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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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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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Iran’s Khamenei: Given ‘devilish’ U.S. intentions, extending deadline would not be end of world

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: 'No binding agreement'.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said he neither supports nor opposes a framework deal reached with global powers on Tehran’s nuclear program, adding that he will wait till it […]

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Simply put: ‘Historic agreement’ is not an agreement and it ignores history

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, left, U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, and Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif at press briefing on April 2. / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey No-one agrees on what was agreed with Iran, but in any case the precedents are hardly encouraging. By this time hordes of commentators have chewed over Mr. Obama’s “historic” agreement. Some aspects, however, have […]

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Pushing the envelope on foreign policy and putting the squeeze on Israel

Rashid Ismail Khalidi.

Sol W. Sanders One of the many anomalies of President Barack Hussein Obama’s collapsing foreign policy is Washington’s growing rift with Israel, despite the two countries’ historically intimate ties at every level. Obama’s fundamental antagonism toward Israel was always apparent: […]

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Wars galore: Russia joins Red Cross in appeal for pause in Yemen fighting

Air strikes continued in Yemen against Houthi strongholds.

Special to WorldTribune.com UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama said in early 2013 at his second inauguration that “a decade of war is now ending.” Two years later, Russia has just endorsed a Red Cross appeal for a “humanitarian pause” […]

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Netanyahu’s response to Iran deal: ‘The survival of Israel is non-negotiable’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Special to WorldTribune.com Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued the following response to the proposed framework for a deal with Iran, announced April 2. I just came from a meeting of the Israeli cabinet. We discussed the proposed framework for […]

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Not a done deal: Iran, West announce ‘decisive step’

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, left, U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, and Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif at press briefing on April 2. / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Iran and six world powers say they have reached an agreement on “key parameters” of a comprehensive nuclear agreement that must be finalized by June 30. EU foreign […]

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Sisi prevails: Obama ends 18-month arms embargo against Egypt

Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi, center, at a military funeral for troops killed in an assault in the Sinai Peninsula. AP / MENA

Special to WorldTribune.com President Barack Obama on March 31 ended the 18-month U.S. arms embargo against Egypt in order to support a regional effort to contain the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The decision marks a diplomatic victory […]

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