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  • US to send 1,800 troops, dozens of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions

    10/11/2019 1:47:51 PM PDT · by tkocur · 117 replies
    Fox News ^ | Lucia I Suarez Sang
    Roughly 1,800 U.S. service members, as well as several dozen fighter jets and other air defense implements, will be sent to Saudi Arabia to help protect the Kingdom amid heightened tensions with Iran, the Pentagon announced Friday. Officials said the U.S. is set to ship two F-15 squadrons, two Patriot missile batteries, one anti-missile defense system known as THADD and other planes. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said he informed Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman earlier Friday about the additional troops “to ensure and enhance the defense of Saudi Arabia.” "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding security partner in the...
  • Iran ready to accept nuclear deal changes if US lifts sanctions

    09/25/2019 10:22:12 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 25 Sep 2019 | OWEN DAUGHERTY
    Iran is prepared to accept changes to the 2015 nuclear agreement and not seek nuclear weapons if the United States agrees to the deal and lifts sanctions, a spokesman for Iran said Wednesday. “If the sanctions are ended and there is a return to the [nuclear] accord, there is room for giving reassurances toward breaking the deadlock and the President has even a proposal for small changes in the accord,” Ali Rabiei said on state TV, according to Reuters. The news service added that Iran’s state-run Press TV said on Wednesday that Tehran would be willing to reenter the deal...
  • Iran ready to accept nuclear deal changes if U.S. returns, lifts sanctions: spokesman

    09/25/2019 5:55:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09025 2019 | Staff
    Iran is willing to give reassurances on not seeking nuclear arms and accept changes to its 2015 nuclear accord with world power if the United States returns to the deal and lifts sanctions, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. “If the sanctions are ended and there is a return to the (nuclear) accord, there is room for giving reassurances toward breaking the deadlock and the President (Hassan Rouhani) has even a proposal for small changes in the accord,” the spokesman, Ali Rabiei, said on state TV. SNIP
  • Thrilling New Novel Reveals Who is America’s #1 Enemy

    09/24/2019 9:21:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/24/2019 | Alicia Colon
    Russia may be an adversary, but it is not our number one enemy. Neither is China, which may have over a billion people but we’re its best customer and they’ve invested too much in this nation to risk our destruction. Iranian leaders, on the other hand, have made no secret that they hate America and everything we stand for. The leading mullahs are true believers in a caliphate that will conquer the world. The 21st century has seen a broad mainstream embrace of a collective Muslim identity by young Muslims and the appeal of a caliphate as an idealized future...
  • Iran building new classified military base in Syria: intelligence sources

    09/12/2019 4:04:05 AM PDT · by gattaca · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 3, 2019 | Trey Yingst
    EXCLUSIVE: Iran has established a new military base in Syria and has plans to house thousands of troops at the location, according to multiple Western intelligence sources. The classified Iranian project, called the Imam Ali compound, was approved by top leadership in Tehran and is being completed by the Iranian al-Quds Forces. Using a civilian satellite company, Fox News verified the information and obtained images that show a base being constructed on the Syria-Iraq border.
  • Trump Considered Easing Sanctions On Iran To Encourage Talks — Over Bolton’s Strong Objection

    09/11/2019 12:31:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2019 | Allahpundit
    Golly, whoever leaked this to Bloomberg must have been pretty high up the food chain to know what the president was thinking on a matter as sensitive as Iran diplomacy.And they must have a pretty sizable axe to grind with him if they’re willing to make him sound this weak, particularly in comparison to Bolton.Any theories? Do any current or former disgruntled national security aides with a reputation for score-settling in the press present themselves as logical suspects?The post-Bolton era will be a golden age of natsec leaking, my friends. President Trump discussed easing sanctions on Iran to help...
  • Trump Flirts With $15 Billion Bailout for Iran, Sources Say

    09/12/2019 5:40:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 71 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/12/2019 | Erin Banco, Asawin Suebsaeng
    President Donald Trump has left the impression with foreign officials, members of his administration, and others involved in Iranian negotiations that he is actively considering a French plan to extend a $15 billion credit line to the Iranians if Tehran comes back into compliance with the Obama-era nuclear deal. Trump has in recent weeks shown openness to entertaining President Emmanuel Macron’s plan, according to four sources with knowledge of Trump’s conversations with the French leader. Two of those sources said that State Department officials, including Secretary Mike Pompeo, are also open to weighing the French proposal, in which the Paris...
  • Iran Deploys Naval Destroyer ....... to Gulf of Aden

    08/26/2019 2:22:42 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Fars News Agenc ^ | 11:38 26.08.2019 | Hamed Jafarnejad
    1Iran Deploys Naval Destroyer Armed With Cruise Missiles to Secure its Ships in Gulf of Aden - / Fars News Agency, Hamed Jafarnejad 11:05 26.08.2019(updated 11:38 26.08.2019) Get short URL2210 The reported move comes just a day after an Iranian Navy commander voiced readiness to escort the oil tanker Adrian Darya (formerly known as the Grace 1), which had been released by the authorities in Gibraltar earlier in August after more than a month-long detention despite US appeals to seize the vessel. According to Iran's English-language broadcaster Press TV, Iranian authorities have deployed a naval destroyer armed with long-range cruise...
  • CBS This Morning; Iran sanctions threaten the lives of young (Iranian) cancer patients

    08/19/2019 8:22:09 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 41 replies
    CBS This Morning ^ | 8.19.2019 | IMTIAZ TYAB
    Iran sanctions threaten the lives of young ca... In the battle over sanctions between the United States and Iran, the losers are Iranian cancer patients seeking life-saving drugs. Correspondent Imtiaz Tyab reports from a children's hospital in Tehran where vital drugs are running out
  • Pompeo: Arab nations, Israel see Iran as a common threat

    07/15/2019 10:44:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/7/19 | Elad Benari
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said that the bond that has been established between Israel and Arab countries over the Iranian nuclear issue is encouraging. In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Pompeo also noted that the US sanctions on Iran are working despite some having predicted they would not. Asked about the relationship that has been established between the US, Israel, the Jordanians, Egyptians, the Saudis, the Emirates, and others, the Secretary of State replied, “That’s something that’s really very – frankly, very encouraging. The framework that had set the Middle East for so many...
  • Iranians Oppose Their Theocratic Regime, Creating An Opportunity

    07/08/2019 5:25:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    Debate within the United States over the correct policy for dealing with the Islamic Republic of Iran has long been centered on the idea of a dichotomy between engagement and war. Defenders of the status quo continue to suggest that in order to avoid armed conflict, we must turn a blind eye to the theocratic regime’s domestic repression and its propensity for mischief-making beyond Iran’s borders. Starting with that assumption, anyone who recommends a decisive alternative policy is painted as a warmonger.But this is a false narrative, which serves the interests of the Iranian regime and has roots in its...
  • Why Attacking Iran Is an Insane Idea

    07/07/2019 7:27:06 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 104 replies
    The National Interest ^ | July 6, 2019 | Robert Gaines & Scott Horton
    Iran is a conservative state in a region otherwise awash in radicalism. Any military action undertaken by the United States or its allies against the regime in Tehran will represent a grave error. Sponsorship of terror organizations or extremist groups is a hallmark of nearly all Middle Eastern states. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait have both lent financial and material support to Sunni extremist groups involved in the Syrian Civil war, Yet both remain in good standing as U.S. allies. Even Israel has aided rebels groups in Syria near its border, though Jerusalem denies that it is supporting extremists. Iran...
  • White House: 'Little doubt' Iran was enriching uranium under Obama administration's watch

    07/01/2019 7:52:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/2019 | By Gregg Re |
    "No, no message to Iran," Trump said. "They know what they're doing. They know what they're playing with. And I think the're playing with fire. So no message to Iran whatsoever." Earlier in the day, the semi-official Fars news agency in Iran cited an unnamed source as saying that U.N. inspectors had recently weighed Iran's stockpile of low-enriched uranium. According to the report, Iran's stockpile of low-enriched uranium was greater than the 660-pound limit set by the nuclear deal. While uranium enriched to 3.67 percent is usable for nuclear power plants, enrichment closer to 90 percent is needed for atomic...
  • US Can Afford to Stay Calm With Iran

    06/27/2019 4:53:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Trump recently ordered and then called off a retaliatory strike against Iran for destroying a U.S. surveillance drone. The United States asserts that the drone was operating in international space. Iran claims it was in Iranian airspace. Antiwar critics of Trump's Jacksonian rhetoric turned on a dime to blast him as a weak, vacillating leader afraid to call Iran to account. Trump supporters countered that the president had shown Iran a final gesture of patience — and cleared the way for a stronger retaliation should Iran foolishly interpret his one-time forbearance as a weakness to be exploited rather than...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump: I do not need congressional approval to strike Iran

    06/24/2019 10:06:40 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies
    thehill.com ^ | June 24, 2019 | SAAGAR ENJETI AND JORDAN FABIAN
    The president disputed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) assertion that he would need congressional approval for any “hostilities” against Iran. "I disagree," he said. "Most people seem to disagree." "They have ideas. They’re intelligent people. They'll come up with some thoughts," Trump said, referring to lawmakers. "I actually learned a couple of things the other day when we had our meeting with Congress."
  • Trump Dodged An Ambush By Avoiding War With Iran

    06/23/2019 11:58:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    Assuming nothing happens between the time I write this and the time you read it, it appears that Donald Trump has refused to take the sucker’s bait and engage us in open war with Iran. And while I remain more hawkish than many of my fellow supporters of the Trump Revolt against the garbage liberal elite, it’s pretty clear that Trump was right. Some quality conservatives disagree with me in good faith, but whatever makes Fredocons like Bill Kristol upset is presumptively a good idea. Let’s clarify some things. Iran is our enemy – the notion that we might...
  • Bolton: America Willing to Talk to Iran But Ready to Retaliate

    06/17/2019 9:48:12 AM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 17, 2019 5:00 am | Bill Gertz
    Bolton: America Willing to Talk to Iran But Ready to Retaliate Iran standoff 'very precarious situation' amid new covert attacks on tankers BY: Bill Gertz June 17, 2019 5:00 am White House National Security Adviser John Bolton said the United States is willing to talk to Iranian leaders to ease tensions but also is set for retaliatory action against Iranian military provocations. Bolton revealed in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon that intelligence reports over the past month warned of covert attacks in the Middle East and South Asia by Iranian proxies, including the Quds Force, Iranian intelligence operatives,...
  • Jim Hanson: Iran’s aggression may force Trump to launch military attack

    06/14/2019 7:43:19 AM PDT · by rintintin · 110 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jun14 2019 | Jim Hanson
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was right to call the world’s attention Thursday to Iran’s unprovoked attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman earlier in the day. Pompeo said the U.S. holds Iran responsible for this dangerous aggression – a clear warning to the mullahs who rule the Islamic Republic that the U.S. will ensure they face consequences. It would be irresponsible for the Trump administration to turn a blind eye to what Pompeo called Iran’s “blatant assault.”
  • Trump Says Iran Nuclear Deal Possible as Sanctions Bite

    05/27/2019 12:34:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    newmax ^ | May 27, 2019 | Thomson/Reuters
    President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear program was possible, crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities Washington has said are behind a spate of attacks in the Middle East. "I really believe that Iran would like to make a deal, and I think that's very smart of them, and I think that's a possibility to happen," Trump said during a news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. "It has a chance to be a great country with the same leadership," Trump said. "We aren't looking for regime change -- I just...
  • Neo-Cons Beat the Drums Against Iran War

    05/22/2019 5:26:11 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 22, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Neo-Cons Beat the Drums Against Iran War The false meme behind the attacks on John Bolton. May 22, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 17 FrontPage Comments Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. When archeologists dig through blue state landfills, and reach the strata of the Bush years, they’ll find copies of Dude, Where’s My Country, Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief, and a million newspapers accusing the “neocons” of “beating the drums of war”. Unlike Michael Moore and Radiohead, there’s still a drumbeat of...