U.S. issues fresh Iran-related sanctions targeting state oil sector

The United States on Monday imposed fresh Iran-related sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s oil sector, including the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum, in Washington’s latest action to increase pressure on Tehran.

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Bahrain citizen spying for Revolutionary Guard gets 15-year jail sentence

A Bahraini court has convicted a citizen of spying for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and joining a terror group. The ruling passed by the Major Criminal Court came after a retrial for the defendant in a case dating back to 2013, Al Watan newspaper reported today.

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Why Iran could already have acquired the deadly Russian S-400 systems

The United States under the leadership of President Donald Trump has left no stone unturned in its attempts to cripple Iran, be it the re-imposition of the UN arms embargo which expire this month or the imposition of fresh sanctions on Tehran’s financial sector.

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Iran is building a massive energy network to boost its geopolitical influence

It is no coincidence that just over a month after Israel and the United Arab Emirates declared that they would normalise relations and Israel and Bahrain did the same, Iraq has announced that it has signed a contract with Jordan to connect the electric power grids of the two countries

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Pro-Iran electronic militias targeting Iraqi activists

Cyberspace militias affiliated to Iran has stepped up their campaign to sabotage demonstrations by Iraqis against the control imposed on Iraq by sectarian militias backed by Tehran.

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Kosovo thwarts Iran’s plan to infiltrate

Iran is striving to find a foothold in Europe, especially in the Balkans because of its thorny history tinged with political and sectarian conflicts in which Tehran has invested, in order to expand its ideological influence. But Kosovo is trying to free itself from the consequences of the Iranian expansion on its soil.

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Israel DM says Turkey and Iran oppose peace in the Middle East

Israel’s Defence Minister and alternate Prime Minister, Benny Gantz, accused Turkey and Iran of destabilising the region and working against efforts to achieve peace, reported Reuters.

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U.S. says can not tolerate attacks by Iranian-backed militias in Iraq

The US administration warned Thursday that it would not tolerate attacks on American interests in Iraq by Iran-backed militias, as Baghdad worries about a possible US withdrawal.

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