Category Archives: Middle East

US pours oil into fire in Gulf, mum’s the word for India

The illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off Gibralter by the British Navy on 5th July 2019 is fast acquiring farcical character. Britain acted at the behest of the US; in turn, the US probably acted at the behest

Iran’s shock therapy breaks JCPOA stalemate

A series of announcements in Tehran through the past week took the situation around the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (known as the JCPOA)  and the US-Iranian standoff  to an inflection point. On July 1, it transpired that Iran has exceeded

Here’s how the government will sell us the Iran war

The first time I heard anyone in the Bush administration mention Iraq, in 2002, I knew they were going to invade it. Lately, certain members of the Trump administration have been talking the same way about Iran, and just recently

India Complies with US sanctions against Iran, Iran keeps begging it to reconsider

By Andrew Korybko India capitulated to American pressure and complied with the anti-Iranian sanctions regime, yet Iran keeps begging it to reconsider and continue investing in the Islamic Republic anyhow, with its humiliating behavior revealing just how desperate it is

The many ways Iran could target the US

The White House is citing unspecified threats from Iran. The specifics are murky, but the potential for escalation is real By Kathy Gilsinankrishnadev Calamur “The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime,” National Security Adviser John Bolton

Iran to even the nuclear score with US

By M. K. Bhadrakumar It is going to be 30 years in another six months since the USS Abraham Lincoln, named in honour of the 16th US President, was commissioned on Nov.11, 1989 as the 5th Nimitz – class aircraft

Don’t expect US – Iran war before 2021

There is no reason to disbelieve the boast by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claiming credit personally for US President Donald Trump’s decision to designate Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a “foreign terrorist organisation” under American law. It

The ISIS Enigma

By General Mirza Aslam Beg In today’s New York Times, the leading article is captioned: “Caliphate is Gone, but ISIS is Not”. The ISIS is the phenomenon which emerged fourteen hundred years ago, by the name of Khowarjis, when the

Iran penetrates into US command center, picks up drones control

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh disclosed on Thursday that several US aircraft that were constantly flying over Syria and Iraq were under IRGC’s control and their first-hand intelligence was being monitored

PM warns Iran Attack Israel and ‘it will be the last anniversary you celebrate’

After IRGC commander threatens to raze Tel Aviv and Haifa if US strikes and pledges support for Hezbollah, Netanyahu tells it not to make ‘terrible mistake’ By Toi Staff Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday threatened the Iranian regime with