Worst of times: Iran leader recalls war with Iraq, appeals for unity

Worst of times: Iran leader recalls war with Iraq, appeals for unity

by WorldTribune Staff, May 12, 2019 As his nation’s economy continues to collapse under the weight of U.S. sanctions, Iran’s president is calling for unity among the Islamic Republic’s political factions and its citizens. “The pressures by enemies is a war unprecedented in the history of our Islamic revolution… but I do not despair and […]

Iran’s Khamenei clarifies: ‘Death to America’ means Trump, Pompeo, Bolton

Iran’s Khamenei clarifies: ‘Death to America’ means Trump, Pompeo, Bolton

by WorldTribune Staff, February 10, 2019 Iran’s “Death to America” chants are aimed at President Donald Trump and the U.S.’s other “rulers,” and will continue to be used at state-organized rallies and events, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. ” ‘Death to America’ means death to Trump, [national security adviser] John Bolton, and [Secretary […]

U.S. sanctions hitting Iran hard

U.S. sanctions hitting Iran hard

by WorldTribune Staff, November 20, 2018 U.S. sanctions are exacting a heavy toll on an already angry Iranian citizenry. The Iranian rial has fallen to record lows, economic activity has slowed dramatically and hundreds of companies have suspended production and laid off thousands of workers since U.S. sanctions were re-imposed on the Islamic Republic, Reuters […]

Under pressure, Iran’s Rouhani admits regime has credibility problem

Under pressure, Iran’s Rouhani admits regime has credibility problem

by WorldTribune Staff, August 30, 2018 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, summoned to parliament for the first time since taking office in 2013, admitted that U.S. sanctions have led to economic woes that have Iran’s citizens losing “their faith” in the government. “The economic problems are critical, but more important than that is that many people […]

Iran crisis: Parliament answers protests by firing economics minister

Iran crisis: Parliament answers protests by firing economics minister

by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2018 Iran has sacked its economics minister amid a sharply declining economy and widespread anti-government protests following a dramatic policy shift by the United States government. Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Masoud Karbasian was removed from office by Iran’s parliament. Iranian media said 137 lawmakers voted to remove the […]

The no-deal deal: Trump ready to talk to Rouhani after ending ‘ridiculous’ nuclear agreement

The no-deal deal: Trump ready to talk to Rouhani after ending ‘ridiculous’ nuclear agreement

by WorldTribune Staff, July 31, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump on July 30 said he is willing to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with “no preconditions.” “If they want to meet, we’ll meet,” Trump said. “I’d meet with anybody. I believe in meetings.” Speaking at a news conference with visiting Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe […]

Iran’s currency falls to record low, discontent speads as U.S. sanctions loom

Iran’s currency falls to record low, discontent speads as U.S. sanctions loom

by WorldTribune Staff, July 30, 2018 Iran’s rial plummeted to an all-time low on July 30 as the U.S. prepares to reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic on Aug. 6. According to foreign exchange website Bonbast.com the Iranian rial traded at 119,000 to the U.S. dollar on July 30, as demonstrations and strikes by truck […]

No need to explain Iran’s tripling of missile production, senior commander says

No need to explain Iran’s tripling of missile production, senior commander says

by WorldTribune Staff, March 7, 2018 Iran no longer needs to explain the reasons for the tripling of its total missile production, a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander said. “Our production has increased three-fold compared to the past,” Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the IRGC’s aerospace division said, according to Fars. […]

Israel hits EU for opening diplomatic office in Iran: ‘Grave mistake’

Israel hits EU for opening diplomatic office in Iran: ‘Grave mistake’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2016 The European Union is making “a grave mistake” by opening a diplomatic office in Iran, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said on July 14. EU Foreign policy head Federica Mogherini had earlier on July 14 announced plans for a mission in the Islamic Republic in a statement marking one year since […]

Cash-flush Iran to buy 114 Airbus jets, may seek Boeings

Cash-flush Iran to buy 114 Airbus jets, may seek Boeings

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran has already begun its post-sanctions spending spree. Flush with cash after implementation of the nuclear deal with world powers, the Teheran regime on Jan. 16 approved the purchase of 114 aircraft from Airbus. And next on the shopping list may be Boeings. “Airbus Group is ready to support Iranian civil and […]