Syria accuses Israel of bombing airport near Damascus, threatens to retaliate

Syria accuses Israel of bombing airport near Damascus, threatens to retaliate

by WorldTribune Staff, January 13, 2017 Syria on Jan. 13 accused Israel of bombing a major military airport southwest of Damascus and warned it would retaliate for what it said was a “flagrant” attack. Syrian state television quoted the army as saying several rockets were fired from an area near Lake Kinneret in northern Israel […]

Iran rejects Turkey’s demand that Hizbullah withdraw from Syria

Iran rejects Turkey’s demand that Hizbullah withdraw from Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, January 4, 2017 Iran has denied reports that fighters from its terror proxy Hizbullah will leave Syria after last week’s ceasefire deal brokered by Turkey and Russia. “The claim that Hizbullah would leave Syria after the ceasefire is mere propaganda by the enemy,” Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to supreme leader Ayatollah […]

Iran-backed Hizbullah forces in Syria using U.S. military vehicles, Israel says

Iran-backed Hizbullah forces in Syria using U.S. military vehicles, Israel says

by WorldTribune Staff, December 22, 2016 Hizbullah fighters in Syria are using American armored personnel carriers originally supplied by the U.S. to the Lebanese army, a senior Israeli military officer said. In an intelligence briefing to foreign reporters in Tel Aviv on Dec. 21, the senior officer showed a photograph of Iran-backed Hizbullah military vehicles, […]

Israel charges Iran shipped arms to Hizbullah on commercial flights

Israel charges Iran shipped arms to Hizbullah on commercial flights

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2016 In a letter to the UN Security Council on Nov. 22, Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon cited newly-released intelligence showing Iran’s use of civilian flights to Lebanon to send arms and ammunition to Hizbullah. Iran rejected as “baseless” the report by Israel’s ambassador to the UN that the Islamic Revolutionary […]

Netanyahu: Israel won’t allow Iran to establish itself militarily in Syria

Netanyahu: Israel won’t allow Iran to establish itself militarily in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, November 11, 2016 Israel will not allow Iran to establish a military foothold in Syria “on the ground, in the air or at sea,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Nov. 10. Israel will also continue to intervene in Iran’s effort to […]

Israeli intel: Iran has put together a secret 25,000-strong ‘foreign legion’ in Syria

Israeli intel: Iran has put together a secret 25,000-strong ‘foreign legion’ in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, November 4, 2016 Iran has deployed a secret, 25,000-strong Shi’ite militia to Syria with the sole purpose of fighting anti-Assad regime Sunni rebels, an Israeli official said. Avi Dichter, chair of Israel’s foreign affairs and defense committee, told a visiting Swiss delegation on Nov. 3 that the Iranian-backed force was made mostly […]

Lebanon’s new president pledges loyalty to Iran, threatens Israel

Lebanon’s new president pledges loyalty to Iran, threatens Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, November 2, 2016 In his first act as Lebanon’s new president, Michael Aoun declared his loyalty to Iran and issued a chilling threat to Israel. In his inaugural speech on Oct. 31, Aoun said that “in the conflict with Israel, we will not spare any effort or resistance to liberate what remains […]

Retired Iranian general killed during fight with Sunni militants in Aleppo

Retired Iranian general killed during fight with Sunni militants in Aleppo

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian state media reports say a retired Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) general has been killed while battling against Islamic militants in northern Syria. The Fars news agency, which is closely affiliated with the IRGC, reported on Aug. 31 that Gen. Ahmad Gholami was killed on […]

Iran foreign minister in Havana kicks off tour of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Chile and Bolivia

Iran foreign minister in Havana kicks off tour of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Chile and Bolivia

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said in Havana his visit would open a new chapter in the Islamic Republic’s relations with Communist-ruled Cuba. “We will start a new chapter in the bilateral relations with Cuba on the basis of a big (business) delegation accompanying […]

Time for Barack Obama to clear up a mystery: What possible benefit motivates his Iran policy?

Time for Barack Obama to clear up a mystery: What possible benefit motivates his Iran policy?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders In all the torturous puzzles of the current Mideast chaos, perhaps the greatest unknown is what the Obama Administration thinks it is accomplishing with its Iran policy. Again, in the past few days, we have had evidence that President Barack Obama is moving – this time secretly – […]

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