Iran

Death toll in Iranian attacks on Iraqi Kurdistan rises to 14
Iraq, Iran

Death toll in Iranian attacks on Iraqi Kurdistan rises to 14

The death toll in Iran's attacks in Iraqi Kurdistan on Wednesday rose to 14 and another 59 people were injured, sources from the Iraqi Kurdish authorities said today. A source at the Ministry of Health of the Iraqi Kurdish regional government told Efe news agency, on condition of anonymity, that among the victims of the series of attacks carried out by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards are women and children. The attacks would have occurred, according to the same source, due to support for the demonstrations taking place in Iran over the death of the young Mahsa Amini, after being detained by the Iranian morality police on September 13, in Tehran. The young woman died on 16 September in hospital, the date on which protests began in Iran. Iraqi Kurdish authorities had advanced on Wednes...
US warns Iran it would be a ‘bad idea’ to supply Russia with weapons
United States, Iran

US warns Iran it would be a ‘bad idea’ to supply Russia with weapons

The United States today warned Iran that it would be "a bad idea" to militarily help Russia in Ukraine, following information about the possible deployment of 'drones' to Moscow by Tehran. "We would advise Iran not to. We think it's a really bad idea," US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin suggested at a press conference at the Pentagon, in response to a question about possible Iranian military assistance to Russia. The US Defense Officer attended along with the Chief of Staff General of the Armed Forces, Mark Milley, after a virtual meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, in which about 50 countries participated. Milley noted in turn that he also does not consider it a good idea "for Iran to provide weapons systems to Russia, as reported in the media." Last week, the US media repo...
Iran’s Supreme Leader Supports Putin Over Ukraine Invasion
Iran, Russia

Iran’s Supreme Leader Supports Putin Over Ukraine Invasion

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei expressed strong support for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, arguing that if Moscow had not invaded Ukraine, NATO would have attacked Russia later. These statements align with Putin's rhetoric to justify the invasion of the neighboring country and the stance of the Iranian supreme leader and also show the increasingly close ties between Moscow and Tehran, as both countries face heavy sanctions from the West. Allies of the Atlantic Alliance have bolstered their military presence in Eastern Europe and provided Ukraine with weapons to help fight the Russian onslaught, with Ali Khamenei accusing the West of being against an "independent and strong" Russia. "If the way were clear for NATO, it would not recognize any limits and borders", Kham...
Israel says Iran’s warships are patrolling the Red Sea
Iran, Israel

Israel says Iran’s warships are patrolling the Red Sea

The Israeli Defense Minister explained that in recent months Israel has identified "the most significant Iranian military presence in the last decade in the area". Israel's Defense Minister said on Tuesday that several Iranian warships have been patrolling the Red Sea in recent months, highlighting that their presence is a threat to regional stability, reports Reuters. "Today, we can confirm that Iran is methodically basing itself on the Red Sea, with warships patrolling the southern region," Defense Minister Benny Gantz told a roundtable in Athens. The same source further explained that in recent months Israel has identified "the most significant Iranian military presence in the last decade in the area". The minister's office also reported that he presented satellite images of four I...