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Khaybar: Iran’s 5.56mm Assault Rifle

In 2003, the Iranian Defense Industries Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran introduced a modern-looking bullpup designated the Khaybar KH2002. This new assault rifle features a polymer exterior and is chambered for the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge. ... [Read entire story]

Iranian says Saudis invited missile strike

In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, right, shakes hands with Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev during their meeting at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, ... [Read entire story]

OPEC oil price up

OPEC oil basket's price stood at $62.07 per barrel on Nov. 7, $1.05 more than on November 6, the cartel told Trend on November 8. The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes is made up of Saharan Blend , Girassol , Oriente , Zafiro , Rabi Light , Iran ... [Read entire story]

Zimdars: Iran deal not so dumb

In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Khamenei urged Europe to do more to back the 2015 nuclear ... [Read entire story]

Who Is Afraid of the Iranian Bomb?

I hate self-evident truths. Ideals may be self-evident. Political statements are not. When I hear about a self-evident political truth, I immediately doubt it. The most self-evident political truth at this moment concerns Iran. Iran is our deadly ... [Read entire story]

Russia takes on Mideast diplomacy as US retreats

After watching for years as the United States called the shots in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin is seizing the reins of diplomacy in the Middle East, establishing footholds and striking alliances with unlikely partners. From the ... [Read entire story]

Iran hopes for best, prepares for worst

Two sanctioned regional states and a small but ambitious country squeezed between them have held a trilateral meeting in Tehran discussing issues of common interest, such as the North-South transportation corridor, as well as problems of bilateral ... [Read entire story]