How Iran’s Military Chiefs Operate in Iraq

A tank belonging to the Shi'ite Badr Brigade militia takes position in front of a gas station in Suleiman Beg, northern Iraq in this September 9, 2014

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The face stares out from multiple billboards in central Baghdad, a grey-haired general casting a watchful eye across the Iraqi capital. This military commander is not Iraqi, though. He’s Iranian.

Iran Smuggles in $1 Billion of Bank Notes to Skirt Sanctions


LONDON/ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) – At least $1 billion in cash has been smuggled into Iran as it seeks to avoid Western sanctions, a bigger figure than previously reported, Iranian officials and Western intelligence and diplomatic sources say.

Iranian Warships March Across the Equator

Iranian navy members march in a parade marking National Army Day

A fleet of Iranian warships crossed the equator from Sri Lanka on Thursday on their way toward Indonesia as part of a military display meant to show Tehran’s global reach, according to regional reports.

Iran Still Stalling U.N. Nuclear Inquiry as Deal Deadline Looms

Hassan Rouhani

VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran has still not addressed specific issues that could feed suspicions it may have researched an atomic bomb, a U.N. watchdog report showed on Thursday, potentially complicating efforts by six powers to clinch a nuclear deal with Tehran.