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Sol W. Sanders One of the many reasons we commemorate the catastrophic death of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago is to celebrate his incredible style, his ability in a few words to sum up the essence of our hopes and […]

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Play it again Sam . . . : Flashback on Russian plans to send Iran its S-300 missile system

Russia conducted a test of its S-300 missile system in 2013.

Iran in hurry for S-300 missile system but Moscow hints at delay April 14, 2015: An Iranian official says that Tehran believes Russia will deliver S-300 missile systems to the Middle East state this year, but a top ally of […]

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Hello: Iran — with North Korea — already has nukes and missiles, and is on the move

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, center, and North Korea's Kim Yong Nam, right, in Iran last August. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The Iran “nuclear” deal does not stop Iran gaining nuclear weapons. But it does have unintended consequences of global significance. Much hand-wringing by international commentators accompanied the revelation that a deal had been […]

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Israel blames Iran ‘framework’ deal for Putin’s missile decision

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on April 14 that the recent nuclear “framework” agreement with Iran led to a Russian decision to provide the Tehran regime with its advanced S-300 air defense missiles. “The S-300 deal […]

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Iran in hurry for S-300 missile system but Moscow hints at delay

Russia conducted a test of its S-300 missile system in 2013.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty An Iranian official says that Tehran believes Russia will deliver S-300 missile systems to the Middle East state this year, but a top ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested it […]

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Sen. Cotton: Surgical strikes could be conducted in Iran without leading to war

Nuclear site in Iran.

Special to WorldTribune.com In an interview, Sen. Tom Cotton said that if Iran were allowed to become a nuclear state under its current regime, then the likely outcome would be nuclear war. “The proposal puts Iran on the path to […]

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Saudis reject talk of Yemen ceasefire as evidence cited Iran is backing insurgency

A girl runs for shelter during an air strike in Sanaa, Yemen on April 8. / Khaled Abdullah Ali / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com The coalition air strikes led by Saudi Arabia with U.S. assistance continued on April 12 with no indication a diplomatic settlement was near. “How can Iran call for us to stop the fighting in Yemen?” Saudi Foreign […]

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Iran denies report its military advisers were captured in Yemen

Houthis protest Saudi airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on April 10. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran has denied reports claiming that two Iranian military advisers were captured by local militiamen in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on April 10. Iran’s Fars news agency quoted an unnamed […]

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Tipping point: Iran takes lead in bitter struggle with Saudi Arabia

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Special to WorldTribune.com Fariborz Saremi The current dramatic events in the Middle East are largely the continuing story of rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran. This strategic game of push and shove has now been going for decades. On the […]

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U.S. calls out Iran on takeover of Yemen: ‘Every single week there are flights from Iran’

A direct flight from Tehran arrived on March 1 to Yemeni capital Sanaa, for the first time since 1990.

Special to WorldTribune.com As tension continue over the interpretation of the Iran nuclear “framework” agreement, the Obama administration has for the first time officially challenged the Iran regime over its takeover of Yemen using its proxy, the Shi’ite Houti militia. […]

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