U.S., six Gulf allies sanction Iran’s IRGC, proxies

U.S., six Gulf allies sanction Iran’s IRGC, proxies

by WorldTribune Staff, October 31, 2019 The United States and six of its Gulf allies on Oct. 30 announced sanctions on 25 entities linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Lebanon-based Iranian terror proxy Hizbullah. The sanctions were set by Riyadh-based Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), a two-year-old group that includes Saudi Arabia, […]

Changing Mideast matrix convinces Iran, Israel that war is inevitable

Changing Mideast matrix convinces Iran, Israel that war is inevitable

FPI / October 28, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Excerpts from analysis by Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Oct. 10 at the memorial for the fatalities of the October 1973 War. He strongly hinted of the possibility of both an Israeli preemptive military strike against […]

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 […]

Report: Israeli strikes on Iraq greenlighted by U.S., Russia

Report: Israeli strikes on Iraq greenlighted by U.S., Russia

FPI / August 28, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com The United States and Russia gave the go-ahead for Israel to launch airstrikes on Iranian weapons warehouses in Iraq, a report said. Citing a Western diplomatic source, the Arabic-language Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported on Aug. 21 that an understanding between the nations stresses that Israel should not officially declare […]

Not funny: Iran satirist sentenced to 23 years in prison

Not funny: Iran satirist sentenced to 23 years in prison

by WorldTribune Staff, August 25, 2019 Writer and satirist Kioomars Marzban has been sentenced to 23 years and nine months in prison by an Iranian Revolutionary Court which convicted him of charges including cooperation with the United States. Mohammad Hossein Aghasi, lawyer for the 28-year-old Marzban, told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on Aug. 24 that […]

Iran cyber offensives abroad distract attention from worsening homefront

Iran cyber offensives abroad distract attention from worsening homefront

by WorldTribune Staff, July 30, 2019 Iran’s leadership has deployed an army of hackers to launch cyber attacks and spread false news abroad as a distraction from an economy in shambles and an increasingly angry citizenry which seeks to break free from the shackles of mullah rule and re-join the international community, analysts say. While […]

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, […]

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