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Iran Says US Cyber Attacks Were Unsuccessful

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 Says US Cyber Attacks Were Unsuccessful - BAS News

Turkey will launch operation in Syrian Kurdistan if safe zone not established: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-07-22 18:24
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that if a planned safe zone in northern Syria is not established, and if threats continue against Turkey, Ankara will launch a military operation east of the Euphrates river. Turkey has ...

Iran Begins Enrichment of Uranium “at Any Level”: Official

BAS News - 2019-07-07 13:37
ERBIL — Iranian authorities said on Sunday that the country was beginning the enrichment of uranium at any level and with any amount. Iran had previously warned of the move in protest to Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 Nuclear Deal and EU’s alleged ...

Iran Playing with Fire: Trump

BAS News - 2019-07-02 11:03
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Iran was “playing with fire” after Tehran announced that it had exceeded limit for low-enriched uranium which was permitted under the 2015 Nuclear Deal. Asked if he had a message for Iran, Trump said: ...

US says drones from Iraq were fired at Saudi pipeline, as military build up continues

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-29 18:26

Drone Attacks on Saudi Pipelines Launched from Iraq not Yemen: Report

BAS News - 2019-06-29 16:28
ERBIL — US government has concluded that the drone attacks on Saudi oil pipelines in May this year originated from Iraq not Yemen, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Intelligence experts believe the attacks were planned and launched from souther ...

Khamenei vows no retreat, as Trump says US could attack Iran

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-27 13:26

Iran says ‘idiotic’ new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy

Gulan Media - 2019-06-26 01:52

End of Diplomacy: Iran Says after US Sanctions Supreme Leader

BAS News - 2019-06-25 10:53
ERBIL — Iran has reacted to the latest US move to sanction the country’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei, saying that it means the end of diplomacy. US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday to impose strict sanctions against Khamenei and ...

US, allies urge Iran diplomacy as Pompeo seeks coalition

Rûdaw - 2019-06-25 06:03
In a joint statement, the US, Britain, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE renewed concerns about Iran including over alleged attacks on oil tankers but held out hope for talks ...

Iran and US trade barbs ahead of new sanctions

Rûdaw - 2019-06-24 13:47
“We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday” ...

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 ...

Iraq Rejects Reports about US Evacuating Contractors

BAS News - 2019-06-22 15:52
ERBIL — The Iraqi military refuted reports claiming that the US forces were planning to evacuate contractors from the Balad Base. Earlier the day, Reuters cited unnamed Iraqi officials saying that Washington was preparing to withdraw 400 soldiers out of ...

British Minister to Visit Tehran Amid Iran-US Tensions

BAS News - 2019-06-22 14:22
ERBIL — UK Minister of State for the Middle East and International Development, Andrew Murrison, will visit Tehran on Sunday amid heightening tensions between Iran and US. The Foreign Office said Murrison will conduct “frank and constructive” talks with ...

Putin Warns of a “Catastrophe” if US Attacks Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-20 15:48
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that any US military attack on Iran could further destabilize the region and lead to a “catastrophe”. The Russian president also warned that a military conflict between Iran and US can also trigge ...

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 ...

Trump Doesn't War with Iran: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-06-19 01:27
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that Washington will keep pressuring Iran and continue to deter aggression in the Gulf area, but is not willing to deteriorate the situation with Tehran. "We have been engaged in many messages, ev ...

Turkey says US ultimatum over S-400 'not in spirit of alliance'

France24 - 2019-06-18 15:46

US Doesn't Seek War with Iran: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-06-17 01:41
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Washington is not seeking war against Tehran. His comments came while the US has already accused Iran of carrying out attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. "President Tru ...

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 ...

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 ...