US Secretary of State Pompeo says $8.1 billion arms sales to Arab allies to "deter Iranian aggression"
United States Joint Chiefs of staff: we handed the Iranians through a third-party warning on May 3
US military: Iran's Revolutionary Guard is responsible for the attack on ships off the UAE
Pentagon official: We do not seek war with Iran and are ready to defend our forces if the Iranians choose to act aggressively
Russia could take new U.S. troop deployment to U.N. security council - lawmaker
Decision to bolster @CENTCOM forces by 1,500 troops "prudent defensive measure and intended to reduce the possibility of future hostilities" per @ActingSecDef Shanahan "I remain committed to ensuring US personnel have the force protection resources they need and deserve"
Pentagon to announce additional forces for Persian Gulf, including more Patriot missile batteries and other force protection systems. Will be designed for the long haul confrontation with Iran.
The Trump Administration is leaning toward using an existing rule that would expedite arms sales to allies in the Middle East by declaring an emergency, US officials tell CNN. The move, which could be announced today, is part of the administration's efforts to counter Iran
Top Pentagon leaders and White House officials meeting Thursday agreed to initially send up to 3,000 additional troops to the Middle East - @WSJ
4 month ago
Iran is building new crossing on Syria-Iraq border for smuggling weapons and oil: satellite images
Iran tells German envoy its patience is over: Fars
US special envoy to Iran: Iran must choose either to collapse its economy or negotiate.
US special envoy to Iran: Iran supplies missiles to Hezbollah through its agents in the Middle East.
Pompeo: President Trump is determined to change the Iranian government's approach
The Iranian Foreign Ministry: Our choice between negotiation and war is totally rejected and we have the possibilities of steadfastness and confrontation
For the 3rd day Najran Airport in southern Saudi Arabia has reportedly been attacked by Iranian-backed Houthi suicide drones
The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason transited the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday without incident. The Mason is part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group
Khamenei: I declare it firmly that the Western civilization is declining. Even Western intellectuals have felt it. Societies' events and evolutions occur over time. The Western and materialistic civilization we see today is treading the path towards destruction.
Khamenei: Forming workgroups on issues of the world and addressing themes like Gaza, Palestine, Yemen, Bahrain, Muslims in Myanmar and in Europe and studying incidents like the attack in Paris are tasks to be carried out by university students.
Khamenei: The Iranian nation has proved they can carry out great tasks. The Islamic Revolution's victory and the establishment of the Islamic Republic was a miracle in the bipolarity of Capitalism and Communism. It was like the Israelites crossing the Nile with Moses and his stick.
Russian Foreign Ministry: It is too early to talk about Russian mediation between Arab countries and Iran
"Pentagon officials are scheduled to brief senior members of Trump's NSC team on a plan that could send thousands of additional US troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran" - CNN
Iran: Major General Gholamali Rashid, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander, says US would not dare to attack Iran because of its "spirit of resistance"
Chargé d'affaires of the US Embassy in Baghdad: No one claimed responsibility for the launch of the shell near the embassy
"Iran has some thousands of its, they call them advisors, Quds Force elements under Qassem Soleimani" in Syria, per Amb Jeffrey "They provide the leadership of a much larger number.It certainly would be in the 10,000 plus category of Iranian backed proxies from 3rd countries"
5 month ago
Accoeding to @RTarabic , Iranian_navy will send a Bayandor-class Patrol Frigate "Bayandor 81" along with Bandar Abbas-class Light replenishment ship "Bushehr 422" and a Hengam-Class landing ship to the international water
5 month ago
U.S. B-52 bomber flying over Middle East alongside F-35 stealth fighter jets and Qatari playmates. Air Force says patrol meant to "defend U.S. forces and interests in the region." No mention of Iran. (Photo: USAF)
Chairman of the National Security Committee of the Iranian Parliament: No one can claim that he is participating in a proxy war on behalf of Tehran
Chairman of the National Security Committee of the Iranian parliament: We will not start the war with America and we do not want it, neither directly nor by proxy
: "It was a very specific andcredible threat briefing that we heard today from Iran. In fact they've carried out and launched several attacks through their proxies including a rocket attack near our embassy in Baghdad, ships in Persian Gulf and drone attacks in Saudi Arabia"