We have the ability to sink US warships – claims senior Iranian officer

A senior officer in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has claimed that it has the ability to sink any US warships which stray too close to its coastline. The general’s comment sets a hostile tone at the beginning of US President Joe Biden’s administration.

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IRGC Deputy Commander underlines US failure in maximum pressure policy against Iran

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Deputy Commander for Political Affairs Brigadier General Yadollah Javani said that the Iranian nation’s resistance, the Leader’s guidelines, and the country’s military power have worked well to defeat the US maximum pressure policy against Iran.

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Former hostages urge Biden not to deal with Iran unless it frees other Americans

Two Americans and a U.S. permanent resident whom Washington says were held hostage by Iran for years until it freed them during the term of former President Donald Trump have urged his successor Joe Biden not to make gestures toward Tehran until it frees other U.S. hostages.

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Iran-backed groups reject Saudi investment in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi announced the groundwork for launching Saudi investments in Iraq, however the announcement was met with widespread rejection among Iran-backed Shia political circles and armed factions who expressed serious doubts about Saudi Arabia’s intention.

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Iran fears low turnout in presidential election

The Iranian Minister of Interior, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, has expressed concerns over possible low turnout in the upcoming presidential election, scheduled for early June.

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Iranian officials lead country to more COVID deaths

At the beginning of January, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei banned the import of coronavirus vaccines from the U.S., UK, and even France, which resulted in the immediate cancellation of 150,000 doses donated by American philanthropists.

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Islamic Jihad says late Iranian general Soleimani gave ‘direct orders’ in Gaza

A senior figure in the terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad said the organization received “direct orders” from the late Iranian Quds force commander Qassem Soleimani up until his assassination in a US airstrike last year, and that rockets supplied by the Iranians were used to attack Israel.

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Europe condemns Iran’s nuclear moves but further action is needed

Britain, France, and Germany, who are the three European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, sent out a joint statement on Saturday to express their concerns over Iran’s latest violations of the deal and threats to go further unless the world agrees to meet its demands.

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