Iran issues veiled threat in response to House vote on renewing sanctions

Iran issues veiled threat in response to House vote on renewing sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, November 17, 2016 The U.S. House of Representatives’ decision to reauthorize sanctions means Iran will take ‘powerful’ but unspecified action, a senior Iranian official said. The House voted 419-1 on Nov. 15 to renew the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for another 10 years. “If you extend the sanctions, this will mean kicking […]

Iranians celebrate at former U.S. embassy, 37 years seizing it, taking 52 hostages

Iranians celebrate at former U.S. embassy, 37 years seizing it, taking 52 hostages

by WorldTribune Staff, November 4, 2016 Iranians burned U.S. and Israeli flags and chanted “death to America” and “death to Israel” on Nov. 3 to mark the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Teheran. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said he agrees with the “death to America” chants, claiming the goal of […]

Saudi-Iranian war of words escalates: Grand Mufti states rulers of Persia are not Muslims

Saudi-Iranian war of words escalates: Grand Mufti states rulers of Persia are not Muslims

by WorldTribune Staff, September 7, 2016 The top religious leader of Sunni Saudi Arabia further stoked the flames of tension with Shi’ite Iran on Sept. 6 by proclaiming that the leaders of the Islamic Republic in an area once known as Persia are not Muslims. “We must understand that they are not Muslims, as they […]

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 […]

Khamenei: Iranians not benefiting from ‘pointless’ nuclear deal

Khamenei: Iranians not benefiting from ‘pointless’ nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2016 The fact that Iran is not experiencing the economic growth expected after the lifting of sanctions is proof of the “pointlessness of negotiating with the Americans,” Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. Khamenei again renewed his criticism of the nuclear deal signed with six world powers in a […]

Iran backs Turkey’s Erdogan as massive crackdown widens

Iran backs Turkey’s Erdogan as massive crackdown widens

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2016 Shi’ite-majority Iran has said it fully supports the government of Sunni-majority Turkey in the wake of the July 15 coup attempt as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s post-coup purge topped 7,500 arrests. A senior aide to Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that Teheran backs Turkey’s elected government […]

Report: Hizbullah now blames U.S. for assassinating architect of 1983 Marines barracks bombing

Report: Hizbullah now blames U.S. for assassinating architect of 1983 Marines barracks bombing

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2016 After initially pointing the finger at Israel, Iran now says the United States was behind the assassination of notorious Hizbullah terrorist Mustafa Badreddine. Iranian leaders claim that Badreddine, who died in an explosion in Damascus on May 10, was taken out in a precision U.S. airstrike. “Radar that Iran […]

Iran’s Rouhani asserts ‘human dignity’ over authority of new ‘Morality Police’

Iran’s Rouhani asserts ‘human dignity’ over authority of new ‘Morality Police’

Special to WorldTribune.com Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is questioning the authority of the 7,000 undercover “Morality Police” who are tasked with reporting women for not wearing a full Islamic hijab and citizens who play loud music in their cars. Rouhani said such decisions should not be made by the government. “Our first duty is to […]

Iran hardliner says moderates ‘colluded’ with West

Iran hardliner says moderates ‘colluded’ with West

Special to WorldTribune.com A top Iranian cleric accused moderates of colluding with “foreigners” in the Feb. 27 elections in order to block hard-line appointments to the Assembly of Experts. Sadeq Larijani said reformists and moderates had worked with “American and English media outlets” during the election. “Is this type of coordination with foreigners in order […]

Khamenei questions reality of the Holocaust on Remembrance Day

Khamenei questions reality of the Holocaust on Remembrance Day

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran’s supreme leader questioned “the reality” of the Holocaust on Jan. 27 – which was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a video titled “Are The Dark Ages Over?” posted to his official website, said “speaking about the Holocaust and expressing doubts about it is considered to be a great […]