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Israel and Jordan have intensified diplomatic relations over the last weeks as a response to the changing situation on the ground in Syria and Iraq, Haaretz reported Wednesday. The two countries have noted with growing concern the renewed strength of the Assad regime in southern Syria, particularly in regards to the...

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A United States F-15 shot down an Iranian-made drone in southeastern Syria as the craft approached American-backed forces, U.S. officials revealed on Tuesday. According to a statement released by the U.S.-led coalition confirming the incident, the drone was carrying weapons and was shot down on Monday “after it displayed hostile intent...

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Italy’s former foreign minister urged European nations to join with the United States in adopting a “more assertive policy” with regards to Iran in a commentary published Sunday on Fox News. Giulio Terzi, who served as Italy’s foreign minister from 2011 to 2013, warned that if Iran “emerges from the nuclear...

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An Iranian general threatened the United States on Sunday after the Islamic Republic launched mid-range missiles at ISIS targets in Syria, the Associated Press reported. The six Zolfaghar missiles, which were unveiled last September, can carry cluster warheads and have a range of 700 kilometers (435 miles). The projectiles were fired some 600 kilometers (370...

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Fighting in Syria escalated on Sunday as the United States downed a Syrian warplane that targeted ground forces fighting ISIS, while Iran launched missiles at ISIS targets in eastern Syria, The New York Times reported. Major shift fr #Obama: At least 5th US military attack against #Syria or #Iran-backed allies under #Trump...

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Iran’s Road to Damascus It was reported earlier this week that Iran is on its way to securing a land bridge to the Mediterranean. Iran-backed forces in Iraq approached the border with Syria at the end of last month. Last Friday, Iran-backed forces and forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad reached the Syrian...

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A bipartisan bill imposing new sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile program and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps overwhelmingly passed the Senate by a margin of 98-2 on Thursday. The bill, which passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last month by a vote of 18 to 3, imposed “new measures...

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Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels claimed an attack on a Saudi-led coalition warship near a strategic Red Sea waterway, China’s state-owned Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday. The reported attack took place off the coast of the Yemeni city of Mocha, about 60 miles north of the Bab al-Mandeb Strait. An estimated 4.7...

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For the first time since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iran is on the verge of acquiring a direct land link to the Mediterranean Sea and southern Lebanon. Iranian proxies and Assad regime forces advanced south in the Syrian desert on Friday to reach the Syrian-Iraqi border, cutting off Free...

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Iran has executed at least 20 people since the re-election of President Hassan Rouhani on May 19, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies reported Wednesday. This grim statistic mirrors the record of Rouhani’s first term in office, when the regime carried out some 3,000 executions. In fact, Rouhani’s four-year record...

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