A 58-year-old academic who runs the well-funded research and development arm of the Turkish government agency that is tasked with boosting the country’s defense industry has worked with Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force cells in Turkey, a Nordic Monitor investigation has found.
Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi has made several bold actions to curtail militias since assuming office last May – raiding paramilitary groups’ headquarters in Baghdad and arresting a prominent armed leader and dozens of fighters.
Turkish maritime news site Deniz Haber has published documents that it said showed evidence of violations of U.S. sanctions on Iran by two vessels believed to belong to the Turkish-owned Palmali Shipping.
The Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen have detained dozens of people in the Mahwit province for tearing down posters of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and Lebanese Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah.
Talks between Iran and Western powers kicked off in Vienna in April. The talks focused on two important issues, namely lifting the US sanctions on Iran and the return of the US to the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, following its 2018 withdrawal.
Two senior commanders from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have died suddenly just days apart, and obscure reports from Iranian media have prompted suspicion that there is more to their deaths than Tehran is willing to admit.
Iranian dissidents in Turkey are unsure whether the country is still a refuge after what appears to be a new wave of arrests and deportation orders targeting asylum seekers from the Islamic Republic.
A drone attack on Irbil airport in northern Iraq, where US forces are stationed, and a rocket attack on a military compound in the nearby town of Bashiqa, where Turkish troops are deployed, took place on Wednesday
On Sunday, the Iranian army unveiled its new “Damavand” long-range air defense system, during its Army Day. The army said that the new system is able to intercept and destroy different types of aircraft, ballistic missiles, and cruise missiles.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called on the Iranian army to raise its readiness to the required level and play an influential role in performing the tasks.
Iran has started the process of enriching uranium to 60% fissile purity at an above-ground nuclear plant at Natanz, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Saturday, confirming earlier statements by Iranian officials.