Jim W. Dean – We are watching the fruits of regime change and destabilization in Iraq getting ready to be picked — now that this weak and corrupt government can no longer hold a fractious state together without outside support.
This year I assisted my friend and college, documentary producer Murtaza Jaffer, in the creation of a new Ahlulbayt TV documentary titled “Saudi: A Regime Declining?” which asked a number of experts what the future could look like for a country under huge pressure from low oil prices, international condemnation of human rights abuses, and […]
Jim W. Dean – VT was in the thick of the hoax Iran nuclear weapons program for which the world public is owed financial compensation for all of the time wasted. Israel comes at the top of the list for its endless charade.
An Italian Navy frigate has docked at Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas in line with the two countries’ plan to boost friendly military relations.
The file photo shows an American U2 spy plane in flight. A senior Iranian commander says the country’s air defense forces have warned off an American U2 spy plane trying to fly over Iran’s borders. Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, the commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, said on Thursday the forces warned […]
Jim W. Dean – Mr. Engdahl brings us a top-to-bottom review of the energy wars behind much of the Mideast turmoil. VT has editorialized extensively that we see international crime as the main engine behind the current terror proxy wars and the New Cold War.
Jim W. Dean – The Iran sanctions triggered its “Manhattan program” to build up its own domestic weapons program using its skilled talent and industrial base, and Iran is much stronger militarily now than before the sanctions.
Jim W. Dean – It was a long time coming, but Iran is getting its S-300 defensive missiles finally in place, strangely guarding a facility that is no longer producing enriched uranium.
Jim W. Dean – The Saudi Arabia-Iran religious and geopolitical battle has heated up to being red hot. The current fireworks center around not only the negligence in the 2016 Hajji disaster, but the shabby way that Iran was treated over its inquiries.
Jim W. Dean – The Saudis are scrambling to sail their ship of state through stormy waters. They have come a long way since their thinking they had Iran on the mats, by keeping its oil off the market to run prices higher and maybe watch Israel or the US bomb its facilities.
Back in March, I wrote an article which analysed how the well (or not so well) Saudi Arabia’s newly formed “Coalition against Terrorism” was performing.
An Italian military delegation has traveled to Iran to discuss the enhancement of bilateral military ties, and has invited Iranian naval groups to visit Italy’s territorial waters.
Turkey’s cross-border offensive, aimed against Kurdish militia expansion alongside its borders as well as the ultra-hardline ISIS terror group, marks the first major ground intervention by a foreign power carried out without the blessing of Damascus.
For years many of those Iranian citizens who were not familiar to politics, believed the Republicans are more dangerous than democrats but as recently Dr. Foad Izadi, the professor of American Studies of Tehran university pointed out in a TV interview that because of the verbal aggressively of neo-cons within the US as well as in the eyes of the so-called international community, that is more practical for democrats to convince both Americans and US allies in order to have an international consensus against Iran.
Iranian military officials did not mince words when a US drone tried to enter their airspace today.
Jim W. Dean – Iran pulls another major flanking move in the heart of the US/Asia Pivot, with its forging new major economic relations with the Muslim powerhouse of the region, Indonesia, while bridging the Shia-Sunni religious gap to do so.
Jim W. Dean -I am still waiting to see why no one is interested in finding out who helped themselves to the Shah’s looted billions kept in foreign banks.
China’s recent announcement of an increase of its humanitarian support for the Syrian people and that it would provide additional training to the Syrian forces comes as a “headache for the US,” according to the American media. “As if the multi-party war in Syria weren’t complicated enough, it now appears that the People’s Republic of China has […]
Russian media outlets claimed that the recent visit by the French and British diplomats to Kermanshah province in Western Iran was aimed at gathering intelligence on the country’s airbase in Hamadan.
Jim W. Dean – The forward Iran basing of the Russian TU-23 bombers is a response to the US-NATO-Turkey’s and Gulf State’s reinforcement of both the jihadis and rebels during the ceasefire to put more pressure on Syria’s allies to agree to remove Assad.
Russia decided to use the Hamadan airfield in Iran to prevent terrorists from spying on its strategic aircraft taking part in the Moscow-led counterterrorism operation in Syria, the Vzglyad newspaper asserted. The business daily maintained that spying appears to have become a major issue since some radical groups fighting in Syria have lately succeeded in hiding from incoming Russian airstrikes. […]
Iranian Shi-ite influence in Pakistan is substantial and growing. This may well be a good thing for the Pakistani people because it acts as a counter to the US efforts to control Pakistan.
Jim W. Dean – The tea leaves had indicated this move was coming, and it might be bigger yet. Things peaked today with articles about the Russian-Turkey-Iran “triangle” coalition against Daesh.
According to Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Mr. Adel al-Jubeir infamous for his timid and feminine personality reached Dakar International Airport and was received by Senegal’s Defense and Deputy Foreign Minister Monsieur Augustin Tine.
Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s senior international adviser Dr. Ali Akbar Velayati said in an interview with Arabic-speaking news channel Al Mayadeen TV proclaimed that Islamic Republic of Iran has a whole gamut of options to safeguard its nuclear achievements and shall spare no effort to preserve its vital interests.
Switzerland’s highest court has rejected an appeal by an Israeli company against a verdict to pay Iran money owed over a joint venture set up before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. A pipeline was jointly set up by the deposed regime of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi — Iran’s last monarch — and the Israeli company Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Co. […]
Finally, the Élysée Palace was persuaded by Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi minister of foreign affairs , to buy low-priced crude oil that have tantalized Paris so much.
Iran FM Zarif – “They [US officials] are making a mistake because what they have lost so far as a result of the escalation of the Iranian nation’s distrust due to the US lack of commitment…”
…from SouthFront A series of leaks and corruption allegations has rocked Iran. Reports revealed, among other things, that civil servants and business executives are being paid as much as $230,000 a month. The revelation has been used by President Hassan Rouhani’s political competitors as new ammunition ahead of next year’s election. In turn, Rouhani adviser […]
Russia and Iran have agreed to hold joint military exercises, the newspaper Izvestia wrote, citing Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu who had earlier met with General Vali Madani, who leads the Iranian delegation at the International War Games 2016 now underway in Russia and Kazakhstan.