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 […]

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 […]

Israel’s Netanyahu ‘advises’ Iran on presence in Syria: ‘Get out fast’

Israel’s Netanyahu ‘advises’ Iran on presence in Syria: ‘Get out fast’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 16, 2019 After scoffing at Iran’s claim that its military personnel were only in Syria as advisers, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he “advised” Iran to “get out” of Syria – now. Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahrem Qasemi had claimed that “Iran does not have a military base and military […]

Gulf states join U.S.-led sanctions on Taliban sponsors; Iran accuses Saudis of Khashoggi distraction

Gulf states join U.S.-led sanctions on Taliban sponsors; Iran accuses Saudis of Khashoggi distraction

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2018 Two Iranian military officers were among nine individuals tied to Afghanistan’s Taliban who have been blacklisted by an international organization set up to combat the financing of terrorism. The U.S. Treasury Department on Oct. 23 said the seven-nation Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) blacklisted the individuals in order to […]

Iran investigates its military after attack on parade that killed 24

Iran investigates its military after attack on parade that killed 24

by WorldTribune Staff, October 16, 2018 Iran has arrested one member of its military and is investigating several others in connection to the attack on a military parade last month which killed 24 people. “Eleven people were summoned and one was arrested, all of whom were military, and the case has been sent to Teheran,” […]

IRGC confirms rocket attacks on Kurds in Iraq

IRGC confirms rocket attacks on Kurds in Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, September 9, 2018 Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said it launched rocket attacks on a Kurdish rebel group in Iraq which killed at least 11 people. “In a successful operation, the Guards’ aerospace unit, along with the army’s drone unit…targeted a criminal group’s meeting and a terrorist training center with seven […]

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