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Israel’s Netanyahu To Press Pompeo For More Pressure On Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is heading to Portugal to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and call for increased pressure on Iran. “We’re seeing the Iranian empire totter,” Netanyahu said on December 4 before departing for Lisbon, citing anti-government demonstrations in Iran, Lebanon, and Iraq. U.S. President …

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Fuel hike protests in Iran and the Kurds

The Kurds in Iran face intersectional oppression in that they are systematically disadvantaged and targeted by the Islamic regime’s security apparatus. In light of the US ending sanctions waivers and the growing anti-Iran resentment from protesters in Iraq and Lebanon, Iran’s Supreme Council of Economic Coordination announced a hike in …

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اسرائیلی جنگی طیاروں کے شام میں ایرانی، شامی فوجی اہداف پر حملے

اسرائیلی فوج نے کہا ہے کہ اس کے جنگی طیاروں نے دمشق کے نواح میں شامی فوج اور ایران کے عسکری اہداف پر ‘بڑے پیمانے پر فضائی حملے‘ کیے ہیں۔ شامی فوج کے مطابق زیادہ تر اسرائیلی میزائلوں کو فضا میں ہی تباہ کر دیا گیا۔ اسرائیلی فوج کی طرف …

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Washington’s Flawed Strategic Calculus in the Middle East Ignores China

 BY DAVID P. GOLDMAN President Trump’s attempts to placate Turkish strongman Tayyip Recep Erdogan are consistent with the reigning dogma in the U.S. foreign policy establishment, which holds that Turkey is a counterweight to Iran’s ambitions in the Levant. The Hudson Institute’s Michael Doran articulated this perspective admirably in a recent essay at …

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U.S., Gulf Allies Jointly Sanction Networks Supporting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Lebanon’s Hizballah

Six U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf have joined the United States in imposing sanctions on 25 entities associated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and Tehran’s “regional proxy,” the Lebanese militant group Hizballah. The U.S. Treasury Department said on October 30 that the sanctions were set by the …

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Israel Voices Concern Over US Pullout From Syria

JERUSALEM – The U.S. decision to remove almost all of its troops from Syria is creating waves in neighboring Israel as well. Israelis worry the move could lead to a resurgence of Islamic State and give Iran more freedom of movement. On a broader level, it raises questions about the …

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IS Leader Baghdadi Killed, Trump Confirms, Calling Him A ‘Coward’

U.S. President Donald Trump says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group, has been killed in a U.S. raid in northwestern Syria.  Trump, in a televised address from the White House on October 27, said U.S. special operations forces conducted an overnight operation in which …

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‘Maximum pressure’ only way to get Iran to talk: Saudi minister

Policy of appeasement will not work with Iran, says Saudi minister of state, dismissing option of US lifting sanctions. A policy of appeasement will not work with Iran and the only way to get Tehran to the negotiating table is to apply maximum pressure, a senior Saudi official said. Saudi Arabia‘s Minister of …

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Israel said bracing for direct cruise missile or drone attack by Iran

Security cabinet to meet next week as Army Radio cites sources saying Tehran may respond to strikes against its regional proxies attributed to Israel Israel is readying for a direct cruise missile or drone strike by Tehran in response to recent attacks on Iranian regional proxies which have been attributed …

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World Judo Federation Bans Iran Over Refusal To Face Israel

Iran has been banned from international judo competitions indefinitely over the country’s refusal to face Israeli competitors. The International Judo Federation (IJF) issued a temporary ban last month while investigating a report that Iran had ordered a judoka to deliberately throw a match at the world championships to avoid facing …

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