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

Iran warned not to mess with U.S. as CENTCOM spotlights ‘enormous’ firepower of nearby carriers

“U.S. Central Command is well postured to defend our forces around the region and to respond to any further aggression against our forces,” the combatant command tweeted March 13, 2020. The remark comes in conjunction with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the … 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

Series of earthquakes at Turkey, Iran border leaves at least 9 dead

Nine deaths have been reported after strong earthquakes struck near the border between Turkey and Iran on Sunday. The first earthquake was reported to be a 5.7 on the Richter scale by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter was … Read More

WHO Calls Iran Coronavirus Deaths ‘Very Concerning’

In just two days, Iran has reported 18 cases of coronavirus and four deaths. A member of a medical team takes the temperature of Iraqi travelers returning from Iran at the Najaf International Airport, Feb. 21, 2020, after Iran announced … Read More

South Korea as virus kills at least 8 in Iran

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Italy and South Korea leaped upward on Sunday, spurring authorities to take new steps in an effort to fight a soaring viral outbreak now blamed for at least eight deaths in Iran. Italian authorities announced they were shutting down carnival events in … Read More

Coronavirus Cases Triple In South Korea; WHO Keeps Eye On Africa, Iran

A medical worker takes a look outside a preliminary testing facility at the National Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, where people suspected of having contracted the novel strain of coronavirus are being tested. –Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The number of … Read More

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