NCRI - Yukiya Amano, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director, is expected to meet with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, on Thursday in New York. It is believed that the Trump administration's next move on Iran is at stake.
After the US President de-certified Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal last month, it passed to Congress to determine whether or not the U.S. actually withdraws from the agreement.
Trump has referred to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as "an embarrassment."
Reuters and AP - French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed concern about Iran's ballistic missile program on Thursday saying it should be restricted either through negotiations or possible sanctions.
Accusing Iran for the missile fired from Yemen and intercepted by Saudi Arabia on Saturday, Macron said, "There are extremely strong concerns about Iran. There are negotiations we need to start on Iran's ballistic missiles."
NCRI - A Burkan-2H (Volcano) ballistic missile was launched toward Riyadh by Houthi forces in Yemen and intercepted by a U.S.-supplied Patriot defense system on November 4th. On the outskirts of King Khalid International Airport, wreckage from the missile fell on the northern edge of the Saudi capital, indicating that it overflew the densely populated city.
Previously on May 19, the Houthis fired a Burkan-2 variant at the city just hours before President Trump touched down for a visit. However, this latest strike follows the U.S.
NCRI - The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, said earlier this week that he was going to remain steadfast with regards to Iran and its belligerence in the Middle East and with regards to its ballistic missile program.
His comments were made at the start of his trip to the United Arab Emirates. The two-day trip was packed with events such as the opening of a new museum. The trip is to end with an economic forum in Dubai and he participated in talks with the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan regarding the geopolitical situation.
NCRI - Following the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, defying the Iranian regime's interference in Lebanon and Arab countries and subsequent developments, the Iranian regime's media outlets described the developments as sensitive and accelerating and worrisome.
The state-run Kayhan newspaper affiliated to the regime’s leader, Ali Khamenei, wrote: “The suspicious resignation of Saad Hariri, the Ansarullah missile attack on the Riyadh International Airport and the eradication of the Saudi princes by Mohammed bin Salman, are three very important events that are linked, a bit more or less, both to Iran and to the accelerating and decisive developments in the region and the end of ISIS's rule. But how?”
NCRI - “300 people chanted nasty slogans against the leader (Ali Khamenei),” said state Media Advisor:
At a news conference of Mohammad Reza Nobakht, spokesman for Rouhani's government, on Nov. 7, a media advisor to the head of the Central Bank confessed that the plundered and angry people chanted slogans against the regime's leader, Ali Khamenei, in the press exhibition held in Tehran.
NCRI - In the latest escalation of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Houthi rebels backed by Iran made threats to attack airports and ports in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and in Saudi Arabia. The crown prince has since said that Iran’s aggression via the Houthi rebels is unacceptable and that it must be held accountable for shipping missiles to them. He added that this should be regarded as “an act of war”.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime, its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), and its shady network of terrorist proxy groups across the Middle East pose a grave danger, not only to the region but to the world.
This is not an opinion but a fact. A fact that should be clear to anyone keeping a close eye on the Gulf region.
The ruling mullahs have always been malicious and cruel towards their own people, their neighbouring countries, and the West.
NCRI - Hassan Rouhani, the president of the Iranian Regime, insisted last month that his country would continue to develop ballistic missiles in clear defiance of the latest American sanctions and the UN resolution that surrounds the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.
For those who continue- in spite of all available evidence- to see Rouhani as a “moderate” leader who should be supported against the Regime’s “hardliners”, this will be disappointing and perhaps confusing.
NCRI - Donald Trump notified Congress, on Monday, November 6, that he would be extending the National Emergency with Respect to Iran that has been ongoing since the 1979 hostage crisis.
In the formal notice, Trump wrote: “Our relations with Iran have not yet normalized, and the process of implementing the agreements with Iran, dated January 19, 1981, is ongoing. For this reason, the national emergency declared on November 14, 1979, and the measures adopted on that date to deal with that emergency must continue in effect beyond November 14 2017.”
NCRI - Two days after Iran’s state-owned Kayhan newspaper (affiliated to Khamenei) wrote a threatening editorial titled “Firing Ansarullah’s missile at Riyadh, the next target is Dubai," the political office of pro-Iran regime Houthis echoed the threat and threatened in a statement on Tuesday November 7 that “All airports, ports, border crossings and important areas of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will be the direct target of our weapons.”
NCRI - The Saudi-led coalition that is fighting in Yemen closed off all of the land, sea and air ports on Monday after a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi rebels targeted Riyadh’s international airport.
The Saudis warned that this missile attack, which they believe was set up by the Iranian Regime, could be "considered as an act of war".
The statement read: "Iran's role and its direct command of its Houthi proxy in this matter constitutes a clear act of aggression that targets neighbouring countries, and threatens peace and security in the region and globally. Therefore, the coalition's command considers this a blatant act of military aggression by the Iranian regime, and could rise to be considered as an act of war against the kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
NCRI - The consequences of the terrorist listings of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) law and the new sanctions have led to the panic of the Iranian regime.
The state-run Basirat site wrote on November 4: “A group of domestic and foreign media, after the announcement of the CAATSA, tried to show that the sanctions are limited to the sanctions against the IRGC or sanctions against the missile program, whereas the sanctions not only involve the IRGC but also all mechanisms related to our military institutions are involved with two intermediaries.”