Tag: IRAN

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for May 19, 2020

As of 8 am, May 19, 2020: Worldwide: 4,758,937 cases, 316,277 deaths, 1,754,891 recoveries There are now 4,758,937 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 316,277 deaths. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,535,336 infections, followed by Russia (290,678) and Brazil (254,220). ...

Iran foreign minister says Trump misled by advisors

International efforts to mediate between Tehran and the US are being thwarted by President Donald Trump's advisors misleading him into thinking the Iranian regime is collapsing, the country's foreign minister said Saturday. France and Japan have both sought to foster dialogue between the two foes...

Rouhani says Iran must ‘punish’ all responsible for air disaster

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that everyone responsible for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week must be punished. "For our people it is very important in this incident that anyone who was at fault or negligent at any level"...

Singapore Airlines diverting flights from Iranian airspace in wake of missile attacks

Singapore—After the launching of over a dozen missiles that targeted US troops in Iraq in the early hours of Wednesday (Jan 8), Singapore Airlines announced in an email that it would be diverting all of its flight routes away from Iranian airspace. CNBC reports the...

‘Avenge his blood’: Iranians throng streets for Soleimani burial

by Amir Havasi Mourners thronged Qasem Soleimani's hometown on Tuesday, many of them baying for blood to avenge the assassination of the top Iranian military commander in a US drone strike. "No compromise, no submission, revenge!" they yelled as they tried to catch a glimpse of...

Huge crowds in Iran mourn general killed by US drone

by Amir Havasi A sea of black-clad Iranians on Monday mourned the top commander killed in last week's US drone strike that inflamed tensions across the Middle East, as NATO was set to discuss the spiralling crisis. Iranians clutching "Down with USA" signs and portraits of...

Iran army says US lacks ‘courage’ for conflict after Trump threat

Iran's army chief said Sunday that Washington lacked the "courage" to initiate a conflict after US President Donald Trump threatened to hit dozens of targets inside the Islamic republic. "I doubt they have the courage to initiate" a conflict in which the Americans threatened to...

Iran: US asked for proportionate response to general’s killing

Washington asked Tehran to respond "in proportion" after US forces killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, the deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards said. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps confirmed Soleimani, the commander of its Quds Force foreign operations arm, had been killed on...

How the world is reacting to US killing of top Iran general

The world reacted with alarm on Friday after top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US strike in Iraq, with leaders appealing for restraint. The assassination was praised by US President Donald Trump's Republicans but elsewhere there were warnings of the danger it...

Iran warns of ‘severe revenge’ after US kills top general

by Amir Havasi Iran warned of "severe revenge" and said arch-enemy the United States bore responsiblity for the consequences after killing one of its top commanders, Qasem Soleimani, in a strike Friday outside Baghdad airport. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps confirmed the commander of its Quds...