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President Joe Biden holds an official press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 19, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Some days you can’t even catch up. President Biden has assured Russian despot Vladimir Putin that Biden’s proposed Iran nuclear deal would immunize Moscow from sanctions the administration otherwise describes …

Citing news reports about the yet-to-be-finalized deal, which could be torpedoed by the Russian opposition, lawmakers said in a statement that Democratic President Joe Biden’s administration could reach a deal to weaken sanctions and reduce restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program. They pledged to do everything in their power to overturn a deal that does not …

BAGHDAD — Iran on Sunday claimed responsibility for a barrage of missiles that struck near a sprawling US consulate complex in northern Iraq, saying it was retaliation for an Israeli strike in Syria which killed two members of its Revolutionary Guards earlier this week. No injuries were reported in Sunday’s attack on the city of …

MIAMI (AP) — The United States quietly seized the cargo of two tankers suspected of carrying Iranian oil as part of an elaborate sanctions-busting scheme that involved forging documents and painting a ship’s deck to conceal illegal shipments. Details of the seizure, which have not previously been reported, were contained in an unsealed federal civil …

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A group of Republican senators slammed President Biden at a press conference on Wednesday and sharply criticized him for working with Russia on a nuclear deal with Iran while Russian President Vladimir Putin unleashes chaos and violence. bloodshed in Ukraine. “This deal with Iran, if announced, will …

A growing number of Republican US senators say the Biden administration is taking advantage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to seal the nuclear deal with Iran. Senator Bill Hagerty said on Sunday that President Joe Biden hopes the invasion of Russia “provides a distraction while he strikes another nuclear deal that gives Iran and its …

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has urged his compatriots to maintain their resistance against Russian forces despite bombardments and encirclement efforts against major cities. Live briefing: Russia invades Ukraine Consult the RFE/RL live briefing on Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and how Kiev is fighting back and the West is reacting. The briefing presents the latest …

By Saleha Mohsin, Annmarie Hordern and Alberto Nardelli Bloomberg News Western nations have agreed to trigger new sanctions to further isolate Russia’s economy and financial system after initial sanctions failed to persuade President Vladimir Putin to withdraw from Ukraine. The decision by Western countries to exclude some Russian banks from the SWIFT messaging system, used …

Joe Biden ignores questions after statement on Russia Joe Biden, 79, has come under fire from a former GOP governor after the 46th president announced the United States would impose sanctions on Russia. The POTUS decision to introduce sanctions came just a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin, 69, said Moscow had recognized two regions …

On February 19, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy joined calls from Western leaders for Russia to defuse rising tensions with at least 150,000 Russian troops on Ukraine’s borders, fueling fears of an imminent invasion. Zelenskiy told the annual Munich security conference that Ukraine would defend its territory with its partners or without. His comments came after …

On February 19, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy joined calls from Western leaders for Russia to defuse rising tensions with at least 150,000 Russian troops on Ukraine’s borders, fueling fears of an imminent invasion. Zelenskiy told the annual Munich security conference that Ukraine would defend its territory with its partners or without. His comments came after …

WASHINGTON — Israel pressured the Biden administration to designate Yemen’s Houthi rebels as a terrorist group, at the request of the United Arab Emirates, two officials familiar with the matter told The Times of Israel. The Iran-backed Houthis have been blamed for a series of drone and missile attacks against the United Arab Emirates and …

The White House issued its most stern warning yet about the threat to Ukraine on Friday, saying Moscow could invade any day. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan stressed there was no way to predict what Russian President Vladimir Putin might do – but history shows we should not underestimate Mr. Putin to violate the sovereignty …

Crude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing Petroleum Center in Cushing, Oklahoma March 24, 2016. Picture taken March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Washington warns of imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine Britain’s Johnson tells allies he fears for Europe’s security Saudi Arabia and …

“This session is crucial,” a senior administration official said, referring to the high-level talks that have resumed in Vienna. “We are really in the very last straight line.” “Nothing with Iran is ever a straight line, but we are coming to a watershed moment,” a second administration official said. The deal, which was scrapped by …

Richard Ratcliffe speaking at the Cambridge UnionElizabeth Styles “More and more, my point of view is quite simple: it is a game of chess between two states. We see part of it – part we don’t see – but it’s not personal. This is Richard Ratcliffe’s take on the nearly 6-year detention of his wife …

Once enjoying near-unrivaled power, widespread national legitimacy and an aura of untouchability, Iraq’s paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) are on a downward trajectory. The PMF is still resilient and retains considerable formal and informal coercive and economic power. However, in 2022 it will face growing challenges to its legitimacy, structure and influence. These stem from …

WASHINGTON, DC: The Iranian opposition group that exposed Iran’s secret nuclear enrichment facilities in 2002 has released new information about the leadership structure of the Quds Force Naval Command and the facilities it uses to train and arm Iran’s terrorist proxies in the Middle East. The Quds Force is the arm of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary …

Source: MENA January 24, 2022 Experts react: Iran-backed Houthis have launched a drone attack in Abu Dhabi. What challenges await the region? Through Atlantic Council On January 24, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting its capital, Abu Dhabi. It was the second assault claimed by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in the …

CAIRO — Yemen’s seven-year war escalated again on Friday when airstrikes by the Saudi-led military coalition on northern Yemen killed at least 70 people and shut down internet across the country, according to international aid groups and the rebels who control the area. Capping a week in which rebel drones struck as far away as …

Iran Source January 20, 2022 • 10:24 a.m. ET Under Ebrahim Raisi, Iran and Turkey could enter a new phase of bilateral relations Through Hossein Aghaïe Joobani Relations between Iran and Turkey have been characterized by recurring patterns of friendship and enmity over the past two decades. Despite diverging foreign policy priorities and conflicting interests, …

The US president can do more than talk to persuade Putin to allow humanitarian aid to Syria. The new year began with news of Iranian-backed forces bombarding US positions in Syria and Iraq. While some interpret these as Tehran’s response to the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani in early 2020, the development was expected: Iran …

The Biden administration is preparing for the end of Iran nuclear deal talks by stepping up criticism of former President Donald Trump and blaming him for the current situation. In recent days, State Department spokesperson Ned Price and White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki have attacked Trump for pulling the United States out of the 2015 …

The former Israeli prime minister has rejected any possibility of a preemptive attack on Iranian nuclear facilities by the regime, saying such a notion is “nonsense”. Ehud Olmert made these remarks in a Monday interview with Israeli news channel Channel 12, during which he derided the idea that the Tel Aviv regime would be able …

MISSOURI / WASHINGTON: If 2020 was the year when cracks began to appear in the ranks of the Assad clan in power in Syria, 2021 was the year of determined attempts by the rulers to tighten their grip and reclaim their legitimacy. Although several states have recently attempted to bring the regime back into the …

The United States faces at least two potential national security crises that could explode in the near term. First, he must try to avoid a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine in what would be Moscow’s most daring attempt to reshape the post-Cold War order. And unless the talks bear fruit soon, Iran could cross the …

OPINION: Operating on the absurd policy that everything former President Donald Trump has done should be undone, the Biden administration has resumed indirect talks with Iran to return to the dire framework of the 2015 nuclear deal. By sending the worst possible negotiator, Bob Malley, to Vienna, President Biden promised the American people that the …

The first six rounds of diplomacy this spring, Malley told me, have made “real progress.” In June, he presented a nuclear package that included an end to most of Trump’s sanctions. “The collective feeling of everyone – obviously the Europeans, the Russians and the Chinese, but also the Iranian delegation at the time – was …

A house destroyed by the December 10 tornado that ravaged Mayfield, Ky., Houses a statue of the Virgin Mary, placed there by an unknown person. The Associated Press Nation New York New Years Eve in Times Square is still underway NEW YORK – Party-goers will still be ringing in the New Year in Times Square …

Saudi Arabia is known to have bought ballistic missiles from China in the past, but has never been able to build its own – until now, according to three sources familiar with the latest intelligence. Satellite images obtained by CNN also suggest that the Kingdom is currently manufacturing the weapons in at least one location. …

In January 2020, just days after the United States assassinated Major General Qassem Soleimani and Iran responded with a missile attack that wounded more than 100 American soldiers, then Secretary of State Mike Pompeo word titled “The Restoration of Deterrence: The Iranian Example”. Pompeo then asserted that the assassination “restores[ed] deterrence ”with Iran, but as …

Here are some of the best stories to start your day: During remarks at the White House, Biden laid out a plan to increase testing, speed up the vaccination campaign and increase the capacity of hospitals that could be flooded in the coming weeks. Right now, there are only “a few weeks” left to relaunch …

A group of hawks former US national security officials, lawmakers and diplomats have launched a public campaign to pressure the Biden administration to militarily threaten Iran. the declaration, headlined by former CIA chiefs Leon Panetta and retired General David Petraeus as well as former senior Obama-era Pentagon official Michèle Flournoy says “it’s vital to restore …

More than 3,000 people gathered in Florida last weekend for the Israel-American Council conference, an annual affair where the pro-Trump forces that so enthusiastically celebrated the group’s last convention were either absent, or particularly moderate. This 2019 conference (the group did not meet in 2020 due to COVID-19) looked a lot like a campaign rally …

WASHINGTON – Long-standing differences over how to handle Iran’s nuclear program have erupted into new tensions between the Biden administration and Israel, with two senior Israeli officials leaving Washington this week over fears that the Americans’ commitment to restore the he 2015 nuclear deal does not lead to a flawed deal allowing Tehran to speed …

By Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns | Associated press WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top US commander for the Middle East said on Thursday the US would keep the current 2,500 troops in Iraq for the foreseeable future, and he warned he expects attacks to increase against US and Iraqi personnel by Iranian-backed militias determined …

OPINION: President Joe Biden’s virtual meeting on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin could be seen as a final check before Russian troops invade Ukraine. Mr. Biden has shown only weakness since taking office. Even its threats of “consequences” seem weak. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy seemed more daring than the US president when he threatened …

When it comes to making a deal with Russia, Joe Biden has a problem. He wants to talk, Vladimir Putin wants Ukraine – and has massed 175,000 troops at the border to prove it. Biden has a similar problem with China and Iran. The president wants to talk about a series of problems and differences, …

Third Similarity: The direct targets of their aggression are relatively weak. Taiwan intends to increase its military budget but now spends barely 2% of its gross domestic product on defense. Ukraine has been exhausted by years of low-intensity conflict with Russian-backed separatists, not to mention the corruption and incompetence that characterize its 30 years of …

Israel has carried out three major operations in the past 18 months against Iranian nuclear sites. These attacks involved up to a thousand Mossad members and were carried out with ruthless precision using high-tech weapons, including drones and a quadcopter – and spies within the holy of holies of Tehran, its nuclear program. As President …

As negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program were held in Vienna on Monday, more than three years after the United States withdrew from an international deal, anti-war groups called the Biden administration “to choose the proven path of peace” and to re-enter the pact for the benefit of the Iranians, Americans and the people of the …

The parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will meet again in Vienna after nearly six months to discuss a mutual return to the deal by the United States and Iran, but the break has left time to de new obstacles to take root. Iran on Friday announced further advances in its uranium enrichment, …

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A former national security official in the Trump administration has said any negotiation with Iran that results in a weakened nuclear deal would be a “crazy deal” for US national security. Speaking in a briefing Tuesday, Rich Goldberg, the former Iranian anti-weapons of mass destruction director for …

Many observers in Iran and abroad are increasingly frustrated by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s reluctance to resume talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was halted in June due to Iranian presidential elections. However, this hesitation could end as soon as Iran announces that it will declare …

Poor Tim Lenderking. In February, the veteran US diplomat – one of the State Department’s best and brightest hands in the Middle East – shot the short straw and was appointed the Biden administration’s special envoy to Yemen. Since then, not only has he been entrusted with the unenviable task of negotiating an end to …

Tehran’s continued nuclear weapons development jeopardizes relaunch of 2015 Iran deal, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney says Jerusalem post ahead of his meeting with his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid on the issue on Wednesday. “There is a real-time consideration here,” he told the newspaper a day earlier of the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive …

Over the past decade, Iran has been the source of 80% of Israel’s security problems. Besides the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, which is under Iranian control, there are at least four other Iran-backed threats that Israel faces. The first is Iran’s attempt to establish a Hezbollah-like military force in Syria; the second is its attempts …

By Sara Avery I will never forget watching the daughter of a dear friend, normally an exuberant and fearless teenager, collapse in front of me on Skype upon hearing a thunderclap. She thought it was another bomb exploding in her neighborhood, part of the second war she was going through in her short years. It …

Last week’s drone attack on a military base in southern Syria that houses US forces was likely carried out at Iran’s request. Although the drones used in the attack were not launched from Iran, officials believe Iran provided the resource and encouraged the attack on al-Tanf outpost in Syria. At least five drones loaded with …

A “complex, coordinated and deliberate attack,” commented John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, on Monday. describes a recent drone assault on a US military outpost in Syria that helps train local allies to fight ISIS. It was made with up to five Iranian drones, launched by Iranian proxies, and conducted with the help and blessing …

Israel has approved a budget of some 5 billion shekels ($ 1.5 billion) to be used to prepare the military for a possible strike against Iran’s nuclear program, Channel 12 reported on Monday. The NIS 5 billion budget consists of NIS 3 billion from the previous budget and an additional NIS 2 billion from the …

The legislative elections in Iraq on October 10 did little to consolidate Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s grip on power. This was the lowest turnout in years, indicating a decline in confidence in politicians and the democratic system introduced by the Americans following the US-led invasion in 2003. It appears that the Shia ruling elite has …

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev poses with a Harop drone in Jabrayil, Azerbaijan. Photo: Press Service, Republic of Azerbaijan A picture is worth a thousand guidance notes. On October 4, Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan, assaulted the cameras. Beaming in front of reporters, he stroked, patted and put an affectionate arm around a Harop, an …

A seemingly perpetual battlefield caught in tension between the United States and Iran, Iraq is heading to the election at a time when internal discontent with the eastern neighbor and criticism of the American presence are at their height, paving the way for an uncertain future for the United States. -Relationship with Iran which has …

Iran’s theocratic regime has stepped up its drone manufacturing operations in recent years and is now smuggling an increasingly sophisticated list of armed remote control planes to allied militant groups in the Middle East, according to intelligence gathered by a dissident group leading Iranian. The Iranian military’s adoption of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), …

Iranian dissidents warn the hardline regime’s use of drones to cause instability in the region, saying it is using technology – whose materials are imported from China – to make up for weaknesses in its military air. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a coordination group of Iranian resistance groups that oppose the …

The United States is alarmed by Iran’s progress towards obtaining an atomic weapon and hopes to resume talks to curb Tehran’s nuclear program soon, a senior official in Washington said on Tuesday. Iran’s nuclear activity was also at the center of talks in Washington between the US and Israeli national security teams. Israeli national security …

There is a fundamental disconnect at the heart of the Biden administration’s strategy to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. The United States has tried, so far unsuccessfully, to persuade Iran to resume compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), and is more than ready to reverse that deal afterwards. …

Here’s the good news: Unless something extreme and dramatic happens, we won’t see Israeli F-35s or F-15s take off in the next two years to attack Iranian nuclear facilities. It may sound contradictory, but it is not. Iran remains the threat it has been for 20 years, constantly straddling the nuclear threshold while playing with …

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad was ostracized from the world community and looked down upon as a man who would literally do anything – starve, shell, bomb, torture and gas – to stay in the presidential palace. The Assad government’s war strategy boiled down to a flawless …

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks at a White House press briefing in June. Sullivan is traveling to Saudi Arabia today to meet with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman as the United States tries to pressure the kingdom to move towards a ceasefire in its multi-year war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen. …

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has said Tehran will not accept a “longer and stronger deal” the United States wants with world powers on its nuclear program. Iran’s top diplomat made the comments to the New York Times on Friday, adding that the 2015 deal “has a lot of harsh criticism in Iran, but we …

Iran’s demands for US forces to withdraw from a critical airbase in Iraqi Kurdistan, coupled with threats to expand operations against “American and Zionist mercenaries,” shake the Kurdish enclave, with many wondering. how far Tehran will go and what, if anything, the United States will do to stop it. Mohammed Bagheri, commander-in-chief of the Islamic …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Iran’s new president has criticized US sanctions imposed on his country as a mechanism of war, using his first UN speech since taking the oath to forcefully denounce Washington’s policies in the region and the growing political schism within America. President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday presented a much more …

Israeli agents killed Iran’s top nuclear scientist late last year using a remote machine gun and artificial intelligence, according to a report by The New York Times. Iranian intelligence knew an attack was likely on Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, but major breaches of security protocols allowed the assassination, the source told The Times. On the day of …

It is not an easy task to start a new relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia, although in politics anything is possible. The two states barricaded themselves behind their differences in political doctrine. Yet they try! So far, they have completed three rounds of talks aimed at restoring diplomatic ties and establishing field roles to …

Erdogan’s situation in Syria Three Turkish soldiers were killed on September 11 in a bomb attack in Idlib, the last stronghold of the Turkish-backed and Islamist opposition in northwestern Syria – and Turkey has responded by hitting Kurdish groups supported by the United States in northeastern Syria. This latest episode highlights Ankara’s predicament in Idlib, …

In the ongoing nuclear standoff involving the United States and Iran – Israel and the moderate Sunni Arab states being the most actively interested parties on the sidelines – everyone has now blinked. Where that means the nuclear stalemate will go next is less certain. The United States blinked first. cnxps.cmd.push (function () {cnxps ({playerId: …

TEHRAN (AP) – Iran admitted on Wednesday that it removed several surveillance cameras installed by United Nations nuclear inspectors at a centrifuge assembly site that was the subject of a mysterious attack earlier this year. The country’s nuclear program chief Mohammad Eslami has sought to present the removal of the cameras as Tehran’s response to …

WASHINGTON – In the chaotic finale of the United States’ 20-year war in Afghanistan, a Biden doctrine emerges: a foreign policy that avoids the aggressive tactics of eternal wars and nation-building, while uniting allies against the authoritarianism of the rising powers. President Biden began defining this doctrine on Tuesday when he declared the end of …

DUBAI – A senior Iranian security official on Saturday accused President Joe Biden of illegally threatening Iran after saying he could consider other options if nuclear diplomacy with Tehran failed. “The emphasis on using ‘other options’ against (Iran) amounts to unlawfully threatening another country and establishes Iran’s right to reciprocate (…) Biden told Israeli Prime …

BAGHDAD, Aug. 25 (Reuters) – Iraq has invited Iran and Arab enemies in the Gulf of Tehran to a summit in Baghdad in an effort to ease tensions that have drawn them closer to open conflict in recent years. Officials say the meeting, which will also discuss the war in Yemen, the collapse of Lebanon …

Tehran is sending increasingly complex weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen even as Iranian officials engage in separate talks with the United States and Saudi Arabia over reducing tensions in the region, a senior official said on Tuesday. of the Pentagon. “In the context of Yemen, we have seen more Houthi attacks launched against Saudi …

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban have captured the capital of one of the western provinces of Afghanistan, Afghan officials said on Friday, a symbolic step in the insurgents’ relentless march to regain power in the country. Zaranj, the provincial capital of Nimruz on the Afghan-Iranian border, has collapsed and is now in the hands of …

Atop a scene on the left, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi greeted the saluting troops as they passed, flanked by senior PMF leaders who had largely avoided appearing in public since the fateful state strike -United. The show was a show of force intended not only to mark an anniversary, but also to signal the …

A series of leaks over the past week gives the impression that Israel is once again on the verge of launching an air assault on Iranian nuclear facilities. In coordinated reports on two television stations, journalists revealed that the IDF is once again stepping up its preparations for a possible strike against Iran – and …

“fundamentally anti-Semitic.” During an interview with Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel on her podcast “Real America,” Pompeo discussed the importance of “stability and peace” in Jerusalem while accusing the Biden administration of supporting the Iran versus Israel. WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT ABOUT NUCLEAR IRAN? “Why would you side with Iran against our ally, …

Earlier this month, an Iranian tweet and an Israeli tweet created a storm in the already murky waters of the Mediterranean Sea. June 26, Iranian embassy in Lebanon wrote a loosely worded tweet with a photo of an Iranian ship and said Iran does not need US approval to send fuel to Lebanon. The tweet …

“Presidents should be allowed … to prosecute terrorists or other armed groups who seek to harm the United States or our personnel deployed around the world, on an ongoing basis, and to do whatever is necessary. necessary to reduce their ability to hit us – and if possible to wipe them out, ”said Senator Marco …

welcome to Foreign police‘s South Asia Brief. Highlights of the week: Why The next Afghan refugee crisis could be unprecedented, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi designs his biggest cabinet reshuffle since taking office, and Bangladesh extends its COVID-19 containment. If you would like to have South Asia Brief delivered to your inbox every Thursday, please …

The US military said News week that he was aware of reports that a drone attack struck near Erbil International Airport, but said initial reports did not suggest any loss of life or property. Meanwhile, a local militia claimed to have killed a number of people in a series of similar attacks. Images were released …

Several districts in northern Afghanistan were taken by the Taliban overnight on Saturday as US forces continued to withdraw from the area. Tajikistan’s State Committee for National Security said on Sunday that more than 300 Afghan soldiers had entered Tajikistan as they fled Taliban fighters advancing in Badakhshan province in northeastern Afghanistan, according to The …

The February US strike responded to an extremely reckless militia rocket attack on a US base in Iraq, but the pin prick killed only one night watchman. This first exchange of retaliation appears to have whetted the appetite of Iranian-backed militias for more attacks against the Americans. According to statistics compiled by the Washington Institute’s …

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 (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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 – 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 …

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 …