Iran

Russia to Buy 500,000 barrels per day from Iran – death of dollar

Eventually, if you sanction too many people, they’ll create their own economy…and then your sanctions are toothless and you’re screwed

Iran Claims New Success in Shadow War

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps claims to have dismantled a “foreign” backed terror-espionage group

The machines seized were reportedly Leifeld metalworking machines, similar to the one pictured above, which could have been used in the precision manufacture of high-tech missile components. Click to enlarge

Spain busts group accused of plans to send arms machinery to Iran

Spanish police arrest 4 men preparing to smuggle high-tech machinery to Iran, which could have been used to manufacture missile components

Commander: Enemies’ Policies Changed after Iran’s Air Defense Drills

This is more than mere boasting. There is good reason to believe that U.S. military planners have been forced to revise their option regarding Iran

Iran Must See Ramifications if Nuclear Talks Fail, Former Advisers Say

The Obama administration is being urged to up the pressure on Iran with an increased threat of military force if it fails to comply with U.S. demands

What About The Dollar: Russia, Iran Announce $20 Billion Oil-For-Goods Deal

What About The Dollar: Russia, Iran Announce $20 Billion Oil-For-Goods Deal

Does this deal spell the end of the line for the once mighty petrodollar?

Modify Iran’s Arak plant to reduce bomb threat, US experts say

In a new way to put pressure on Tehran, Western experts propose changes be made to the design of Iran’s Arak research reactor

Dempsey: Israel believes U.S. will strike Iran if necessary

Regarding the joint U.S.-Israeli approach to Tehran, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says: “Our clocks are more harmonized than they were two years ago”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks in Eilat on March 10, with the seized missile shipment behind him. Click to enlarge

‘Iran arms ship may have been bound for Sinai, not Gaza’

As doubts grow over the Israeli version of events U.S. officials have disclosed that the ship’s destination was not Palestine but Egypt

Analyst: Iran’s Carrier Replica Unlikely To Be Movie Prop

At a guess we’d say the Iranians are constructing a replica of U.S.S. Nimitz to train their missile crews and pilots

Iranians up to ‘no good’ with U.S. aircraft carrier mock-up

The U.S. response reveals the depth of mutual mistrust as reports surface that Iran is building a mock carrier, probably to train pilots and missile crews

Israel steps up warnings of military strike on Iran to return attention to its nuclear program

The lack of aggressive Western action over what it claims is Iran’s nuclear weapons program, prompts renewed threats from Israel

Iran is building a replica of a Nimitz class air craft carrier in a naval shipyard near Banda Abbas. Click to enlarge

A Ship Being Built in Iran Looks Awfully Familiar to the U.S.

Iran is building a replica of a U.S. nuclear aircraft. Is the “barge” like vessel being built for a propaganda stunt? Or will it be used as a target to train Iranian pilots and missile crews?

Russia warns West it may change its stance on Iran

Until now Russia has cooperated with the West in talks over Iran’s nuclear program. However, Russia’s deputy foreign minister has warned that could change in the wake of U.S. sanctions over Crimea

Israel can’t rely on ‘weak’ US to deal with Iran, Ya’alon warns

Israeli defence minister condemns U.S. for its perceived weakness in the face of Tehran’s defiance. Implying that Israel may yet launch a unilateral strike on Iran

Netanyahu orders IDF to prepare for possible strike on Iran during 2014

Despite ongoing talks with Iran over its nuclear program, Israel has allocated nearly $3 billion for preparations for a strike on Iran. Approximately the same amount as last year

CIA suspends chief of Iran operations over workplace issues

Or could that be due to his inability to produce results? Either way Iran is proving resilient to U.S. efforts to bring about regime change

Iran says sabotage prevented at nuclear facility

Iran claims it has thwarted an attempted sabotage at the nation’s sole nuclear reactor without revealing details

A 'composite' image shows what is alleged to be the two Iranian passengers who used stolen passports to board a Malaysia Airlines flight that subsequently went missing. Click to enlarge

How Two Iranian Guys Travelling to Europe Ended Up on a Malaysian Flight to China

That ‘composite’ (i.e. doctored) images are being used to show “two Iranians” boarding Flight MH370 suggests that efforts are being made to blame Iran for its disappearance

Mass Delivery of Advanced Missiles to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Mass Delivery of Advanced Missiles to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Underlining the fact that it is not another Iraq, or Afghanistan, or Libya, Iran commenced the mass delivery of upgraded missiles to its Revolutionary Guards.