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Report calls for parallel U.S.-Israeli agreement to balance Iran deal

Amos Yadlin

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States and Israel should work out a bilateral, parallel agreement in response to the Iran nuclear deal, Israel’s former military intelligence chief said. Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin said in a paper published at the International […]

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Khamenei aide: Iran to lead ‘resistance axis,’ thwart U.S. influence


Special to WorldTribune.com By Backgrounder* Iran and its Mideast allies must form a “resistance axis” to turn back American influence in the region, a top adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. Ali Akbar Velayati said that the “resistance axis” of […]

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U.S. troops mobilize near Korea’s DMZ as Kim declares ‘quasi state of war’

U.S. troops near Paju, South Korea on Aug. 21.  /EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com As North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un declared on Aug. 21 that Pyongyang was in a “quasi-state of war,” U.S. troops were seen mobilizing at a South Korean border town. “The Korean People’s Army (KPA) front-line large combined […]

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Report on secret side deal — that Iran will inspect Parchin site — puts IAEA on the defensive

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano. / Herwig Prammer / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says he is “disturbed” by a report suggesting his organization has given responsibility for nuclear inspections to Iran. IAEA Director-General Yukiya […]

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Sen. Menendez powerfully indicts the deal: ‘If Iran is to acquire a nuclear bomb, it will not have my name on it’

Sen. Robert Menendez: 'Why does Iran — which has the world's fourth largest proven oil reserves  and the world's second largest proven natural gas reserves  — need nuclear power for domestic energy?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Democratic New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez gave a powerful speech yesterday announcing his strong opposition to the nuclear agreement with Iran. The speech was a devastating indictment of the Iran agreement that refutes the […]

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Menendez: Obama’s ‘willingness to forgo a critical element of Iran’s weaponization — past and present — is inexplicable’

Sen. Robert Menendez on Aug. 18, 2015.

Special to WorldTribune.com The following speech by New Jersey Democrat, Sen. Robert Menendez, was delivered on Aug. 18 in Seton, N.J.: “For twenty three years as a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations Committees, I have […]

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Report: Obama’s 2011 call for Assad’s ouster led to humanitarian disaster

U.S. President Barack Obama

Special to WorldTribune.com The White House on Aug. 18, 2011 released a written statement from President Barack Obama: “For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President (Bashar) Assad to step aside.” Four years later, Assad […]

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U.S. confirms ISIL chemical weapons strike using precursor components

Kurdish forces in Hasakah, Syria.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) used mustard gas in an attack in Hasakah, Syria, U.S. investigators have confirmed. The U.S. is still investigating the amount and sophistication of how the agent was delivered, according to […]

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Ex-DIA chief Flynn: Obama ignored intel warnings, willfully backed Al Qaida groups that became ISIL

Former DIA chief Michael Flynn.

Special to WorldTribune.com The Obama administration made a “willful decision” to arm terror organizations in Syria that led to the rise of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), former U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) chief Michael Flynn said. Flynn […]

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Russian ‘hallmarks’ seen in latest cyberattack on Pentagon

The Pentagon

Special to WorldTribune.com Russian hackers are “strongly suspected” of launching a July 25 cyberattack on the Pentagon’s Joint Staff e-mail system, according to U.S. Defense Department officials. The cyberattack affected about 4,000 Defense Department personnel and took the Joint Staff […]

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