The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-01-08

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 16, articles about Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Mena, Opinions, United-States, Anglo-5, Defense, Finance, Politics, Crime, Eurasia, Japan, Israel, Brazil, Latin-America, Isis, Russia, Syria, Ukraine, Ksa.

Tags in this brief: Assassination, Flores, Iran, Iraq, Marwa Osman, Mideastream, Occupation, PressTV, Soleimani, US Imperialism, Video, Economy, Geopolitics, Military, War, Japan, Imperialism, US Occupation, Brazil, Trump, Accident, Crash, Flight, Sabotage, Terrorism, Ukraine, Laham, Syrian Girl Partisan, Diego Garcia, USA, US, Pundits, Shakdam, Western Media, Texas, KSA, Saudi.

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FLORES: Video – Iran Will Find Justice, the Resistance Axis Will Prevail

Published 2020-01-08 23:49:05 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Mena, Opinions, United-States

Marwa Osman: The United States assassinated last week the most important symbol of the Axis of Resistance and its most effective operational strategist in the region. It’s impossible to exaggerate the influence wielded by martyr Qassem Soleimani in the 22 years he commanded the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force. This is by all means a declaration of war against the Islamic republic of Iran and its region allies in the Axis of Resistance. We discus this segment with Joaquin Flores, editor at FortRuss News website. The first casualty of the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani is diplomacy. Specifically, the… Continue ->

Tags: Assassination, Flores, Iran, Iraq, Marwa Osman, Mideastream, Occupation, PressTV, Soleimani, US Imperialism, Video


Oil Markets Rally, Stocks Take Further Plunge After Iranian Reprisal Attacks on US Bases

Published 2020-01-08 23:30:09 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Finance, Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Mena, Politics, United-States

The price of crude saw a significant jump following a series of Iranian missile strikes on American bases in Iraq in retaliation for Washington’s assassination of Tehran’s elite commander, which also sent US stocks and financial markets across Asia plummeting as concerns of a large-scale regional war start to have an effect. Global oil prices quickly rose due to the US-Iran conflict, nearing four-month highs above $70 per barrel. The retaliatory operation drove the US oil benchmark, West Texas Intermediate crude, to gain some 3.4 percent, while Brent crude is up similarly, by over 3.5 percent. The Dow Jones, meanwhile,… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Geopolitics, Iran, Military, US Imperialism, War


Japan: 3 US Soldiers Arrested for Assault and Shoplifting

Published 2020-01-08 23:00:01 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Japan, United-States

TOKYO – Three US soldiers stationed in an American military base in Okinawa were arrested in separate incidents on assault and shoplifting charges, according to Japanese police. US news outlet Stars and Stripes, citing Deputy Police Chief Hirotoshi Iha’s statement, reported that Petty Officer Ricardo Alfre Monsalvogarza, 27, of US Naval Hospital Okinawa, is accused of punching his Japanese girlfriend in the face several times. Prosecutors charged him with assault on Sunday after he was taken into custody on Saturday at his home in Yamazato, Okinawa City. Monsalvogarza admitted to the charge, Iha said. Lance Cpl. Jose Alejandro Araica, 20,… Continue ->

Tags: Japan, US Imperialism


Iraq? Killing Invaders is Not an Evil for Which You Should be Killed

Published 2020-01-08 22:54:27 by Joe Hargrave in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Mena, Opinions, United-States

It goes without saying that I reject the moralistic absurdities of our media and political institutions, up to and including Trump’s. Describing Soleimani as “the world’s #1 terrorist” is self-serving nonsense. Soleimani was a general. His primary objective was to advance the interests of Iran. And that objective could be broken down, in my view, to three parts: 1. Checking Saudi Arabia. The Saudi regime is the #1 terrorist state in the world. It has regional and global ambitions. We have all felt the sting of their global ambitions, which is to spread radical versions of Islam – Wahabist and… Continue ->

Tags: Imperialism, Iran, Iraq, Soleimani, US Occupation, War


Tehran Summons Brazilian Envoy after Bolsonaro’s Remarks on Soleimani

Published 2020-01-08 22:30:32 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Brazil, Defense, Headline-News, Iran, Latin-America, Mena, Politics, United-States

TEHRAN/BRASILIA – The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Brazil’s chargé d’affaires in Tehran after President Jair Bolsonaro expressed support for the US assassination of Lieutenant-General Qassem Soleimani. “We inform you that Brazil’s chargé d’affaires in Tehran, and representatives of other countries that spoke about the events in Baghdad, were summoned by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, within the usual diplomatic practices,” the Brazilian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. The statement said the conversation was calm and cordial, adding that the ministry would not comment on the details of the meeting. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro had expressed support for the… Continue ->

Tags: Brazil, Iran, US Imperialism


A Few Thoughts On Iran Perception As The Stars Begin To Fall

Published 2020-01-08 22:00:48 by Curwen Ares Rolinson in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Mena, Politics, United-States

As the missiles began to fall yesterday afternoon NZ time, I was struck by a few observances. Both of how much some things had changed – and, within those, how much yet disappointingly remained the same. Almost seventeen years ago, in 2003, we gathered at high school to watch opening salvos of the American invasion of Iraq on a tv set up in the library. Today, we are watching missile salvos over Iraq again … only this time, we are doing so largely via twitter and other forms of regularly updated online media. Partially, it is because the televised broadcast… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Trump, US Imperialism


‘Death Is As Nothing Compared To Vindication’ – On Soleimani and the Soleimani Doctrine, in 2018 and the Present

Published 2020-01-08 21:36:16 by Curwen Ares Rolinson in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Isis, Mena, Politics, Russia, Syria, United-States

[Author’s Note: The following is largely drawn from a previously unpublished – and, sadly, unfinished – draft of an article I’d been working on in late July 2018, which sought to contextualize the Iranian response to some rather conflagrationary remarks then-recently made in their direction by Trump. Much of it was pertaining directly to Soleimani. Due to the understandable recent explosion of interest in the man and his saliency, along with the regrettable seeming fruiting of the vainglorious threat-making by Trump, it seemed fitting to finally put it to light. Although after almost a year and a half, even despite… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Trump, US Imperialism


BREAKING: Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 180 people Crashes near Tehran – VIDEO

Published 2020-01-08 05:07:24 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Ukraine

TEHRAN – A Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 180 passengers and crew has crashed near Tehran. The airliner, said to be a Boeing 737, went down near Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, according to Iranian State TV. An Iran affairs correspondent for the BBC, reported the incident on Tuesday night and said Iranian Fars News Agency reported the plane suffered technical problems then went down minutes after take-off in Tehran. It is unknown to FRN at this time which nationality was predominant among the passengers. Such information would be the first piece in understanding if this was an act of terrorism,… Continue ->

Tags: Accident, Crash, Flight, Iran, Sabotage, Terrorism, Ukraine, Video


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LAHAM: IRAN HAS RETALIATED FOR SOLEIMANI’S DEATH – Video

Published 2020-01-08 03:00:57 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Mena, Opinions, United-States

Tags: Imperialism, Iran, Iraq, Laham, Syrian Girl Partisan, US Occupation, Video, War


WAR PREPARATIONS: U.S transfers 6 B52s to Diego Garcia’s base

Published 2020-01-08 02:31:37 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Mena, United-States

DIEGO GARCIA – FRN has been made aware of Chinese media reports that in connection with the worsening relations between the United States and Iran, the Pentagon has sent six B-52 bombers to their base on the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to engage in military operations against Iran. Chinese military and mercantile vessels are regularly in the area.   At the present time, the chances of situation escalating into a larger military conflict are high. According to US media reports, this move is the latest US action taken towards strengthening its military resources in the Middle… Continue ->

Tags: Diego Garcia, Iran, Iraq, Occupation, USA, War


BREAKING: Operation Martyr Soleimani – Second Wave of Missiles Strike US Targets in Iraq

Published 2020-01-08 02:01:16 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Mena

BAGHDAD – A second series of rockets have been launched toward US targets in Iraq, shortly after dozens of missiles struck US military facilities in the area in the very early hours of Wednesday, January 8th, FRN has been able to confirm. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) has once again warned allies of the US against from getting involved in their operation – dubbed “Martyr Soleimani” – and have threatened possible retaliation, according to Tehran-based Tasnim News Agency. Around five rockets have struck Camp Taji – a US coalition base located 27 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq – according to… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, Occupation, Soleimani, US, War


SHAKDAM: U.S Pundits have No Right to Lose Their Minds over Iran’s Response

Published 2020-01-08 01:21:17 by Guest Author in Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Mena, Opinions, United-States

By Catherine Shakdam – Before anyone and by that I mean US pundits lose their minds over Iran’s response to the assasination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani allow me to clear a few points.     1- Iran is acting in Iraq with the full approval of the Iraqi government, in compliance with international law. And while no one will rejoice at the news that yet another war may have started, Iraq as a sovereign nation chose to stand up to US aggression in the way it sees fit. 2- The US committed a heinous crime by doing away with the… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, Pundits, Shakdam, US Occupation, USA, Western Media


BREAKING: WATCH FOOTAGE OF IRANIAN BALLISTIC MISSILES STRIKING US AIRBASE

Published 2020-01-08 01:06:59 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Mena

https://twitter.com/i/status/1214692978654089218  

Tags: Iran, Iraq, USA, Video


TEXAS: Trump – The Monkey with a Hand Grenade has Pulled the Pin

Published 2020-01-08 01:00:27 by Russell Bentley in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Mena, Opinions, United-States

Sayeed Hassan Nasrallah, probably the most Holy man alive on Earth today, spoke truly when he said a few days ago, “The shoe of Shaheed Quaseem Soleimani is worth more than the heads of Trump, all his cabinet and chiefs of staff.” If anything, this is an understatement. As Sayeed Hassan is to holiness, as Shaheed Soleimani is to courage and dedication, so Trump is to stupidity, hubris, incompetence, vanity and cowardice – that is to say, probably without rival on all the Earth. This “monkey with a hand grenade” has now finally pulled the pin and let it drop…. Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, Soleimani, Texas, Trump


BREAKING: IRAN CONFIRMS HITTING U.S OCCUPIED IRAQI AIRBASE WITH DOZENS OF MISSILES

Published 2020-01-08 00:40:12 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Mena, United-States

TEHRAN – Iran’s IRGC confirms hitting US Ain al-Assad airbase in Iraq with tens of missiles. FRN has been informed through reliable Iranian state media. FRN will be updating this story as information comes in. The base hosts American soldiers. Heavy missile attacks were carried out by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps on the Ain al-Assad air base in Iraq that hosts both Iraqi and US soldiers on Tuesday night. Nine missiles hit the airbase in other reports. Iraqi soldiers are not reported to have been at the base at the time of it being struck. It follows that American… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, US Occupation


Families of Saudi Princes Fleeing to Europe in Fear of Iran’s Retribution

Published 2020-01-08 00:17:13 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Iran, Ksa, Mena

TEHRAN (FNA)- A number of family members of the Saudi princes have fled to the European states for the fear of Iran’s retaliation for the US assassination of IRGC Qods Force Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, Arab media reports said. The Arabic-language Yemeni Press reported on Tuesday that the family members of the Saudi princes have secretly left the Riyadh, Jeddah and Mecca airports for the European countries. Based on the report, the US embassy had earlier warned Riyadh of Iran’s retaliatory attacks against the Saudi oil installations, specially in Eastern Saudi Arabia. Lieutenant General Soleimani was martyred in a… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, KSA, Saudi, Soleimani


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