Iran sending troops, ammunition to Syria and Yemen battlefields via civilian flights

Iran sending troops, ammunition to Syria and Yemen battlefields via civilian flights

by WorldTribune Staff, March 12, 2017 Iran is using civilian flights to secretly send soldiers and ammunition to war zones in Syria and Yemen, an Iranian military official said. The Iranian troops ride in the rear of the planes and exit via a rear door “separate from the regular passengers,” an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps […]

Report: Iran’s IRGC using Taliban to disrupt Afghanistan’s water supply

Report: Iran’s IRGC using Taliban to disrupt Afghanistan’s water supply

by WorldTribune Staff, January 24, 2017 Iran is said to be providing the Afghan Taliban with the means to disable some of Afghanistan’s dams so Teheran can get a larger share of water for itself, a report said. Governors in Afghanistan’s southern and western provinces accused Iran of using an increasingly close relationship with the […]

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards stand to reap huge economic rewards for helping Syria’s Assad

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards stand to reap huge economic rewards for helping Syria’s Assad

by WorldTribune Staff, January 20, 2017 Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) stands to profit greatly for helping Syrian President Bashar Assad take back most of his country from rebel forces. It what an opposition group called the “looting of the Syrian people,” the IRGC is expected to reap huge financial benefits from the […]

Iran sentences 2 Americans — father and son — to 10 years in prison

Iran sentences 2 Americans — father and son — to 10 years in prison

by WorldTribune Staff, October 19, 2016 An Iranian-American businessman and his elderly father each received 10-year prison sentences from Iran for “spying and cooperating” with the United States. Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer Namazi, were sentenced by an Iranian court, Iranian media reported on Oct. 18. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) detained Siamak […]

Khamenei condemns U.S., calls ‘creation of fear in the enemy’ key to peace in the region

Khamenei condemns U.S., calls ‘creation of fear in the enemy’ key to peace in the region

by WorldTribune Staff, September 19, 2016 Creating fear and intimidating the enemy through military power are the keys to peace in the Middle East, Iran’s supreme leader said on Sept. 18. “In past years, some officials have said the removal of military threat and war were due to certain measures, but it’s not true,” Ayatollah […]

Iran’s narrative relies on ‘Great Satan’: 90 percent of news focused on ‘enemies’

Iran’s narrative relies on ‘Great Satan’: 90 percent of news focused on ‘enemies’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2016 Iran needs to keep the United States, still referred to as the “Great Satan”, as its enemy for the Islamic Republic to survive, an Iranian-American scholar wrote. Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, president of the International American Council and board member of Harvard International Review, penned the following commentary for Al […]

Report: White House shipped $400 million in unmarked plane to Iran on day American hostages left

Report: White House shipped $400 million in unmarked plane to Iran on day American hostages left

by WorldTribune Staff, August 3, 2016 The Obama administration airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran just as the Islamic republic was freeing four American hostages, a report said. Wooden pallets stacked with Euros, Swiss francs and other foreign currencies were transported to Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, the Wall Street Journal reported on Aug. 2, […]

Iranian commander: 100,000 missiles in Lebanon ready to hit Israel

Iranian commander: 100,000 missiles in Lebanon ready to hit Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, July 3, 2016 An arsenal of some 100,000 missiles is based in Lebanon ready to strike Israel, the deputy commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said. “The opportunity to destroy Israel is now better than ever, because tens of thousands of long-range missiles all over the Islamic world are ready […]

Navy fires commander of squadron captured in Iranian waters

Navy fires commander of squadron captured in Iranian waters

by WorldTribune Staff, June 14, 2016 The commander of the 10 U.S. sailors who were captured and held by Iran in January has been relieved of his command by the U.S. Navy. The Navy said in a statement on June 9 that it had lost confidence in Cmdr. Eric Rasch, who was the executive officer […]

Iran to build statue commemorating capture of U.S. sailors

Iran to build statue commemorating capture of U.S. sailors

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran will construct a statue to commemorate its capture of 10 U.S. sailors and plans to turn it into a tourist attraction. Commander Ali Fadavi, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps naval forces, said the monument would capture the moment the Americans surrendered to Iranian forces. “There are very many […]