On Wednesday, the Arab Coalition in Yemen announced that it had shot down a “hostile Houthi drone with Iranian specifications and characteristics” over the Saudi city of Abha.
On Monday, a top security adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reported that last month American officials had twice approached him in Kabul with offers to renew nuclear talks. The adviser, Ali Shamkhani, denied their request and while US officials have...
Over the past three weeks, senior US officials have issued a series of increasingly sharp warnings to the Iranian government to cease threats to US personnel or face the consequences.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani certainly received a warmer welcome at the United Nations General Assembly this week than President Donald Trump, but an examination of Rouhani’s misleading statements on the Middle East should raise eyebrows.
The same week that the United States and Iran are heading for a showdown at the United Nations General Assembly, an attack that killed twenty five, including members of Iran’s prized Revolutionary Guard, has caused tensions between the two countries to rise to new heights.
Don’t look for any improvement in U.S.-Iranian relations anytime soon, or for a summit between President Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
The Donald Trump administration’s determination to squeeze Iran economically after withdrawing from the nuclear deal is already succeeding on one front: frightening European investors out of making deals with Teheran.