U.S. ‘suspending obligations’ under INF treaty, citing Russia’s ‘ongoing violations’

U.S. ‘suspending obligations’ under INF treaty, citing Russia’s ‘ongoing violations’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, December 7, 2018 Saying Russia has been “cheating” on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) since 2008, the United States on Dec. 6 announced it is set to “suspend its obligations” under the treaty. “Russia must return to full and verifiable compliance, or their failure to do so will […]

Iran missiles shipped to Houthis in Yemen seized, displayed by U.S.

Iran missiles shipped to Houthis in Yemen seized, displayed by U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, November 30, 2018 The U.S. State Department on Nov. 29 displayed what it says is proof that Iran continues to violate UN resolutions which prohibit the Islamic Republic from exporting weapons. During a press conference at Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling in Washington, D.C., the State Department unveiled Iranian missiles that […]

U.S. adds Hamas leader Haniyeh to terror list

U.S. adds Hamas leader Haniyeh to terror list

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, January 31, 2018 Hamas senior political leader Ismail Haniyeh was designated as a global terrorist by the United States on Jan. 31. The U.S. State Department said in a press release it has designated Haniyeh, as well as the jihadist groups Harakat al-Sabireen, Liwa al Thawra and Harakat Sawa’d […]

Tillerson: U.S. troops staying put in Syria to counter Assad, Iran

Tillerson: U.S. troops staying put in Syria to counter Assad, Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, January 18, 2017 The U.S.’s ultimate objectives in Syria include ensuring ISIS is fully defeated, “post-Assad leadership” and preventing Iran from bolstering its position. Therefore, the U.S. will “maintain a military presence” in the country, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Jan. 17. “A total withdrawal of American […]

UN: Both Syria, ISIS conducted chemical weapons attacks

UN: Both Syria, ISIS conducted chemical weapons attacks

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, November 8, 2017 The Assad regime is responsible for a sarin gas attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun on April 4 of this year, according to the UN’s chemical weapons investigative body. Meanwhile, Islamic State (ISIS) carried out a sulfur mustard gas attack on the Syrian town of […]

Tit for tat: U.S. closes 3 Russian consular facilities in U.S.

Tit for tat: U.S. closes 3 Russian consular facilities in U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, September 1, 2017 The U.S. State Department on Aug. 31 said that, “in the spirit of parity,” the U.S. is closing Russian diplomatic facilities in San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and New York City. The closures will be completed by Sept. 2, a person identified as a senior Trump administration […]

U.S. State Dept. adds Kashmir’s Hizbul Mujahideen to terror list

U.S. State Dept. adds Kashmir’s Hizbul Mujahideen to terror list

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, August 16, 2017 The U.S. State Department on Aug. 16 announced it has designated Kashmir separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) a foreign terrorist organization. The designation comes three days after one of HM’s top commanders was killed in a gun battle with Indian army troops and police from the […]

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis to Kim Jong-Un: We win, you lose

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis to Kim Jong-Un: We win, you lose

By Christopher Sparks, August 10, 2017 A “grossly overmatched” North Korea “would lose” any conflict it starts, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis warned on Aug. 9. The Kim Jong-Un regime has said it now has the capability of striking the U.S. mainland after two successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests last month. Earlier […]

House Judiciary calls for 2nd special counsel to restore ‘public confidence’ in DOJ, FBI

House Judiciary calls for 2nd special counsel to restore ‘public confidence’ in DOJ, FBI

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, July 31, 2017 The House Judiciary Committee is calling on the Justice Department to appoint a second special counsel to restore “public confidence in our nation’s justice system and its investigators, specifically the Department of Justice and FBI.” A second counsel is necessary to investigate a “plethora of matters” […]

No, really: Kerry seeks Hollywood’s advice on how to fight ISIL

No, really: Kerry seeks Hollywood’s advice on how to fight ISIL

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks If there’s anyone who knows how to defeat a real enemy, its the people who heroically defeat fake enemies on film. At least, that seems to be the logic behind U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to La-La Land to get Hollywood’s advice on how to beat Islamic […]