The Lebanese energy companies Liquigas and Coral, owned by the Christian Yamin brothers, is being used by the Hezbollah terror organization to control Lebanon’s energy market, the Alma Research and Education Center has found.
An Oklahoma-based steel designer and manufacturer settled potential civil liability with OFAC for alleged violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (“ITSR”).
Former vice-president of the European Parliament Alejo Vidal-Quadras has written an op-ed praising the European Union for its recent imposition of human rights-related sanctions against eight members of Iran’s paramilitary and security forces but stressed that the bloc must go further
Iran’s support for Yemen’s Houthi movement is “quite significant and it’s lethal” and there is no real evidence that Tehran wants to support a constructive resolution to the conflict, U.S. special envoy on Yemen Tim Lenderking told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.
In a stunning admission on Tuesday, the Marine Corps general heading the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) disclosed in a House Armed Services Committee hearing that, based on the threat of Iranian drones, “for the first time since the Korean War, we are operating without complete air superiority.”
Apparent progress in the talks in Vienna to revive the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal offer grounds for optimism that a key point of tension in the region may soon be defused.
According to Tanhaei, South Korea had reached an agreement with Iran on releasing $1 billion of the mentioned frozen funds but so far only a small portion of this agreement has been realized.
For the past century, revenue from the sale of Iran’s oil has filled the pockets of the dictatorships in this country, especially that of the theocratical rule. What has been ignored and neglected is the scientific, economic, technical, and educational development of the country and its people.
Five people were arrested and sentenced to death over protests that broke out in Khomeini Shahr, Isfahan province, in December 2017. Their situation remains acutely worrying and there are a number of outstanding questions the Islamic Republic is not willing to answer.
As more Iranians, particularly women, feel increasingly helpless in the face of so many crises and societal issues, suicide rates in Iran are going up because they feel detached from friends and family, as well as from fulfilling lives outside of their personal relationships.
A report by the International Institute of Strategic Studies warned of Iran’s expanding arsenal of Ballistic missiles, UAVs, and cruise missiles, calling for scrutinizing Iran’s battle force beyond its nuclear program and its proxies’ willingness to use Iranian weapons against its enemies when it is too cautious about doing it by itself.