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Monthly Archives: May 2022

Iran urges Greece to cooperate over seized ships without US role

Al-Arabia – Iran urged Greece on Tuesday to cooperate to resolve a crisis over the seizure of ships without involving the United States, after Iranian forces seized two Greek tankers in the Gulf following the seizure of an Iranian vessel off Greece. Tehran seized the Greek ships on Friday after Athens impounded the Iranian-flagged Pegas in April. The United States, which …

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Israel says Iran used stolen UN watchdog documents to evade nuclear probes

RFL/RE – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett accused Iran on Tuesday of stealing internal UN nuclear watchdog reports under a plan to prepare ways of staving off scrutiny of its nuclear program. Neither Tehran nor the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) immediately responded to requests for comment about the allegations, which appeared to be part of an Israeli campaign to …

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Blinken Strongly Condemns Iran’s Seizure Of Two Greek-Flagged Vessels

RFL/RE – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has condemned the “unjustified seizure” last week of two Greek-flagged vessels by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Blinken made the comments in a telephone call with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a readout of the call. Iranian forces seized the two Greek tankers in the …

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Nuclear Iran NOT an “Acceptable Risk”

gatestoneinstitute.org – One might well wonder if the CNAS study is a “trial balloon” from the Biden Administration to begin preparing the nation and world psychologically for the advent of Iran’s “Islamic bomb.” One might also wonder if the CNAS study is an attempt to justify consequent U.S. retreat from the Middle East, not as another humiliating defeat, but as …

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IRGC Releases Film Showing Seizure of Greek Ships

Iranwire – The Revolutionary Guards have released a video showing last week’s seizure of two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf in a tit-for-tat move for a tanker taken by Athens last month. Members of the IRGC descended on the two vessels, Prudent Warrior and Delta Poseidon, on Friday. Footage of the helicopter-launched raid aired on Iranian state TV yesterday and …

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‘On the Path of Salman Rushdie’: Iran’s Culture Ministry Threatens Makers of Holy Spider

Iranwire – Iran’s Ministry of Culture has launched a startling attack on the makers of the 2022 film Holy Spider, saying its creators were “following the path set by Salman Rushdie”. In a threatening statement issued on Monday, shortly after lead actress Zar (Zahra) Amir Ebrahimi won best actress award at Cannes, the Cinema Organization of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance called the …

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Unnamed Man Executed for Murder in Mashhad

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Official sources have reported the execution of a man for murder in Mashhad Central Prison. According to Khorasan newspaper, a man was executed in Mashhad Central Prison on the morning of May 29. His identity has only been reported as 27-year-old Shahab (surname unknown) who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder. He is alleged to have …

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