EU lobbies Trump to disregard realities in Iran

Friday, 27 April 2018

With the Iran nuclear deal train fast approaching its final stop, both European powers and Iran’s regime are doing their best to preserve the deal that most Americans as well as the Iranian people believe does not live up to expectations. US President Donald Trump described the deal, formally known as the JCPOA, as the “worst deal ever” and has set a May 12 deadline to fix its catastrophic flaws. On the other hand, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif visits the US in a last ...

Hamid Bahrami

Iran has recruited 80,000 Shiite fighters in Syria, says Israeli envoy

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Israel’s envoy to the United Nations said on Thursday that Iran had recruited at least 80,000 Shiite fighters which it was training at a base just over five miles from Damascus. Holding up a map, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon told the Security Council that Iran had set up a training base just over five miles from Damascus. “What you can see here is Iran’s central induction and recruitment centre in Syria. There are over 80,000 Shia militants in Syria ...

Dire figure shows 42 percent of Iran’s unemployed are university graduates

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Iran is facing a crisis represented in the high percentage of the unemployment among the universities and institutes graduates at 42 percent of the total unemployment.Dr. Saeed Nemki, Assistant in the Development of Social and Public Affairs in the governmental Management and Planning Organization of Iran, said and he asserted that Iran had allocated a lot of expenses to train and educate these graduates.“We are facing this situation, while educating these people had cost a lot. Thus we ...

Lieberman says Israel will hit Tehran if Iran attacks Tel Aviv

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Israel would retaliate against any Iranian attack on Tel Aviv by striking Tehran, Israel’s defense minister said in remarks published on Thursday, as the arch-foes faced off over Syria. The comments by Avigdor Lieberman were an unusually explicit Israeli threat to take military action within Iranian territory, and followed a surge of unprecedented confrontations between the countries’ forces in civil war-torn Syria. “Israel doesn’t want war ... ...

Iran media confirms arrest of British-Iranian scientist

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Iranian media confirmed on Thursday that Abbas Edalat, a British-Iranian scientist and peace campaigner, has been arrested for his alleged role in an “infiltration network”. “Recently, members of an infiltration network affiliated to Britain have been arrested,” an unnamed source told the Fars news agency, which is considered close to the powerful Revolutionary Guards. The report named Edalat a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College in London. ...

Khamenei affirms continued Iranian resistance in face of US ‘bullying’

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Iran’s supreme leader called on Muslim nations to unite against the United States, saying Tehran would never yield to “bullying”, state television reported on Thursday. “The Iranian nation has successfully resisted bullying attempts by America and other arrogant powers and we will continue to resist... All Muslim nations should stand united against America and other enemies,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. Iran’s top authority criticized Trump for saying on ...

Awaiting May 12: What will Trump decide on Iranian nuclear deal

Thursday, 26 April 2018

After about two weeks, American President Donald Trump will have made up his mind and decided to either withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran or remain committed to it in some form. This decision will have many repercussions that are very important. However, before we discuss what this decision will mean, we must understand the circumstances surrounding it. French President Emmanuel Macron who supports the deal with Iran came to Washington in hopes of convincing Trump not to abandon the deal. ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Macron resists Trump’s ‘America first’ in speech to Congress

Thursday, 26 April 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron drew sharp contrasts with President Donald Trump’s worldview Wednesday, laying out a firm vision of global leadership that rejects “the illusion of nationalism” in a candid counterweight to Trump’s appeals to put “America first.”In the spotlight of a speech to the US Congress, Macron was courteous but firm, deferential but resolute as he traced the lines of profound division between himself and Trump on key world issues: ...

WATCH: Armed man arrested at Iranian interests section in Washington

Thursday, 26 April 2018

A man with a weapon was arrested Wednesday afternoon at the Iranian interests section in Washington, the Secret Service said. The incident took place at Pakistan’s embassy, which houses the Iranian interests section after Iran and the US severed diplomatic relations in 1979. The Secret Service said in a statement that agents responded to reports of shots fired. The agents determined that no shots had been fired, but they arrested a man in possession of a weapon. He was charged with assault ...

UK seeks information from Tehran over reported arrest of British-Iranian

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Britain’s Foreign Office (FCO) said on Wednesday it was urgently seeking information from Iran following reports of the detention of a British-Iranian dual national. The New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran reported that Abbas Edalat, a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College in London, had been detained by the Iran's Revolutionary Guards in mid-April. “We are urgently seeking information from the Iranian authorities following reports of the ...

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