What is Iraq doing about uncontrollable Iran-backed militias

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.

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Houthis detain dozens of Yemenis for tearing down posters of Khamenei and Soleimani

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.

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Iran’s mullah impeding Vienna talks

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.

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Iranian army unveils new long-range air defense system – video

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.

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Iran’s Supreme Leader calls on military to raise its readiness after nuclear reactor incident

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.

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