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Wrong: Iran is not cooperating with IAEA as Obama officials claim

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 16. / Brian Snyder / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz One of the biggest stumbling blocks to a nuclear agreement with Iran has been Tehran’s refusal to answer questions by the IAEA about past nuclear activities that appear to be related to nuclear weapons […]

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Pro-Israel AIPAC delivers first public challenge to Obama

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on March 2. in Washington, DC. / Mark Wilson / Getty Images / AFP

Israel’s top lobbyist has issued its first public rebuke of the Obama administration over its response to the landslide electoral victory of Iraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his statements shortly before and after the election. President Barack Obama on […]

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Transformed: After the speech, letter and election, world awaits an empowered Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in Riyadh, on March 5. / Evan Vucci / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The U.S. administration is under siege over its strategy on a nuclear Iran. It appears that there is no end to the surprises coming from the U.S. Congress. First House of Representatives Speaker John […]

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Irony: Main hope for stopping disastrous nuclear deal is France and Iran itself

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 16. / Brian Snyder / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Earlier this week, AP reported that a final nuclear deal with Iran would allow it to enrich uranium with 6,000 centrifuges and some sanctions would be immediately suspended. The report also said there would […]

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Irreconcilable differences in our time: Let’s not go to pieces over peace

The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at Panmunjom.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Some of the terrible problems we read, hear and talk about so often are beyond solution. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated this week that as long as he was in office there […]

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Obama administration sharpens its rhetoric in aftermath of Netanyahu victory

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Special to WorldTribune.com The White House has focused on comments made by victorious Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the final days of his campaign to criticize his electoral tactics and to put Israel on notice regarding it approach to […]

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Egypt’s bet: Reform Islam, boost economy, ignore Obama

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at March 15 investors conference.

Sol W. Sanders Any hope for an exit from the current Middle East chaos lies with the efforts of Gen. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to stabilize its politics and rebuild the Egyptian economy. With its 90 million people and traditional […]

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Dr. Kissinger, call the office: There may be a fix for Ukraine crisis, but it won’t be easy

Henry Kissinger with Zhou Enlai and Mao Zedong.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dr. Assad Homayoun, Senior Fellow, International Strategic Studies Association, How can valid and durable strategic policy be made with regard to Ukraine, given that the crisis centered around the state could well have profound consequences for […]

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Seeing is believing: Congress writes to Iran, 2015, . . . and to Nicaragua, 1984

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Special to WorldTribune.com Courtesy of J. Michael Waller [Click on images to see full letter]    

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Egypt’s Sisi faces growing pressure from jihadists, Obama administration

Among the targets in February was Vodafone store in Cairo. / Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters

CAIRO — Anger is building in Egypt’s government at being treated with hostility by its traditional ally in Washington while coping with a drumbeat of terror incidents targeting security forces in Sinai and foreign business interests here. Asked on March […]

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