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US Sanctions On Iran Threaten Vital India-Afghanistan Chabahar Project

Chabahar is among a number of projects of transport and energy networks projects designed to boost Afghanistan’s trade WASHINGTON/KABUL:  US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord and re-impose sanctions on Tehran threatens to derail a project to help build Afghanistan’s economy, endangering a key …

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Iran still an Al-Qaeda sanctuary, claims US Secretary of State

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday alleged Iran has been a sanctuary for Al-Qaeda since the 9/11 attacks. “For years, Iran has been the number one state sponsor of terror. Iran … remains unwilling to bring to justice senior Al-Qaeda members residing in the country,” Pompeo …

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Iran told: comply with US demands or face ‘strongest sanctions in history’

Mike Pompeo threatens Tehran with additional measures and warns: ‘The Iranian regime should know this is just the beginning’ Mike Pompeo has threatened Iran with the “strongest sanctions in history” if it does not comply with a list of a dozen US demands. In a speech that attempted to lay …

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Pompeo set to unveil US “Plan B” to confront Iran

Play Video Pompeo: We need to be in every corner of globe 00:50 Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will unveil the administration’s “Plan B” for countering Iran on Monday, an idea that some critics call a “pipe dream,” while others question whether the administration is coming clean on its …

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UK may double troops in Afghanistan after Donald Trump decision

The US president is sending an extra 3,500 troops to Afghanistan – and the UK appears set to follow his lead. By Alistair Bunkall, defence correspondent The number of British troops in Afghanistan could be almost doubled, after the defence secretary wrote to the prime minister asking for more boots …

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Who will join Washington’s coalition against Tehran?

The US government is seeking a global coalition to counter what it calls Iran’s ‘destabilising activities’. A threat to the world. That’s how US President Donald Trump‘s administration is describing Iran’s government. The State Department has announced plans to form an international coalition to counter what it calls Iran’s destabilising …

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Chinese Gen calls on COAS, lauds Pak Army’s security for CPEC Listen

RAWALPINDI: Vice Chairman of Chinese Central Military Commission (CMC) General Zhang Youxia called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the GHQ on Thursday, discussing regional security and enhanced bilateral defence cooperation, reads an ISPR press release. Matters of mutual interest, regional security and enhanced bilateral …

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From Gwadar-Kashgar: Crude oil pipeline requires $10 billion investment

ISLAMABAD:  The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) and foreign investors have estimated an investment of $10 billion in laying a crude oil pipeline from Gwadar to Kashgar that will have transmission capacity of one million barrels per day. The federal cabinet, in its recent meeting, was informed that engineering company FWO, …

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Beleaguered Nawaz Sharif Rattles Pakistan Army’s Cage

With a not-so-subtle jab, the former prime minister has virtually indicted the country’s powerful army for a disastrous national security policy that has turned Pakistan into an international pariah. Mohammad Taqi The three-time former prime minister of Pakistan Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif took a not-so-subtle jab at the Pakistan army’s …

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US closely monitoring Iranian forces in Persian Gulf: Navy chief

The United States Navy is closely monitoring Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf and expects a “period of uncertainty” and increased level of alertness, the US Navy chief has said. “It is a period of uncertainty that we are entering into right, how the whole world will respond to this …

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