Iran is using western technology against the U.S. drones

For years, Iran has been successful in smuggling drone parts in spite of international sanctions, and now its smuggling efforts have moved into counter-drone markets. Iran shot down a RQ-4A Global Hawk drone last week. Several years ago, in 2011, it demonstrated its evolving capabilities at drone interception when it captured a RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drone. To down the Hawk, Iran claimed to use the 3 Khordad surface-to-air missile system.

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President Rouhani: Iran serious to pursue interests under the nuclear deal

“Europe must expedite its attempts to meet Iran’s legitimate [economic] interests [under the deal] and bring about truce in the US economic warfare,” President Rouhani underlined in his Thursday telephone dialogue with Macron. The Iranian president stated that Tehran’s continued commitment to the nuclear agreement is conditioned upon the remaining signatories’…

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Squeezed by sanctions Iranians seek day jobs in Kurdish Iraq

When the car pulled up to the curb in Iraq’s Arbil, a half-dozen Iranian labourers swarmed around it. Squeezed by US sanctions on Tehran, they were hunting for work across the border. Mostly Kurds themselves, they have sought day jobs in construction and other menial labour in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region to make up for the deteriorating economic situation at home…

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