Tag: Iran

Muslim pilgrims perform the final walk (Tawaf al-Wadaa) around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca on November 30, 2009. The annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage to Mecca wound up without the feared mass outbreak of swine flu, Saudi authorities said, reporting a total of …

Ayatollah Reignites Campaign to Seize Mecca Ahead of Hajj

Ahead of this year’s annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took the opportunity to once again blast Saudi Arabia over what is known as the “Mina Stampede,” which left nearly 800 Muslims dead in 2015.

Though it faces tougher U.S. sanctions, Iran says its revenue from crude oil sales are increasing because of improved market conditions. File Photo by William S. Stevens/U.S. Navy

Mnuchin: U.S. Willing to Consider Waivers for Iran Oil Sanctions

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday the United States will consider waivers for some countries that need more time to stop importing Iranian oil to avoid disrupting global oil markets. Reuters, which reported his remarks, said they were embargoed for release until Monday.

The Iron Dome defense system fires to interecpt incoming missiles from Gaza in the port town of Ashdod, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that the army is prepared for a “significant widening” of its operation in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo /Tsafrir Abayov)

Klein: Iran Using Gaza Rocket Campaign to Threaten Israel Over Syria

There can be little doubt that the massive escalation of projectile attacks from the Gaza Strip the last two days was a transparent attempt by Iran to utilize its Palestinian terrorist proxies in Gaza to impact the current talks between the U.S., Israel and Russia about countering the Iranian presence in Syria.

Trump Putin presser (Yuri Kadobnov / AFP / Getty)

American Media Ask Trump-Putin About Mueller, not Foreign Policy

American journalists at the joint press conference between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday focused all of their questions on allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Trump pursuit of Putin bromance highlights policy disconnect

Kremlin Prepares for ‘Difficult’ Trump-Putin Meeting

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing for his meeting with “counterpart” U.S. President Donald Trump, a day after he described a scheduled summit between the two leaders as “difficult.”

After his March re-election, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree setting targets for his next six years in power, including halving the country's poverty rate, increasing pensions and boosting the average life expectancy

Sanctions Relief: Iran Says Russian Firms Could Replace Western Oil Companies in Iran

Iran’s special envoy Ali Akbar Velayati said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Kremlin plans to invest up to $50 billion in Iran’s oil and gas sector, and noted that Russian firms could replace Western oil companies that have left or are leaving Iran to comply with President Donald Trump’s demands that nations stop importing Iranian oil by November 4 or face sanctions.

US President Donald Trump (C) arrives to attend the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit, in Brussels, on July 11, 2018. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP) (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

WATCH – Aaron Klein: ‘Very Fair’ to Demand NATO Allies Increase Defense Funding

In a panel discussion on Israel’s i24NEWS, Breitbart Jerusalem chief Aaron Klein said that President Donald Trump was raising a “very fair question” by criticizing fellow NATO members over their disproportionate contributions to defense spending while the U.S. allocates a much larger percentage of its economic output on its defense budget.

CIA chief Mike Pompeo, seen here at a Senate hearing last May, says his agency was not behind the recent unrest in Iran

Pompeo Warns Iran: ‘Sanctions Are Returning’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated, in an interview with the National at the Fairmont Hotel in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, that “sanctions are returning” on Iran’s banking sector.

RAMON AIR FORCE BASE, ISRAEL - FEBRUARY 19: Israel's first F-16i jet fighter, called in Hebrew Sufa (Storm), taxis after landing February 19, 2004 at the Ramon Air Force Base in Israel's Negev desert. The air force took delivery of the first two of 102 of the long-range advanced American-made …

Israel Ranked World’s 8th Most Powerful Country

An international survey has ranked Israel as the eighth most powerful nation in the world for the second consecutive year, narrowly ahead of Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Iranian vice-president and candidate in Iran's upcoming presidential elections Eshaq Jahangiri gives an interview to AFP in Tehran on May 9, 2017

Iran’s VP Vows to ‘Sell as Much Oil as We Can’ in Face of U.S. Sanctions

Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri vowed on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic will “sell as much oil as we can” to protect its banking system, the financial lifeblood of the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), while acknowledging that America-imposed sanctions would hurt Iran’s economy.

On July 7, 2018, residents of Borazjan, a city in Iran’s southern province of Bushehr, took to the streets to protest against water scarcity. The protesters gathered in the Hospital Square of this city and chanted ‘Death to the Dictator’.

Renewed Protests in Southern Iran Force Regime to Defend Military Interventions

Thousands of Iranians in the nation’s south took to the streets Saturday with renewed protests against the Iranian government over water shortages and “chaotic” distribution of the little available, shortly before Iran defended its investments in proxy wars over supporting its own struggling population.

In this Sept. 30, 2003 file photo, an Air France jumbo jet rolls behind the tail of a KLM Royal Dutch airliner at Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, north of Paris. KLM said Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 that it will temporarily suspend flights to and from Cairo in January, …

Isolation: KLM Suspends Service to Tehran

Royal Dutch Airlines announced on Saturday that it will suspend its direct flights to Tehran, delivering another blow to Iran’s struggling economy.

Iranian clerics standing in front of the "Jamran", Iran's first domestically built warship, during naval maneuvers in the Gulf on February 21, 2009. Iran's navy on February 19 launched in the Gulf its first domestically made destroyer in a ceremony attend by the supreme leader and the commander-in-chief Ayatollah Ali …

Iran Threatens to Block Key Gulf Passage over Trump Sanctions

Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz – a key Gulf passage for shipments of commodities – over Washington threatening to sanction any country that fails to stop importing oil from the Islamic Republic by November 4.

Erdogan's poll success tightened his 15-year grip on power in the face of a revitalised opposition

Turkey Tells U.S. Iran Sanctions ‘a Mistake’ While Forging Closer Ties with Tehran

Turkey denounced the embargo imposed by its NATO ally the United States on state sponsor of terror Iran as a “mistake,” arguing that America “does not have the right” to force other countries to implement its unilateral decision,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) on Friday.

An oil facility on Iran's Khark Island; the US State Department on Monday confirmed sanctions for oil would "snap back" in November

Europe Grants EIB Ability to Invest in Iran

The European Commission voted on Wednesday to grant the European Investment Bank (EIB) the ability to invest money, as a loan, into U.S.-sanctioned Iran.