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War over water could burn the Middle East 28 Jul 2018

War over water could burn the Middle East

The Iranian Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian says that institutionalizing fighting over water debate in Middle East could ignite massive wars that could burn the entire region. Reza Ardakanian made the remarks in a national conference dubbed “Water Challenges in the East of the Country: What Can the Government and People Do?” which was held […]

Hamas and Israel Are in a Perilous Cycle. Is War a Miscalculation Away? 22 Jul 2018

Hamas and Israel Are in a Perilous Cycle. Is War a Miscalculation Away?

The Israeli military calls it “the campaign between the wars” — short but increasingly harsh operations against the Hamas rulers of Gaza that are meant to warn off the Islamist militant group and postpone, if not prevent, the next major conflagration. The problem is that each round of escalating violence may instead bring the next […]

Yemen war ‘a swamp for S Arabia, UAE economy’ 11 Jul 2018

Yemen war ‘a swamp for S Arabia, UAE economy’

The war the Saudi-UAE-US coalition launched on March 26, 2015, against Yemen has not achieved its goals. In addition to the casualties of its forces and its mercenaries, the war costs the UAE about $ 1.3 billion per month or $16 billion a year. This war has increased its impact on the UAE, its economy […]

Iran not to start a war, but will vigorously defend itself if attacked 25 May 2018

Iran not to start a war, but will vigorously defend itself if attacked

The Head of Iranian Army’s Strategic Studies Center Brigadier General Pourdastan says that Iran will not be the first country to start a war but it will vigorously defend itself against external threats. “Iran’s armed forces’ military doctrine is formed based on deterrence and defense,” Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan said on Thursday in a ceremony to […]

Trump pulling out of Iran deal ‘could mean war’ 05 May 2018

Trump pulling out of Iran deal ‘could mean war’

 French President Emmanuel Macron says in a new interview with a leading German newspaper that the US withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement could lead to war with the country, The Hill reported. The French leader tells Der Spiegel that President Trump’s threats to abandon the Obama-era deal aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear weapons program could open “Pandora’s […]

Majid Majidi hails drama on Iran-Iraq war 07 Feb 2018

Majid Majidi hails drama on Iran-Iraq war

TEHRAN – Majid Majidi, the director of the acclaimed movie “Muhammad, the Messenger of God”, has praised his fellow director Bahram Tavakkoli for the accurate depiction of a true tragedy from the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war in his latest movie, “The Lost Strait”. “I praise Tavakkoli’s honesty. He was not in the war, but has depicted […]

U.S. Treasury waging secret full-scale war against Iran 05 Dec 2017

U.S. Treasury waging secret full-scale war against Iran

TEHRAN – Mohsen Rezaee, the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, said on Monday that there is a special intelligence office in the U.S. Treasury Department tasked with targeting Iran’s economy. Rezaee said the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which is targeted at Iran, Russia, and North Korea, was compiled and written by this […]

Catalan Officials Won’t Follow Madrid Orders, But Will of Catalan People: Spokesman 23 Oct 2017

Catalan Officials Won’t Follow Madrid Orders, But Will of Catalan People: Spokesman

TEHRAN – Catalan authorities will not follow orders from Madrid, but will only listen to the will of the Catalan people, Catalonia’s Foreign Affairs spokesman said. All institutions, including police, need to follow instructions from the democratically-elected Catalan government, the region’s foreign affairs spokesman, Raul Romeva, told BBC radio. According to the official, EU democracy […]

Syria Army Recaptures Strategic Town in Homs 22 Oct 2017

Syria Army Recaptures Strategic Town in Homs

TEHRAN – Syria’s army and its allies inflicted major losses on Daesh (ISIL) militants in Homs, managing to retake a key area in the central province. On Saturday, Syrian forces continued to make gains in their fight against Daesh terrorists in Homs province and succeeded in retaking al-Qaryateen town in the southeastern countryside of the […]

Terror Groups in Syria Nearing Their End: Iran’s Top General 21 Oct 2017

Terror Groups in Syria Nearing Their End: Iran’s Top General

TEHRAN – Visiting Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri hailed recent advances of Syria and its allied forces against foreign-backed extremists and said the terrorist groups are taking their last breaths. “Thanks God…, we are witnessing remarkable successes of the resistance front and the shrine defenders against the […]