• US urges coalitions against Iran Regime’s ‘malign meddling’
The US wants to build more coalitions in the Middle East to counter the “very real” threat of Iran’s malign meddling in the region, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday.
Speaking via video link, Pompeo said the US was committed to a “secure and stable” Middle East and had assembled a “global coalition of nations to confront Iran and support the aspirations of the Iranian people.”
• Pompeo and Bolton fully supported Germany for banning Iran regime’s Mahan Airliner
Johan Bolton in his message stated: We fully support the action today by Germany to counter Iranian-sponsored terrorism in Europe by banning Mahan Air flights. Mahan Air exploits commercial air to support Iranian terrorism by transporting operatives, weapons, and funds throughout the Middle East and beyond.
By Mahmoud Hakamian
Since taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump has been employing tough rhetoric and firm policies against Iran. He exited the flawed 2015 nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), and has reimposed the crippling economic sanctions that were lifted when the deal was signed.
By Mohammad Sadat Khansari
Iranian officials abruptly walked out of a meeting with European envoys in Tehran on January 8 and slammed the door behind them in what is being described as an extraordinary break with protocol.
The French, British, German, Danish, Dutch, and Belgian diplomats had simply told Iranian officials that Europe would no longer tolerate ballistic missile tests by Iran or assassination plots on European soil, according to four EU diplomats, but this perfectly reasonable request incensed the Iranian foreign ministry officials.
By Shahriar Kia
The FBI arrested an American-born anchor for Iran’s state-run English-language broadcasting channel Press TV last week after she landed at St. Louis Lambert International Airport in Missouri, but who is Marzieh Hashemi, why was she arrested, and why is the Iranian Regime so desperate to get her back?
• Germany to sanction Iranian airliner over spying claims
For months now, European countries have called for concrete action against entities linked to Iranian intelligence. Mahan Air reportedly maintains close ties to an elite group of Iran's security services.
The German government has prepared sanctions against Iranian airline Mahan Air in connection to Iran's illegal activities in Europe, including the discovery of a spy working as a translator for the country's armed forces , German media reported on Monday.