Iran to ‘counter’ U.S. sanctions with more funding for missiles, Quds Force

Iran to ‘counter’ U.S. sanctions with more funding for missiles, Quds Force

by WorldTribune Staff, August 13, 2017 As some lawmakers chanted “Death to America,” Iran’s parliament on Aug. 13 granted its initial approval for increased funding of Teheran’s missile program and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force. Parliament overwhelmingly approved the outlines of the bill to “counter America’s terrorist and adventurist actions,” state broadcaster […]

Kuwait expels 15 Iran diplomats after investigation of terror cells

Kuwait expels 15 Iran diplomats after investigation of terror cells

by WorldTribune Staff, July 21, 2017 Kuwait on July 20 expelled 15 Iranian diplomats in what was seen as a follow-up to the conviction last month of 21 people accused of belonging to a terror cell linked to Teheran. A senior Kuwaiti official told AFP that the 15 diplomats had been asked to leave the country. Kuwait’s […]

In blow to Iran, Russians ‘pressuring’ Assad to sever ties with Hizbullah

In blow to Iran, Russians ‘pressuring’ Assad to sever ties with Hizbullah

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2017 Pro-Russian factions inside the Syrian regime’s inner circle are pressing President Bashar Assad to cut Syria’s alliance with Iran-backed Hizbullah, a report said. “There is a pro-Moscow faction that wants Syria to be secular and includes officers who trained in Russia,” said Ayman Abdel Nour, publisher of the largest anti-Assad Syrian […]

Iran says missile strike targeting ISIS was warning to U.S., Saudis

Iran says missile strike targeting ISIS was warning to U.S., Saudis

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2017 Iran’s mostly-errant missile launches at Islamic State (ISIS) targets were not just a retaliatory strike on the terror group but a warning to the United States and Saudi Arabia, an Iranian general said. “The Saudis and Americans are especially receivers of this message,” Gen. Ramazan Sharif of the Islamic […]

Struggling with its own terrorism crisis, Iran lashes out at Saudis, Trump

Struggling with its own terrorism crisis, Iran lashes out at Saudis, Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, June 8, 2017 The attacks by Islamic State (ISIS) that killed 17 people in Teheran on June 7 were “backed by U.S. clients,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, pointing the finger squarely at Saudi Arabia. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) vowed revenge for the attacks at parliament and Ayatollah […]

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 […]