Russia Rejected Iran Regime's S-400 Missile Request Amid Gulf Tension

Shahriar Kia

Russia has rejected a request by the Iranian regime to buy S-400 missile defense systems, concerned that the sale would stoke more tension in the Middle East, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, including a senior Russian official.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Friday accused Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) of being directly responsible for attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates earlier this month, describing it as part of a “campaign” by Tehran driving new U.S. deployments.

Sharp Drop in German Business With Iran Regime

A German business group says German companies' trade with Iran has declined sharply as the United States turns up the economic heat on Tehran.

Volker Treier, the foreign trade chief of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, told news agency dpa in comments published Sunday that German exports to Iran were down 50 percent in year-on-year terms in the first quarter, while Iranian exports to Germany dropped some 42 percent.

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By Hamideh Taati

Turkey has closed its ports to Iranian oil, fully complying with U.S. sanctions against its main supplier, despite Ankara publicly criticizing the United States’ move to end import waivers and warning of a struggle to tap alternative producers, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

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By Amir Taghati

Republican United States Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday that top U.S. administration officials told senators in a briefing the recent attacks on shipping and a pipeline in the Middle East was directed by the Iranian regime.

Iranian Regime Hinting at Further Terrorist Attacks in Europe

By Mahmoud Hakamian

Last year was marked by a number of failed terrorist plots and assassinations in Europe. European intelligence agents from a number of different countries were able to foil the plots that were organised by various Iranian officials and agencies.

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By Hamideh Taati

When U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as it is formally known, many European officials criticised the move. They said that the nuclear deal keeps the world safer and should be kept in place at all costs.

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By Shahriar Kia

U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken very openly about this disdain of the Iranian regime. He criticised the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and promised to withdraw from it, even before taking office, and emphasised his belief that the Iranian regime presents a much bigger threat than many realise.

Iran Regime's Use of Trade to Fund Terrorist Proxies

By Mahmoud Hakamian

Every year in Iran, business people flock to conferences organized by affiliates of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC). Although it is very likely that they are being surveilled, scouted for intelligence value, or even recruited by one of the most active terror organizations in the world, respected executives French or German multinational corporations attend these conferences because the IRGC controls oil wells worth billions of euros.