Iran

Beijing and Tehran call on world powers to honour Iran nuclear deal after US sanctions extension

China urges all parties in the Iran nuclear accord to honour the agreement. As Netanyahu prepares to discuss with president elect Trump what to do about the “bad deal”

Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal, Retaliate Against U.S. for New Sanctions

Following U.S. Senate’s vote to renew sanctions on Iran for another decade

Another anti-Iran zealot picked for Trump’s cabinet

If confirmed, Mattis will join National Security Adviser Mike Flynn and CIA Director Mike Pompeo as another belligerent anti-Iran agitator in Trump’s cabinet

Iran says U.S. extension of sanctions act violates nuclear deal

Iran says U.S. extension of sanctions act violates nuclear deal

Nonetheless, President Obama is expected to sign the bill before he leaves office. Confirming for Iranian hardliners that the U.S. is not to be trusted

Report: Iran owns 4.5% share in German company building Israeli subs

Although Iranian ownership amounts to less than 5%, the question remains: how much intelligence has Iran gleaned on Israeli submarines?

Trump taps Gen. James Mattis, an Iran deal foe, for defense secretary

Trump taps Gen. James Mattis, an Iran deal foe, for defense secretary

Gen James Mattis identified Iran as “the single most enduring threat to stability and peace in the Middle East” in a speech in April.

Senate votes unanimously to renew Iran sanctions law

Overwhelmingly endorsed by the House and the Senate, the bill will now be sent to President Obama to authorise

Iran, Russia Inching Closer to Su-30 Fighter Jet Deal

Iran’s defense minister recently announced that Moscow has accepted Tehran’s conditions for a possible fighter jet deal

Iran to buy new fighter jets to boost defense capabilities: Senior commander

Although the Brig. Gen. Pourdastan didn’t specify what type of fighters would be purchased there’s good reason to believe that they will be Russian Su-30s. Includes video

Death toll among Iran’s forces in Syrian war passes 1,000

Although many of the soldiers the Shi’ite Muslim Iran sends are its own nationals, it is casting its recruitment net wide, training and deploying Shi’ites from neighboring Afghanistan and Pakistan as well

Richard and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliff. Click to enlarge

British mum jailed for ‘spying’ in Iran is being held over £500million arms debt

Husband fears that Iranian-born wife, who was jailed for 5 years for spying, is really being held as a “bargaining chip” for an unpaid arms debt

John Bolton calls for regime change in Iran, warns Obama on Israel

Bolton has been tipped for a possible post in the Trump administration. IF, and that’s a big if, he is offered a position then alarm bells should start ringing

Russia may sell Iran $10 billion worth of tanks and jets in new arms deal

Russia and Iran have a troubled history, but they have emerged as de-facto allies on a number of issues in recent years

Brendon O'Connell: Why I Seek Asylum in Iran

Brendon O’Connell: Why I Seek Asylum in Iran

Aussie dissident Brendon O’Connell is currently on the run and seeking asylum in Iran. Here he writes of his first impressions of Tehran

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), left, and Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) plan to reintroduce the Iran Ballistic Missile Sanctions Act. Click to enlarge

‘Never Trump’ GOP preparing to work with Trump to squeeze Iran

With Trump’s election plans for war with Russia are on hold. So opponents of Trump’s presidential bid are now working on Plan B to renew pressure on Iran

Iran’s latest propaganda tool: the Clinton-Trump debates

In the past if Tehran wanted to drum up anti-US sentiment they would parade effigies of Uncle Sam. Now they just broadcast the U.S. presidential debates

Trump on Iran ship behavior: ‘They will be shot out of the water’

Nearly two months ago Donald Trump outlined his stance on Iran. It was blunt and to the point and an indication that, like Clinton, he’s all too ready to lead America to war

Trump to Israelis: together we'll stand up to Iran

Trump to Israelis: together we’ll stand up to Iran

Not only has Trump pledged to make America great again, he’s also promised to stand by Israel and to scrap the accord over Iran’s nuclear program. Includes video

Clinton’s Allies Promise a Tougher Line on Iran

Clinton aides plan a more “robust” role in dealing with Iran and promise allies in the region: “We’re back and we’re going to lead again”

Iran Unveils New Short-Range Radar System

Iran Unveils New Short-Range Radar System

The unveiling of the new radar marks another step in Iran’s growing ability to defend its airspace and another reason why the U.S. will lay-off Iran. At least for now