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The Trump administration’s emerging strategy for confronting Iranian threats appears to be upholding the nuclear deal while sanctioning Iran’s non-nuclear behavior, two experts on the agreement wrote Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal. Mark Dubowitz, the executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and David Albright, a former weapons...

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American fighter jets on Thursday struck a convoy of forces loyal to the Syrian regime that approached a base where U.S. and British forces are training Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, VOA News reported. The pro-regime convoy had come within 18 miles the al-Tanf base, which houses U.S. and...

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Iran is facing “the worst water future of any industrialized nation” due to “bad governance and corruption,” a leading expert on water usage wrote in an op-ed published Tuesday in The Washington Post. Seth Siegel, author of Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World, wrote that the...

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Arab Gulf states have offered to improve ties with Israel if it intensifies efforts to reach a diplomatic agreement with the Palestinians, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The potential steps could include allowing Israeli planes to fly over their territory, establishing direct telecommunication access to Israel, easing some limits on...

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Former top officials of the Obama administration are actively seeking to discourage Congress from imposing new sanctions on Iran, Jenna Lifhits reported Monday for The Weekly Standard. The Ploughshares Fund, which was credited by the Obama administration for promoting the nuclear deal, circulated a letter on Capitol Hill that had originally written...

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At a debate with five other approved candidates ahead of Iran’s May 19 presidential elections, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of sabotaging the 2015 nuclear deal Iran agreed to with the United States and five other powers, Agence France-Presse reported Friday. “We saw how they...

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Iran has issued threats to two nearby nations in recent days, further indicating that it is a destabilizing force in the region. Saudi Arabian Defense Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said in an interview, carried by several Saudi networks, that Iran seeks “to take over the Islamic world.” In response, his Iranian counterpart...

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A submarine used in the failed underwater launch of a cruise missile by Iran this week points to the Islamic Republic’s military cooperation with North Korea, Pentagon officials told Fox News on Friday. Iran used a “midget” submarine for the underwater launch of a Jask – 2 cruise missile, which U.S. Defense Department...

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Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince said in a recent interview that dialogue between his nation and Iran is impossible because of the latter’s “extremist ideology,” The New York Times reported Wednesday. Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who serves as Riyadh’s defense minister and is second in line to the throne, said his...

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Iran will continue sending “military advisers” to Syria in order to boost the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, a top Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander told Iran’s Fars news agency on Tuesday. Though Iran has been sending military support to Assad since at least 2012, it didn’t publicly acknowledge doing so until...

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