Iran’s supreme leader says trying to lift sanctions through talks ‘was fruitless’

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has dismissed the “path of negotiations” with Western states to lift sanctions. However, the government in Tehran says foreign companies are already preparing to return to the country. … Read More >Iran’s supreme leader says trying to lift sanctions through talks ‘was fruitless’

Iran Blasts Pompeo’s Farewell Tour of Failure, Claims Hosts Have ‘Spent Their Dignity and Honour’

Mike Pompeo began a whirlwind trip to Europe and the Middle East on 13 November, visiting France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia along the way. The trip, possibly the last in his capacity as secretary of state, is set to finish on 23 November. … Read More >Iran Blasts Pompeo’s Farewell Tour of Failure, Claims Hosts Have ‘Spent Their Dignity and Honour’

US Deploys B-52 Bombers to the Middle East After Announcing Further Troop Withdrawals

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced troops cuts in Afghanistan and Iraq by January 15 as a result of Trump’s peace deal with Taliban earlier this year and his 2016 presidential campaign pledge to end any ongoing global warfighting by US troops. … Read More >US Deploys B-52 Bombers to the Middle East After Announcing Further Troop Withdrawals

Iran hits out at France, Germany & UK over accusations advanced uranium enrichment violates nuclear deal

Tehran has insisted its nuclear activity is “peaceful” and “legal” after France, Germany and the UK accused it of seriously violating the 2015 nuclear deal by plowing ahead with uranium enrichment using advanced centrifuges. … Read More >Iran hits out at France, Germany & UK over accusations advanced uranium enrichment violates nuclear deal

Iran Touts ‘Max Failure’ of US’s ‘Max Pressure’ Strategy as Trump Triples Down on Sanctions

Washington imposed a new round of sanctions against Iran on Wednesday, targeting multiple persons and dozens of entities including a charity linked to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The same day, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged to slap more sanctions on Iran “in the coming weeks and months.” … Read More >Iran Touts ‘Max Failure’ of US’s ‘Max Pressure’ Strategy as Trump Triples Down on Sanctions

Iran’s IAEA Envoy Slams Saudis as ‘Demagogues’ After Riyadh Considers Going Nuclear

Earlier in the week, the Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, told the DPA news agency in an interview that Riyadh is considering arming itself with nuclear weapons in the event that Tehran becomes a nuclear power. … Read More >Iran’s IAEA Envoy Slams Saudis as ‘Demagogues’ After Riyadh Considers Going Nuclear

IDF Claims Struck ‘Iranian Quds Force & Syrian Armed Forces Targets’ in Syria

Earlier on Wednesday, state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that explosions could be heard in the sky above the Syrian capital city of Damascus, as Syrian Air Defences responded to what it described as “Israeli aggression”. … Read More >IDF Claims Struck ‘Iranian Quds Force & Syrian Armed Forces Targets’ in Syria