Syria, Hamas hail Hizbullah strikes on northern Israel; U.S. blames Iran

Syria, Hamas hail Hizbullah strikes on northern Israel; U.S. blames Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, September 2, 2019 Hamas and the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad were quick to praise Hizbullah’s Sept. 1 attack on northern Israel as the United States warned Iran and its terror organization against further “hostile actions.” Hizbullah terrorists operating out of southern Lebanon fired multiple anti-tank missiles at Israeli positions and […]

Unreported: China’s exploitation of U.S.-Iran showdown in the Gulf

Unreported: China’s exploitation of U.S.-Iran showdown in the Gulf

FPI / August 18, 2019 Excerpted from Geostrategy-Direct.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs All attention is focused on the twists-and-turns of the very noisy U.S.-Iran dispute in the Persian Gulf, but all the while the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is rapidly and quietly consolidating a dominant presence in the area […]

Iran showdown: Women activists demand regime change; UK joins U.S. in Gulf

Iran showdown: Women activists demand regime change; UK joins U.S. in Gulf

by WorldTribune Staff, August 6, 2019 A group of Iranian women’s rights activists are calling on supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to resign and for a “full transition” which would allow the adoption of a new constitution granting equal rights to women. “During the 40 years of Islamic rule, we have been marginalized through force, […]

Iran cyber offensives abroad distract attention from worsening homefront

Iran cyber offensives abroad distract attention from worsening homefront

by WorldTribune Staff, July 30, 2019 Iran’s leadership has deployed an army of hackers to launch cyber attacks and spread false news abroad as a distraction from an economy in shambles and an increasingly angry citizenry which seeks to break free from the shackles of mullah rule and re-join the international community, analysts say. While […]

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 […]

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 […]

U.S. ‘sitting by the phone’ as Gulf tensions mount

U.S. ‘sitting by the phone’ as Gulf tensions mount

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2019 The United States has made overtures for talks with Iran to “de-escalate” the current situation and is reportedly “sitting by the phone” awaiting the Islamic Republic’s response. President Donald Trump’s overtures for direct talks with Iranian leadership comes as tensions between the two countries and their allies in the […]

Khamenei to Islamic neighbors: By colluding with Israel, you violate Koran

Khamenei to Islamic neighbors: By colluding with Israel, you violate Koran

by WorldTribune Staff, April 16, 2019 Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on April 15 decried Islamic states which he said “have become servants and followers of America and the Zionists.” “Today, many leaders of Arabic countries are of this kind,” Khamenei said, claiming that the leaders “colluded with Israelis and stepped on the blood […]

Iran blames U.S. for deadly suicide bombing that killed elite troops

Iran blames U.S. for deadly suicide bombing that killed elite troops

by WorldTribune Staff, February 15, 2019 Iranian leaders are saying the United States and its Middle East allies are responsible for a Feb. 13 suicide bombing which killed 27 members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). “The crime will remain as a ‘dirty stain’ in the black record of the main supporters of terrorism […]

Iran’s Khamenei clarifies: ‘Death to America’ means Trump, Pompeo, Bolton

Iran’s Khamenei clarifies: ‘Death to America’ means Trump, Pompeo, Bolton

by WorldTribune Staff, February 10, 2019 Iran’s “Death to America” chants are aimed at President Donald Trump and the U.S.’s other “rulers,” and will continue to be used at state-organized rallies and events, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. ” ‘Death to America’ means death to Trump, [national security adviser] John Bolton, and [Secretary […]

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