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 warns U.S., continues its regional advance

Iran warns U.S., continues its regional advance

by WorldTribune Staff, April 24, 2019 “Iran will make the U.S. regret its decision to sanction us,” Iranian President Hassan Rohani warned on April 24 after the Trump administration’s decision not to renew sanctions exemptions granted to several countries who buy Iran’s oil. Despite economic hardships imposed by the sanctions, Iran is pressing its strategic gains […]

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 […]

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 […]

In bow to Trump, China instructs state-owned firms to stop buying Iran’s oil

In bow to Trump, China instructs state-owned firms to stop buying Iran’s oil

by WorldTribune Staff, October 26, 2018 In a major victory for U.S. President Donald Trump, China has instructed its export-finance bank and largest state-run oil refineries to cease purchasing Iranian oil. Reuters quoted Chinese officials as saying they feared running afoul of U.S. sanctions which kick in on Nov. 4, adding that it was uncertain […]

Bolton calls radical Islam ‘top transnational terrorist threat,’ demands full stop to Iran energy exports

Bolton calls radical Islam ‘top transnational terrorist threat,’ demands full stop to Iran energy exports

by WorldTribune Staff, October 5, 2018 Radical Islam represents “the pre-eminent transnational terrorist threat to the United States and to the United States’ interests abroad,” U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Oct. 4 as he presented President Donald Trump’s new counterterrorism strategy. The strategy gives greater priority to Iran, which Bolton called “the world’s […]

North Korean state media hit U.S. inaction during visit by Seoul leader

North Korean state media hit U.S. inaction during visit by Seoul leader

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2018 While North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was making nice with South Korean President Moon Jae-In, state media in the North was blasting the United States for allegedly not following through on promises made in President Donald Trump’s June summit with Kim. Kim regime mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun employed the familiar […]

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 […]

Report: U.S ambassador to Germany plays hardball on Iran

Report: U.S ambassador to Germany plays hardball on Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, August 8, 2018 The U.S. ambassador to Germany has delivered a blunt message to German companies, either do business with the United States or Iran – but not both. Ambassador Richard Grenell is convincing German companies to go with the U.S. Grenell was instrumental in German car company Daimler’s decision to cancel […]