When the leaders of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) learned that Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was preparing to lead a delegation of business representatives to Iran on February 11-12, a full-page message in the prominent Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, cautioning the group about Iran's extensive human rights abuses was released.
The Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence, recently released a report regarding the power and progress of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK). In it, regime officials admitted the young people of Iran’s attraction toward Mojahedin (MEK) as well as the high status of Mojahedin at home and at the international level.
During the early days of the new US administration, it was made clear that Iran wanted to test the new president. It test-fired a ballistic missile that could carry a nuclear warhead. The Trump administration responded very clearly – it was not going to put up with such actions. The Treasury announced sanctions last week that showed its resolve to confront Iran’s ballistic missile program.The Foreign Minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, did not say whether Iran was responsible or not for the test-firing, but he later posted on Twitter that his country will “never initiate war, but we can only rely on our own means of defense”.
Escalating tensions between the United States and Iran are World news. On Friday, The Treasury Department placed additional sanctions on Iran for testing ballistic missiles in defiance of a United Nations resolution. On Saturday, Iran reacted by launching additional long-range missiles.
While US President Trump placed Iran "on notice”, Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, stated that Iran “will never use our weapons ... except in self-defense.”
The port city of al-Mokha on the Red Sea coast of Yemen has been secured by Yemeni government forces backed by Gulf Arab troops. This was part of an effort to push for an advance on the city of Hodeidah – the country’s main port city.
For the past few weeks, President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s supporters have been fighting in order to capture al-Mokha that has been held by Iran-backed Houthis since 2015.
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