U.S. warns airlines about flight paths near Iran; Bolton sets ‘security talks’ in Israel

U.S. warns airlines about flight paths near Iran; Bolton sets ‘security talks’ in Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2019 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on June 20 issued an emergency order banning U.S. airlines from flying in an overwater area of Iran-controlled airspace following Teheran’s downing of an American unmanned surveillance drone. Meanwhile, the White House announced that national security adviser John Bolton will travel to Israel during […]

It’s not only Russia: China and Iran also push disinformation to divide target audiences

It’s not only Russia: China and Iran also push disinformation to divide target audiences

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2019 Russia is not the only foreign actor intent on spreading disinformation to cause disruption among its foes. China and Iran are also employing operatives in “information manipulation,” the intelligentsia’s term for fake news, reports say. China insists that it does not interfere in other nations’ internal affairs, but the […]

U.S. envoy heads to Mideast as pressure on Iran mounts

U.S. envoy heads to Mideast as pressure on Iran mounts

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2019 U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook is headed to the Persian Gulf region to hold meetings with key allies to “discuss Iran’s regional aggression” and share U.S. intelligence “on the range of active threats Iran currently poses in the region,” the State Department said. The State Department said […]

‘Nuclear blackmail’: Iran threatens breach of enriched uranium cap

‘Nuclear blackmail’: Iran threatens breach of enriched uranium cap

by WorldTribune Staff, June 17, 2019 Iran’s vow to exceed the cap on its stockpiles of enriched uranium before the end of this month amounts to “nuclear blackmail,” the White House said. White House National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis on June 17 called on the international community to step up pressure on Iran after […]

Covering for Iran: Hizbullah’s London cache ‘hidden from public’

Covering for Iran: Hizbullah’s London cache ‘hidden from public’

FPI / June 16, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Only months after the signing of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, British security forces found several Hizbullah weapons caches which held thousands of explosives in northwest London. The discovery was kept “hidden from the public” so as not to “raise eyebrows,” the Daily Telegraph reported on June 10. Meanwhile, […]

Japanese-owned oil tanker struck in Gulf as Abe delivered U.S. message in Iran

Japanese-owned oil tanker struck in Gulf as Abe delivered U.S. message in Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2019 Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have escalated after reports today of more suspected attacks against oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Iran has denied being behind previous similar attacks. One of the two tankers was owned by a Japanese company. The attacks occurred during a visit to Teheran […]

Jordan and Morocco to join White House backed economic conference

Jordan and Morocco to join White House backed economic conference

by WorldTribune Staff, June 12, 2019 Jordan and Morocco have announced they will take part in the U.S.-backed economic workshop in Bahrain this month. The Trump administration is expected to release the economic component of its long-awaited “Deal of the Century” Middle East peace plan at the “Peace to Prosperity” workshop set for June 25-26. […]

Japan’s Abe consulted with Trump on upcoming visit to Iran

Japan’s Abe consulted with Trump on upcoming visit to Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, June 11, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a discussion ahead of Abe’s planned trip to Iran on June 12-14, a Japanese official said. Abe will be the first Japanese sitting prime minister to visit Iran in 41 years, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. Suga […]

‘Sophisticated and coordinated’ attack on 4 tankers seen mounted by ‘state actor’

‘Sophisticated and coordinated’ attack on 4 tankers seen mounted by ‘state actor’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 7, 2019 The attack last month on four oil tankers off the UAE coast was a “sophisticated and coordinated” operation carried out by a “state actor,” officials for Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Norway told the UN Security Council. On May 12, two Saudi oil tankers and a Norwegian ship were […]

R-e-s-p-e-c-t: Under pressure, Iran’s Rouhani says talks with U.S. could happen

R-e-s-p-e-c-t: Under pressure, Iran’s Rouhani says talks with U.S. could happen

by WorldTribune Staff, June 2, 2019 Iran may at some point be willing to talk with the United States but first must be shown the proper respect, Iran’s president and foreign minister said. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on June 1 said Iran could be a willing participant in discussions with the Trump administration but added […]