Tag Archives: Iran

ALERT: US military drone shot down over Yemen, official confirms

A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen on Tuesday, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News.

The drone was shot down late on Tuesday in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, officials told Reuters, which first reported the news.

Source: US military drone shot down over Yemen, official confirms

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REPORT: Trump invited Zarif to White House, was snubbed

Shortly before the US placed sanctions on Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif, US President Trump invited him to the White House but was snubbed, a report says.

According to the report, written by Robin Wright for American magazine The New Yorker, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, and reportedly tapped by Trump as a go-between with Iran, extended the invitation to Zarif during a meeting at the residence of Iran’s UN ambassador in New York on July 15.

… Nevertheless, and after the meeting with Paul, “Zarif relayed the overture to Iran’s leaders. They did not approve a meeting — at this time,” the report said. …

… Trump had also already been snubbed by President Hassan Rouhani of Iran — eight times.

Source: Trump invited Zarif to White House, was snubbed: Report

Three Women Sentenced To 55 Years For Defying Compulsory Hijab In Iran

Three women held in custody for “disrespecting compulsory hijab,” or the so-called Islamic dress code, have been sentenced to a total of 55 years and six months.

A “Revolutionary Court” in the capital city of Tehran delivered the verdict to Monireh Arabshahi, Yasamin Ariany, and Mojgan Keshavarz who are behind bars in the notorious Qarchak prison.

Arabshahi and Ariany’s legal counsel, Amir Raeesian, told Ensaf News website August 1 that if the verdict is upheld, his clients would be sentenced to ten years to serve, each.

Source: Three Women Sentenced To 55 Years For Defying Compulsory Hijab In Iran

ALERT: US, Israel successfully test missile defense system outside the atmosphere in Alaska amid IRAN Tension

The United States and Israel successfully carried out “a high altitude hit-to-kill engagement” with a co-developed anti-ballistic missile interceptor system in Alaska, officials announced Sunday.

The Arrow-3 Interceptor missile achieved a “major milestone” in its development during a successful flight test where the system effectively intercepted a missile target outside the atmosphere, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said in a statement.

Source: US, Israel successfully test missile defense system in Alaska, officials say

ALERT: Royal Navy warship has ARRIVED to protect Gulf shipping amid tensions after Iran seized a British tanker

A Royal Navy warship has arrived in the Persian Gulf to accompany British-flagged ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz, amid tensions after Iran seized a British tanker this month.

Britain’s Ministry of Defense said Sunday that the HMS Duncan will join the Frigate HMS Montrose in the Gulf to defend freedom of navigation.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said the Royal Navy will escort U.K. vessels until a diplomatic resolution is found to secure the route again.

Source: The Latest: Royal Navy warship sent to protect Gulf shipping

ALERT: Iran fires ballistic missile 1,000km in test amid tanker row with US and UK

IRAN has reportedly test fired a ballistic missile amid escalating tensions with the US and UK in the Gulf.

The Shahab-3 missile travelled 1,000km, but did not pose a threat to shipping or US bases, according to a Pentagon official.

Iran is believed to have tested the medium-range missile on Wednesday in a bid to improve the “range and accuracy” of its weapons.

Source: Iran fires ballistic missile 1,000km in test amid tanker row with US and UK

President Trump: Prepare for ‘the Absolute Worse’ With Iran With The Religious Leaders Lying A Lot

‘Zero truth!’ Trump insists Iran has NOT captured ‘CIA spies’ despite Tehran’s claim it will put some of them to death in latest blast at the West after seizing of British tanker

Iran claims it has broken up a CIA spy ring and sentenced several of its members to death, according to state television, amid escalating tensions over a captured B ritish tanker (pictured).

President Donald Trump denied on Monday that Iran has arrested 17 alleged CIA spies, saying there is ‘zero truth’ to the ‘propaganda.’

Tehran claimed some of the captured U.S. intelligence assets will face execution.

‘The Report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false,’ Trump wrote in a tweet. ‘Zero truth. Just more lies and propaganda (like their shot down drone) put out by a Religious Regime that is Badly Failing and has no idea what to do.’

‘Their Economy is dead, and will get much worse. Iran is a total mess!’ Trump wrote.

Source: Iran claims it has arrested 17 CIA spies

‘Let me guess, you want to nuke them all’: Trump constantly baiting John Bolton in front of officials, report says

Donald Trump likes to goad his national security adviser John Bolton about his lust for military action, according to officials who have spoken out on their relationship.

As Iran claims to have captured spies working for the US and accuses Mr Bolton of trying to start “war of the century”, new details have emerged of the president’s fondness for baiting his adviser in the company of top officials – including foreign dignitaries.

Iran says it arrested 17 CIA spies, some sentenced to death

Iran says the detained are Iranian nationals.

Iran said Monday it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country’s nuclear and military sites, and that some of them have already been sentenced to death.

The arrests took place over the past months and those taken into custody worked on “sensitive sites” in the country’s military and nuclear facilities, an Iranian intelligence official told a press conference in Tehran.