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US Sanctions Iraqi Company over Alleged Arms Smuggling for Iran

US Sanctions Iraqi Company over Alleged Arms Smuggling for Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-12 22:51
ERBIL - The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on an Iraqi company reportedly over smuggling hundreds of millions of dollars worth of arms for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force. "Treasury is taking action to shut down Iranian ...
US Sanctions Iraqi Company over Alleged Arms Smuggling for Iran - BAS News

Kurdish fighters kill 3 elite Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards: reports

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 22:32
PIRANSHAHR, Iranian Kurdistan,— Three members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards were shot dead in the western city of Piranshahr in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) on Tuesday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, citing a Guards statement. The ...

Iran’s Guards kill two Kurdish PJAK fighters in Iranian Kurdistan: Fars

E-Kurd - 2019-07-03 11:51
TEHRAN,— Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards killed two members of an “anti-revolutionary terrorist” group in a security operation in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) in the northwest of the country, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday. Fars ...

France’s Macron Concerned over Iran’s Enrichment Announcement

BAS News - 2019-07-02 16:53
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron expressed concern on Tuesday over Iran’s announcement of exceeding the limit for low-enriched uranium which was permitted under the 2015 Nuclear Deal. Macron "reiterates commitment to full respect of the 2015 nucl ...

Fully Prepared to Defend Iran: IRGC

BAS News - 2019-06-20 11:18
ERBIL — Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said it remains “fully prepared” to defend Iran against any threat after shooting down a US drone south of the country. The IRGC announced earlier the day that it had taken down a US “spy” drone af ...

Iran Shoots Down US Drone

BAS News - 2019-06-20 10:28
ERBIL — Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) claimed it had shot down a drone belonging to the US army in southern Iran. Iranian armed forces’ news website Sepah News said on Thursday that it was a “spy” drone, taken down in the southern prov ...

US to deploy extra troops amid growing tension with Iran

BBC - 2019-06-18 02:06
The US releases new images from the Gulf of Oman tanker attacks and is sending 1,000 more troops. ...

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: What could be Iran's motive?

BBC - 2019-06-15 01:16
Iran's policy of strategic patience under punishing US sanctions may be coming to an end. ...

U.S. sanctions Iraqi company suspected of ties to Iran’s IRGC

E-Kurd - 2019-06-13 15:30
WASHINGTON,— The United States on Wednesday sanctioned an Iraqi company and two of its associates, which it said had helped Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds force evade sanctions by smuggling hundreds of millions of dollars worth of weapons. ...

US sanctions Iraq-based company for alleged IRGC ties

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 06:14
US Treasury accuses company of facilitating Quds Forces weapons smuggling into Iraq ...

Greece in the Spotlight Over Alleged Pushbacks of Migrants to Turkey |

Greekreporter - 2019-06-11 22:22

US sanctions Syrian tycoon for profiting from Assad’s displacement of poor

Rûdaw - 2019-06-11 20:50
16 international individuals and entities sanctioned ...

Daily on Defense: HASC chairman lays down his mark, Republicans cry foul, US-Turkey alliance unwinds over F-35, United Technology and Raytheon join forces

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-06-10 17:53

Iran decries US sanctions on petrochemical industry

Waar Media - 2019-06-09 21:11
WAAR_DUHOK Iran on Saturday denounced U.S. sanctions on the country’s largest petrochemical group as a violation of “principles of international law”. “Only a week-long patience proved the U.S. president’s void assertion that he was willing to hold talks ...

US to stop future training of Turkish pilots for F-35 jets - report

Rûdaw - 2019-06-07 15:57
Pilots and crews already in the US will continue training on the F-35 at Luke Air Force Base ...

Tehran "Failing as a Nation": Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-07 01:26
ERBIL - Suffering from last year’s re-imposed US sanctions, Tehran is failing as a nation, President Donald Trump said on Thursday. The US top official made the comments in a statement to reporters before holding a meeting with French President Emmanuel ...

Oil mixed with fall in Iran’s exports, US-China woes

Waar Media - 2019-05-30 17:41
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices were mixed in Thursday’s trading start as Iran’s oil exports showed month-on-month decreases in May, while market concerns persist over global oil demand due to troubled Sino-U.S. trade relations. International benchmark Brent ...

Persian Font in Official Document: Iraqis Concerned over Iran’s Hegemony

BAS News - 2019-05-14 13:06
ERBIL — An official letter signed by a head of Iraqi PM’s office has recently created a heated debate among Iraqis, especially the Sunni Arabs, for being signed with “Persian number”. The letter, directed to the Iraqi parliament, is signed on 6th May. Bu ...