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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shared the thinking behind the new National Defense Strategy during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington yesterday. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at the United States Institute of Peace, in a discussion moderated by Stephen J. Hadley, the chair of the institute’s board
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Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Iranian individuals who have provided ballistic missile-related technical expertise to Yemen’s Huthis, and who have transferred weapons not seen in Yemen prior to the current conflict, on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF).  These sanctions follow
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President Donald Trump ordered the federal government to significantly reduce the amount of petroleum and petroleum products purchased from Iran. In an executive memorandum issued to the Secretary of State, Secretary of Treasury and Secretary of Energy, the president said that after considering several factors such as the level of supply in the international
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An American judge ruled on Tuesday that Iran must pay $6 billion to victims or those affected by the 9/11 terror attacks. Judge George B. Daniels of the Southern District Court of New York ruled that “the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran liable for the
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From a White House Rose Garden podium this afternoon, President Donald Trump declared that he has been “100 percent right” on continued Iran nuclear development and brand new evidence from the Israeli Prime Minister proves that. Moments before President Trump and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari held a joint press conference in the White House Rose
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MAXIM MALINOVSKY/AFP/Getty by Adelle Nazarian22 Apr 20180 22 Apr, 201822 Apr, 2018 Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that the United States would face an “unpleasant” response if Washington decides to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “Definitely, the measure that
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ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty by Aaron Klein18 Apr 20180 18 Apr, 201818 Apr, 2018 TEL AVIV — As Israelis prepare to celebrate the country’s 70th anniversary starting at sundown tonight, the Israel Defense Forces are on high alert for the possibility of direct Iranian retaliation for a reported Israeli strike in Syria that targeted an Iran-operated airbase. In
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by Ian Hanchett16 Apr 20180 16 Apr, 201816 Apr, 2018 On Monday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) responded to the strikes on Syria by saying it was “an underwhelming response.” Graham also said there isn’t “a strategy about why Syria matters. It seems like we’re willing to give to the Russians and the
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Syrian President Bashar Assad is not an independent actor. The Assad regime owes its existence to Iran and Russia. Bashar Assad would never have carried out his April 7 chemical weapons attack against rebel forces and their families in Douma, outside Damascus, if he hadn’t received a green light from Russia and operational assistance and
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that whether the United States will launch further attacks against the Syrian regime will depend on whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons again. “That will depend on Mr. Assad,” Mattis said at a Pentagon briefing Friday night, when asked whether there would be more military operations, following U.S.,
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A senior Iranian official threatened Israel with retribution, warning its airstrike on a Syrian air base that killed seven Iranians “will not go unanswered.” Ali Akbar Velayati, an aide to Iran’s supreme leader, delivered his judgement – in which he called the attack an Israeli “crime” – on arrival in the Syrian capital Damascus on
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NEW YORK — The reported deaths of four Iranian “military advisers” killed in an airstrike in Syria spotlight Tehran’s meddling in Syria in a clear attempt to extend its fundamentalist tentacles to Israel’s north and exert hegemony across the region. The strikes targeting the T-4 airbase outside Palmyra in central Syria have been widely attributed
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In an interview with the Atlantic conducted from the compound of the Saudi ambassador in Washington, who happens to be his brother, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) offered strong criticism of Iran and some thoughts about the religious, cultural, and economic upheaval in progress in Saudi Arabia. In one remarkable exchange, MBS recognized the
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KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images by Adelle Nazarian23 Mar 20180 23 Mar, 201823 Mar, 2018 The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) charged one Iranian entity and nine Iranians on Friday in a hacking scheme to steal intellectual property and information from at least 144 United States-based universities, various
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