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Obama and Iran: A Misguided Messianic Mission

On August 3, Wall Street Journal reporters Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee broke a story suggesting that contrary to longstanding U.S. policy, the Obama administration paid the Islamic Republic of Iran a ransom for the return of Americans held...

State Dept Warns: Iran Seeking to Capture U.S. Citizens

The State Department issued a warning on Monday urging U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Iran, which has made the detention of Americans a priority. The latest travel advisory, which emphasizes Iran’s desire to capture U.S. citizens, comes on the...

Iran group plots Saudi envoy to Iraq assassination

Sources have told Al Arabiya.net that Iraqi Shiite militias belonging to Iran planned to target the Saudi ambassador in Iraq Thamer Al Sabhan, through the members of “Mourtadha Abboud Ellami” group at the behest of “Abu Mahdi Al Mouhandis” and...

Islam

Iran group plots Saudi envoy to Iraq assassination

Sources have told Al Arabiya.net that Iraqi Shiite militias belonging to Iran planned to target the Saudi ambassador in Iraq Thamer Al Sabhan, through the members of “Mourtadha Abboud Ellami” group at the behest of “Abu Mahdi Al Mouhandis” and...

Wall Street Journal: Iran’s supreme leader ‘thinks he won’

According to Jay Solomon, author of Wall Street Journal article titled "Why the Ayatollah thinks he won," whatever the outcome of the nuclear deal between Iran and the West, Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei is convinced he will have the upper hand....

Iran planning to indict U.S. citizen

Iran is expected to indict a detained U.S. citizen on charges of acting against the country's national security interests, according to a Foreign Desk report late Wednesday. The Iranian government claims Gholamreza Shahini, 46, participated in the 2009 Green Revolution...

Culture

State Dept Warns: Iran Seeking to Capture U.S. Citizens

The State Department issued a warning on Monday urging U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Iran, which has made the detention of Americans a priority. The latest travel advisory, which emphasizes Iran’s desire to capture U.S. citizens, comes on the...

Iran group plots Saudi envoy to Iraq assassination

Sources have told Al Arabiya.net that Iraqi Shiite militias belonging to Iran planned to target the Saudi ambassador in Iraq Thamer Al Sabhan, through the members of “Mourtadha Abboud Ellami” group at the behest of “Abu Mahdi Al Mouhandis” and...

Members of this Afghan minority flee to Iran to escape persecution — and get sent to fight in Syria

Two men squatted before a freshly dug stretch of earth in a public cemetery here as traffic buzzed by on the adjacent highway. They had just buried their 18-year-old brother, Seyyed Zia Hoseyni. His photograph poked out of a bundle...

History

Saudi Arabia and Iran

What serves Iran nowadays and keeps it away from the spotlights is our distraction towards ISIS. ISIS became the number one danger that the whole world fears these days and it seems that we forgot about Iran to a very dangerous...

Keep Iran at arm’s length

Even before the West made the last in the continuing series of concessions that became the disturbing P5+1 Iranian nuclear deal, a campaigning Justin Trudeau asserted more than a year ago that he would “re-engage” with Iran and reopen Canada’s diplomatic mission in...

Obama like ‘drug dealer-in-chief’ after Iran payment, says Republican senator

Republican senator Mark Kirk said on Sunday that Barack Obama was “acting like the drug dealer-in-chief” when his administration used the delivery of a $400m payment to Iran as what it called “leverage”. Kirk made the statement during an interview...

Trade

Persian Gulf OPEC Delegate: No Production Deal Without Iran

Iran on Tuesday undercut hopes of an agreement to limit petroleum output next month, saying it doesn’t expect that its production will have risen to the levels the country has said it needs to justify cooperation with its rivals. The...

Exposing Iran’s Boeing Lie

After successful lobbying by Ambassador Thomas Pickering (who did not reveal his ties to Boeing when he testified before Congress and lobbied for the Iran deal), Secretary of State John Kerry and his team inserted a clause was inserted into...

Hopes of post-nuclear deal export boom to Iran frustrated

A hoped-for export bonanza has failed to materialize a year after a deal to lift international sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme, a German industry association told AFP Monday. Despite increased foreign trade, there is a certain disillusionment," Volker...

Terrorism

Iran releases images of 1st self-manufactured missile defense system

The final version of Iran’s first domestically-built long-range air defense missile system has been unveiled at a Defense expo, alongside other state of the art technologies. Iran’s Bavar-373 air defense complex is designed to track down and penetrate targets like...

The Strategic Impact of the S-300 in Iran

Key Points The deployment of S-300 components to Iran is a strategic game changer in the Middle East, giving Iran a significant strategic advantage against regional states and significantly complicating US air operations. The S-300 is the most advanced surface-to-air...

Hamas Expresses Concern over Ties with Iran

London- Commander of Hamas’ West Bank Department Saleh al-Arouri has expressed deep concern over the high cost that the movement might pay to Iran in return for the military and financial support received by Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed...