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CIA cyberespionage operation foiled, says Iran

CIA cyberespionage operation foiled, says Iran

Rûdaw - 2019-06-18 06:05
Shamkhani claimed that Iran is countering US cyberespionage through its own “international anti-spying network” ...
CIA cyberespionage operation foiled, says Iran - Rûdaw

Migrant rescue ship heads towards Italian port in defiance of Salvini

CNN - 2019-07-06 23:39
The migrant rescue ship Alan Kurdi is making its way towards the Italian port of Lampedusa despite a warning from the country's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini that it is closed, the NGO Sea-Eye says. ...

Downing US Drone was “Firm Response” that Can be Repeated: Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-24 11:42
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran has warned that shooting down the US drone last week was not accidental, and it can repeat in the future. Navy commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Monday that downing the US drone was a “firm response” to ...

Iran Says US Cyber Attacks Were Unsuccessful

BAS News - 2019-06-24 11:42
ERBIL — Iran’s minister of information and communications technology, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, said on Monday that Washington was unsuccessful in its cyber attacks targeting Iranian missile launch system. “They try hard, but have not carried out a s ...

Iran pushes bellicose rhetoric in face of Trump’s hesitation

Rûdaw - 2019-06-22 20:33
Iran executes an employee from its Ministry of Defense for allegedly spying on behalf of the CIA. ...

Trump says Iran 'made a very big mistake' by shooting down drone

Gulan Media - 2019-06-20 23:50

Trump says Iran made ‘very big mistake’ as US Navy confirms drone shot down

Rûdaw - 2019-06-20 17:14
“Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false” ...

Iran attempts to create confusion says analyst

Rûdaw - 2019-06-15 20:51
The US will not remain silent on tanker attacks, but military confrontation isn't a good option, says analyst. ...

US trying to “stifle” Iraq-Iran trade relations: PMF leader

Rûdaw - 2019-06-15 20:51
Trade between Iran and Iraq has reached its ‘peak’ , says leader of the Badr Organization. ...

Trump says 'Iran did do it,' as U.S. seeks support on Gulf oil tanker attacks

Gulan Media - 2019-06-15 15:51

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US video shows 'Iran removing mine'

BBC - 2019-06-15 02:39
The BBC's Frank Gardner looks at the evidence the US says proves Iran's involvement in Thursday's attacks in the Gulf of Oman. ...

US says Iran took mine off tanker; Iran denies involvement

Gulan Media - 2019-06-14 16:04

Iranian Leader Says Trump Not Worthy of Exchanging Messages

BAS News - 2019-06-13 13:53
ERBIL — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday that he believes the US President Donald Trump is not worthy of negotiations and exchanging messages. Abe was in Tehran to reportedly broker the talk ...

When Iran was at the ‘edge of the abyss’

Rûdaw - 2019-06-11 11:25
A decade has passed since Iran held its most bitterly contested elections ever ...

43 Kurdish militants 'neutralized' in northern Iraq operation, Turkey says - Turkey -

Haaretz - 2019-06-08 22:49

Iran Says US Negotiation Offer “Not Genuine” as Washington Adds to Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-06-08 16:37
ERBIL — Washington’s offer to talk over tensions is no a “genuine” proposal, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday after US placed new sanctions on Iran. US President Donald Trump said earlier this month that he is willing to ...

Iran Won't Negotiate Nuclear Deal with US: Khamenei

BAS News - 2019-05-30 01:09
ERBIL - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has made it clear that Tehran is not going to negotiate its nuclear deal with Washington, while both US President Donald Trump and Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani have expressed hope the two sides w ...

Trump Says New Iran Nuclear Deal Possible

BAS News - 2019-05-27 15:33
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Monday that reaching a new nuclear deal with Iran was possible. “I really believe that Iran would like to make a deal, and I think that’s very smart of them, and I think that’s a possibility to happen,” Reuters q ...

Peshmerga, Coalition Forces Launch Anti-IS Operation near Kifri

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces and the US-led Coalition launched an operation to mop up the Islamic State (IS) militants hiding in the remote areas near Kifri, southwest of Sulaymaniyah. Jamal Salih, head of the local administration in Zanan ...

Ex-Kirkuk governor Najmaldin Karim arrested in Lebanon: sources

E-Kurd - 2019-05-22 15:49
BEIRUT,— The former Governor of Kirkuk province Najmaldin Karim was detained at Beirut International Airport upon landing in Lebanon’s capital an informed sources said. The source claimed that the move had come on the basis of legal complaints lodged by ...

US Not Reached Out to Iran for Talks: Trump

BAS News - 2019-05-21 01:41
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Washington had not reached out to Tehran for talks, pointing out that Iran's economy continues to collapse. Trump called out a "fake news" report which claimed that the US reached out to Iran for talk ...