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 […]

Mattis: U.S. seeks behavioral (not regime) change by Iran

Mattis: U.S. seeks behavioral (not regime) change by Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, July 29, 2018 The United States aims to curtail what it sees as Iran’s threatening behavior in the Middle East, but is not pursuing regime change in the Islamic Republic, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. “We need them to change their behavior on a number of threats that they can pose with […]

Iran threatens U.S., oil lanes in Red Sea as Houthis fire missiles at Saudi tankers

Iran threatens U.S., oil lanes in Red Sea as Houthis fire missiles at Saudi tankers

by WorldTribune Staff, July 27, 2018 The head of Iran’s Quds force declared on July 26 that the Red Sea “is no longer secure” after Iran-backed Houthi rebels fired missiles at two Saudi oil tankers transiting the sea. Saudi Arabia announced it was temporarily halting all oil shipments through a Red Sea shipping lane after […]

Argentina presses Russia to arrest top Iranian official over 1994 Buenos Aires bombing

Argentina presses Russia to arrest top Iranian official over 1994 Buenos Aires bombing

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2018 Argentina’s Foreign Ministry asked Russia to detain former Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati for extradition in connection with the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. Velayati was Iran’s foreign minister when a bomb destroyed the headquarters of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) on July […]

IRGC’s Salami vows fight from Lebanon against ‘poisoned dagger’ in ‘body of the Islamic ummah’

IRGC’s Salami vows fight from Lebanon against ‘poisoned dagger’ in ‘body of the Islamic ummah’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 9, 2018 Hizbullah has over 100,000 missiles “ready for launch,” said the deputy commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), who vowed Iran would fight Israel from Lebanese soil. IRGC deputy chief Hossein Salami said the “problem” of the State of Israel’s existence could be solved primarily by using the […]