NCRI – Six Iranians killed in Syria fighting for Bashar al-Assad were buried on Thursday (October 2, 2014) in cities of Mashhad and Qum.
By INU staff
INU - Hassan Rouhani has condemned the US-led coalition bombings that had begun on Monday against Islamic State targets inside of Syria.
By Tim Starks
Roll Call - Russia and China might be the the most advanced (non-U.S.) countries when it comes to cyber operations, but the cybersecurity threats a group of Obama administration officials said they worried about most come from another place. Namely: the countries and groups that are not “deterrable.”
NCRI - Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird told the United Nations Security Council Friday that his country will continue to support the fight against the ISIS, but when asked by reporters about a possible Iranian role he did not waver from Canada's tough stance toward the Iranian regime.
By INU staff
INU - While it is possible that Iranian willingness to participate in a US-led coalition against IS might signify an overall softening of the Iranian position on the issue, Iranian officials’ recent comments seem to paint a different picture. The offer of help against IS in exchange for flexibility on the nuclear issue may be said to indicate Iranian overconfidence about its importance to US strategy in the region.
By Inu staff
INU - The New York Post quoted from an NBC interview with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, pointing out on Thursday that the so-called moderate politician had been harshly criticizing the US for its approach to dealing with the threat from Islamic State militants. Rouhani accused the US of attempting to wage a war “without any sacrifice,” reiterating comments previously made by his Foreign Minister to the effect that the US is “not serious” about the conflict.