Trump’s warning was most-liked Persian tweet ever: ‘DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS’

Trump’s warning was most-liked Persian tweet ever: ‘DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 12, 2020 President Donald Trump has warned the Iranian regime against violently cracking down on demonstrators who for the past two days have been protesting Iran’s accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane. As anti-government protests again hit the streets in Iran’s major cities and the nation’s only female Olympic […]

Leader of raid on U.S. Embassy in Baghdad attended White House meeting with Obama

Leader of raid on U.S. Embassy in Baghdad attended White House meeting with Obama

by WorldTribune Staff, January 1, 2020 Several pro-Iranian faction leaders were among those leading the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Dec. 31. One of them, Hadi al-Amiri, met with President Barack Obama in the White House in 2011, reports say. Amiri, a member of the Iraqi parliament, was formerly head of the […]

Reports: Iranian authorities shot unarmed protesters dead

Reports: Iranian authorities shot unarmed protesters dead

by WorldTribune Staff, December 2, 2019 As many as 450 people were killed by Iranian security forces, at least 2,000 were wounded, and another 7,000 were detained in the crackdown on recent anti-government protests, reports say. According to the Center for Human Rights in Iran, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) members surrounded, shot and killed […]

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 […]

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