Tag: United States

Prepare for potential broad war between Iran and US – INSS annual report

As tensions heat up between Iran, the US and Israel following the assassination of Qasem Soleimani last week, the absence of a stable government will harm Jerusalem’s ability to achieve its broader national security and foreign affairs goals, the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) said in its annual report on Monday. This lack of […]

FNC’s Chris Wallace Calls Soleimani Kill a ‘Dramatic Escalation’

On this weekend’s broadcast of  “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace called the Trump administration killing Qasem Soleimani “a dramatic escalation,” in tensions with Iran. Wallace said, “Does the decision to escalate dramatically and I think we would agree it was a dramatic escalation to take out Qasem Soleimani, does it make the U.S. more […]

Trump: If Americans Are Targeted US Will Send ‘Beautiful’ New Military Equipment Iran’s Way

President Trump warned the Iranian regime overnight that in the event of an attack on an American base or an American national, some of the “beautiful” U.S. military equipment acquired over the past three years would be sent its way, “and without hesitation.” In a tweet a few minutes after midnight, Trump said, “The United […]

Iranian official: We’ll turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust

A former head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Sunday threatened his country would turn the Israeli cities of Haifa and Tel Aviv “to dust” if the US attacks targets in Iran. “If America takes any measures after our military response, we will turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust,” Mohsen Rezai, who currently heads the […]

Pompeo hits out at Iran after deadly US strikes in Iraq and Syria

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has hit out at Iran after briefing Donald Trump about US strikes against a militia group in Iraq and Syria in which 25 fighters were reportedly killed. The Pentagon said the attacks were “defensive strikes” against the Kata’ib Hezbollah militia group, which US officials said was backed by […]

Fallout from US strikes against Iranian-backed militias

US air strikes on five targets linked to Kataib Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia, have caused concern and fallout in Iraq, as political leaders jockey to condemn America. Some Iraqi politicians who are in the pro-Iran camp of parliament have been waiting for this moment for years to argue that US forces should leave Iraq. […]

Putin thanks Trump for foiling New Year attacks

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has thanked US counterpart Donald Trump for intelligence that helped foil “acts of terrorism” on Russian soil, according to a Kremlin statement. Mr Putin and Mr Trump spoke on the phone on Sunday, it said. The Kremlin said the information came via intelligence services, but it provided no further details. Russian […]

US promises action on any North Korea missile test

The United States would be very disappointed if North Korea tested a long-range or nuclear missile and would take appropriate action as a leading military and economic power, White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said on Sunday. Washington has many “tools in its tool kit” to respond to any such test, O’Brien said in […]

Netanyahu promises U.S. recognition of Israeli settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to deliver U.S. recognition of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Jordan Valley if his party secures a majority in national elections slated for March. He made the pledge Thursday in a victory speech after winning the primary contest for leadership of his political party. Netanyahu, who is […]

U.S. Officials Bracing for Imminent North Korea Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test

Military and intelligence officials are nervously keeping close tabs on activity in North Korea as they prepare for what many experts believe will be a major missile test in the near future. That test could very well be of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach U.S. shores. And for now, all officials are able […]