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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. ...

Iran speeds up uranium enrichment as Mideast tensions mount

Gulan Media - 2019-06-17 22:03

If Iran Is Responsible for the Fuel Tanker Attacks in the Gulf of Oman (And It May Not Be), It Is Only a Reaction to Washington’s Outrageous Conduct in the Middle East

Mintpressnews - 2019-06-17 16:47

Barzani a better choice of mediator in US-Iran spat: pundit

Rûdaw - 2019-06-17 16:14

Trump Weighs Military Options Against Iran – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-06-17 15:02

Iran to Break Uranium Stockpile Limit Soon

BAS News - 2019-06-17 14:35
ERBIL - Iran has said that it will break the uranium stockpile limit under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal within 10 days, a spokesperson for the Iranian atomic agency said on Monday. Behrouz Kamalvandi further warned that Tehran could enrich uranium up to 20 ...

Iran in Retreat From Nuclear Deal – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-06-17 13:14

Iran will break its uranium stockpile limit in next 10 days: state media

Rûdaw - 2019-06-17 11:07
“We will pass the threshold of 300 kilograms” ...

America Last: The Real Meaning of the Donald's Deplorable Aggression Against Iran - Original

Antiwar - 2019-06-17 06:36

Iran : des forces kurdes en Israël pour s'entraîner avec le Mossad - JForum

Jforum - 2019-06-17 03:03

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 ...

Kurdish Security Forces Seize Nearly 50kg of Heroin

BAS News - 2019-06-17 01:08
ERBIL - The general directorate of Erbil security announced on Sunday night the seizure of nearly 50 kilograms of heroin on Kurdistan Region borders with Iran. According to a statement by the directorate, a copy of which was shared with BasNews, the forc ...

Pompeo says U.S. does not want war with Iran; pushes for international response

Gulan Media - 2019-06-16 21:50

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks

Kurdiu - 2019-06-16 16:58

Pope Calls for Restraint after Tanker Attacks in the Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-16 16:39
ERBIL — Pope Francis has called for de-escalation of the situation in the Middle East after the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman raised tensions between Iran and the US. “I invite everyone to use the instruments of diplomacy to resolve the ...

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks

Gulan Media - 2019-06-16 15:51

Iran says will take further steps to reduce nuclear deal commitments: Tasnim

Gulan Media - 2019-06-16 15:51

Iran to Take Second Step in Reducing Nuclear Deal Commitments: Report

BAS News - 2019-06-16 14:06
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran will announce its plan on Monday to further reduce its commitment to the 2015’s Nuclear Deal. “Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation tomorrow at the Arak heavy water site will announce the preparatory steps that have been ...

Oil tanker attacks ‘leverage’ for sanctioned Iran

Waar Media - 2019-06-16 12:41
WAAR_DUHOK Recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf could be “leverage” for Iran against sanctions imposed by the U.S. administration on the country’s oil exports, a political expert said. Iran’s oil exports have been drastically affected by the sanctions t ...

Zahra Mohammadi remains in limbo 20 days after her arrest

Ncr Iran - 2019-06-16 11:49

Royal Navy to Send Marines to Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-16 00:06
ERBIL - Royal Navy is expected to deploy 100 marines to the Persian Gulf for the purpose of protecting the British ships following alleged attacks by Iran on oil tankers in the region. According to a report by The Telegraph, the Government's Cobra Securi ...

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: Saudi Arabia urges 'decisive' response

BBC - 2019-06-16 00:01
The call follows Thursday's attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which the US blames on Iran. ...

Iran Summons UK Envoy over London Backing US’ Stance on Oil Tankers Incident

BAS News - 2019-06-15 22:21
ERBIL - Iran summoned the UK ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, to its Foreign Ministry on Saturday, over London's claims that Tehran was behind an attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week. "During the meeting with Iran's foreign ministry offici ...

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. ...

TJA: Nesrin Sotudeh must be released now

ANF - 2019-06-15 16:33
Free Women’s Movement (Tevgera Jinen Azad - TJA) said human rights defender and lawyer Nesrin Sotudeh imprisoned in Iran must be released immediately. ...

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

Gulan Media - 2019-06-15 15:51

Kurdish Civil Activist Zahra Mohammadi Remains In Limbo - Iran HRM

Iran Hrm - 2019-06-15 15:46

UK Holds Iran Responsible for Tankers Attack in Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — Alike the United States, the UK on Friday laid the blame for the attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on the Islamic Republic of Iran. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt condemned the attack and said that London believes no other state o ...

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 ...

Iran, China slam US unilateralism, vow to boost ties

Waar Media - 2019-06-15 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK Iran and China on Friday criticized unilateral policies of the U.S. during a regional security summit in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. Speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said: “Pressu ...

UK: Iran ‘almost certainly’ behind tanker attacks

Waar Media - 2019-06-15 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK Iran is very likely responsible for the attacks this week on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the British government said Friday. Using its own assessments, the government concluded that Tehran was “almost certainly” behind the attacks, sa ...

Roundtable: U.S. Accuses Iran of Committing Tanker Attacks

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-06-15 07:09
On Thursday, June 13, 2019, two tankers, the Kokuka Courageous and the MT Front Altair, were damaged in explosions in the Gulf of Oman, after transiting through the Strait of Hormuz. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking at press conference, attri ...

Dealing with Iran Will Not Be Enough to Restore Regional Stability

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-06-15 07:09
As U.S.-Iranian tensions mount amidst increasing pressures of intensified U.S. economic sanctions and apparent Iranian-linked attacks on Gulf shipping, U.S. policymakers will be understandably focused on the military dimension of confronting and deterring ...

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. ...

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 […] ...

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K24 - 2019-06-15 01:52
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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. ...

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 ...

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: Trump dismisses Iran denials

BBC - 2019-06-15 00:02
The president cites footage the US says shows Iranian forces taking a mine off one of the ships. ...

Pompeo, Iraqi PM Discuss US-Iran Crisis by Phone

Gulan Media - 2019-06-14 22:43

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 ...

Pompeo, Iraqi PM Discuss US-Iran Crisis by Phone

BAS News - 2019-06-14 20:04
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pempeo discussed during a phone call with Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Friday the crisis between Washington and Tehran in the Middle East, the premier's office said in a statement. The pair "exchanged views over the dev ...

Trump: Iran a ‘nation of terror,’ was behind tanker attacks

Gulan Media - 2019-06-14 19:45

Iran: detention of Kurdish mother tongue volunteer teacher

KurdisCat - 2019-06-14 19:34
PEN International strongly condemns the detention of Zara Mohammadi, a Kurdish language teacher, since her arrest at her home on 23 May 2019, by Iranian security agents who confiscated her phone and computer. Mohammadi has been arrested along with her two ...

El PEN Internacional denuncia la detenció de Zara Mohammadi, professora de llengua kurda a l'Iran

KurdisCat - 2019-06-14 19:34
El PEN Internacional condemna fermament la detenció de Zara Mohammadi, professora de llengua kurda, des del seu arrest a casa seva el 23 de maig de 2019 per agents de seguretat iranians que van confiscar el seu telèfon i ordinador. Mohammadi ha estat arre ...

Russia Praises Iran and Their Joint Wins in Syria as U.S. Tensions Rise

Newsweek - 2019-06-14 19:31

Trump hat sich im Persischen Golf verzockt

Watson Schweiz - 2019-06-14 18:01
Die USA wollen den Iran mit «maximalem Druck» in die Knie zwingen. Stattdessen erhalten sie nun «maximalen Widerstand». US-Aussenminister Mike Pompeo glaubt zu wissen, wer die Tanker in Brand gesetzt hat. Bild: AP/AP Die USA wollen den Iran mit «maximale ...

The KMMK-G demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Zara Mohammad

Kurdpa - 2019-06-14 17:17
Kurdpa Agency: the Association for Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G) calls on the UN Special Rapporteur for Iran to urge Iranian authorities the immediate and unconditional release of Zara Mohammad. ...

Trump administration may use Iran threat to sell bombs to Saudis without Congress' approval: senator | News | 1450 99.7 WHTC

WHTC - 2019-06-14 16:58

Why might Iran be behind the tanker attacks? | RUSI

RUSI - 2019-06-14 16:32

US says Iran took mine off tanker; Iran denies involvement

Gulan Media - 2019-06-14 16:04

Iran denies tanker attacks as tensions soar

Gulan Media - 2019-06-14 16:04

Iran Congratulates Masrour Barzani on Premiership

Gulan Media - 2019-06-14 16:04

Baghdad fears Interfering in The US-Iran Crisis | Al Bawaba

Albawaba - 2019-06-14 13:53

Iran, US trade barbs over Gulf of Oman vessel attacks

Rûdaw - 2019-06-14 08:42
Iran FM spox calls Pompeo's skepticism 'a joke' and 'threatening' ...

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 […] ...

Iran Congratulates Masrour Barzani on Premiership

BAS News - 2019-06-14 00:31
ERBIL - Iran has congratulated Masrour Barzani on his election as the new Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region as he has already been tasked by the newly elected President Nechirvan Barzani to form the next government in Erbil. The message was conveyed by ...

Iran, the US and the Gulf: What now?

BBC - 2019-06-14 00:19
Could the US respond militarily to what it sees as "unprovoked attacks" on tankers in the Gulf of Oman? ...

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US blames Iran for explosions

BBC - 2019-06-14 00:01
The US secretary of state blames Iran for "unprovoked attacks" on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. ...

Trump says neither Iran nor U.S. ready to make a deal

Gulan Media - 2019-06-13 23:55

Iran responsible for 'blatant assault' on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman, Mike Pompeo says

Gulan Media - 2019-06-13 23:55

US Blames Iran for Attacks on Oil Tankers in Oman Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-13 21:37
ERBIL - The United States has blamed Iran for attacks on the oil tankers in the Oman Gulf, which is a significant route for the world's oil trade. The comments were made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday where he also pointed out that the int ...

Tankers targeted near Strait of Hormuz amid Iran-US tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 21:17
It comes amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran ...

Khamenei meeting with Japan’s Abe dashes hopes of US-Iran mediation

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 21:17
"I do not see the person of Trump worthy of exchanging any messages" ...

Update: US assesses Iran responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 21:17
IRNA reported Iran has rescued 44 sailors of two foreign oil tankers ...

Le régime iranien condamne un chanteur kurde à la prison

Ncr Iran - 2019-06-13 19:44

2 oil tankers in Gulf of Oman on fire: Iran local media

Waar Media - 2019-06-13 18:21
WAAR_DUHOK Two oil tankers attacked earlier on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman were still ablaze, Iranian local media reported. Iranian Press TV and Fars News Agency had reported that two oil tankers had been attacked in the Gulf of Oman. After the explosio ...

Iran leader: we will never negotiate with US

Waar Media - 2019-06-13 18:21
WAAR_DUHOK Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday he does not consider US President Donald Trump as “worthy of exchanging messages” with. “I don’t regard Trump as deserving any exchange of messages and have no response for him and ...

How Japan Can Help the U.S. De-escalate with Iran

International Crisis Group - 2019-06-13 16:36
As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe visits Iran, President & CEO Robert Malley tells CNN Today that Japan has the capacity to mediate between the U.S. and Iran at a time of heightened tensions. ...

Tankers targeted near Strait of Hormuz amid Iran-US tensions

Gulan Media - 2019-06-13 15:38

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. ...

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 ...

Japan premier warns US and Iran: ‘accidental conflict’ possible

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 06:14
Rouhani: Whenever the economic war stops, we will see a very positive development ...

Trump administration may use Iran threat to sell bombs to Saudis without Congress' approval - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-13 03:31

NATO Iraq mission not disrupted by Iran tensions, commander says | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-06-12 23:12

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 ...

Iran Regime Sentences Kurdish Singer to Prison

Ncr Iran - 2019-06-12 21:24

Iraq faces potential energy crisis as end to Iran sanctions waiver looms

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-12 18:37
An oil refinery in Iraq. (Photo: Archive) ...

Japan’s PM Abe arrives in Tehran amid US-Iran tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-06-12 16:15
"Japan wishes to do its best towards peace and stability in the region" ...

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 ...

IRAN : Cyberspying spearheads Tehran's regional strategy

Intelligenceonline - 2019-06-12 14:25

World War III: How Likely Is It U.S. Will Fight in Iran, North Korea, Syria, Ukraine or Venezuela?

Newsweek - 2019-06-12 10:29

US Accuses Iran of Trying to Get Access to Venezuela's Uranium Riches - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-06-12 08:56

Japan PM Abe to meet Iran’s Khamenei, Rouhani this week

Gulan Media - 2019-06-11 22:42

Nizar Zakka: Iran releases Lebanese US resident convicted of spying

Gulan Media - 2019-06-11 22:42

Three Kurdish Porters Injured in Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-11 13:26
ERBIL — Three Kurdish porters were injured in separate incidents on the border between Iranian Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Region. According to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, Iranian border guards opened fire at a group of Kurdish porters on Sunda ...

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 ...

Trump Administration May Use Iran Threat to Sell Bombs to Saudis Without Congress' Approval: Senator | Jewish & Israel News

Algemeiner - 2019-06-11 07:28

Iran focuses on political solution while keeping military option open in Syria

Al Monitor - 2019-06-11 03:36

Stern words from Iran: US cannot ‘expect to stay safe’

Gulan Media - 2019-06-11 01:03

Young Kurdish Overdoses to Refuse Arranged Marriage in Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-11 00:20
Another was killed by her brother after her relationship was revealed. ERBIL — A young Kurdish girl from the Iranian Kurdish city of Bane has committed suicide after her family continued to force her into an arranged marriage, a monitoring group said. So ...

As US-Iran Tensions Rise, Kurdish Opposition Groups Prepare for War

Dailysignal - 2019-06-11 00:16

U.S. Spent Two Weeks on Edge Over Iran’s Missile Boats - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-06-10 10:16

German FM travels to Tehran, aims to de-escalate US-Iran tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-06-10 09:33
Foreign Ministers Heiko Mass and Javad Zarif meet in Iran on Sunday. ...

German minister lands in Iran in bid to save nuclear pact

Gulan Media - 2019-06-10 06:05

NATO will continue its training programs for the Peshmerga Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-09 22:53
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 6, 2019, Major-General Danny Fortin, the new head of NATO training and capacity-building mission in Iraq, shared in an interview in Bruxel, “In spite of the tensions and threats of Iran, training for the Peshme ...

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 ...

Iran urges Europe to normalize economic ties with it or face consequences

Gulan Media - 2019-06-09 20:01

German FM in Baghdad to de-escalate U.S.-Iran tensions, save Iran deal - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-06-09 15:17

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