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Iran says Israeli drone it downed was headed to Natanz nuclear site

Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran said it shot down an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle on its way to the uranium enrichment facility in Natanz. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said the intercepted Israeli UAV was a radar-evading, stealth platform […]

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Iran showcases new missiles, reconnaissance drones

A handout picture released by the official website of the Iranian President, shows president Hassan Rowhani, center, and Iran's Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan, second right, visiting Iran's defense capabilities exhibition on Aug. 24 in Teheran.   /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran has displayed what it termed were new missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. The Iranian Defense Ministry has presented two missiles and two UAVs in a ceremony attended by President Hassan Rowhani. Both UAVs displayed […]

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Iran — not the West — is first to supply weapons to Iraqi Kurds in war against ISIL

Iraqi Kurdish regional President Masoud Barzani, right, meets hands with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif on Aug. 26.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com BAGHDAD — Iran has become the first country to supply weapons to the Kurdish Regional Government. Officials said Iran marked the first country that provided arms and military equipment to KRG. They said the supply marked a […]

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Iran sends 81st division, tanks, helicopters into northern Iraq

Kurdish sources say this photos shows elements of Iran's 81st Division in Khaneghein, northern Iraq.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran has deployed combat units in Iraq. Iraqi Kurdish sources said Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has sent thousands of soldiers to northern Iraq to fight Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The sources […]

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Iran opens another uranium factory, again denies access to Parchin nuclear site

Ali Salehi

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran has opened a uranium factory meant to produce fuel for nuclear reactors. The Iranian Atomic Energy Agency said it oversaw the launch of the uranium dioxide factory in Isfahan. The agency said the facility […]

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FLASHBACK — Kissinger on Israel’s coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy, FreePressers.com Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to exist, borders on senile. Although one of his staff members denied it, Cindy Adams from New York Post insisted: “Reported to […]

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Iranian elite forces re-take gas field from ISIL in Syria

ISIL fighters

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Syria has deployed Iranian combat units to recapture a major energy field in the north. Opposition sources said Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has been summoned to battle Al Qaida fighters in Syria. They said […]

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ISIL gains in Iraq are forcing the issue: Is U.S.-Iran cooperation inevitable?


Special to WorldTribune.com By Fariborz Saremi The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) extraordinary gains in much of Iraq have upset the geopolitical apple cart in the region. It has called into question both the value of the […]

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Sources: Iran already has 5,000 troops fighting ISIL in Iraq

Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani leads the IRGC Quds Force.

Special to WorldTribune.com BAGHDAD — Iran is said to have deployed at least 5,000 troops in neighboring Iraq. Kurdish sources said Islamic Revolutionary Guard has overseen the growing Iranian military presence in Iraq. The sources said IRGC Quds Force was […]

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The Middle East through Thomas Friedman’s looking glass


Special to WorldTribune.com Thomas Friedman’s article is a reflection of an inverted world where minor, secondary characters are villains, where genuine villains never appear at the scene, and people are united by good intentions and ties of friendship. By Alexander […]

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