Cornered: Sanctions cost Iran ‘$200 billion surplus income’, proxies storm U.S. compound in Iraq

Cornered: Sanctions cost Iran ‘$200 billion surplus income’, proxies storm U.S. compound in Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, December 31, 2019 Since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions, Iran has lost 90 percent of its oil exports, the value of its currency has fallen sharply and inflation has surpassed 40 percent. “Iran would have earned $200 billion surplus income…if […]

‘Do whatever it takes’: Iran’s Khamenei ordered bloody crackdown on protests

‘Do whatever it takes’: Iran’s Khamenei ordered bloody crackdown on protests

by WorldTribune Staff, December 26, 2019 Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei personally directed the violent crackdown on anti-government protests which, some estimates say, resulted in more than 1,500 deaths, a report said. Reuters on Dec. 23 reported that Khamenei, who has the final say on political and religious affairs in Iran, “raised his voice […]

U.S. calls on social media giants to fight back against Iran’s Internet suppression

U.S. calls on social media giants to fight back against Iran’s Internet suppression

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2019 As Iranian citizens found it nearly impossible to get online over the past week, the Islamic Republic’s leadership was using their own social media accounts to blast protesters and the so-called “outside forces” they blame for encouraging the protests. The Iranian government imposed a near-total shutdown of the Internet […]

Iran stages surprise border exercises as Turkey launches Syria offensive

Iran stages surprise border exercises as Turkey launches Syria offensive

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2019 As Turkey launched a long-awaited military offensive into northern Syria, Iran announced it was holding military exercises near its own border with Turkey. According to an Oct. 9 report by Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency, Iran’s military is holding war games in Western Azerbaijan Province which include rapid reaction […]

Russia-Iran-Turkey entente vow ‘calm’ for fractured Syria

Russia-Iran-Turkey entente vow ‘calm’ for fractured Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, April 4, 2018 Saying they are committed to a “lasting cease-fire” in Syria, the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey said after an April 4 summit in Ankara that an end to the conflict can only be achieved “through a negotiated political process.” The  administration of President Donald Trump is reportedly considering […]

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 […]