Posts Tagged ‘Islamic Republic of Iran’

Coronavirus kills Iranian MP

A member of Iranian parliament, Mohammad Ali Dastak, has died of the coronavirus disease. He died on Saturday, a few days after he was hospitalized for influenza. Dastak, who was elected as a representative of the Astana Ashrafieh province last week, was among the five Iranian MPs who had tested positive for the disease. The Spokesman for […]

U.S. Navy Seizes Suspected Iranian Weapons Cache In Arabian Sea

The U.S. Navy says that it seized advanced weapons and weapon components believed to be of Iranian “design and manufacture” intended for Houthi rebels in Yemen. The weapons cache, including more than 150 Dehlavieh anti-tank guided missiles and three Iranian surface-to-air missiles, were seized in the Arabian Sea aboard a stateless dhow sailing vessel during […]

Iran must compensate plane crash victims’ families fairly, other governments say

The five countries that lost citizens when Iran accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board, are demanding that Tehran accept “full responsibility” and compensate the victims’ family members. After a meeting in London Thursday, foreign ministers from Canada, the U.K., Afghanistan, Sweden and Ukraine urged Iran to allow a “thorough, independent and […]

BREAKING: New ‘video’ emerges of missiles allegedly striking Ukrainian plane that crashed near Tehran

New video appears to show a missile hitting the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran moments before it went down, killing all 176 people on board.   The footage emerged Thursday afternoon, hours after President Donald Trump revealed he has serious doubts the crash was caused by mechanical failure, as Iranian officials have claimed. ‘It was flying […]

Airlines Reroute Flights amid Mideast Risks

Some commercial airlines on Wednesday rerouted flights crossing the Middle East to avoid possible danger amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran. Australian carrier Qantas said it was altering its London to Perth, Australia, routes to avoid Iran and Iraq airspace until further notice. Malaysia Airlines said that “due to recent events,” its planes would […]

Iran will suffer ‘crushing blow’ if it attacks Israel, Netanyahu warns

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday warned Iran against attacking Israel in response to the American killing last week of senior military commander Qassem Soleimani. “We’re standing steadfast against those who seek to kill us. We’re standing with determination and with force. Whoever tried to attack us will suffer a most crushing blow,” he declared […]