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Iran armed forces Parade starts Holy Defense Week

Iran armed forces Parade starts Holy Defense Week

Parades by Iran’s army, the IRGC, and the police force across the country have started the Holy Defense Week, showing the country’s military readiness. The parade in Tehran took place next to Imam Khomeini’s mausoleum with the attendance of President Rouhani.

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Iran test-fires short-range anti-ship missiles

Iran test-fires short-range anti-ship missiles

Reuters writes on 11 August 2017 that Iran test-fired a short-range anti-ship missile in the Strait of Hormuz during naval drills last week that Washington believes were aimed at sending a message as the United States reimposes sanctions on Tehran, a U.S. official said on Friday.

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US military warns Iran in the Persian Gulf

US military warns Iran in the Persian Gulf

Missy Ryan writes in the Washington Post that the United States is closely monitoring Iranian naval activity to ensure no disruptions occur to global shipping, a top U.S. general said Wednesday, as tensions with Tehran intensify over renewed economic pressure from the Trump administration.

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Trump for cheap regime change in Iran

Trump for cheap regime change in Iran

Jonah Shepp writes in the New York Magazine that a week ago, President Donald Trump tweeted in all caps at the Iranian government, warning of “CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE” if Tehran ever dared threaten the United States. Predictably, this tweet set off a frenzy of speculation that the Trump administration was planning to declare war on Iran imminently — or even worse, that Trump was about do so impulsively.

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The dangers of Trump's reckless tweeting

The dangers of Trump's reckless tweeting

Scott Lucan reports for CNN that there are four intertwined reasons for President Donald Trump's late-night, 276-character Twitter warning of war with Iran: "NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES."  

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Trump threatens Iran 'will suffer'

Trump threatens Iran 'will suffer'

The Guardian writes that President Donald Trump has threatened Iran will “suffer the consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before” in a late night tweet all in capital letters that threatened to further imperil relations between the United States and the Iranian government.  

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