Anyone who has pumped any gas since the British sailor crisis erupted two weeks ago knows what Iran's secret weapon is. That is easy to figure out for those of us who missed the March 28th announcement by Iran's central bank governor that Ira
The 15, whose release from nearly two weeks in Iranian captivity was announced Wednesday by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, arrived in a convoy of sedans that drove directly to the presidential VIP section of the airport.
Citing anonymous sources in Washington, it said that various White House departments had started preparing the political speech to be delivered by the US president later this month, announcing the military attack on Iran.
One of the 15 returned British personnel admitted Britain was gathering intelligence on Iran in the Persian Gulf, a previously unbroadcast intervew reveals tonight. Royal Marine Captain Chris Air told how one purpose of patrols in the area was to ga
The United States asked Iran to provide information about a former FBI agent believed to have gone missing several weeks ago while on private business there, U.S. officials said.
A failed American attempt to abduct two senior Iranian security officers on an official visit to northern Iraq was the starting pistol for a crisis that 10 weeks later led to Iranians seizing 15 British sailors and Marines. [well, duh]
The Iranian prisoner crisis revealed a widening schism between Britain and the US as US leaders called for tough action and British officials confirmed that they are trying to free their 15 imprisoned sailors by quietly reaching a compromise with Teh
The one bright spot was the American push to preserve Iran's sovereignty. "They strongly opposed the Soviets and the British, who did not want to leave the country and were trying to divide or dominate it." "The US image in Iran
Iran said Tuesday that the construction of the Bushehr nuclear power plant is now 92 percent complete. Gholamreza Aqazadeh, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, told reporters in the southern city of Bushehr that the project will gradually
A top Iranian diplomat seized at gunpoint in Baghdad two months ago has been released, as Iraq confirmed it was still working to secure the release of five other Iranians held by US troops.
It seemed like a good idea at the time: Increase the military, diplomatic and economic pressure on Iran to get the country to bow to the international community on its nuclear enrichment program and curtail its alleged troublemaking in Iraq.
(Do as I say, not as I do) As the Western media focus on the fate of 15 Britons detained for allegedly trespassing into Iranian waters, the status of five Iranian officials captured in a US military raid on a liaison office in northern Iraq on Jan 11
Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz will sail April 2 to support US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US Navy said, amid a spike in tensions over Iran's seizure of 15 British marines and sailors. The Nimitz will relieve the carrier
The US will be ready to launch a missile attack on Iran's nuclear facilities as soon as early this month, perhaps "from 4am until 4pm on April 6," according to reports in the Russian media on Saturday. According to Russian intelligence
Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the elite unit at the heart of the latest Middle East crisis, has greater power today than at any point since the revolution's early days to export Islamic militancy and challenge the West's presence in t
The soldiers who were there still talk about the September 7 firefight on the Iran-Iraq border in whispers. At Forward Operating Base Warhorse, the main U.S. military outpost in Iraq's eastern Diyala Province bordering Iran, U.S. troops recount e
Military strike readiness set in motion by early April. More support for news on Bush-NeoCon next foreign adventure.
You wouldn't be wrong to wonder if Iran hasn't lost its mind seizing the 15 British marines and sailors, and in so doing, handing Bush a casus belli even he couldn't have imagined. But then you'd be missing the grim fatalism
Why did Iran's Revolutionary Guard decide to seize 15 British sailors and marines last week? David Ignatius hazards a guess.
Russian military intelligence services are reporting a flurry of activity by US Armed Forces near Iran's borders, a high-ranking security source said Tuesday. "The latest military intelligence data point to heightened US military preparatio
Russian news agency, RIA, reports a significant buildup of US air and ground forces on the Iran border. Of course, you won't learn this from any U.S. news outlet.
More than 20 months ago, the US secretly sent Iran a diplomatic protest charging that Tehran was supplying lethal roadside explosive devices to Shiite extremists in Iraq, according to American officials familiar with the message. The July 19, 2005 p
[Wondering why gas is $$$$!!!!] British Prime Minister Tony Blair warned Iran of a "different phase" if it does not free 15 British military personnel captured in the Gulf 4 days ago. The sailors' capture and new U.N. sanctions imposed
HARDLINERS who seized 15 British sailors and marines will demand a "prisoners swap" of Iranian agents to secure their release. Up to 50 Iranian "spies" have been captured and imprisoned by British troops in secret operations in
FIFTEEN British sailors and marines arrested by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards off the coast of Iraq may be charged with spying.
Iran reacted angrily to fresh sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council over its nuclear drive and ignored an offer of new talks from the major powers.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad canceled a trip to New York to address the U.N. Security Council before it votes Saturday to impose further sanctions against his country for refusing to stop enriching uranium, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokes
Iranian naval vessels seized 15 British sailors in Iraqi waters. They were "engaged in [accosting] routine boarding operations of merchant shipping in Iraqi territorial waters," and were accosted by Iranian vessels, the ministry said.
"If they want to threaten us and use force and violence against us, they should not doubt that Iranian officials will use all they have in their power to deal a blow to those who assault them," Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned a
IRAN is threatening to retaliate in Europe for what it claims is a daring undercover operation by western intelligence services to kidnap senior officers in its Revolutionary Guard. Several officers have been abducted in the past 3 months with the ai