Iran

Russia Rejects Trump’s Charge That Iran Is Top Terrorist State

If Trump was aiming to drive a wedge between Russia and Iran his plan may have just backfired

US says Iran ‘world’s biggest state sponsor terrorism’ as war of words escalates

Having seen what happened to Iraq Iran developed its air defences so as to avoid a repeat performance. Meaning that should push come to shove Western air power will meet formidable opposition from Iran’s air defences. Includes video

Iran IRGC Aerospace Division "Defenders of the Velayat Skies" drill

Iran IRGC Aerospace Division “Defenders of the Velayat Skies” drill

Iran conducts weapons drills after Trump imposes sanctions. Thing is: all the weapons in this video clip are Iranian developed and the US has little or no intel on them

More actions to come against Iran, Senate Foreign Relations chair says

How long before U.S. politicians start talking about “all options” again?

Iran FM Javad Zarif responds to a reporter’s question regarding Ballistic Missiles

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif explains why Iran refuses to abandon its missile development program. His cogent answer begins at 00:50

The Coming Clash With Iran

Nearly decade has past since the Bush administration spoke about “all options” in dealing with Iran and it seems nothing has changed. Pat Buchanan explains

Colin Powell holds up a vial allegedly containing Iraqi anthrax at the UN General Assembly. Click to enlarge

Iran tested nuclear-capable cruise missile: German newspaper

This information comes via German intelligence. The same people who provided Colin Powell with “evidence” that Iraq was developing biological weapons

U.S. to issue new Iran sanctions, opening shot in get-tough strategy: sources

This begins to sound all-too familiar as Trump warns that “nothing is off the table” in dealing with Iran

former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Click to enlarge

Trump adopts aggressive posture toward Iran after missile launch

A fiery statement from Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, makes it clear that Obama’s less confrontational approach toward Iran is over

Pentagon: Iran Tested a Ballistic Missile With North Korean Origins

According to Reuters, the missile traveled 630 miles before it exploded, either by accident or by design. Either way it may open a new chapter of confrontation with Iran

A Qadr H ballistic surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, during a maneuver, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Click to enlarge

After Iran tests ballistic missile, Netanyahu urges rethink of ‘failed’ nuke deal

Based on a Russian weapon, the missile was originally designed for submarine launch but failed on re-entry

Pre-Emptive Attack Iran Bill Active in US House

The bill specifically authorizes the president to launch a pre-emptive war on Iran at any time of his choosing and without any further Congressional oversight or input

British navy to lead Gulf ‘war games’ amid Iran tensions

British, American and French warships will engage in war games in the Persian Gulf next week simulating military confrontation with Iran

Brendon O'Connell:  "Iran Good Bye; I'm Not a Trained Seal"

Brendon O’Connell: “Iran Good Bye; I’m Not a Trained Seal”

O’Connell is too much of a live-wire for Iran to touch.

Trump will try to smash the China-Russia-Iran triangle … Here why he’ll fail

The hand of Henry Kissinger suggests US foreign policy will use a ‘divide and rule’ strategy with Beijing, Moscow and Tehran. But this could backfire, spectacularly …

Iran Says Not Worried, Has Options if Trump Axes Nuke Deal

Iran might need to use those “options”, because even before his inauguration pressure was mounting on Trump to take a tougher line

A collapsed building is seen in Tehran, Iran January 19, 2017. Tasnim News Agency/Handout via REUTERS

Updated: Iran says 25 people still missing after building collapse

25 people were still unaccounted for more than 24 hours after the collapse of a 17-storey commercial building in Tehran killed to 20 firefighters

Iran shoots at a drone in central Tehran: military commander

Iran shoots at a drone in central Tehran: military commander

This is the second-time in recent months that a drone has been fired at over Tehran. Includes video

Iran to expand military spending, develop missiles

Iranian lawmakers have voted to increase in military spending, providing more funds to a long-range missile program that U.S. President-elect Trump has pledged to halt

Trump’s Foreign-Policy Appointees Are Set to Provoke War With Iran

Trump may try to avoid conflict with Moscow but with so many Iran hawks in his administration conflict that wont be so easy with Tehran. And if that happens Russia could still step in to assist its ally across the Caspian