Iranian official: There won’t be war with the US

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Ali Shamkhani, senior Iranian official, says ‘no reason for war’ with US, demands reduction of Iran’s obligations under nuclear deal. Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council – Reuters A senior Iranian official on Wednesday promised that … Read More

US planning ‘tactical assault’ on Iran in response to ‘tanker attack’ — report

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U.S. Navy photo UN sources believe that the United States is planning to carry out a “tactical assault on Iran” in response to the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which it blamed Tehran for without … Read More

‘A Moment of Maximum Danger’: As US-Iran Tensions Rise, Kurdish Opposition Prepares for War

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Sourya Pairwan beside the grave of her husband, a peshmerga leader who died in an Iranian missile attack in September. (Photo: Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal) KOYA, Iraq—Just outside this town in Iraqi Kurdistan, a cemetery sits on a raised plot … Read More

Russia Unlikely to Stay Neutral if U.S. and Iran Go to War

Frode Bjorshol / Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Russia’s Middle East policy is marked with balancing acts that secure the country’s role as an agile and effective balancing power. The fall of the Islamic Republic could undermine Moscow’s capacity for balancing … Read More

Citing Iran threat, U.S. to send up to 1,500 more troops to Middle East

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The U.S. aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, shown on May 8, is part of a group of ships that have been sent to the Persian Gulf, adding pressure on Iran. (Jason Waite / AFP/Getty Images) The Pentagon said Friday it was … Read More

Iran’s youth ‘will witness the demise of America and Israel’, Ayatollah Khamenei vows

Iran’s Supreme Leader said they will witness ‘demise of humanity’s enemies’  Comes as tensions spike with U.S. as more forces are sent to the Middle East Khamenei said last week that there would be no war with the United States Iran’s … Read More

US president says war would be ‘end’ of Iran as tensions rise

Reuters:  Tensions have risen between Iran under President Hassan Rouhani and the US under President Donald Trump US President Donald Trump has issued a stern warning to Iran, suggesting it will be destroyed if a conflict breaks out between the … Read More

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