Iran

Want To Start A War With America? Go Try To Sink An Aircraft Carrier

Robert Farley Security, Asia Iran and China shouldn't test their luck. Key point: The sneak attack on Pearl Harbor shows that certain attacks can backfire on the enemy. Since the 1950s, the supercarrier has been the most visible representation of...
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Iran's Air Force May Be Large, But Size Isn't Everything

David Axe Security, Middle East Iran needs new fighters. Key Point: Most of Iran’s fighters are old and outdated. The Iranian air force on paper is one of the biggest air arms in the world. Its order of battle includes around 350 fighters, more...

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The New Iranian General To Watch

The U.S. killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani earlier this month deprived Iran of one of its most singular leaders, and created new questions about Iran’s strategy of building and maintaining its power in the region. Without its charismatic and...

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Dems Seek To Shield Iran Bills From Republican Floor Tactics

House Democrats are plotting their own procedural tricks to fend off GOP attempts to derail legislation targeting President Donald Trump’s war powers next week. The House will vote next Thursday on a pair of measures — led by California...
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Iran Roundup For January 18th Thru 23rd: Masked Gunmen Gun Down Irgc Commander & Us Deports Son...

By Editors of The Free Iran Herald  Updates on events unfolding in Iran   Abdol Hossein Mojaddami, IRGC commander, was killed in front of his house. A Basij Commander Involved in Killing Iranian Protestors KILLED by Masked Gunmen Abdol...

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In 1987, U.s. Navy Seals Took On Iran's Mines

Sebastien Roblin History, Middle East Who won? Key point: Iran and America have come to blows before. History shows that the U.S. navy vastly outclasses its Iranian counterparts. On July 21, 1987, a gigantic 414,000-ton supertanker entered the...
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Would Israel Use Nuclear Weapons To Finish Iran, Once And For All?

Robert Farley Security, Seems unlikely. Key point: The most obvious scenario for Israel to use nuclear weapons would be in response to a foreign nuclear attack. Israel’s nuclear arsenal is the worst-kept secret in international relations....
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State Department Seeks Maximum Pressure On Iran In Syria

Matthew Petti Security, Middle East The Trump administration is resurrecting the push against Assad as part of its quiet war on Iran. Amb. James Jeffrey, the highest-ranking U.S. official on Syria, will be traveling to Brussels next week to...
Related topics: Syria, Bashar Al-Assad, Belgium, Brussels

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Iran's Qaher 313 Stealth Fighter Is More Bluster Than Brawn

David Axe Technology, Middle East It's not much of a threat. Key point: A hollow threat. Tensions have escalated in the Persian Gulf region in the aftermath of U.S. president Donald Trump’s decision unilaterally to withdraw the United States...
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Defense Secretary Refuses To Say How Many Americans Suffered Brain Injury In Iran Attack, ‘i’m...

In they immediate aftermath of missile attacks by Iran on two military bases housing United States troops in Iraq on January 8, the Pentagon as well as Donald Trump claimed that Americans stationed there suffered no casualties. But eight days later,...
Related topics: Military, Iraq, Pentagon, Donald Trump

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U.s. General Says Troop Surge In Middle East May Not End Soon

ABOARD THE USS BATAAN — Over the past eight months, the United States has poured more than 20,000 additional troops into the Middle East to counter the escalating threat from Iran that peaked with the recent missile attack on American forces in...
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Public Pays Steep Price For Congress's Failure To Reclaim War Powers

The airstrike that killed Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani and the subsequent tensions between the United States and Iran have sparked a new debate in Congress over the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force, or AUMFs,...
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Nazanin Zaghari-ratcliffe’s Husband Tells Boris Johnson To Be Brave Dealing With Iran

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – the British-Iranian woman who’s been jailed in Iran – has said there has been no breakthrough in the efforts to get her released. Richard Ratcliffe met Boris Johnson in Downing Street for...

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New Us Sanctions Target Iran's Petrochemical, Petroleum Industries - Treasury

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has imposed new Iran-related sanctions against six international petrochemical and petroleum companies and two persons accused of helping Iran skirt sanctions, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign...

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Iran Attempted To Recreate The M-16 Rifle? What?

Charlie Gao Technology, Middle East You didn't hear about it because it was a disaster. Key Point: The Iranian arms industry has been compelled to go back to basics. The Iranian defense industry is known for making some eye-catching claims and...

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A Cause, Not A Country: Iran’s Islamic Republic

“The Iranian state serves the revolution, not the other way around,” concluded Iran analysts at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (IGC) in a series of 2019 studies four decades after Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution. As this series has...

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Today’s Us-iran Crisis Is Rooted In The Decision To Invade Iraq

Stephen ZunesU.S. troops train some 25 miles from the Iraqi border, near Camp New York, on January 21, 2003, in Kuwait, Iraq. (Photo: Gilles Bassignac / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Related topics: Iraq, Kuwait, World Photos

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Putin And Netanyahu Meet In Jerusalem Ahead Of World Holocaust Forum - Video

The expected topics of discussion include issues pertaining to the Russian-Israeli trade and economic affairs as well as the international and regional agenda with a focus on the Middle East and escalation of tensions around Iran, Syria and the...
Related topics: Vladimir Putin, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Jerusalem, World Videos, Syria

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Zarif Says Iran Open To Talks With Neighbours As Saudi Arabia Sends Same Signals

Relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, two regional rivals who see themselves as the leaders of the two main branches of Islam, have been characterised by Cold War-type animosity. The withdrawal of the United States, a key Saudi ally in the...
Related topics: Saudi Arabia, Religion

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Iran Ready To Respond To Any Threat With Advanced Weapons - Defence Minister

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Tehran is ready to decisively respond to any external threat using advanced defence capabilities, state news agency IRNA reported on Thursday, citing Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami.
Related topics: Russia, Moscow, Tehran

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