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The praise offered by both Israel and Saudi Arabia to President Donald Trump for his speech on October 13 outlining a new United States policy towards Iran, Agence France-Presse reported Friday, is the latest outward sign that “shared concerns over Iran are indeed nudging” Israel and much of the Arab world closer together....

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A British Member of Parliament has accused the government of caring more about lucrative business deals with the Iranian regime than British citizens arbitrarily detained in the Islamic Republic. In an essay published Wednesday in The IB Times, Tulip Siddiq, the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, wrote that the government was...

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In reaction to President Donald Trump’s announcement last Friday of his administration’s new policy towards Tehran, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) called the president “featherbrained” and insisted it would continue to improve Iran’s missile program, the IRGC-related Tasnim website reported Thursday. The statement, according to Tasnim, said that “the featherbrained...

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The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, urged the Security Council on Wednesday to adopt the Trump administration’s approach to Iran and address all aspects of its “destructive conduct” – not just the 2015 nuclear deal. Haley told Security Council members that Iran “has repeatedly thumbed its...

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German security officials say that despite the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran has still been pursuing the acquisition of illicit nuclear and missile technology in that nation, Benjamin Weinthal of The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. Weinthal cited a report by correspondent Frank Jansen in the Berlin daily paper,  Der Tagesspiegel, which stated that according...

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On Sunday, one of the Middle East’s most feared operators traveled to northern Iraq. Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the elite Quds force—the foreign wing of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps—was on a mission: to destroy the Kurdish dream of independence. Things began to unravel quickly. In the early hours...

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Iran’s military chief of staff said on Wednesday that Israeli attacks on Syria are “not acceptable,” in a visit to Damascus. General Mohammad Bagheri, who was in Damascus to discuss further military cooperation with the Assad regime, said “It is not acceptable for the Zionist regime to violate Syria any...

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After President Donald Trump’s speech last week when he announced he would not certify that Iran was in compliance with the nuclear deal and that he would impose tougher sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Tehran’s political and military leadership rallied behind the IRGC. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on...

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Iraqi security forces and the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi, an umbrella group of Shiite militia, on Sunday night launched an attack on Kirkuk from two front lines, Kurdish news outlet Rudaw reported Monday. The Iraqi army and Shiite militia fired on Peshmerga troops, using advanced weapons and vehicles supplied to them...

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In possible violation of the 2015 nuclear deal, German intelligence charged that Iran made 32 attempts last year to obtain technology that could be used for proliferation programs, including chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. According to one intelligence report Iran made “32 procurement attempts … that definitely or with high likelihood...

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