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In contrast, the group's champions contend that the movement's long-standing opposition to the Iranian regime and record of successful attacks on and intelligence-gathering operations against the regime make it worthy of U.S.
Afghans are also facing harassment in Iran, including theft and beatings, while others have become drug addicts as they were paid by their employers in heroin, according to the International Organization for Migration.

With the first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, recently having passed, and the Obama administration near its end, this seems to be a good time to consider one (there are a number) of the ...
A dual American-Iranian citizen was sentenced to 18 years in prison in Iran over the weekend on charges relating to espionage and "collaborating with a hostile government" - presumably, the U.S.
Tehran - The commander of Iran's Passive Defense Organization said on Monday that Washington will launch cyber-attacks on Iran's infrastructural facilities in the event of a war breaks out between Iran and the Israeli regime. Brigadier General Gholam ...
The conflict in Yemen is intensifying. The U.S. Navy launched cruise missiles at radar sites in areas controlled by Iran-backed Houthi forces in retaliation for attempted missile strikes on U.S.

INU - In his October 18 article for the Washington Free Beacon, where he is a senior writer, Adam Kredo, also a former award-winning political reporter for the Washington Jewish Week, reports on a series of war drills launched on Monday by Iran that ...
The western presstitute media portrays the US as fighting in the Middle East and elsewhere 'humanitarian wars' to stamp out terrorism and other atrocities committed by the new Killary anointed Axis of Evil, Russia-Iran-Syria, and by association, China ...
First, the interlinked civil wars in Syria and Iraq are the product of a regional geopolitical struggle in which Turkey and Iran are key players who exploit the ethnic and sectarian fault lines of their neighbors. ... should use diplomacy to find an ...
Yemen's Houthi rebels are variously "Iranian-supported," "Iranian-backed," or "Iranian-influenced.
... antagonistic relationship, of the Cold War turning hot. This has less to do with the intensifying vitriol the Saudi and Iranian leaderships have hurled at one another recently (although that is surely of concern) and more with objective trends that ...
The Houthis are one of Iran's key proxy armies and, as such, are an important tool of its regional ambitions. Indeed, through its own military forces and through proxies, Iran controls to varying degrees the governments of four neighborhood countries ...
But more than 70,000 Iranian and non-Iranian mercenaries have been deployed by the Iranian regime's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to fight in Syria.
The commander said the fleet had departed from the southern port city of Bandar Abbas in Iran. He dismissed claims the fleet has been deployed to intervene in the conflict in Yemen.
The United States and Iran already have common cause against jihadis and support the same side of the war against the Islamic State in Iraq.
Concerts have emerged as the newest battlefield in Iran, where conservatives have been attempting to show their power and strength against their moderate rivals, led by President Hassan Rouhani.
He was a top commander in the Iran-Iraq war and led the crackdown against Iranian protesters in Tehran during the 2009 post-election protests.

All the major powers engage in hacking and cyber warfare, so really there's nothing much new here other than efforts to derail Russian intelligence apparatus and economic infrastructure is at its height right now.
... antagonistic relationship, of the Cold War turning hot. This has less to do with the intensifying vitriol the Saudi and Iranian leaderships have hurled at one another recently (although that is surely of concern) and more with objective trends that ...
The Houthis are one of Iran's key proxy armies and, as such, are an important tool of its regional ambitions. Indeed, through its own military forces and through proxies, Iran controls to varying degrees the governments of four neighborhood countries ...
Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards march during a military parade to commemorate the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war in Tehran September 22. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo). TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Air Force on Tuesday successfully conducted an ...
He said no one should be "lighting a fire" under a larger sectarian war in the Middle East or one drawing in superpowers against one another.
No one will walk away from "The Iran wars" with much optimism: It is a succession of stories of missed opportunities, American cultural myopia, and politically-motivated mistakes, almost all of which turn out to benefit one of the most dangerous ...
Tehran, Iran - In recent years, tension between Iran and Turkey has been rooted in differences over regional developments rather than bilateral disagreements.
But more than 70,000 Iranian and non-Iranian mercenaries have been deployed by the Iranian regime's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to fight in Syria.
The commander said the fleet had departed from the southern port city of Bandar Abbas in Iran. He dismissed claims the fleet has been deployed to intervene in the conflict in Yemen.
A leaked email from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign Chairman John Podesta referenced a 2015 BuzzFeed article in which Sen. Mark Kirk predicted nuclear war in the Middle East in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal. Podesta's ...
Russian and Iranian objectives in Syria are not the same, and there's no reason to think Iran's interests are well represented by Russian negotiators.
It's how we got the sanctions on Iran that put a lid on the Iranian nuclear program without firing a single shot.
At least 369 civilians have been killed or injured since the start of October, Mr. Hussein said in a statement, bringing total documented civilian deaths since the coalition entered Yemen's civil war in March 2015 to at least 4,125 and the number of ...
He was a top commander in the Iran-Iraq war and led the crackdown against Iranian protesters in Tehran during the 2009 post-election protests.
Concerts have emerged as the newest battlefield in Iran, where conservatives have been attempting to show their power and strength against their moderate rivals, led by President Hassan Rouhani.
Trump: My opposition to the Iraq war "has not been debunked". VERDICT: ... The US did not make a multibillion-dollar lump sum payment to Iran, instead freeing up about $50 billion in previously unfrozen Iranian assets, according to a White House estimate.
Symbolic and perhaps literal ghosts haunt an apartment complex in Under the Shadow, an effective slow-burner of a horror film set in the 1980s at the height of the Iran-Iraq war. The movie feels authentic to the Iranian experience. Writer-director ...
Tehran (AFP) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards warned regional rival Saudi Arabia to stay away from Iranian waters during its military exercises in the gulf.
The Iranian-backed Houthis posted videos of the attack which were circulated by the Lebanese Hezbollah media outlet Al Alam.
OTTAWA - A group of Iranian-Canadians is calling on the government to add a tough new element to its annual United Nations resolution on Iran's dubious human rights record - a call for an international war crimes investigation. The group, which calls ...
Saudi Arabia and Iran's ongoing proxy war in the Middle East is never far from the headlines. The two countries have sparked or exacerbated various conflicts throughout the region, including in Syria and Yemen, two of the most complex and devastating ...
Iran reportedly warned Saudi Arabia Wednesday to stay out of its waters while conducting naval exercises in the Persian gulf, a sign of elevated tension between the two Middle East powers.
Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned about the goals pursued by enemies in their "covert soft warfare" against the country. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with a group of officials ... Ayatollah ...
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the main player alongside Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), also supported the allocation of $5.8 billion in aid to Syria by Iran's Center for Strategic Research (CSR), which concentrates on the Islamic ...
Iran opened a military theme park this week, designed to educate children as young as eight-years-old on how to fight in a war and fire weapons at its perceived Western enemies. Located in a western suburb of the city of Mashad, the "Park of the ...
Maybe this smart, claustrophobic picture will herald the beginning of I-horror: scary movies from Iran. Babak Anvari's Under the Shadow is an extremely disturbing ghost story set in Tehran during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war: a parable of supernatural ...
The Iranian capital Tehran has hosted a memorial ceremony to honor air force personnel who lost their lives during the 1980 to 1988 war waged by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. All those who attended the event stress that the armed forces are an ...
Iran has recruited thousands of children and sent them to war fronts during the Iranian-Iraqi war. The military propaganda encouraged children to volunteer in the ranks of the Basij affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Many of these ...
Jay Solomon's "The Iran wars" is an account of how the threat of a nuclear Iran grew, as did American efforts to curb it.
Qassemi advised Ayrault to study the history of the region's past few decades, especially the role of some French statesmen in supporting and arming criminals like former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during the 1980-1988 war on Iran, instead of making ...
He was determined to fight the so-called Islamic State because they "insult humanity," she says he told her, and because he wanted to follow in the footsteps of two venerated uncles who died in the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s. ... rare glimpse into the ...
And once again Trump prevaricated on the war in Iraq. He insisted that ... Trump called the Iran nuclear deal "one of the worst deals ever made by any country in history," which, even if the deal's critics were right, betrays a stunning ignorance of ...
Known as the Sacred Defense (defa-e moqaddas) in Iran, the war, which was the longest conventional conflict in the 20th century, claimed upwards of one million Iranian lives, according to British scholar Michael Axworthy, and left an entire generation ...


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