The Iranian https://iranian.com Iran News, Analysis, Music & Curation Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:35:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 https://i2.wp.com/iranian.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-White.Icon_.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 The Iranian https://iranian.com 32 32 142174811 Israel’s Syria Bombing Ineffective Against Iran, Alienates Russia https://iranian.com/2019/01/22/israels-syria-bombing-ineffective-against-iran-alienates-russia/ https://iranian.com/2019/01/22/israels-syria-bombing-ineffective-against-iran-alienates-russia/#respond Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:15:11 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=334656 Sunday, Israel announced it had launched an attack directly against the Iranian Quds forces stationed in Damascus. The Quds force is a unit of the Iranian military designated to support pro-Iranian non-state actors such as Hezbollah and the Houthi Rebels in Yemen. The attacks reportedly destroyed bases and arms depots operated by the Iranian command […]

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Japan Resumes Oil Imports From Iran https://iranian.com/2019/01/22/japan-resumes-oil-imports-from-iran/ https://iranian.com/2019/01/22/japan-resumes-oil-imports-from-iran/#respond Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:14:45 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=334647 Tokyo has resumed purchases of Iranian oil for the first time since suspending imports in line with US sanctions against the Islamic Republic, according to reports citing a Japanese refinery and the head of Iranian Central Bank. Japan, one of Iran’s largest oil importers, stopped buying Iranian crude more than a month before Washington unleashed […]

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Kamala Harris Dons Progressive Mantle In Public, Strips It Off In Private As She Courts Israel Lobby https://iranian.com/2019/01/21/kamala-harris-dons-progressive-mantle-in-public-strips-it-off-in-private-as-she-courts-israel-lobby/ https://iranian.com/2019/01/21/kamala-harris-dons-progressive-mantle-in-public-strips-it-off-in-private-as-she-courts-israel-lobby/#respond Tue, 22 Jan 2019 02:57:24 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=334640 Confirming long-held speculation, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has announced that she will be running for president in 2020, pitting her against other Democratic senators such as Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as well as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). Harris’ announcement has generated some buzz but surprised few, as she has been considered a […]

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Iran Ready To “Eliminate Israel From The Earth”; IDF Trolls Tehran Over Twitter https://iranian.com/2019/01/21/iran-ready-to-eliminate-israel-from-the-earth-idf-trolls-tehran-over-twitter/ https://iranian.com/2019/01/21/iran-ready-to-eliminate-israel-from-the-earth-idf-trolls-tehran-over-twitter/#respond Tue, 22 Jan 2019 02:06:24 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=334634 The head of Iran's air force said on Monday that the Islamic Republic's pilots are looking forward to facing Israel, and will "eliminate it from earth" after Israeli airstrikes on alleged Iranian targets inside Syria killed 11 people, including four Syrian soldiers. Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force […]

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Mogherini Says Not Able To Attend Anti-Iran Summit In Warsaw https://iranian.com/2019/01/21/mogherini-not-able-to-attend-anti-iran-summit-in-warsaw/ https://iranian.com/2019/01/21/mogherini-not-able-to-attend-anti-iran-summit-in-warsaw/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 23:46:24 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=334628 European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini expressed doubt that she would be able to attend an anti-Iran conference scheduled to be held in Warsaw next month. “I guess I am traveling to the African Union Summit during those days and then, around that summit that is going to be held in Addis Ababa that […]

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Marzieh Hashemi And The War On Independent Journalism https://iranian.com/2019/01/21/marzieh-hashemi-and-the-war-on-independent-journalism/ https://iranian.com/2019/01/21/marzieh-hashemi-and-the-war-on-independent-journalism/#comments Mon, 21 Jan 2019 23:29:14 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=334608 The era of Trump has confirmed the existence of what some on the Black left such as Ajamu Baraka and Anthony Monteiro have called a crisis of legitimacy. A crisis of legitimacy haunts the ruling circle in all realms of the U.S. empire. It extends to the capitalist economy, which has become a drag on […]

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Israel Announces Sustained Strikes On Damascus; Syria Fires Back In Major Escalation https://iranian.com/2019/01/21/israel-announces-sustained-strikes-on-damascus-syria-fires-back-in-major-escalation/ https://iranian.com/2019/01/21/israel-announces-sustained-strikes-on-damascus-syria-fires-back-in-major-escalation/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:57:23 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=334600 Update, 11:30 PT: The Russian military has announced that Syrian air defences had destroyed over 30 cruise missiles and guided bombs, when repelling an Israeli strike. "On 21 January 2019 from 2:11 until 2:59 Israel Defence Forces carried out three airstrikes on Syrian territory from the west, south-west and south", Russia’s defence control centre reported on Monday. According to the Russian Defence Ministry, […]

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Israel Weakened By The War On Syria: Only 5% Of The Iranian And Hezbollah Arsenal Has Been Destroyed In Syria https://iranian.com/2019/01/21/israel-weakened-by-the-war-on-syria-only-5-of-the-iranian-and-hezbollah-arsenal-has-been-destroyed-in-syria/ https://iranian.com/2019/01/21/israel-weakened-by-the-war-on-syria-only-5-of-the-iranian-and-hezbollah-arsenal-has-been-destroyed-in-syria/#comments Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:01:56 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=334592 Intelligence sources said “Israel wants Syria to return to the era before 2011 when the leaders of the country were less powerful and experienced than they are today after seven years of warfare, the delivery of Russian advanced equipment mostly for air defence, the supply and manufacturer of sophisticated Iranian missiles in Syria and the […]

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Smithsonian Map Shows US Military Operating In Over 40% Of World’s Countries https://iranian.com/2019/01/21/smithsonian-map-shows-us-military-operating-in-over-40-of-worlds-countries/ https://iranian.com/2019/01/21/smithsonian-map-shows-us-military-operating-in-over-40-of-worlds-countries/#comments Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:29:11 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=334587 Smithsonian Magazine this month published a stunning map detailing just how expansive the post-9/11 "war on terror" has become, demonstrating that contrary to the common assumption that it's "winding down" more than 17 years later, it actually continues to grow and has now spread to more than 40% of the world's countries. This includes American military and support personnel […]

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Iran Defeats Oman, Advances To 2019 AFC Asian Cup Quarter-Finals https://iranian.com/2019/01/20/iran-defeats-oman-advances-to-2019-afc-asian-cup-quarter-finals/ https://iranian.com/2019/01/20/iran-defeats-oman-advances-to-2019-afc-asian-cup-quarter-finals/#comments Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:14:23 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=334575 Iran national football team defeated Oman 2-0 and booked a place in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup quarter-finals on Sunday. In the match held at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, Oman striker Muhsen Al Ghassani was brought down in the penalty area in the first minute of the match by […]

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Graham: US-Saudi Ties Can’t Move Forward Until Crown Prince MBS “Dealt With” https://iranian.com/2019/01/20/graham-us-saudi-ties-cant-move-forward-until-crown-prince-mbs-dealt-with/ https://iranian.com/2019/01/20/graham-us-saudi-ties-cant-move-forward-until-crown-prince-mbs-dealt-with/#respond Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:31:29 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=334564 After meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday that relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward until Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is “dealt with”. Graham, who has taken a prominent role in speaking out over the death in October of the Saudi […]

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GOP Rep. Seeks To Block Congresswoman Tlaib’s Delegation To Palestine https://iranian.com/2019/01/19/gop-rep-seeks-to-block-congresswoman-tlaibs-delegation-to-palestine/ https://iranian.com/2019/01/19/gop-rep-seeks-to-block-congresswoman-tlaibs-delegation-to-palestine/#comments Sun, 20 Jan 2019 00:57:45 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=334544 The newly elected Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who represents Michigan’s 13th District, is seeking to take a delegation of congressional representatives to the Palestinian West Bank, which is militarily occupied by Israel and where some 600,000 Israeli squatters have usurped Palestinian land belonging to the nearly 3 million Palestinians living there (another nearly 2 million live in the […]

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US Erodes Russia-Turkey Axis In Syria https://iranian.com/2019/01/19/us-erodes-russia-turkey-axis-in-syria/ https://iranian.com/2019/01/19/us-erodes-russia-turkey-axis-in-syria/#respond Sat, 19 Jan 2019 23:41:58 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=334530 Through the past month since US President Donald Trump tweeted his fateful decision to withdraw troops from Syria, a familiar pattern began appearing – no sooner than Trump makes a foreign-policy decision, those around him scramble to try to delay that decision. However, in the Syrian case, signs are that the delay suits Trump. The […]

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Bernie Sanders Slams Saudi’s Bin Salman https://iranian.com/2019/01/19/bernie-sanders-slams-saudis-bin-salman/ https://iranian.com/2019/01/19/bernie-sanders-slams-saudis-bin-salman/#respond Sat, 19 Jan 2019 23:28:34 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=334527 Veteran US politician Bernie Sanders has severely criticised Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) and called for the international community to hold him accountable for his crimes. Sanders – a former nominee for the US presidential elections – also criticised US President Donald Trump for supporting Bin Salman and describing him as a “reformer”. […]

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China Offers Iran $3 Billion Oil Field Deal Despite U.S. Sanctions https://iranian.com/2019/01/19/china-offers-iran-3-billion-oil-field-deal-despite-u-s-sanctions/ https://iranian.com/2019/01/19/china-offers-iran-3-billion-oil-field-deal-despite-u-s-sanctions/#respond Sat, 19 Jan 2019 09:29:38 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=334501 State-run Chinese energy giant Sinopec has offered Iran a $3-billion deal on further development of an Iranian oil field the two countries are already working on, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The offer made by the China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) is part of an existing contract to operate the Yadavaran oilfield in southwest Iran […]

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