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Netanyahu on March 3 speech: ‘I am going there to try to stop the deal from happening’

Benjamin Netanyahu during a speech to Congress on May 24, 2011. / Avi Ohayon / GPO / Flash90

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a local radio station that his speech next week to Congress is critical because he believes only Congress can at this point can stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons. “I […]

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Credit where credit is due: The Carter Administration and Iran’s fall to militant Islam

President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn with the Shah of Iran at a state dinner in the White House. / www.corbis.com

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dario de Persis The question of whose actions — or inactions — contributed to the downfall of the Shah of Iran in and by extension, the success of the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1978-79, is […]

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Rumsfeld on how to deal with ISIL threat, Valerie Jarrett and Vladimir Putin

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld: "The president has got two more years. It seems to me the only thing that could change it is not going to be the press. It's not going to be the Congress." / Chad J. McNeeley / Department of Defense.

Special to WorldTribune.com Greta Van Susteren, Feb. 17, FOX News: They are savages. And tonight, more news breaking. ISIS militants have reportedly burned to death 45 people in Iraq. The horrifying slaughter taking place in the western Iraqi town of […]

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The under-reported stealth war on Mideast Christians

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The spate of brutal and systematic attacks on Christian communities in Syria, Iraq and Egypt by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has surged. Yet despite this targeted violence, […]

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With all the angst over Netanyahu’s visit and Iran, why no mention of North Korea?

North Korea's Kim Yong-Nam during visit to Iran in August 2012.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com President Obama faces a foreign policy predicament of gigantic proportions. The leader of Israel is coming to Washington, doing an end run around the White House, taking his case to a Republican-controlled Congress […]

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N. Korea preparing miniaturized nuclear warheads for October military parade

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea has adopted a resolution authorizing the showcasing of miniaturized nuclear warheads at a military parade in October, military sources and analysts here said. “The North has [signaled] that it […]

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More disturbing details of Obama’s nuclear sell-out to Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif.
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Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz In an article published today, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, a notorious Obama administration apologist, provided his latest endorsement of the president’s deeply flawed nuclear diplomacy with Iran. Ignatius also discussed some worrisome U.S. […]

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Fait Accompli: Bad Iran deal coming and in fact has already been decided

Secretary of State John Kerry with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif.
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Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The U.S. looks set to present its allies with a dangerous fait accompli on Iran’s nuclear program. The joint statement by Secretary of State Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif that there will be […]

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French jet fighter deal with Egypt causes heartburn in Beijing

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com As the Egyptian Air Force jets were pounding ISIS targets in Libya to avenge the 21 beheaded Egyptian Christians, Cairo was signing a major deal with France to purchase 24 Dassault Rafale fighters. […]

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Transforming U.S.-Egypt ties: What Sadat accomplished, the Obama administration has undone

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat greets Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin upon his arrival for his historic visit Nov. 19, 1977, at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport.

Egypt has already made its move away from the United States, although many in Washington do not seem to even understand what a seismic shift it was. Egypt is reviving economically and strategically, and promises to transform the Suez-Red Sea […]

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