US says ‘putting Iran on notice’ after missile test

US says ‘putting Iran on notice’ after missile test

U.S. President Donald Trump took an aggressive posture toward Iran on Wednesday for test-firing a ballistic missile, with his national security adviser declaring “we are officially putting Iran on notice” for what he called a provocation. The warning from Michael Flynn marked an abrupt change in policy and tone toward Iran from that of Trump’s […]

Washington urges Iran to free father and son jailed on spying charges

Washington urges Iran to free father and son jailed on spying charges

  The United States on Tuesday demanded the release of an Iranian-American businessman and his 80-year-old father who were handed tough sentences in Tehran on espionage charges. Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer Namazi, were sentenced to 10 years in prison, a state-run judicial news agency reported earlier in the day, drawing swift […]

Washington Post reporter sues Iran over ‘cruelty, torture, abuse’

Washington Post reporter sues Iran over ‘cruelty, torture, abuse’

A US journalist who was imprisoned in Iran for 18 months filed suit Monday against the Tehran government, claiming his detention was aimed at “extorting concessions” from the United States. The lawsuit filed in US federal court by Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his family seeks unspecified damages from Iran for, among other things, […]

Iran releases first photos of new missile defence system

Iran releases first photos of new missile defence system

  Iran released images of its first domestically built long-range missile defence system on Sunday, a project started when the country was under international sanctions. Images on multiple state news agencies showed President Hassan Rouhani and Minister of Defence Hossein Dehghan standing in front of the new Bavar 373 missile defence system. The system was […]

Iran executes nuclear scientist for ‘spying’ for the US

Iran executes nuclear scientist for ‘spying’ for the US

Iran executed a nuclear scientist convicted of spying for the United States, an official said Sunday, acknowledging for the first time that the nation secretly detained and tried a man who was once heralded as a hero. Shahram Amiri defected to the U.S. at the height of Western efforts to thwart Iran’s nuclear program. When […]

White House denies Iran ransom payment

White House denies Iran ransom payment

The White House on Wednesday denied renewed accusations that it paid Iran ransom for the release of four American prisoners, parrying a tidal wave of condemnations from Republicans. Amid revelations that the US helped airlift $400 million worth of Swiss francs and euros to Iran after a prisoner release, the White House insisted the two […]

US Navy reproaches sailors captured by Iran

US Navy reproaches sailors captured by Iran

WASHINGTON: Ten US sailors who were captured in January after straying into Iranian waters committed basic navigational blunders, were quick to surrender and some buckled under questioning, a damning probe released on Thursday said. The report into the Jan 12 incident in the Persian Gulf highlights a string of leadership and procedural failings in Iran’s […]

Images suggest Iran is testing combat drones in Syria

Images suggest Iran is testing combat drones in Syria

Iran’s support of both the Iraqi government and the Syrian regime in their ongoing wars with rebels and terrorist groups is no longer in question. The Islamic Republic offers money, weapons and information to both Damascus and Baghdad. They also provide surveillance drones. However, recent footage claims to show that Tehran is also testing out […]