Tag: Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu: ‘Iran tries to test limits with extraordinary aggressiveness’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set off for London Sunday afternoon saying that setting clear boundaries to Iranian aggression will be the first of many topics he will discuss with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Boarding the plane for his one day visit to London, where he will meet both May and her Foreign Secretary Boris […]

Yemen shapes up for US-Iran military clash

Eight armies are fighting for dominance in Yemen, a country of 25 million inhabitants: The Iranian-backed Houthi insurgents, together with a breakaway force, are battling the army loyal to President Abdulrabbuh Mansur Hadi, which is supported by Saudi, Egyptian and UAE military forces and their hired legion of Colombian mercenaries. Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) elements, […]

Trump: Iran deal ‘the worst deal ever negotiated’

President Donald Trump on Sunday described the nuclear deal with Iran as “the worst deal I’ve ever seen negotiated” and accused the Islamic Republic of “disrespecting” the United States because of the deal. Speaking with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly in an interview which aired before the Super Bowl, Trump was asked whether he believes the […]

Netanyahu: Iran missile test must not go unanswered

Benjamin Netanyahu said he would raise renewing sanctions when he meets US President Donald Trump in February. Iran has carried out several such tests since a 2015 nuclear deal which relaxed sanctions against the country. It is not yet clear what type of missile was launched, or if it explicitly violated the UN resolution. A […]

Trump-Putin safe zones deal ousts Iran from Syria

Syria stands on the threshold of dramatic changes that will directly impact on the strategic and military situation along the Syrian borders with Israel and Jordan, DEBKAfile reports exclusively. They derive from a deal struck this week by US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to establish US, Russian and Turkish security zones […]

Strange bedfellows: The Russian-Turkish-Iranian axis

Sixty years have lapsed since the Baghdad Pact which grouped together Turkey, Iran, Iraq and the West in an alliance against the Soviet Union and the concomitant Communist danger. Nowadays this Middle Eastern architecture has shifted 180 degrees to where Russia, Turkey and Iran are in an ad hoc alliance against Islamic State but which […]

Press Conference After Syrian Peace Talks in Astana

An international meeting on the Syrian settlement began in the capital of Kazakhstan on January 23 with the participation of a number of delegations, including armed opposition, Damascus, Russia, Iran and Turkey. Russia, Iran and Turkey reiterated that there is no military solution to the Syrian war and that only a political process can resolve the crisis. The states reaffirmed their committment to independence […]

Obama warns against ditching Iran nuclear deal on one-year anniversary

At the start of his final week in the White House, Barack Obama issued a warning to the incoming Trump administration about the value of the nuclear deal with Iran. The Trump interviews: what he said about Brexit, Putin, Israel, Syria … and Twitter Read more “The United States must remember that this agreement was […]

Obama marks one-year anniversary of Iran nuclear deal implementation

President Obama on Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal’s implementation, saying the challenges the U.S. faces today would be much worse without it. Obama said in a statement that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) “has achieved significant, concrete results in making the United States and the world a safer […]

For the first time since Yom Kippur War, Syria to call up army reserves

Syrias President Bashar Assad has issued a nationwide call-up of army reserves for the first time since the Yom Kippur War, Iran-owned Al-Alam news reported Monday.The article claimed that the reservists would likely be sent to East Aleppo, which recently fell to regime forces, and has been the scene of shocking destruction and violence against […]