U.S. military will remain in Middle East until war on terror is over

A draft document that outlines Washington’s plans for a military pull-out from the war-torn country unveiled a decision to maintain U.S. military forces near the Iraqi and Jordanian borders, which are viewed by top American Defense officials as “key strategic locations that will thwart Iran’s attempts to widen its grip in Syria.” The draft document … Read more

U.S. backed Kurds seek to normalize relations with Damascus

Kurdish-led groups who were part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State and control swathes of northern Syria have revived contacts with the regime in Damascus in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from the war-torn-country. These groups are keen to stave off any Turkish attack, after Turkish Foreign … Read more

Khamenei: U.S. sanctions on Iran bolstered regional standing

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khemenei hinted to the growing strain that U.S. sanctions are having on his country’s economy yet attempted to reassure his followers by claiming that ultimately the Islamic Republic will prevail. In a televised speech that focused on the growing hardships that emerged following the American withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear … Read more

Iran to launch two new satellites into orbit

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani revealed that his country will soon launch two new satellites into orbit, using domestically-produced rockets. During a commemoration ceremony for the late Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the Iranian leader underscored the importance of the Islamic Republic’s missile program, which became a major component in Iran’s defensive capabilities. Rouhani stressed that … Read more

U.S. concerned by growing Chinese involvement in Israel

A high-ranking American official confirmed that U.S. President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton, in his meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu earlier this week, discussed – among others – U.S. concerns about the use of Chinese communications equipment in sensitive sectors across Israel. In an interview to Israel’s public radio broadcast, the American official … Read more

U.S. to redouble its diplomatic and commercial pressure on Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that the United States will ‘redouble its diplomatic and commercial efforts to put real pressure on Iran.’ The American top diplomat, who embarked on a week-long Middle East tour, said during a joint press conference with his Jordanian counterpart in Amman, that the US-coalition in the region that … Read more

Israel continues to confront Iranian aspirations in Syria

On the day that Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, announced its decision to dissolve the current regime, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu maintained his focus on Israel’s growing security challenges, voicing his resolve to continue confronting Jerusalem’s primary threat, namely, the Islamic Republic of Iran. In an address Netanyahu made at a graduation ceremony of Israeli Air … Read more

U.S. threatens Jerusalem’s enemies not to test Washington’s commitment to Israel

Top Washington officials have worked over the past several weeks to thwart an abrupt U.S. military pullout from Syria, that after President Donald Trump announced in December his decision to withdraw the American forces that are operating in the war-torn-country. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who sits on both the committees of Foreign Relations and Intelligence, … Read more

U.S. to continue efforts in Syria, despite planed withdraw

The French ambassador to the United Nations informed the U.N. Security Council that it would closely monitor the anticipated withdrawal of the United States from Syria, while ensuring very carefully that the security of all U.S. partners be preserved, including the Syrian Democratic Forces.  Francois Delattre, the French Ambassador to the United Nations stated “In … Read more

France: Islamic State has not been annihilation from Syria

French Defense Minister Florence Parly contested President Trump’s declaration of victory over the Islamic State in Syria. In an interview to a French Radio Station, Parly underscored that Paris does not share the position of Washington on the matter of the annihilation of the Islamic State, by saying: “I’ve just told you that we do … Read more