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WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to create a select committee to investigate the Jan.6 attack on the United States Capitol by hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump as lawmakers certify that Democrat Joe Biden had beaten him in the election last November. The vote, formalizing the creation of the …

The Russian Defense Ministry hosted the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS) from June 22-24. As some 600 defense and diplomatic nations gathered in the capital to discuss global security concerns, Russian officials took to the international stage to brag about their country’s military intervention in Syria. Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev claimed the …

Strong points Washington inadvertently created the “axis of the sanctioned” Russia’s interests in Venezuela oil sanctions debated India looks to Venezuela as supplier after US sanctions The United States must rethink its use of oil and other sanctions after economic pressure pushed China, Iran, Russia and Venezuela to forge strong trade partnerships rather than isolating …

Washington does not have a more canny lobbying cabinet than the Pentagon. As such, war games that predict an American rout by China should be taken with more salt than is currently available in any mines around the world. Every grim simulation of defeat is an unspoken argument for more funding. This caveat applied, even …

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden, in a meeting Monday with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, said Iran will never get a nuclear weapon while it is in office. “Iran will never have a nuclear weapon under my watch,” Biden said. He also touched on Sunday’s airstrikes against Iranian-backed militias in Syria and Iraq: thank the …

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden sought to assure Israel that he would not tolerate a nuclear Iran as he met incumbent Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday amid a major upheaval in Israeli politics and growing angst in Tel Aviv over the US administration’s efforts to reinstate the Iran nuclear deal. Biden noted that …

The Iraqi government, fearing it would get drawn into a US-Iran conflict, condemned US strikes on its territory and said it would “explore all legal options” to prevent such actions from being repeated. Syria called the strikes a “flagrant violation of the sanctity of Syrian and Iraqi lands”. Loading The Iraqi military condemned the US …

Iran has developed drones with a range of 7,000 km (4,375 miles), Iranian state media said on Sunday, citing the commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary Guards, a development that can be seen by Washington as a threat to regional stability. Tehran’s claim comes as Iran and six major powers are in talks to revive the 2015 …

Representative image Balochistan [Pakistan], June 28 (ANI): At least 225 Pakistanis were deported by Iran through the Taftan border post in the Chagai district of Balochistan province after being arrested for entering Iran illegally, FYR News reported . Iranian officials handed over Pakistani nationals to the Levies Force. They had entered Iran illegally and were …

WASHINGTON – The United States carried out airstrikes in Syria and Iraq against two Iranian-backed militias that the Pentagon said were carrying out drone attacks against American troops. The Pentagon said operational and weapons storage facilities were struck near the Syrian-Iraqi border at three locations it said were used by the Kata’ib Hezbollah and Kata’ib …

BAGHDAD – The Egyptian president arrived in Baghdad on Sunday on a first official visit by an Egyptian head of state in more than 30 years, for tripartite talks with Jordan and Iraq to deepen economic cooperation and safe. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was greeted by Iraqi President Barham Salih upon his arrival on Sunday morning. …

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Major General Hossein Salaami announced on Sunday that the country had drones with a range of 7,000 km. “They can fly, go home and land where they are intended,” General Salami said at the Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences in Tehran. Iran has been used to using drones …

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s multinational trip to Europe brings him to Italy on Sunday for several days of meetings with top Italian leaders, Pope Francis, Group of 20 leaders and ministerial-level officials. After being warmly received in France and Germany, Blinken left Paris on Sunday for Rome, where he meets Italy’s foreign minister, …

Workers’ strikes for economic demands have hit Iran’s vital petrochemical and oil industries over the past week, prompting an expert to comment that the regime’s fall could start with social unrest. “Strikes and localized protests are more common than most realize. Usually they end on their own. But when the collapse of the Islamic Republic …

The US consulate in Erbil slammed a drone attack on the city that took place on Saturday morning. The consulate said that “the attack represents a flagrant violation of Iraq’s sovereignty.” No US or US-led troops or coalition property were attacked during this incident. The attack took place the same day pro-Iran militias, known as …

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria calls on international leaders to resume talks aimed at ending the 10-year Syrian conflict between opposition forces allied with the United States and the Russian-backed Syrian government. © Getty Images UN envoy calls for resumption of talks on war in Syria In his remarks to the UN Security …

On Thursday morning at NRB 2021, Joel Rosenberg, editor-in-chief of ALL ISRAEL NEWS, interviewed Mike Pompeo, former CIA director and secretary of state under the Trump administration. The two discussed Israel and the Middle East, the Abrahamic accords and international religious freedom. Where Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all originated, the Middle East does not present …

Back to 2015 The JCPOA deal is at risk if Tehran does not make concessions during talks, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said. The United States and France have warned Iran that time is running out to return to a nuclear deal, expressing fears that Tehran’s sensitive atomic activities may progress if talks drag …

(Bloomberg) – Even as Russia gathered more than 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s borders in April, Andriy Zagorodnyuk was convinced that President Vladimir Putin would not go to war. The former defense minister in Kiev, who had also spent years on plans to modernize the Ukrainian military, felt Putin knew an invasion wouldn’t be a walk …

New Delhi: In a joint operation with the Intelligence Bureau, the Delhi Police Special Cell apprehended four Kargil men accused of planning and attempting to carry out terrorist acts in the capital. The four men are also the main suspects in the case of the minor explosion near the Israeli embassy in January. The apprehended …

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett appeared to allude to Israel’s role in recent attack on Iranian nuclear site during a speech Thursday at a graduation ceremony for Israeli Air Force pilots . “Our enemies know – not by statements, but by actions – that we are much more determined and much smarter, and that we do …

To understand the likely and unlikely results of the snap parliamentary elections in Iraq, scheduled for October, we need to understand both who is running and who is voting. Although these early elections were a response to the requests of the October 2019 protest movement, they are likely to be boycotted by the same activists …

Israel has tried to influence the Biden administration’s approach to the Iran nuclear deal in a series of high-level meetings with US officials, Israeli officials tell me. Why is this important: Under former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel did not engage with the Biden administration over the deal except to vehemently oppose it and stress …

Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency said on Wednesday that an attack on one of its facilities early in the morning was foiled, with no casualties or structural damage at the site. The agency’s statement did not disclose the name of the site, but the targeted building was one of Iran’s main manufacturing centers for the production …

On Wednesday morning, a sabotage operation against one of the buildings of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization failed and caused no damage or casualties, Iranian media reported on Wednesday. The incident is under investigation by Iranian authorities. The news comes as negotiations continue in Vienna between Iran and world powers to renew the Iran nuclear …

It has been fifty years since the United States declared one of the costliest wars in its history – a trillion dollar campaign at home and abroad that continues today. In June 1971, President Richard Nixon, alarmed by the rise of permissive hippie culture and drug use, sparked what would become the “War on Drugs,” …

June 25 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1996 bombing of a housing complex in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, by Iranian-backed terrorists. Nineteen American airmen were killed and 372 American personnel were injured. Many of those who survived, some of whom worked with me in the State Department, lived the rest of their lives with permanent …

A representation of the Bitcoin virtual currency can be seen in front of a stock chart in this illustration taken on January 8, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / File Photo DUBAI, June 22 (Reuters) – Iranian police seized 7,000 computer miners from an illegal cryptocurrency farm, their biggest loot to date from power-hungry machines …

Reacting to Iranian authorities’ plan on June 28 to execute 20-year-old Hossein Shahbazi, who was convicted of murder when he was only 17 on the basis, in part, of “confessions” obtained under torture, MP Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Director Diana Eltahawy said: “The Iranian authorities must immediately end the execution of …

KABUL, Afghanistan – The massacre of students, mostly teenagers, at a tutoring center. The death of young athletes in a suicide bombing in a wrestling club. Slaughtered mothers with newborn babies in their arms. These relentless killings of Hazaras, a persecuted minority in Afghanistan, ultimately proved too much to bear for Zulfiqar Omid, a Hazara …

The price of a gallon of gasoline jumped $ 1 a year ago. the national average is now just over three dollars. And if you have long delayed vacation plans, what should you watch out for? Vaccinations, variants, economic recovery, of course. But also, distant Iran. The Iranians have just elected an ultra-conservative president who …

Baku, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan on Saturday released 15 Armenian prisoners of war in exchange for the location of 97,000 Armenian landmines in the territory recaptured by Azerbaijan during the Nagorno-Karabakh war last fall. It was a welcome sign that American diplomacy in the Caucasus is alive and well. The victory of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan …

The potential imbalance between increasing demand for oil as economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic and uncertain supplies from Iran and OPEC tops this week’s pick of market trends. In addition, Asian refiners are looking for cheaper crude, sales of US federal concessions may resume, and US Pacific markets are rethinking natural gas storage options. …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Iranian President-elect said on Monday that he would not meet with President Joe Biden or negotiate over Tehran’s ballistic missile program and support for regional militias, sticking to a uncompromising position after his landslide victory last time around. the election of the week. Judicial chief Ebrahim Raisi also described …

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s only nuclear power plant has suffered an unexplained temporary emergency shutdown, state television reported on Sunday. An official of the national electricity company Tavanir, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, said on a talk show that the closure of the Bushehr plant began on Saturday and would last “from three to four days”. Without further …

Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant has undergone an emergency shutdown, Iranian media reported on Sunday. The Iranian Atomic Energy Organization reported that a technical fault in the power plant led to the plant being temporarily shut down and disconnected from the national power grid, according to Iranian news agency Fars. The AEO said the plant …

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett opened his first cabinet meeting since his new coalition government was sworn in last week with a condemnation of the new Iranian president. He said the Iranian presidential election was a sign for world powers to “wake up” before returning to a nuclear deal with Tehran. Iranian justice chief Ebrahim …

Figures released on Sunday [June 20] say nearly two-thirds of residents of the Iranian capital, where supporters of the ultra-conservative president-elect Ebrahim Raisi staged a victory parade last night, stayed at home and did not vote in Friday’s controversial presidential poll. According to Shokrollah Hassan-Beigi, chairman of the Tehran province electoral working group, of the …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi and said he looked forward to working with him to further strengthen the warm ties between India and Iran. “Congratulations to His Excellency Ebrahim Raisi on his election as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I look forward to working with him to …

Armenians are voting in early parliamentary elections on Sunday, after the country was defeated in a war with Azerbaijan last year over the secessionist enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. Acting since April 25, reformist Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of the Civil Contract party has called an early election in hopes of renewing his term, but he is …

TEHRAN – After many Iranians failed to vote in Friday’s presidential election, seeing it as rigged in favor of an ultra-conservative candidate, that candidate – outright justice chief Ebrahim Raisi – won the presidency of Iran on Saturday, paving the way for the country’s leadership to cement the conservative legacy of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali …

Raisi, who was Iran’s top judge before running for president, holds deeply conservative views on many social issues, including the role of women in public life. Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was declared the winner of Iran’s presidential election on Saturday, a widely anticipated outcome after many political heavyweights were barred from running. Raisi won just …

WASHINGTON – Iran’s announcement on Saturday that an ultraconservative former justice chief Ebrahim Raisi has been elected president now sets off an unpredictable diplomatic drama: The rise of a hard-line government in Iran could actually offer to the Biden administration a brief opportunity to reinstate the 2015 nuclear deal with the country. President Biden’s top …

TEHRAN- Over the past two years, a number of factors affecting the Iranian economy have created a new status in the country’s capital market such that this market has seen such growth in the past calendar year Iranian 1399 (completed March 20) than has ever been seen in its over 50 year history. Falling oil …

TEHRAN – An assistant research professor of Gulf politics at Qatar University says Saudi Arabia’s ill-informed approach to Yemen has turned the war in Yemen into a nightmare in modern Saudi history. “The lack of a uniform approach by the GCC, which has prevented the Saudi objective of converting the war in Yemen into a …

Good Friday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I’m Ellen Mitchell, and here’s your evening guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, Capitol Hill and beyond. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the newsletter. THE TOP LINE: The Biden administration is withdraw “certain strengths and capacities” mainly air defense systems, coming from the Middle East, the …

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration dramatically cuts the number of U.S. anti-missile systems in the Middle East as part of a major realignment of its military footprint there as it focuses the armed forces on challenges from China and Russia administration officials said. The Pentagon is withdrawing around eight Patriot missile batteries from countries including …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – As Iranian state television showed people streaming their votes on Friday and presenters congratulated them for coming to vote, very different scenes unfolded on the streets of Tehran, where many polling stations seemed relatively empty. Amid mounting anger and apathy over a presidential vote in favor of Ebrahim Raisi, the …

Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee attacked the Biden administration for lifting sanctions last week on three former Iranian officials and two companies, which had been involved in the Iranian petrochemical trade. The delisting, the State Department said, followed a “verified change in status or behavior.” The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website, which …

June 19, 2021 SSINCE overthrow of Saddam Hussein, a bloodied despot, Iraq has gone from crisis to civil war and vice versa. Today, as the country prepares for elections in October, many Iraqis say they are too disgusted to vote. What is the point, they ask, when the government they elect can barely rule, when …