Protests erupted across Iran for a second day on Sunday, piling pressure on the leadership after the military admitted it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian airliner at a time when Tehran had feared U.S. air strikes. “They are lying that our enemy is America, our enemy is right here,” a group of protesters outside… Read More Protests erupt in Iran following military admittance of shooting down Ukrainian plane
An attack on Saudi Arabia that triggered the biggest jump in oil prices in almost 30 years was carried out with Iranian weapons, a Saudi-led coalition said on Monday, as President Donald Trump said the United States was “locked and loaded” to hit back. The Iran-aligned Houthi group that controls Yemen’s capital claimed responsibility for… Read More Global oil prices surge following attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil plants
The United States announced on Friday the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country’s Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month’s tanker attacks. U.S. President Donald Trump publicly announced the 1,500 figure and described it as a defensive… Read More U.S. deploys 1,500 troops to Middle East
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Friday Tehran would not negotiate with the United States and a senior cleric warned that a U.S. Navy fleet could be destroyed with one missile, as a U.S aircraft carrier headed toward the Gulf. The comments by hardliners appeared partly aimed at discouraging President Hassan Rouhani and his moderate allies… Read More Iran’s Revolutionary Guards reject negotiation talks with U.S.
The Trump administration is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in response to troubling indications and warnings from Iran and to show the United States will retaliate with unrelenting force to any attack, national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday. With tensions already high between Washington and Tehran, a… Read More U.S. deploys carrier and bombers to the Middle East
Iran’s top security council has designated U.S. military forces a terrorist organization in reaction to Washington’s decision to blacklist Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist group. “Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has labeled American military forces as terrorist organization,” Iran’s state-run TV reported on Monday.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday designated Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented step that raises tension in the Middle East. Iran has warned it will take reciprocal action against Washington for its move against the Guards, the country’s most powerful security organization. It is the first time the… Read More U.S. designates Iranian military as terrorist organization
Iran may put the U.S. military on its terror list if Washington designates the Iranian elite Revolutionary Guards as terrorists, a senior Iranian lawmaker said on Saturday. The United States is expected to designate the Revolutionary Guards a foreign terrorist organization, three U.S. officials said, marking the first time Washington has formally labeled another country’s… Read More Iran set to blacklist U.S. military in retaliatory action