U.S. Treasury steps up pressure on Iran; Russia weighs boost for regime’s oil sector

U.S. Treasury steps up pressure on Iran; Russia weighs boost for regime’s oil sector

by WorldTribune Staff, September 6, 2019 As the United States ramped up its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran via energy sector sanctions, Russia said it was considering offering a $10 billion lifeline to Teheran’s vital oil industry. The U.S. Treasury Department on Sept. 4 announced sanctions on 25 Iranian entities and 11 vessels while offering […]

Trump sanctions forced Iran proxies to focus on fundraising

Trump sanctions forced Iran proxies to focus on fundraising

FPI / June 26, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Less than two years after Forbes declared it the richest terror group in the world, Hizbullah is strapped for cash amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s sanctions which have crippled the economy of Iran, the organization’s main benefactor. The revenue stream from Iran has been cut so drastically, in fact, […]

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 […]

State Department: Iran responsible for hundreds of U.S. military deaths in Iraq

State Department: Iran responsible for hundreds of U.S. military deaths in Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, April 4, 2019 Iran had a hand in the killing of hundreds of American troops in Iraq since 2003, according to the U.S. State Department. “In Iraq, I can announce today, based on declassified U.S. military reports, that Iran is responsible for the deaths of at least 608 American service members,” Brian […]

Iran missiles shipped to Houthis in Yemen seized, displayed by U.S.

Iran missiles shipped to Houthis in Yemen seized, displayed by U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, November 30, 2018 The U.S. State Department on Nov. 29 displayed what it says is proof that Iran continues to violate UN resolutions which prohibit the Islamic Republic from exporting weapons. During a press conference at Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling in Washington, D.C., the State Department unveiled Iranian missiles that […]

U.S. sees sanctions reducing Iran funds to Hizbullah, Hamas

U.S. sees sanctions reducing Iran funds to Hizbullah, Hamas

by WorldTribune Staff, November 16, 2018 The Trump administration’s re-imposition of sanctions on Iran will go a long way toward choking off the Islamic Republic’s financial support for its terror proxies Hizbullah and Hamas, Washington’s special envoy to Iran said. Earlier this week, Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups in the Gaza Strip fired over […]

U.S. official: Sanctions turn Iranian tankers into ‘floating liability’

U.S. official: Sanctions turn Iranian tankers into ‘floating liability’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2018 The United States, following the imposition of sweeping sanctions against Iran, warned all ports and insurance companies to stay clear of Iranian ships. “From the Suez Canal to the Strait of Malacca and all choke points in between, Iranian tankers are now a floating liability,” said Brian Hook, the […]