U.S. strike takes out Iran’s top commander, strategic mastermind

U.S. strike takes out Iran’s top commander, strategic mastermind

FPI / January 3, 2020 Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s legendary top terror commander who U.S. officials say was responsible for the killing of hundreds of American service members and wounding of thousands more, was killed in a Jan. 2 airstrike ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump. “At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has […]

Iran tries conflict resolution with Gulf states but analyst says its war with U.S. already started

Iran tries conflict resolution with Gulf states but analyst says its war with U.S. already started

FPI / May 31, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Iran has responded to mounting U.S. economic and military pressure by attempting to calm its Persian Gulf neighbors by hinting at improved relations. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, during a May 26 joint press conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Muhammad Ali Alhakim in Baghdad said that Iran “wants […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Obama legacy: 100,000 Iran-backed fighters now on the ground in Iraq

The Obama legacy: 100,000 Iran-backed fighters now on the ground in Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2016 U.S. officials say that up to 100,000 Iranian-backed Shi’ite fighters are on the ground in Iraq, raising the specter that a defeated Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) will be replaced by another anti-American force. “The effect of the Obama administration’s policy has been to replace American boots […]

Iraqi ambassador credits Iran for saving nation from ISIL

Iraqi ambassador credits Iran for saving nation from ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, July 31, 2016 Iran was the key to stopping Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) from conquering Iraq, Baghdad’s ambassador to Teheran said. “Hadn’t it been for the Popular Mobilization Forces, the Iraqi army and the Islamic Republic’s support, Iraq would have fallen by now.” Iraqi Ambassador to Iran Rajeh Saber […]

Russia suspects Turkey is preparing for incursion into Syria

Russia suspects Turkey is preparing for incursion into Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com Moscow said it has reason to suspect that Turkey is planning a military incursion into Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said it has observed “a growing number of signs of hidden preparation of the Turkish armed forces for active actions on the territory of Syria.” Ankara responded by saying it has the […]