Erdoğan has managed the unthinkable: uniting all the other Middle East rivals

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Turkey’s Syria invasion following the US withdrawal of its troops means that all bets are now off in the Middle East. Smoke billows from targets in Tel Abyad, Syria, during bombardment by Turkish forces. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP By invading northern … Read More

Trump says he’s ending the US role in Middle East wars. He’s sending 1,800 troops to Saudi Arabia

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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House on October 7, 2019, in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford/Washington Post via Getty Images The Trump administration will send nearly 2,000 troops and advanced military equipment to Saudi … Read More

Iraqi government seems powerless against protesters even as ‘unknown’ snipers take toll

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Iraqi security forces stand guard as demonstrators take part in a protest over unemployment, corruption, and poor public services, in Baghdad, Oct. 2, 2019. – REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily A video of a fearless teenager performing a dance from the popular multiplayer online game … Read More

Top Iran general says destroying Israel ‘achievable goal’

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Tehran (AFP) – The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Monday that destroying arch-rival Israel has become an “achievable goal” thanks to his country’s technological advances. “This sinister regime must be wiped off the map and this is no longer… … Read More

Iran’s Foreign Minister Vows ‘All-Out War’ if U.S. or Saudis Strike

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, told CNN that Iran “won’t blink to defend our territory.”CreditCreditAbedin Taherkenareh/EPA, via Shutterstock A military strike against Iran by the United States or Saudi Arabia would result in “an all-out war,” the Iranian foreign … Read More

Iran uses advanced centrifuges, threatens higher enrichment

In this photo released by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, spokesman of the organization Behrouz Kamalvandi speaks in a news briefing in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, 7 September 2019. Iran has begun injecting uranium gas into advanced centrifuges in violation … Read More

Iran puts pressure on Europe to save nuclear deal within 60-day deadline

Tehran leverages use of advanced centrifuges to call for urgent European counter-measures to US sanctions. Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for the Iranian atomic energy organization, called on European counterparts to act ‘quickly’. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Iran has announced it has … Read More

‘Iran will cut more JCPOA obligations if necessary’ :Rouhani

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President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will take further steps towards suspending its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal in the future if it deems necessary. Rouhani made the remarks during a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, a few days … Read More

Iran refuses to collaborate with IAEA inspectors: report

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AP / ISNA / Hamid Foroutan 2011 © Tehran refusing to provide clarification regarding allegations, made by Netanyahu, of renewed nuclear activity Tehran is refusing to collaborate with an International Atomic Energy Agency investigation into its nuclear stockpiles, the Wall Street … Read More

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