Tag: Iran

Pompeo Continues Threatening Iran [VIDEO]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke at a conservative public policy think tank on Monday, May 21, 2018, and called for a new nuclear agreement with Iran following President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. He says the Trump administration prefers for it to be a treaty that is ratified by Congress. The…

America First Policy = America Alone?

Now that the adults have all left the White House, Trump is following his bull-in-the-china shop foreign policy tendencies and leaves the Iranian Nuclear agreement.  Yesterday, Trump broke with with European allies over the Iran agreement and Monday, Mr. Trump will break with Arab allies with the formal opening of an American Embassy in Jerusalem. …

Netanyahu Threatens War With Iran

“Israel will not allow Iran’s regime to put the noose of terror around our neck,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday. “We will act without hesitation to defend ourselves. And we will act, if necessary, not only against Iranian proxies that are attacking us but against Iran itself.” Netanyahu alleged Iran is attempting to…

“Calm Before the Storm” – Trump to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal

‘Calm before the storm’: Donald Trump set to abandon Iran nuclear deal Donald Trump is expected to withdraw his endorsement of the nuclear deal with Iran next week, leaving its survival uncertain and in the hands of a divided Congress. Adding to the mood of uncertainty hanging over Washington, Trump used a group photograph before…

Iran May Quit Nuclear Deal in ‘Hours’ If New Sanctions Imposed

Iran is prepared to quit its nuclear deal with world powers “within hours” if new sanctions are imposed by the United States, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday. “If America wants to go back to the experience (of imposing sanctions), Iran would certainly return in a short time–not a week or a month but within…

State Department Offers Last-Minute Reversal on Travel Ban Policy on Fiancés

The U.S. State Department has changed its definition of a close family member eligible for travel to the U.S. under President Trump’s revised travel ban. The revised travel ban, which restricts travel from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, took effect late Thursday. Under the ban, only close family members of those living in…

Iran Foreign Minister: Trump’s Condolences Are ‘Repugnant’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday rejected President Trump’s condolences for the deadly terror attacks in Tehran, calling his words “repugnant.” Trump on Wednesday said he was praying for the victims of the attacks on Iran’s parliament and the Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum, but then added that “states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim…

ISIS Claims Attack on Khomeini’s Tomb, Iran’s Parliament In Tehran

The Islamic State claimed responsibility Wednesday for simultaneous attacks at Iran’s parliament building and the tomb of the Islamic republic’s revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The deadly assaults marked what appeared to be ISIS’ first attacks inside Iran. State TV reported that four assailants stormed into the parliament building, and one blew himself up inside.…

Tillerson: Russia Must Choose Between Assad and U.S.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday said Russia must soon choose between its relationship with the U.S. or its relationship with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Tillerson, speaking at the Group of 7 conference, said it still is not clear if Russia failed to take its obligations to Syria seriously or just did a poor…

U.S. Told Russia About Syria Strikes in Advance

Russia confirmed Friday that it received advanced warning from the U.S. about its strike on Syria, in which the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles in the first American assault on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Moscow condemned the strike and gave notice that Russia is pulling out of all agreements to minimize risk of…

Massive Rally In Iran Against Donald Trump Chanting ‘Death To America’

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied on Friday to swear allegiance to the clerical establishment following U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning that he had put the Islamic Republic “on notice”, state TV reported. On the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which toppled the U.S.-backed shah, marchers including hundreds of military personnel and policemen headed…

Michael Flynn Reportedly Discussed Sanctions With Russia

Members of the Trump administration — including Vice President Mike Pence — have said Michael Flynn, President Trump’s national security adviser, never discussed U.S. sanctions with the Russian ambassador to Washington before the inauguration. Several current and former U.S. officials have told The Washington Post and The New York Times that this isn’t true, and…

Trump Administration Imposes New Iran Sanctions [VIDEO]

President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions on Iran on Friday morning, days after White House officials warned Tehran of being put “on notice” for its ballistic-missile test firings last weekend. The executive order targeted individuals and companies, and resemble the moves made by the Obama administration after previous tests. The White House has not accused…

Burning Tehran High-Rise Collapses, Kills 50 Firefighters [VIDEO]

The collapse of a Tehran high-rise building engulfed in flames killed at least 50 firefighters and injured at least 75 more people Thursday, state media reported. The Plasco, considered an iconic building in the center of the Iranian capital, was seen crumbling to the ground on live television after firefighters fought the fire for several…

James Mattis, Ben Carson, Mike Pompeo Senate Hearings – WATCH LIVE

President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet hearings continue Thursday with secretary of defense nominee James Mattis, secretary of housing and urban development nominee Ben Carson, and CIA director nominee Mike Pompeo. WATCH LIVE SENATE QUESTIONS TRUMP’S PICKS CIA CHIEF, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE & SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT < ----- While Rep. Pompeo (R-Kan.), a member…

Iran Cash Deal Was Contingent on Prisoner Release [VIDEO]

According to the U.S. State Department, the $400 million cash payment sent to Iran’s government earlier this year was contingent upon the release of four American prisoners detained in the country. After the transfer was initially reported earlier this month, President Obama said there was “no ransom” paid for the release of the detainees, and…

New Poll: Trump Behind Clinton By 10 Points

Hillary Clinton now holds a 10-point lead over Donald Trump, 51 percent to 41 percent, according to results from the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking poll Clinton’s double-digit lead is up from an 8-point gap last week. The 10-point margin is the biggest spread in the tracking poll since the two-way general election match-up…

Anti-Trump Republican Evan McMullin To Enter Presidential Race [VIDEO]

An anti-Trump Republican is set to enter the presidential race on Monday, offering up an independent challenge to the Republican nominee who has disappointed many mainstream conservative commentators and voters. According to BuzzFeed News, CIA veteran and House GOP conference policy director Evan McMullin, will fire the necessary paperwork around noon to make his presidential…

Trump Admits Lying About ‘Secret’ Iran VIDEO

Donald Trump has finally admitted he got something wrong. After publicly declaring multiple times this week that he had seen “top-secret” footage of a plane unloading money the same day the Iranian government released four American detainees, the Republican presidential nominee finally admitted that video does not exist. “The plane I saw on television was…

Iran: ‘Ramadan Terror Plot’ On Tehran Foiled

Iran says it has thwarted what it describes as “one of the biggest plots” by terror groups targeting Tehran and other major Iranian cities over the holy month of Ramadan. The country’s Ministry of Intelligence released a statement Monday saying it had unearthed “criminal plans” by “Takfiri Wahhabi” for a series of bombings across Iran…

Nuclear Summit: Obama Meets With Brokers Of Iran Deal [VIDEO]

U.S. President Barack Obama will speak Friday at the end of the second and final day of the nuclear security summit here attended by world leaders. The U.S. leader said Thursday, from the summit’s sidelines, that in the wake of attacks in Brussels and elsewhere, there is “not only great urgency around the nuclear issue,…

Two Fired Iran Missiles Marked With ‘Israel Must Be Wiped Out’ [VIDEO]

Iran test-fired two ballistic missiles with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” written on them Wednesday, according to media reports. The country’s semiofficial Fars news agency said the missiles were fired at a target 870 miles away. It came the day after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it test-fired several ballistic missiles as part of…

Iran Conducts 2nd Ballistic Missile Test [VIDEO]

Defying recent sanctions on its missile program, Iran test-fired several ballistic missiles Tuesday, the official website of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps declared. The move was intended “to show Iran’s deterrent power.” Two months ago, the United States sanctioned businesses linked to Iran’s missile program over a test of the medium-range Emad missile carried out…

Iran Freed WAPO Reporter Jason Rezaian And Others In Prisoner Swap

According to the Iranian news agency FARS, Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and three other American inmates have been freed from imprisonment. The other three are Marine veteran Amir Hekmati, Nosratollah Khosrawi, and Christian pastor Saeed Abedini. All four are U.S.-Iranian dual citizens. The four were swapped for the impending release of seven Iranian-Americans held…

Iran Releases ‘Trespassing’ 10 U.S. Navy Sailors [VIDEO]

Two U.S. Navy patrol boats and their crews were freed early Wednesday into international waters after being detained by Iranian Revolutionary Guards who say they entered Iranian territory. “The detained U.S. Marines, after it was realized that their entry into Iran’s territorial waters was unintentional, and after the Marines apologized, were released into international waters…

Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Relations With Iran [VIDEO]

Saudi Arabia set a 48-hour deadline for Iranian diplomats to leave the kingdom as tensions continued to escalate over the Saudi execution of a top Shia Muslim cleric. Riyadh said Sunday it had severed diplomatic ties with Iran after protesters stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran. The protests followed the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr…

Saudi Arabia’s Execution of Cleric Sparks Outrage [VIDEO]

Saudi Arabia’s execution Saturday of a prominent Shiite cleric and 46 other men prompted outrage in parts of the Middle East, with Iran warning Riyadh would pay a “high price”. British politicians and the leaders of Iraq and Iran were among those who condemned the killing of Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric opposed to…

Iran Parliament Approved Nuclear Deal [VIDEO]

Iranian parliament passed a bill approving the country’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, according to state news agency IRNA. The vote was considered a victory for President Hassan Rouhani’s government, which reached the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with world powers in July. The bill passed a preliminary vote on Sunday…