Posts Tagged ‘foreign’

Watch: IRGC seizing fuel-smuggling foreign tanker

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has released footage of foreign tanker smuggling fuel, which was seized by its naval units in the Persian Gulf near the Strait of Hormuz. A local IRGC naval command post published the details of the seizure in a statement on Thursday. According to the statement, the incident took […]

Syrian army units repel foreign terrorists’ large-scale attack in Hama

Created on Friday, 12 July 2019 16:19 HAMA, IDLEB, (ST)_ Syrian army units have repelled a large-scale attack launched by terrorist groups on Hmamiyat town axis in the northern countryside of Hama where many terrorists were killed and injured. According to the Syrian news agency (SANA), the attack was launched by foreign terrorists and a […]

US will not blacklist Iran’s foreign minister, for now

Reuters – The United States has decided not to impose sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for now, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, in a sign Washington may be holding a door open for diplomacy. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on June 24 had said Zarif would be blacklisted that […]

Member of Iranian Parliament’s Foreign Policy Commission: We’ll Force the West to Back Down

Mokhtar Haddad Tehran – The announcement by the Islamic Republic of Iran to increase its uranium enrichment rate beyond 3.67% has triggered various reactions worldwide. Al-Ahed News sat down with the second deputy chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mohammad Javad Jamali Nobandegani to discuss the issue. Nobandegani explained that […]

Embassy leak puts tin hat on UK’s disastrous foreign policy

It is an unprecedented record of recklessness, a trail of wreckage to make a superpower blush, never mind a small island off the northwest coast of Europe, which can’t even afford to pay its bills. Now the British ambassador, in whom what passes for the country’s prime minister has “full faith,” has contrived to become […]

Cory Booker’s Foreign Policy Echoes His Biggest Donors

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Presidential candidate Cory Booker indicates that he may not try to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal, sounding eerily like pro-Israel NORPAC, not to mention some prominent Republicans. Coincidence? by Eli Clifton, reposted from LobeLog In last Wednesday’s Democratic debate, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) stood apart from the other candidates on the […]

British ambassador at Iran Foreign Ministry for 3rd time in a week over seizure of supertanker

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has for the third time over the past few days hosted the UK ambassador to demand answers over the seizure of an Iranian supertanker by British forces in Gibraltar last week. Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Monday morning that Robert Macaire was not officially summoned as the two sides had […]

US Foreign Policy Is A War On Disobedience

By Caitlin Johnstone In an excellent new essay titled “We’re Not the Good Guys — Why Is American Aggression Missing in Action?“, Tom Engelhardt criticizes the way western media outlets consistently describe the behavior of disobedient nations like Iran as “aggressions”, but never use that label for the (generally antecedent and far more egregious) aggressions […]

Turkey Charged With Running Foreign Terrorist "Rat Line" Into Libya

Libya was once a key embarkation point for jihadists headed to foreign battlefields – first in the 1980s Afghan-Soviet War where they supported the CIA-backed mujahideen, and more recently in Syria, where both massive jihadist manpower and heavy weaponry were transferred to the killing fields of Aleppo and Idlib (also, it should be noted, in support of CIA […]

#RT #news CrossTalk: Strange Bedfellows 7/5 A new foreign policy think tank will start business challenging foreign policy orthodoxies. It is called the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. This is not an ordinary think tank. It is funded by Charles Koch and George Soros among others. Talk about strange bedfellows! Can these establishment billionaires take on the foreign policy establishment? CrossTalking with Don DeBar, Inderjeet Parmar, and Ted Seay

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Foreign Ministry: UK’s seizure of tanker carrying Iranian oil in Gibraltar ‘tantamount to banditry’

Following the illegal seizure of an oil tanker carrying Iranian oil by British Royal Marines in Gibraltar on Thursday, British Ambassador to Tehran Robert Macaire was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs later in the day. According to Iranian Foreign Ministry statement, as the ambassador appeared before the Foreign Ministry, Director of the Third […]

British foreign secretary ‘fantasizing in faded glory of colonialism’ over Hong Kong, says China

“He seems to be fantasizing in the faded glory of British colonialism and in the bad habit of gesticulating while looking down on other countries’ affairs,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a press briefing, as cited by the AFP. Also on Beijing slams Britain & US over ‘gross interference’ in Hong […]

Foreign minister: Iran’s enriched uranium stocks exceed 300kg

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the country has increased the level of its low-enriched uranium production to over 300 kilograms as had been already announced by the country in line with Articles 26 and 36 of a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action […]

Foreign minister: Iran’s encircled uranium stocks exceed 300kg

Press TV – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the country has increased the level of its low-enriched uranium production to over 300 kilograms as had been already announced by the country in line with Articles 26 and 36 of a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan […]

2nd Democratic debate has dramatic moment on race; foreign policy barely raised

WASHINGTON, DC (JTA) — The most dramatic moment in the second Democratic presidential debate was a showdown about race and generational differences between front-runner former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris of California. In a debate that focused heavily on immigration, health care, income equality, civil rights and taxation policy, foreign policy barely […]

Trump’s Warmongering Against Iran Reveals a Catastrophic Foreign Policy

    Iran Vows That Path To Diplomacy Closed “Forever” After Latest US Sanctions Despite the fact that Washington had already sanctioned more than 80% of Iran’s economy, so the notion that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other senior Iranian officials still have any exposure to the Western financial system is a little ridiculous, President […]

Foreign investment in Iran more than doubled in a year: Minister

Iran’s minister of economy and finance says that the country has managed to record more than a double increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) over the past year. Farhad Dejpassand said on Tuesday that Iran’s FDI had reached to above $3.5 billion in May 2019 from a “worrying rate” of around $1.7 billion a […]

FBI warns of foreign actors trying to ‘sow discord’ in the wake of mass shootings

Houses of worship remain a vulnerable target for attacks and foreign entities could be looking to “sow discord” using the internet, an FBI official warned at a security event with law enforcement officials and faith leaders this week. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, urged faith leaders to have […]

Iranian comment on foreign military forces in the Gulf, by Majid Takht Ravanchi

I am writing to you with regard to the recent alarming security situation in the broader Persian Gulf region. There are indications that certain circles from outside of this region – through fabrications, disinformation, fake intelligence and fake news, relying on the support of their allies in the Middle East as well as dispatching naval […]

Gulf of Oman: Unconvinced EU foreign ministers call for independent investigation after US claim Iran is behind tanker attack

EU foreign ministers remained unconvinced by US allegations that Iran was behind last week’s attack on two Gulf tankers as they arrived at a meeting on Monday. There was strong support among EU countries for an independent UN investigation and calls for more evidence – with the UK relatively isolating in its support the Trump […]

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