Information about the U.S. Navy’s RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle shot down by Iran on June 20, 2019, continues to surface a year on. The carcass of the aircraft has been largely pieced together by Iran, in the manner of an air accident investigation. The way it was done, and the reasons, are likely to be very different, however.
An American logistical convoy was attacked in Iraq on Saturday night. Unidentified assailants, believed to be members of an Iranian proxy militia, burned all three of the convoy’s trucks.
Iran is persisting in its goal of “regional hegemony” despite the killing of its military mastermind, Qassem Suleimani, in January, the head of the US Central Command said on Tuesday.
Iran has been watching closely the use of drone and missile attack combinations being used by its Houthi allies in Yemen. This week the Houthi rebels announced yet another new type of ballistic missile and showed footage of drones and other weapons they have used over the last years.
Iran says it has executed a CIA spy who allegedly sold information about the country’s missile programme to the United States.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry welcomed on Monday a recent decision by Turkey to reconvert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque after serving decades as a museum.
On Monday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry commented on the visit of the Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri to Syria, and the signing of an agreement on military cooperation between the two countries.
An attack on Saudi Arabia by Iran-backed Houthi militias on Monday morning drew widespread international condemnation, as allies expressed solidarity with the Kingdom.
Iran’s politicians and state-owned Persian news outlets dedicated significant coverage last week to a secretive 25-year deal between Iran and China.
A judicial official in Iran has announced Monday that “several people” working for foreign intelligence organizations and opposition groups have been tried and their verdicts have been issued in the city of Kerman.
Saudi Arabia said it intercepted ballistic missiles fired from Yemen overnight between Sunday and Monday. The four missiles and seven drones were launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.