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Iran Tells Biden 'Ball In US Court' To Revive Nuclear Deal While Admin Says "Long Way To Go"

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani signaled Washington on the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration that the “ball is in Washington’s court” to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. “If they [the White House] issue an order, they will see an order issued in Iran, no more. If they effectively implement their commitments, they must know there will be…

Iran Releases Rare Footage Of Prior IRGC Ballistic Missile Attack On US Forces

Via AlMasdarNews.com, Iran’s military has published on social media a new video clip of the Iranian missile strike on the Ain Al-Assad base in western Iraq, where US forces are stationed. This attack, which took place on January 8th, 2020, was carried out by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on the US forces at…

Iran Has Begun Assembling Key Material For Nuclear Warhead Production: UN Report

Israeli officials are once again making threats to launch preemptive strikes on Iran’s nuclear development facilities amid new reports the Islamic Republic is ramping up efforts to manufacture materials necessary for the production of nuclear warheads.  “In one of the most forceful statements made by an Israeli official, the Likud’s Tzachi Hanegbi, considered an ally…

Pompeo Accuses Iran Of Being Major Al-Qaeda State Sponsor

On Tuesday the Trump administration is expected to once again go on the anti-Iran offensive a day after on Monday it declared its intent to label Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels a designated terrorist organization. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will accuse Iran of aiding and sheltering top al-Qaeda terrorists in an anticipated speech on Tuesday, Reuters…

More Iran Escalation: Trump Admin Designates Yemen's Shia Houthis As Terrorists

In continuing efforts to make any future softening toward Iran all the more difficult for the incoming Biden administration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday night announced the US will designate Yemen’s Houthi rebels as a foreign terrorist organization. Officially named Ansarallah, he called the Shia group that’s been locked in a grinding war with…

Iran Hails 'Victory' While Tankers & Cargo Ships Continue Arriving At Venezuelan Port

At a moment Washington D.C. is locked into a very different drama, Iranian state media is hailing ‘victory’ after late last week an Iranian cargo ship successfully made it to Venezuelan port and thus past the US blockade on the country.  The Iranian-flagged general cargo ship Golsan had left Iran in November at has arrived…

Iran Showcases Suicide Drones During Large-Scale UAV Combat Exercise

Iran is conducting two day large-scale drone exercises in Semnan province and in coastal waters which started Tuesday, involving hundreds of domestic built UAVs, and notably including suicide drones.  According to the Iranian Army chief overseeing the combat exercises, Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi, naval drones will fly from warships in the country’s southern waters, while suicide UAVs will additionally conduct long-range…

South Korea's Military Dispatches Anti-Piracy Unit To Gulf After Iran Seized Tanker

South Korea has announced it is sending the military’s anti-piracy Cheonghae Unit to the Persian Gulf after Iran seized a South Korean-flagged tanker off the Islamic Republic’s southern coast Monday, according to Yonhap News. “The foreign ministry and the South Korean embassy in Iran have found that the crews are safe, and are requesting the early release…

Russia & Cuba Working Closely With Iran To Procure COVID-19 Vaccine

In late 2019 into early 2020 Iran was among the first countries outside of China to be hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic (alongside Italy). Due to its international isolation and the crippling US-led sanctions on the Islamic Republic, it is also likely to be the last to access a vaccine for its vulnerable population. While…

Iran Claims "Israeli Agent Provocateurs" Are Plotting Attacks On US Forces In Iraq

Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the January 3rd, 2020 killing of popular Iranian IRGC Gen. Qassem Soleimani, ahead of which US forces in the region, particularly Iraq, have been on high alert. Iran has over the past days accused both Israel and the United States of seeking to provoke a “pretext for war” during the…

Iran Puts Maritime Forces On Higher Alert As Top General Warns 'Ready To Respond' To US Pressure

While populations across the globe rang in the new year and are now enjoying the holiday, wondering what 2021 will hold, tensions in the Persian Gulf between the US and Iran just grew hotter. CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr reports Iran’s forces in the Persian Gulf are now on high alert, possibly in preparation for some…

Iran Says US B-52 Flyover Part Of Trump's "Plot To Fabricate Pretext For War"

Authored by Jake Johnson via CommonDreams.org, Hours after the U.S. flew two nuclear-capable B-52 bombers over the Persian Gulf for the second time this month, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif claimed Thursday that he is aware of intelligence suggesting that President Donald Trump’s administration is engaged in a “plot to fabricate a pretext for war”during its final…

B-52 Bombers Fly Over Persian Gulf As Pentagon Steps Up 'Deterrence' Warnings To Iran

US Central Command (CENTCOM) has confirmed on Wednesday that it flew B-52 “Stratofortress” bombers from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota non-stop to the Persian Gulf in order to send a warning message to Iran. A pair of the massive bombers flew roundtrip in what Fox News described as a 30-plus-hour mission in order to “send…

Iran Vows "Massive Response" If Israel Crosses 'Red Lines' With Sub Presence In Gulf

Just a little over three weeks to go until President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan.20 and tensions in the Persian Gulf are at boiling point given not only the presence of a US nuclear submarine but allegedly a major Israeli presence as well. A week ago Israeli sources confirmed that an Israeli submarine had crossed the…

Trump Tweets Surprise Threat To Iran After Latest Attack On Baghdad Embassy

President Trump in a surprise late Wednesday tweet has directly blamed Iran for the Sunday rocket attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad, which according to prior reports involved eight ground-fired rockets targeting the compound.  It comes as the USS Georgia nuclear submarine is currently deployed to the Strait of Hormuz in very open signaling…

Israeli Submarine 'Openly' Crosses Suez Canal Toward Persian Gulf As Iran Tensions Soar

Israeli media is widely reporting early this week than an Israeli submarine in an unprecedented move has openly traversed the Suez Canal en route to the Persian Gulf as a show of force “message” to Iran. On Tuesday The Jerusalem Post detailed that “An IDF Navy submarine crossed the Suez Canal last week as a direct message to Iran,…

Pentagon Threatens Iran As Region Braces For 1-Year Anniversary Of Soleimani Killing

On the same day the US embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone came under attack by a hail of eight rockets fired by unknown militants, the United States threatened Iran with military action should it decide to pursue any future retaliation for the US killing of IRGC Gen. Qassem Soleimani last January. Sunday’s attack, widely believed the have…

Dangerous Provocations Ahead for Iran

By Tony Cartalucci The recent assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been framed by an almost gleeful Western media as an attempt to ensure incoming US President Joe Biden does not return to the so-called “Iran Nuclear Deal” signed while he was Vice President in 2015. The story goes that Biden had hoped…

France, UK, Germany Plea For Iran To Reverse Course On Advanced Centrifuge Expansion

Days ago Iran announced its intent to install more advanced uranium-enriching centrifuges to expand its nuclear program, which it still maintains is for peaceful domestic energy purposes, giving approval through an act of parliament in a move seen as aimed toward gaining more leverage ahead of expected talks with the incoming Biden administration on relieving sanctions…

Iran Says Nuclear Scientist Was Assassinated Using Satellite-Controlled Gun

Iranian nuclear scientist and military researcher Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated using sophisticated electronic equipment controlled via satellite link, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was killed in a gun and car bomb attack on the outskirts of Tehran on Nov. 27, was driving on a highway east of the capital when the…

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