Bahram Qassemi

Iran: U.S. Aiding ‘Human Trafficking Networks Around the Globe’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Monday the U.S. State Department’s claims against the Islamic Republic in its annual report on human trafficking were “baseless” and, instead, suggested that Washington is responsible for the expansion of human smuggling networks around the world.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi

Israel on High Alert for Direct Iranian Attack

TEL AVIV — As Israelis here prepare to celebrate the countries 70th anniversary starting at sundown tonight, the Israel Defense Forces is on high alert for the possibility of direct Iranian retaliation for a reported Israeli strike in Syria that targeted an Iran-operated airbase.

A military truck carrying Shalamcheh missiles drives past the presidential rostrum during the annual Army Day military parade on April 18, 2014 in Tehran. On the right is a portrait of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.