Iran: Powerful and Determined

Andre VltchekI refuse to describe Iran as a victim. It is not. It is one of the most influential and strong-minded nations on Earth. When facing mortal danger, its people unite, harden themselves and get ready to face invaders, no matter how threatening they might be. Iran is home to one of the oldest and…

Iraq in the Balance Between Iran and the USA

Elijah J. Magnier Iran and the US have been at war since 1979, when the “Islamic Republic” took power. This war will continue as long as the US seeks to defeat Iran, which in turn seeks to force the US out of the Middle East. Occasionally, the war manifests as direct clashes between the two…

19 Martyred, 15 Injured in Incident for Iranian Navy Vessel in Sea of Oman

TEHRAN (FNA)- Nineteen Iranian navy men were martyred and 15 others injured in a fatal incident for the Iranian Army Navy’s Kenarak support vessel in the country’s waters near the Southern port of Jask in the Sea of Oman on Sunday. The incident happened during the Iranian Navy drills on Sunday, the public relations office…

UNIFIL Serves Israel. The Hezbollah Deterrence Will Remain

Elijah J. Magnier Every year, before renewing the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mandate, voices are heard from Israel and the US administration asking to expand the term and duties of UNIFIL in order to serve Israel’s goals. The US administration stands shoulder to shoulder with Israel in trying to achieve by other…

Iran is in Syria to Stay, and Damascus’s Response Towards Israel is Only Postponed

Elijah J. Magnier Recently, Israel claimed Iran was withdrawing its forces from Syria following the repetitive airstrikes Tel Aviv jets carried out from above Lebanon and additionally violating Iraqi air space. Furthermore, Israeli officials seem to believe that Iran can’t accept being challenged in Syria, yet is still far from seeking revenge anytime soon. This…

100 Days After the Assassination of Soleimani: Did the US Achieve its Objectives?

Elijah J. Magnier A breach in the Israeli fence on the Lebanese-Syrian borders and a portrait of Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandes, Qasem Soleimani and Imad Moughnniyeh left behind (Photo @alishoeib1970). Part I On the 3rd January 2020, a US drone assassinated Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani, Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps – Quds Brigade at…

Iraqi Politics in a Storm, Heading Towards Instability and Chaos

Elijah J. MagnierFollowing Iraqi president Barham Saleh’s nomination of Adnan al-Zarfi (Zurufi or Zurfi) as the new Prime Minister, Iraq has entered a critical stage.  The Shia block is divided. The 30 days given to al-Zarfi to nominate his cabinet will lead either to a quorum of the parliament recognising his new cabinet and in consequences…

Iran Reports 12,729 Coronavirus Cases, 611 Deaths

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian health ministry reported on Saturday that 1,365 new coronavirus patients have been diagnosed in the country, increasing the number of infected people to 12,729 and deaths to 611. “The total number of infected people has increased to 12,729,” Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said in his daily report on Saturday. He…