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Posts Tagged: US Iran conflict

July 1, 2021 4:06 pm

US Airstrikes on Proxy Militias Unlikely to Deter Iran, Says Defense Think Tank

Recent US air strikes on Iran-backed militias in Syria are unlikely to deter Iran from further attacks, a defense think tank assessed on Thursday. The air...

March 18, 2021 4:07 pm

White House Envoy: Iranian Attacks on US Assets ‘Not Really Helping’ Prospects of Return to Nuclear Deal

The White House’s Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley told the Voice of America that Iran-backed attacks against Americans stationed abroad is making it more...

March 4, 2021 3:16 pm

Biden Strikes Against Iranian Targets in Syria Sought to Send Signal Without Escalation, Officials Say

The Biden administration has said its decision to strike Iran-affiliated targets in Syria last month was taken in order to send the Iranians a message...

June 14, 2020 11:31 am

Iran’s Zarif Sees Trump Favorite to Win US Election

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that US President Donald Trump still has a good chance of being reelected thanks to his strong support base, despite his declining...

January 9, 2020 3:08 pm

Israeli Analyst: Iran Is Taking a Step Back for Fear of Trump

Iran is pulling back from its latest confrontation with the US because it fears President Donald Trump, a top Israeli analyst asserted on Thursday. Ehud Yaari,...

January 5, 2020 12:19 pm

Trump Vows to Hit 52 Iranian Targets If Iran Retaliates After Drone Strike

US President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites "very hard" if Iran attacks Americans or US assets after a drone strike...

January 5, 2020 10:24 am

Wailing in Grief, Iranians Flock to Mourn Slain Commander

Hundreds of thousands of mourners, many chanting, beating their chests, and wailing in grief, turned out across Iran on Sunday to mourn slain military commander...

January 5, 2020 6:26 am

Inside the Plot by Iran’s Soleimani to Attack US Forces in Iraq

In mid-October, Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani met with his Iraqi Shi'ite militia allies at a villa on the banks of the Tigris River, looking across...

January 4, 2020 12:30 pm

Trump Ordered Killing of Iran General Hiding in Plain Sight After Years of US Reluctance

US security services had tracked Iran's top military commander Qassem Soleimani for years and on multiple occasions considered taking him out, current and former US...

January 4, 2020 12:03 pm

Tens of Thousands March in Baghdad to Mourn Soleimani, Others Killed in US Air Strike

Tens of thousands of people marched in Baghdad on Saturday to mourn Iran's military chief Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, killed...

December 28, 2019 1:29 pm

Iran Could Take ‘Provocative Actions’ in Middle East: Top US Navy Official

Iran could carry out "provocative actions" in the Strait of Hormuz and elsewhere in that region in the future despite a period of relative calm,...

December 7, 2019 12:51 pm

Defense Secretary: US Military Has Enough Capability in Middle East for Now

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday he believed the US military had sufficient capability in the Middle East for now to deter conflict,...

July 7, 2019 12:35 pm

US Sent Message to Iran After Drone Downing, Warning of Limited Strike: Iranian Official

The United States conveyed a message to Iran warning of a limited strike against the country after its unmanned drone was shot down in the...

June 15, 2019 3:06 pm

Iran Renews Nuclear Pact Ultimatum Amid Tensions With US

Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show "positive signals," the Iranian president said on Saturday...


Adidas Resumes Selling ‘Yeezy’ Shoes Months After Cutting Ties With Rapper Ye

Adidas is again selling shoes designed by rapper Ye, formerly known...

Backstreet Boys Announce Full Cancellation of Israel Concert

The Backstreet Boys said that following their cancelled May 13 concert in Israel, which they were forced to call off...


Vice-President of German Youth Soccer Team Sanctioned for Antisemitism Bann...

The vice-president of a Berlin soccer team whose players were disciplined after they proffered Nazi salutes and antisemitic invective towards...

Middle East

At Least Three Killed in Clash on Iran-Afghan Border

Two Iranian border guards and one Taliban fighter were killed after shooting broke out near a border post between Iran and Afghanistan, a Taliban spokesman and Iran's state media said...

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