Iran seizes tanker owned by UAE in the Strait of Hormuz

Iran seizes tanker owned by UAE in the Strait of Hormuz

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2019 Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on July 14 seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew members on board in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian state media reported. “With a capacity of 2 million barrels and 12 foreign crew on board, the vessel was en route to deliver contraband […]

Israel vs Iran: Weekend strikes hit targets despite operational S-300 shield

Israel vs Iran: Weekend strikes hit targets despite operational S-300 shield

FPI / July 3, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com The Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck Iranian and Hizbullah targets in Syria on June 30 in one of its largest missions in the neighboring country to date. IAF warplanes launched a large number of air to surface missiles at targets in the town of Kisweh, which houses the headquarters […]

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, […]

Covering for Iran: Hizbullah’s London cache ‘hidden from public’

Covering for Iran: Hizbullah’s London cache ‘hidden from public’

FPI / June 16, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Only months after the signing of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, British security forces found several Hizbullah weapons caches which held thousands of explosives in northwest London. The discovery was kept “hidden from the public” so as not to “raise eyebrows,” the Daily Telegraph reported on June 10. Meanwhile, […]

Iran tries conflict resolution with Gulf states but analyst says its war with U.S. already started

Iran tries conflict resolution with Gulf states but analyst says its war with U.S. already started

FPI / May 31, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Iran has responded to mounting U.S. economic and military pressure by attempting to calm its Persian Gulf neighbors by hinting at improved relations. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, during a May 26 joint press conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Muhammad Ali Alhakim in Baghdad said that Iran “wants […]

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 […]

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 […]

U.S. declares IRGC is terror group; Iran threatens U.S. troops in Mideast

U.S. declares IRGC is terror group; Iran threatens U.S. troops in Mideast

by WorldTribune Staff, April 8, 2019 The chief of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) warned that U.S. military assets in the Middle East could be targeted by Iran if the Trump administration declared the IRGC a terrorist organization, which it did on April 8. “If the Americans take such a stubborn measure and endanger […]

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 […]

Amnesty International: Iran could execute wildlife conservationists charged as spies

Amnesty International: Iran could execute wildlife conservationists charged as spies

by WorldTribune Staff, March 6, 2019 Eight wildlife conservationists who were conducting research into Iran’s endangered animals were arrested and charged with being spies and now face 10 or more years in prison, and possibly the death penalty, according to Amnesty International. “Protecting endangered wildlife is not a crime. These conservationists are scientists who were […]

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