Iran

Strategy for Saudi-Iran War to Come?

REUTERS James B.T. Dickey 06.23.16 A 30-year-old prince disillusioned with the U.S. is running the show in Saudi Arabia—fighting Iran directly and through proxies all over the map. Is there a strategy? Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the 30-year-old son of the king and ever more obviously the heir […]

Tehran changes horse midstream in Syria

Source. A Times. Tehran’s surprise move on June 10 to give National Security Council Admiral Ali Shamkhani an additional pivotal role has opened up some possibilities to consolidate the Syrian ceasefire and galvanize the peace process. US Secretary of State John Kerry is seeing winds of change in Iranian thinking on Syria. Tehran’s second […]

Iran vows ‘collapse of bloodthirsty regime’ after Bahrain strips top Shia cleric of nationality

Iran vows ‘collapse of bloodthirsty regime’ after Bahrain strips top Shia cleric of nationalityFootball icon David Beckham backs Remain with isolation warning – zakaria.virk@gmail.com – Gmail  By Vasudevan Sridharan, June 21, 2016 04:52 BST Iran has promised Bahrain will “pay the price” after the Sunni monarchy stripped a top Shia cleric […]

The untold story of the deaths at Hajj

Iranian diplomat Ghadanfar Rokonabadi disappeared after being caught up in the mass panic on last year’s Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca Robert Fisk @indyvoices He was smart, occasionally humorous and detailed in his replies to my questions. Officially, he was an attaché at Iran’s high-walled, black-painted embassy in Beirut, but back in 1996 I […]