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Iran possesses missiles capable of reaching Israel: IRGC commander

A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iran is in possession of missiles with a range enough to reach Israel. “We do not need missiles with a range of over 2,000 kilometers. The longest range required for [Iran’s]...

Iran’s Ahmadinejad rules out another presidential bid

Iran's controversial former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said he is not running to reclaim his old post, following advice from the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. "You advised me it's not expedient to run and I announced my obedience,...

The U.S. Is Helping Iran Fund Chaos in the Middle East

Would the White House knowingly transfer tens of billions of dollars to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and Hezbollah in Lebanon to finance the slaughter of Syrians or the next war against Israel? In theory, the Iran nuclear deal wasn’t supposed to fuel Iran’s imperialism...

Islam

Iran’s Ahmadinejad rules out another presidential bid

Iran's controversial former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said he is not running to reclaim his old post, following advice from the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. "You advised me it's not expedient to run and I announced my obedience,...

Iran’s likely next supreme leader is no friend of the West

Ray Takeyh is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the co-author of “The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East.” It is often suggested that the most consequential barrier to Iranian pragmatism is...

When the enemy (Iran) comes

Last summer, the United States, Iran, and other world powers, minted the so-called Iranian Nuclear Deal. After which, at this time last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani triumphantly told the U.N. General Assembly in New York City that the deal...

Culture

US Congress Resolution Condemns Iran’s Mass Executions And Calls For Action

A resolution (H.Res. 159) was recently introduced in the U.S. Congress in reference to one of the worst mass executions of political prisoners since WWII by theIslamic Republic of Iran. The House Homeland Security Chair, Mike McCaul,introduced the resolution, which...

Canadian-Iranian academic Homa Hoodfar released by Iran

A Canadian-Iranian academic has been released from prison by Iranian authorities, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed. The release was given on "humanitarian grounds", Iranian state media report. Homa Hoodfar, 65, was one of several dual nationals being held...

Australian PM in push for Iran to take back deported asylum seekers

Malcolm Turnbull has affirmed his Government's intentions to forcibly deport 8000 Iranian asylum seekers who have been found not to be refugees. But Australia must first strike a long sought-after agreement with Tehran to accept involuntary returnees. Speaking on the...

History

Iran takes hard line ahead of oil-cap talks

Iran has said it will not cap its oil output despite an offer from regional rival Saudi Arabia to curb production and end the most severe oil market downturn in three decades. Setting out a hard line ahead of a key...

Iran has no reason to point finger over sanctions, U.S. says

The United States has kept its side of a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, and Tehran has no reason to complain that Washington has not done enough on lifting sanctions against it, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Monday....

Iran’s likely next supreme leader is no friend of the West

Ray Takeyh is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the co-author of “The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East.” It is often suggested that the most consequential barrier to Iranian pragmatism is...

Trade

Iran takes hard line ahead of oil-cap talks

Iran has said it will not cap its oil output despite an offer from regional rival Saudi Arabia to curb production and end the most severe oil market downturn in three decades. Setting out a hard line ahead of a key...

Friends Don’t Let Friends Do Business With Iran

When world leaders arrive in New York this week for the U.N. General Assembly, many will seek to have the United States provide their countries’ companies with “protection” so they may do business with Iran. Because of Iran’s support for...

Iranian banks give Revolutionary Guard the cold shoulder

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, champions of a deadly war with Iraq in the 1980s and more recently active in battlefields in Iraq and Syria, have long been big players in the Islamic Republic’s economy. Since coming to power three years...

Terrorism

Iran possesses missiles capable of reaching Israel: IRGC commander

A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iran is in possession of missiles with a range enough to reach Israel. “We do not need missiles with a range of over 2,000 kilometers. The longest range required for [Iran’s]...

The U.S. Is Helping Iran Fund Chaos in the Middle East

Would the White House knowingly transfer tens of billions of dollars to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and Hezbollah in Lebanon to finance the slaughter of Syrians or the next war against Israel? In theory, the Iran nuclear deal wasn’t supposed to fuel Iran’s imperialism...

Thousands of Iran-backed fighters converge on Aleppo amid deadly Syria airstrikes

As deadly airstrikes pounded Aleppo, Syria over the weekend, a major foreign ground force was also converging on the region. As many as 3,000 Iranian-backed fighters have arrived in Aleppo supporting the Syrian regime in its fight to crush the rebellion,...