Posts tagged as Iran

Lithuanian soldiers to undergo medical tests after Iran rocket attack

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Lithuanian soldiers will undergo “extensive” physical and mental health screenings once back in the country after Iran’s rocket attack inflicted brain injuries on 50 US personnel. Lithuanian troops “were not present” during the attack on the Al Assad or any other base, therefore they sustained “no physical injuries,” LIthuanian Defence Ministry told LRT English in a written comment. The authorities received no request to provide “psychological or any other medical…

64 US troops suffered traumatic brain injuries from Iranian missile attack, as casualty total continues to balloon

Friday, January 31, 2020

The Pentagon announced Thursday that 64 American troops sustained mild traumatic brain injuries as a result of the Iranian missile strikes on two military bases in Iraq, once again revising how many service members were hurt in the Jan. 8 attack. “The diagnosis we have so far to date is mild traumatic brain injury,” Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at the Pentagon,…

Eleven US service members were screened for brain injuries after Iranian missile strikes

Friday, January 17, 2020

U.S. military facilities in Kuwait and Germany treated 11 service members for possible brain injuries suffered during the Jan. 8 Iranian missile attack on Ain al-Asad base in Iraq, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command said Friday. The attack was retaliation for a Jan. 3 drone strike in Baghdad that killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. “As a standard procedure, all personnel in…

Iranian ambassador hopes Vilnius can sway US on nuclear deal

Friday, January 17, 2020

Iranian Ambassador to Lithuania Masoud Edrisi Kermanshahi, based in Warsaw, hopes Lithuania can help bring Washington back to the so-called Iran nuclear deal. “We urge the Polish and Lithuanian authorities, who are friends of the United States, to remind the Americans of their strategic mistakes and to ask them to get back to their commitments,” Kermanshahi told LRT English in a written statement. However, it’s “unrealistic” to expect the US…

LRT English Newsletter: Intelligence, pollution and a voice from Iran

Friday, January 10, 2020

LRT English  Newsletter   – January 10, 2020 If you’re happy to breathe easy after what seemed to many (#FranzFerdinand and #WorldWarThree were trending worldwide) as the beginning of the end, feel free to skip this section. In short, Lithuanian soldiers were stationed at the Iraqi Al Asad airbase, but  left   seven hours before the Iranian missile strike and were  unharmed  . Meanwhile the Baltic states are  thinking  …

Lithuania calls for ‘transatlantic unity’ as EU discusses Iran

Friday, January 10, 2020

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius is leaving for Brussels on Friday to discuss the situation in the Middle East with his EU counterparts. “The transatlantic unity remains crucial,” Linkevičius was quoted as saying in a statement released by the Foreign Ministry. “Iran has to stop performing provocative actions. The situation must be de-escalated. Lithuania is closely monitoring the situation and we stand ready to work with our partners and allies…

Iran plane crash: terrorism and drone collision being explored

Thursday, January 9, 2020

A senior Ukrainian security official says his country’s investigators will explore a range of possible reasons behind the crash of one of its passenger jets in Iran, including a drone collision, a terrorist bomb and a missile attack. Oleksiy Danilov, the secretary of Ukraine’s national security council, cited unconfirmed reports circulating on social media that debris from a Russian-made missile had been found at the site, on the outskirts of…

EU invites Iran’s foreign minister to Brussels amid tensions with US

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The European Union is rolling out a red carpet for Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, amid rising fears of potential war in the Middle East. The EU’s diplomatic service said in a statement Sunday that foreign policy chief Josep Borrell had issued a personal invitation to Zarif to visit Brussels — in a phone call on the same day that U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to bomb Iran amid escalating tensions between Tehran…

Lithuanian troops unharmed in base targeted by Iran

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Lithuanian  Defence   Ministry has confirmed to LRT.lt that no Lithuanian troops were harmed in the Iranian missile strike targeting Al Asad and Erbil bases with US troop presence. Lithuanian Defence Ministry has confirmed to LRT.lt that no Lithuanian troops were harmed in the Iranian missile strike targeting Al Asad and Erbil bases with US troop presence. “Following the nightly shelling, when missiles launched from Iran targeted the US-led coalition…

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria; 11 reported killed

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday, carrying out a “wide-scale” strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. A Britain-based war monitoring group said the Israeli airstrikes killed 11 people, including seven non-Syrians who are most likely Iranians. Syrian state media only reported that two civilians were killed. The Israeli military said its fighter jets hit…