Thursday, February 22, 2024

Iran-US Relations

Expert warns of anti-Iran moves by Israel and West 

An international affairs expert says the Middle East is in transition to a new unstable order after the October 7 attack by Hamas which quote poses a threat to Iran.

Israel behind recent attacks on Iran gas pipelines: Report

Israel has carried out covert attacks on two major natural gas pipelines inside Iran this week, according to a report by The New York Times.

Several Arab states ‘increasingly restricting’ US action against Iran: Report

A number of Arab countries are reportedly “increasingly restricting” the United States and its allies from conducting attacks from their soil against Iran and resistant groups in the West Asia region amid the Israeli war on the besieged Gaza Strip.

VP warns Iran to take ‘reciprocal action’ if its ships are seized by US

Iran’s Vice President for Legal Affairs Mohammad Dehqan has stressed that the country will reciprocate if its ships are seized illegally, as the United States acknowledges the confiscation of Iranian oil.

Iranian Foreign Ministry: US National not banned from travelling to Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani says US citizens face no bans if they decide to visit Iran. Kanaani made this remark in response to a question about the visit of American adult film actress Whitney Wright to Iran.

Leader’s advisor dismisses Trump claims on Iran’s targeting of US base in Iraq

A senior advisor to Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has rejected former US president Donald Trump’s claim, recently repeating that Iran intentionally avoided targeting a US base in Iraq in January 2020 in retaliation for the assassination of top Iranian commander General Qassem Soleimani.

US refuses to rule out “attacks on Iran”

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has refused to rule out striking targets inside Iran in the wake of repeated strikes on what Washington calls Tehran-linked groups across the Middle East. Iran has warned any attack by the US will be met by crushing response.

Iran slams US attacks on Iraq and Syria as strategic mistake

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has categorically condemned the United States’ military attacks on areas in Iraq and Syria, calling them as adventurism and a strategic mistake.

Informed source: U.S. strikes in Iraq, Syria to have grave consequences for American forces

An Iranian source says the United States’ recent strikes on areas in Iraq and Syria will have serious consequences for Washington’s troops in the region.

Pentagon confirms airstrikes against dozens of targets in Middle East

The United States begun a new bombing campaign in the Middle East aimed at what it called punishing Iran and affiliated militia groups for a series of drone and missile attacks on American military bases in the region.

President Raisi: Iran won’t initiate any war, but will decisively confront bullies

President Ebrahim Raisi says Iran will not start any war, but if any country or ‘oppressive force’ acts as a bully, the Islamic Republic will give a tough response.

Iran’s Zarif denies report on mediatory role to deescalate tensions with US

Former Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rejected a report by the New York Times that the current administration in Iran has brought him back on board to help harness the spiraling tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Iran FM calls on US to stop language of threat following deaths of soldiers in Jordan

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has strongly condemned the recent threats by the US officials against Iran regarding the deaths of three US soldiers in a drone strike in Jordan by the resistance groups of the region.

Top Iran commander: No threat against Islamic Republic will go unanswered

The general commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the country is not seeking war, but warned it will not let any threat go unanswered.

Iran UN envoy warns of ‘crushing response’ in case of US military onslaught

Iran’s permanent mission to the United Nations has warned the United States that any act of aggression against the Islamic Republic will be met with a decisive response.

Biden says has decided how to respond to deadly raid on Jordan-based US forces

US President Joe Biden told reporters Tuesday he has made a decision about the US response to the drone strike that killed three American service members and injured dozens in Jordan.

Iran says not responsible for any group’s actions in West Asia

Iran's permanent ambassador to the United Nations Amir Saeid Iravani has categorically rejected US accusations about Tehran's involvement in anti-American operations in the West Asia region.

US says not seeking war with Iran after death of 3 servicemen in West Asia

US National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby has stated Washington is not after a war with Tehran following the recent drone attack on a US military outpost in Jordan that killed three American servicemen and injured 40 others.

Iran: Regional resistance groups act independently, do not get orders from Tehran

Regional resistance groups do not take orders from Tehran, nor does Iran have a role in their decisions to carry out retaliatory operations in defense of Gaza, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has stated following a deadly drone strike on a US base in Jordan.

Iran says has no role in deadly attack on US forces in Jordan

Iran’s mission to the United Nations announced that Tehran has no links to a recent fatal drone strike on US troops in Jordan which killed three American military servicemen.

First US troops killed in West Asia since start of Gaza war, Biden blames Iran-backed militants

Three US Army soldiers were killed and at least two dozen service members were injured in a drone attack overnight on a small US outpost in Jordan, Washington has confirmed, marking the first time US forces have been killed by "enemy fire" in the Middle East since the beginning of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip in early October.

US presses China to rein in Iran for backing Yemen’s Houthis: Report

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has pressed Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to persuade Tehran to cease its support for Yemen's Houthis attacking commercial ships in the Red Sea in support of Gaza, Reuters reported, citing a senior White House official. Iran says Yemen is an “independent country” that acts “based on its assessment".

Sources say Iran and US use Saudi Arabia to swap messages and cool regional tensions

Nine months since Riyadh and Tehran restored diplomatic ties after years of animosity, Saudi Arabia has assumed a new role as an intermediary between Iran and the United States, three sources in Iran has told Middle East Eye.

Intl. relations professor: Iran-U.S. diplomatic talks in Oman close

In a recent interview with Entekhab news outlet, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, a professor of international relations and a former Iranian lawmaker, disclosed that the diplomatic mechanism established between Iran and the U.S. in Oman is effectively closed.

Biden says “warned Iran” about Houthi attacks

US President Joe Biden has told reporters that a message was delivered to Iran on Yemen's Hothis, responsible for attacking commercial shipping in the Red Sea in support of Gaza. Iranian officials have reiterated that the resistance groups in the region "are not directed by Tehran and do not take orders from Tehran".

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