Trump says Iran planning ‘sneak attack’ on US troops, assets in Iraq

President Trump said Wednesday that Iran is planning a “sneak attack” on U.S. troops or “assets” in Iraq, warning the country will pay a “heavy price” if this happens. The president made the abrupt announcement in a tweet Wednesday afternoon, coming amid lingering … Read More

Here’s what coronavirus-hit Iran might do to wreak havoc in the region

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The confluence of hard-hitting sanctions on the country and Iran’s floundering theocracy frustrated an adequate response to the pandemic. Iranian people wear protective masks to prevent contracting a coronavirus, in Tehran, Iran February 29, 2020     (photo credit: REUTERS) Iran … Read More

Iran warns virus could kill ‘millions’ in Islamic Republic

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran issued its most dire warning yet Tuesday about the new coronavirus ravaging the country, suggesting “millions” could die in the Islamic Republic if people keep traveling and ignore health guidance. A state TV journalist who … Read More

Adviser to Iran’s Supreme leader dies from coronavirus, as other top officials infected

An adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died from the new coronavirus, as other top officials in the country are confirmed to be infected, according to multiple reports on Monday. The Iranian Health Ministry recorded 523 new cases in the past … Read More

ANALYSIS: Iran teeters once again on the brink

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Iran faces anti-terrorism sanctions, voter discontent, and a rising death toll from the Coronavirus outbreak. Missiles in Tehran – Reuters Watching events in Iran over the past few days, one cannot escape the impression that the country is facing a … Read More

Iran Could Have A Nuclear Weapon By This Time Next Year

Key Point: The European Union, China, Russia, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Iran remain parties to the deal. America is not. The commission overseeing the 2015 deal limiting Iran’s nuclear program is “treating this issue with the seriousness it … Read More

Khamenei: Palestinians must force out Israel, U.S. with ‘jihad’

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Palestinians burn an Israeli flag during a protest in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. File Photo by Ismael Mohamad/UPI | Feb. 5 (UPI) — Iranian head of state Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday wholly rejected the Mideast peace plan by President Donald … Read More

Mike Pompeo to Iran: Stop funding Hezbollah if you want diplomatic thaw

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British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warned regime hardliners preventing reform in Tehran. Mike Pompeo and Dominic Raab said their two countries broadly had the same end goal over Iran. AFP Iran could bring itself in from the international cold without … Read More

Trump warns Khamenei to be ‘careful with his words’ following Tehran sermon

US President mocks Iranian supreme leader, writes in support of the ‘noble people of Iran,’ after Khamenei attacks America and Europe in speech. US President Donald Trump at a ceremony in the White House, January 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP/Steve … Read More

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