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How did Iran plan tanker attack? Links and sources show Iranian media may have given us hints

How did Iran plan tanker attack? Links and sources show Iranian media may have given us hints

Seth Frantzman - 2019-06-15 02:17
Iranian media falsely reported that the country rescued all the crew of the tankers, that one sank and even showed fake video. Why? By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Just after six […] ...
How did Iran plan tanker attack? Links and sources show Iranian media may have given us hints - Seth Frantzman

Iran Sentences 64 Kurds to Death, Prison in 6 months

BAS News - 2019-07-03 14:09
ERBIL — A total of 64 Kurds were given death penalties or imprisonment sentences during the first half of 2019. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights said on Wednesday that one Kurdish activist was issued a death penalty by Iranian judicial authorities, w ...

Iraq takes security measures over attack on US oil firm

Waar Media - 2019-06-20 17:05
WAAR_DUHOK Iraq’s Oil Ministry has said that it took measures to tighten security in oil facilities after a rocket attack on the headquarters of U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil in Iraq’s southern province of Basra. Condemning the attack and its perpetrators, t ...

US Navy: Mine in tanker attack bears Iran hallmarks

Gulan Media - 2019-06-19 22:27

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks

Gulan Media - 2019-06-16 15:51

Amanda Knox feared attacks and accusations on return to Italy

BBC - 2019-06-16 02:08
Acquitted of Meredith Kercher's murder, Amanda Knox decries prejudice and trial by the media. ...

US Seeking International Consensus after Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — The United States is now working to build an international consensus over the attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, for which Washington blames Iran, according to US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. The secretary said on Friday that Whit ...

Foreign leaders urge restraint amidst tanker attacks, rising Iran-US tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-06-15 00:44
Japan, China, the EU, call for calm amidst US accusations against Iran for tanker attacks ...

Three Kurdish Porters Killed, Injured in Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-14 20:04
ERBIL - Iranian border guards have killed and wounded three Kurdish porters in the past few days, a monitoring group said on Friday. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights revealed that the Iranian forces shot a Kurdish porter, better known as Kolbers, in ...

Iran denies tanker attacks as tensions soar

Gulan Media - 2019-06-14 16:04

Targeted tankers were only miles from important Iranian naval base at Jask (with sources)

Seth Frantzman - 2019-06-14 01:45
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN The alleged attack on two oil tankers off the coast of Iran in the Gulf of Oman occurred within miles of the Iranian naval base at […] ...

Houthi Missile Attack on Saudi Airport Wounds Dozens

BAS News - 2019-06-12 14:33
ERBIL — Yemeni militias of pro-Iranian Houthis carried out a missile attack on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, wounding at least 26 people. The Saudi-led Coalition soon blamed Iran for the attack, saying it proved Tehran’s invol ...

Are Saudi Arabia and Iran in an ‘arms race’ or is the contest more complex: Notes and sources

Seth Frantzman - 2019-06-09 01:46
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN A version of this article appeared in ‘The Jerusalem Post,’ this one has links and charts. In May 2017 US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia inked […] ...

‘Chernobyl’ series showcases Soviet era heroism in difficult conditions, stop making it about America or the West

Seth Frantzman - 2019-06-06 12:31
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN I started watching the series ‘Chernobyl’ after seeing media reports that interpreted it for an American audience. First it was the story of a woman scientist […] ...

Turkey’s arms diplomacy

Seth Frantzman - 2019-05-29 14:32
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Recent reports that Turkey transferred arms to Idlib and armored vehicles to Libya show how Turkey’s diplomacy is also one of arming regional allies. In this […] ...

What?! Why would Israel have elections again? Here’s why Netanyahu doesn’t mind. An explainer

Seth Frantzman - 2019-05-29 14:32
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN As the days ticked away in April it suddenly became clear to Israelis that the deadline for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government was […] ...

Surprises and traditions on EU’s election night: A country by country breakdown

Seth Frantzman - 2019-05-27 14:41
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN A shorter version appeared at The Jerusalem Post With the European elections results coming in overnight there are some surprises, but many predictable outcomes. The elections have […] ...

The new social media totalitarianism

Seth Frantzman - 2019-05-27 14:41
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN When internet use became widespread it quickly became a place to share news and ideas. It was also a wonderful place to connect people across the […] ...

Iranian FM arrives in Baghdad to meet with Iraq officials

Waar Media - 2019-05-26 17:18
WAAR_DUHOK Iranian media are reporting that the country’s foreign minister has arrived in Baghdad to meet his Iraqi counterpart and other officials. The official IRNA news agency reported Saturday that Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet with Iraqi Foreign Mi ...

The streets of Iran demand peace with America and not war

Waar Media - 2019-05-25 13:07
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