Iran’s ‘warning’ to Saudis: Back away from Yemen

Iran’s ‘warning’ to Saudis: Back away from Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2019 Iran’s president on Sept. 18 said Saudi Arabia should consider the attack on its oil facilities a “warning” to stop its military campaign against Iranian-supported Houthi rebels in Yemen. While denying Iran was behind the attack which crippled a large portion of Saudi’s oil infrastructure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani […]

Iran not talking to ‘Great Satan’; Is talking to those who talk to U.S.

Iran not talking to ‘Great Satan’; Is talking to those who talk to U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, July 28, 2019 Iranian officials over the weekend met with representatives of several nations who have the Trump administration’s ear. The meetings followed comments on July 24 by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who hinted that Iran was open to indirect talks with the United States over its nuclear program and U.S.-imposed sanctions […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Threat levels high in the Persian Gulf but why?

Threat levels high in the Persian Gulf but why?

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2019 In the latest of a series of U.S. announcements over the past week, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said the State Department on May 15 ordered all “nonemergency” government employees to leave Iraq amid growing tensions with Iran. The State Department also issued a revised travel advisory saying, “Do […]

Worst of times: Iran leader recalls war with Iraq, appeals for unity

Worst of times: Iran leader recalls war with Iraq, appeals for unity

by WorldTribune Staff, May 12, 2019 As his nation’s economy continues to collapse under the weight of U.S. sanctions, Iran’s president is calling for unity among the Islamic Republic’s political factions and its citizens. “The pressures by enemies is a war unprecedented in the history of our Islamic revolution… but I do not despair and […]

Iran warns U.S., continues its regional advance

Iran warns U.S., continues its regional advance

by WorldTribune Staff, April 24, 2019 “Iran will make the U.S. regret its decision to sanction us,” Iranian President Hassan Rohani warned on April 24 after the Trump administration’s decision not to renew sanctions exemptions granted to several countries who buy Iran’s oil. Despite economic hardships imposed by the sanctions, Iran is pressing its strategic gains […]

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 […]

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