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
The major UN powers agreed today on new sanctions aimed at stopping Iran's nuclear program. Here is the draft resolution.
U.N. ambassadors from six world powers agreed in principle on a proposed new package of sanctions against Iran and were expected to introduce a resolution to the Security Council if their governments approve it, the U.S. ambassador said.
For three years, thousands of members of a militant group dedicated to overthrowing Iran's theocracy have lived in a sprawling compound north of Baghdad under the protection of the US military. American soldiers chauffeur top leaders of the grou
Iran's isolation over its nuclear ambitions deepened on Monday as Russia, its closet big power ally, announced indefinite delays to a joint nuclear power project and accused Tehran of abusing its goodwill. Russia has defied Western concerns
But Ziba Ahmadi, Mr Asgari's wife, denied that her husband "would ever" seek asylum in the west, and demanded that the Iranian government help find him. She also claimed he had disappeared in December, two months earlier than widely re
[You decide.] Mystery still surrounds the disappearance of former Iranian Deputy Defense Minister from Turkey last month. There are indications he may be a goldmine of military information about Iran and Hezbollah.
A former Iranian deputy defense minister who once commanded the Revolutionary Guard has left his country and is cooperating with Western intelligence agencies, providing information on Hezbollah and Iran's ties to the organization, according to a
Former ISI Chief, Gen (retd) Hameed Gul has said that the Untied States is paving the way to use Pakistan's territory for its expected attack on Iran in order to shift the blame of its failure in Afghanistan to Pakistan.
A former Iranian spy chief was suspected last night of defecting to the West, raising the prospect of a timely intelligence bonanza amid tensions with Teheran. While the speculation was impossible to verify, it is hard to imagine a more tantalising
[Because they can...and you pay.] Federal lawmakers and officials in at least four states are pushing government-employee pension funds to dump shares of foreign companies that do business in Iran. On Tuesday, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., pro
Iran offered Tuesday to clear up suspicions about its disputed nuclear activities if the Security Council ends its "interference," in an apparent attempt to head off new sanctions for its refusal to freeze uranium enrichment.
Iranian security forces arrested around 30 women's rights activists rallying outside a Tehran court where a group of their fellow campaigners were on trial over a demonstration last year.
Army Gen. John Abizaid has been replaced as CENTCOM commander by Adm. “Fox” Fallon, commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, who knows little about counterinsurgency but a lot about co-ordinating air strikes. The carrier group Stennis is headed fo
Iran has trained secret networks of agents across the Gulf states to attack Western interests and incite civil unrest in the event of a military strike against its nuclear program, a former Iranian diplomat has told The Sunday Telegraph.
Pre-emptive military strikes on Iran could accelerate rather than hinder Tehran's production of atomic weapons, a report by a British global security think-tank said. Backed by the former chief UN weapons inspector in Iraq, Hans Blix, the Oxford
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faces new domestic criticism from both reformists and conservatives after he called Iran's nuclear program a train that "has no brakes and no reverse gear" in a speech Sunday.
U.S. officials won't hold direct talks with Iran or Syria at a Baghdad conference next month despite the Bush administration's complaints that those countries are allowing weapons into Iraq, White House spokesman Tony Snow said.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards will pursue Kurdish rebels inside Iraq's borders if Baghdad fails to expel them from border zones, the head of the elite force warned. [Just as the CIA planned.]
Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh discusses how America is now backing Salafist Sunni radicals against Hezbollah in Lebanon, Shi’ite radicals in Iraq, every kind of radical but the Shi’ites in Iran,
Is Iran making nuclear weapons? Is the United States preparing to wage war against them to prevent them from obtaining nuclear weapons? Our guest is Scott Ritter. He is a former Marine, United Nations weapons inspector, and author.
The United States agreed to join high-level talks with Iran and Syria on the future of Iraq, an abrupt shift in policy that opens the door to diplomatic dealings the White House had shunned in recent months despite mounting criticism.
The U.S. and its allies must offer Iran a deal that respects its dignity as an old nation with many contributions to human civilization, addresses its need for energy sources other than oil and gas, and guarantees its national security and territoria
Former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix said the US, Europe and the U.N. Security Council are "humiliating" Iran by demanding that it suspend uranium enrichment before any negotiations and then dictating its rewards.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, said today that there is "no reverse gear" on his country's nuclear programme, as Tehran announced that it had successfully launched a rocket into space. Iranian state television quoted Mohsen
As the West tries desperately to lure Iran from the brink of nuclear crisis, a man once regarded as America's nemesis is voicing similar thoughts from with the country itself. Behzad Nabavi was the Ayatollah Khomeini's chief negotiator durin
In the latest attempt to link the deadliest form of roadside bombs in Iraq to components manufactured in Iran, U.S. Army officers today displayed plastic explosives they said were made in Iran and recovered during a raid in violence-racked Diyala pro
Despite the Bush administration's insistence it has no plans to go to war with Iran, a Pentagon panel has been created to plan a bombing attack that could be implemented within 24 hours of getting the go-ahead from President Bush.
The addition of a second aircraft carrier to its strike groups has fueled the belief that America is gearing up for a fight with Iran. Not since the Iraq war in 2003 has America amassed so much fire power around the Gulf.
Israel has opened negotiations to fly through US controlled airspace in Iraq in the event that it would decide to carry out strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities, a British newspaper reported Saturday. Israel deputy defense minister denied the claim