Trump warns Khamenei to be ‘careful with his words’ following Tehran sermon

US President mocks Iranian supreme leader, writes in support of the ‘noble people of Iran,’ after Khamenei attacks America and Europe in speech. US President Donald Trump at a ceremony in the White House, January 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP/Steve … Read More

Iran missile strike: US now says 11 troops were treated for concussion symptoms

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Trump and the military initially said no service members were hurt in retaliatory strike over Suleimani killing. US forces walking past a drone in the Ain al-Asad airbase in the western Iraqi. Photograph: Ayman Henna/AFP via Getty Images The US … Read More

Iran Claws Back Its Regional Influence

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A demonstrator holds a picture of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a protest in Tehran, Iran, January 3, 2020 Photo by Nazanin Tabatabaee/West Asia News Agency/Reuters Last week, international politics was consumed with the … Read More

Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ after US airstrike kills Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday warned that a “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the U.S. after an airstrike on an airport in Baghdad killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force. The Iranian state TV carried a statement by … Read More

Why Iraq is at the center of the dispute between Iran and the United States

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Protesters burn property in front of the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday. (Khalid Mohammed/AP) Tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated throughout 2019, but on New Year’s Eve these tensions were illustrated by a dramatic new … Read More

U.S. Buildup Not Cowing Iran

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Bottom Line Up Front The top commander for U.S. forces in the Middle East warned that the growing U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf might not be enough to deter Iran from attacking Gulf states. The comments by CENTCOM … Read More

US Enraged After 6 More EU Nations Join INSTEX To Bypass Iran Sanctions

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On Friday six European countries issued a bombshell joint statement declaring their intent to join INSTEX, or the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges, a European special-purpose vehicle serving as a ‘SWIFT alternative’ to bypass US sanctions on Iran. Finland, Belgium, … Read More

Iran’s escalation policy has backfired

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy of ignoring Iranian provocations while keeping up the economic pressure on Tehran has earned him considerable criticism—but appears to be working. (December 3, 2019 / JCPA) The wave of demonstrations in Iran following the regime’s … Read More

Iraq protests against Iran and government corruption are a rare sign of hope in the Mideast

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The U.S. has been trying to weaken Iran’s influence over Baghdad ever since America invaded the country. Now an unlikely source is helping: The Iraqi people. Demonstrators take part in ongoing anti-government protests in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, on Tuesday.Ahmed Jadallah … Read More

US to send troops and air and missile defense to Saudi Arabia as Trump announces new Iran sanctions after oil attack

Washington (CNN)The US announced Friday it would send additional troops along with enhanced air and missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities, which the US has blamed … Read More

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