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September 22, 2018 1:45 AM US threatens Iran with WAR if Americans attacked

US SECRETARY of State Mike Pompeo has warned Iran that the US could respond militarily if American interests are targeted by Iranian backed groups which are active across the Middle East. When asked if this could mean a military response, Mr Pompeo said: “They’re going to be held accountable”. On September 7, a number of mortar shells exploded near the US embassy 48

September 21, 2018 7:29 PM 'Trump is a THREAT' Iran ramps up World War 3 fears with FURIOUS attack on US president

IRAN'S Foreign Minister has ramped up Tehran's war of words with Washington by branding Donald Trump a "threat to world peace". In a furious rant, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the United States risks "destabilising the world" under Donald Trump's leadership. Tensions between the US and Iran have soared since Mr Trump, an outspoken critic of Tehran, took office 40

September 20, 2018 1:18 PM Iran FURY: Tehran accuses US of violating treaty and blasts at Trump 'you have NO SHAME'

IRAN has accused the United States of violating its treaty obligations and the Foreign Minister has claimed President Donald Trump "mocks the calls for peace". This comes as Iran has rejected Washington’s attempts to hold talks since President Trump tore up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers. The Foreign Minister of Iran, Javad Zarif 56

September 18, 2018 3:29 PM Israel blames Syria for Russian aircrew deaths but 'expresses sorrow'

Israel says Syria is to blame for the deaths of 15 Russian aircrew shot down by Syrian forces after Israel launched an air raid on the city of Latakia. Israel "expressed sorrow" for the deaths but blamed "extensive and inaccurate" Syrian anti-aircraft fire. The Il-20 plane was downed over the Mediterranean Sea on Monday evening. Russia initially blamed 58

September 18, 2018 8:25 AM Russia blames Israel after military plane shot down off Syria

Russia has said Syria shot down one its military planes - but laid the blame for the deaths of the 15 personnel on board with Israel. The defence ministry said Israeli jets forced the Il-20 plane into the path of Syrian air defence systems on Monday after failing to give Moscow enough warning of a strike on Syrian targets. The Il-20 disappeared off the radar 59

September 17, 2018 8:58 PM US sanctions on Iran are 'unproductive' and 'wrong', Russia's energy minister says

THE reimposition of punitive sanctions of Iran’s oil industry will be unproductive, while the consequences of such a move are unpredictable, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak has warned United States President Donald Trump. Sanctions are set to be re-imposed on Iran's oil industry on November 4 after Mr Trump decided to withdraw the US from international 59

September 5, 2018 9:24 AM Iran latest: US sanctions 'will CRIPPLE' Tehran and spark ‘CIVIL UNREST’

DONALD Trump’s new wave of sanctions to Iran will “cripple” the country’s economy, dealing a “major blow” to its growth and likely sparking major public discontent, according to a new analysis released by top economists. Oxford Economics warned the second wave of US sanctions attacking Iran’s main resources, its oil industry and crude exports, will badly 102

September 3, 2018 11:12 PM Trump draws RED LINE on Syria in threat to Putin and Assad

DONALD TRUMP has warned Syria’s President Assad and his allies Iran and Russia not to launch a “reckless attack” to the Idlib province, as the assault would result in hundreds of thousands of people killed. The Syrian province of Idlib and surrounding areas are the last major enclave held by rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a close 77

September 3, 2018 3:02 AM Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure: reports

Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure: reports Japan's major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing 39

September 2, 2018 12:44 AM Husband of jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe BLASTS Iran's 'CRUEL GAME' for teasing release

THE HORRIFIC treatment of the Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is imprisoned in Iran on accusations of espionage, has been described as a “cruel game” by her husband in an open letter attacking the regime. Richard Ratcliffe expressed concern about how "low" the mother of one seemed after she was forced to return to jail following a three day furlough release 43