackdown on espionage and dual nationals and alluded to an agent Iran had placed in the Israeli government, Iranian media reported on Wednesday. Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi did not provide details of the ‘dozens of spies’,

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28 Aug 2018

Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation

Iran and Syria have signed a military cooperation deal in a recent meeting between the two country’s defense ministers. Neither country has provided details about the deal, but the Iranian regime has remained a staunch supporter throughout the war in Syria and it is likely that the deal further deepens

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27 Aug 2018

Iran says ‘no third party’ will limit its support to Syria

“Iran’s defense minister said Sunday his country will continue its support of the Syrian government to ensure improved security in the region, adding that the nature of the two countries cooperation won’t be decided by a ‘third party.’ Israel has expressed concern over Iran’s growing influence in Syria, accusing Iran

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