France Bans Iranian Airline for Shipping Troops and Weapons to Syria

France on Monday banned flights by Iranian airline Mahan Air, on the grounds that Mahan is employed by the Iranian regime to send troops and weapons to hotspots across the Middle East, including Syria. The move is a significant step toward European acceptance of the Trump administration’s argument that Iran is a major threat to stability in the Middle East.

An airplane of Mahan Air sits at the tarmac after landing at Sanaa International Airport in the Yemeni capital on March 1, 2015 a day after officials from the Shiite militia-controlled city signed an aviation agreement with Tehran. Western-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled last weekend an effective house …

Top Iranian Gen.: U.S. Is ‘Defeated,’ Israel ‘Struggling to Survive,’ Saudis Awaiting Death

A deputy commander of Iran’s terror-linked Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in a recent speech boasted about waging jihad against its enemies, claiming that the United States “has been defeated,” Israel is “struggling to survive,” and the Sunni Saudi Arabia regime will not last, a non-profit group that monitors Middle East media reported this week.

Iran Guard warns Netanyahu will be 'forced into the sea'

Islamic State Video Claims to Show Perpetrators of Terrorist Attack in Iran

The Islamic State is circulating a video that claims to show the perpetrators of the Saturday attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, that killed 25 military personnel and civilians. Iran does not seem to believe ISIS was behind the attack, instead blaming Arab separatists it claims were funded, trained, and equipped by the United States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.

Iran points finger at US allies over deadly attack

Haley on Iran: ‘They Feel Weak and We Are Suffocating Them’

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Wednesday that Iran’s authoritarian government is reeling under the pressure from renewed U.S. sanctions. “They feel weak and we are suffocating them to the point that they have to address ballistic missiles; they have to address their support on terrorism,” she contended.

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Nine Iranians Charged with Hacking Universities, Government Agencies

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) charged one Iranian entity and nine Iranians on Friday in a hacking scheme to steal intellectual property and information from at least 144 United States-based universities, various companies, and government agencies for private financial gain.

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