Iran-US tensions

Biden's CIA nominee stresses China over Iran during Senate hearing

Ambassador William Burns said that China is the biggest challenge for the United States, but that Iran and Russia cannot be overlooked.

Adam Lucente | Intelligence and espionage | Feb 24, 2021
al-monitor William Burns, President Joe Biden's nominee for CIA director, testifies during his Senate Select Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing in the Russell Senate Office Building on Feb. 24, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo by Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images.

CENTCOM chief warns Iran over strikes on Erbil, Saudi Arabia

Gen. Kenneth "'Frank" McKenzie warned Iran in the boldest statement yet from the Biden administration over the attacks.

Jared Szuba | Iran-US tensions | Feb 24, 2021

Iran denies involvement in Erbil rocket strike

The Iranian Foreign Ministry said attempts to blame Tehran for the attack are "suspicious."

Al-Monitor Staff | Armed Militias and Extremist Groups | Feb 16, 2021

Pandemic forces Iran to cancel mass marches for revolution anniversary

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Iran’s state-organized marches marking the anniversary of its 1979 revolution had to be reduced to vehicle parades. Yet Iranian officials found their own ways to address tensions with the West.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran Deal | Feb 10, 2021

US to continue defensive intelligence support to Saudi Arabia on Yemen

'We are not a party to Yemen's civil war,' CENTCOM commander says

Jared Szuba | Yemen war | Feb 8, 2021