The commander of Iran's anti-riot police who led the crackdown on protesters in Esfahan in November says his forces were soft on people and didn't use their AK-47 assault rifles
Khamenei: Religious zeal based on reason turns threats into opportunities. An example of this is the war imposed by Saddam on Iran. The US, USSR, NATO, etc. united in this international war to defeat Iran, but the people's zeal that is based on faith defeated all of them
Khamenei: In the enemy's thinking, the suicide attack of General Soleimani was supposed to be a threat to us. However, the Muslim Iranian nation turned this threat into an opportunity. Not only was the Resistance Movement not extinguished, it has also increased as you can see
Khamenei: Enormous, amazing funerals were held for Martyr Soleimani in various cities of Iran and Iraq, and God blessed these. If they were to hold funerals for him in Syria, Lebanon and Pakistan, they would have been just as enormous
Khamenei: The US system of calculation is defective. It cannot fathom the truths about Iran. When their calculation of the existing situation is wrong, their decisions are wrong too. This is why they have been unsuccessful so far and they will continue to be unsuccessful, God willing
Khamenei: The US's deep hostility and spite toward Iran stems from the Iranian people's revolutionary, religious viewpoint on the current issues of the world. That is why the US, the leading Arrogant Power, opposes the Islamic Republic of Iran
"Groups supported by Iran were behind last night's attack on a Kurdish Peshmerga frontline near Kirkuk" an Iraqi security source confirms 8 rockets were fired on a Peshmarga position last night, causing no damage or injuries. "We're not certain if they had an order or not"he adds
Iranian news agency on the Iranian chief negotiator: Differences on the issue of lifting sanctions are receding
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US Navy P8 Poseidon AE6857 orbiting over teh Strait of Hormuz
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Qeshm Fars Air 747 EP-FAA heading back to Tehran from Syria
Tonight several Katyusha rockets hit an area close to the Peshmarga frontline near Kirkuk. Some Iraqi media claim that Iran-backed groups were behind the attack as a warning to Kurds: Don't interfere in the Shia affairs, otherwise you are in danger"
Iran says it paid $150,000 to every family of Ukrainian plane victims
White House says Vienna negotiations and anniversary of killing of Qassem Soleimani may be behind the increasing attacks against US troops in Syria and Iraq
IRGC Quds Force Commander Qa'ani: We don't need to be present everywhere. We will prepare the grounds for taking revenge against Americans (for killing Soleimani) from inside their houses & using people who are already with them, without any need for our presence
President Biden nominated Army Lt. Gen. Michael Erik Kurilla to be the next commander of U.S. military operations that include the Middle East
Canada, Britain, Sweden, and Ukraine have determined that further attempts to negotiate with Iran over the downing of PS752 will be futile
Deir ez-Zur: The targeted checkpoint by coalition includes local Afghan and Syrian fighters, and the number of dead people at the targeted checkpoint is concealed.
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Additional pix from the "suicide drone" that was shot down last night near Al Assad Air Base. This is the third failed drone attack against US troops in Iraq in the past few days
Khamenei: I send my greetings to the pure spirits of these dead and also to the waiting eyes and hearts of their fathers, mothers and spouses. I pray for God's overflowing bounty and mercy for all of them
Khamenei: Peace be upon the anonymous dead whose burial ceremony coincided with the anniversary of the suicide attack of LadyFatima (pbuh), bringing the good news that their memory will last forever and great blessings will come for the country of ImamMahdi, God willing
Confirmed details: Last night 3 rockets were fired at US base near oil & gas field known as Conoco in Deir Ezzor, Syria. One rocket hit the perimeter, others missed. No major damage
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Ayn al Furat claiming warplanes have targeted Harakat Al-Nujaba in al Masrab, Deir ez Zor countryside
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Coalition warplanes roaring over Deir Ez Zor tonight
Sada Al-Sharqiya correspondents denied the reports that warplanes or drones bombed anything inside the city of Al-Mayadin and the city of Al-Bukamal. Correspondent stated that the Iranian militias have mobilized their forces inside the two cities in anticipation of any possible bombing operation.
Ambulances rush to Al-Hawiqa neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city to transport the injured Iranian militias in raids on points extending between Al-Hawiqa neighborhood and Al-Hussainiya
Sada Al-Sharqiya correspondent: unidentified flying over the city of Deir Ezzor. And raids by unidentified aircraft targeting Iranian sites in the Al-Baghiliya neighborhood and Al-Hawiqa neighborhood in the city of Deir Ezzor.
Explosions were heard rocking the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zur from the side of Conoco field
Unidentified warplanes bombed Iranian militia sites in Deir Ezzor and the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid today. The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed a range of regional and global challenges, including the risks of further Russian aggression against Ukraine as well as the challenges posed by Iran
White House National security adviser Jake Sullivan told Israeli officials that the threat of "snapback" UN Security Council sanctions should be used as a means to deter Iran from enriching weapons-grade uranium