Iran-US tensions

Intel: CENTCOM commander says Soleimani strike won’t deter Iran forever

The top commander of US military forces in the Middle East says he believes the assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani has only temporarily deterred Iran from pursuing its goal of pushing US troops out of the region.

Jared Szuba | Iran-US tensions | Jul 10, 2020
al-monitor A Iranian man carries a portrait of slain Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani during commemorations marking the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in the capital, Tehran, on Feb. 11, 2020. The United States killed Soleimani in a drone strike on Jan. 3. Photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images.

UN expert calls US killing of Soleimani 'unlawful'

The UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions called the US strike an “arbitrary killing” that threatens to undermine norms of military conflict between countries.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran-US tensions | Jul 7, 2020

Mysterious explosions escalate Israel, Iran tensions

Ahead of the US presidential elections, and on the backdrop of mysterious explosions, Israel prepares for various escalation scenarios on Iran’s part.

Ben Caspit | Iran-US tensions | Jul 7, 2020

Iraqi government battle against Iran-backed militias enters new phase

The battle to rein in armed militias outside state control has been a long and challenging process, but the Iraqi prime minister is gathering political support for his efforts.

Ali Mamouri | Armed Militias and Extremist Groups | Jul 1, 2020

Iran warns US of ‘firm response’ after Security Council meeting

In today's Iran media review, officials viewed the first in a series of UN Security Council meetings on the extension of an Iran arms embargo as a political defeat for Washington.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran Deal | Jul 1, 2020