U.S. ousts Turkey from F-35 program

U.S. ousts Turkey from F-35 program

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2019 The Trump administration ended its partnership with Turkey in the F-35 stealth fighter program after Turkey proceeded with its plan to procure a Russian-made missile defense system, the White House said. Ankara’s continued participation in the F-35 fighter jet program is now “impossible” because of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s […]

Iran seizes tanker owned by UAE in the Strait of Hormuz

Iran seizes tanker owned by UAE in the Strait of Hormuz

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2019 Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on July 14 seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew members on board in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian state media reported. “With a capacity of 2 million barrels and 12 foreign crew on board, the vessel was en route to deliver contraband […]

Iran-backed Hizbullah strengthens ties with Lebanon, Yemen; Israel IDs missile commander

Iran-backed Hizbullah strengthens ties with Lebanon, Yemen; Israel IDs missile commander

FPI / July 17, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Hizbullah’s precision missile operations in Lebanon are under the command of an Iranian engineer, an Israeli news outlet reported. I24 News identified the commander as Majed Naveed, an engineer with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Lebanon’s leadership, meanwhile, makes no secret of the fact that the partnership between […]

Netanyahu: I want Israel to be one of the least bureaucratic countries

Netanyahu: I want Israel to be one of the least bureaucratic countries

FPI / July 16, 2019 By World Israel News.com Israel is known as the Startup Nation but it is nevertheless tough to do business in the country, which is saddled with regulation. The Netanyahu administration has committed itself to reducing that regulatory burden and on Sunday released its annual Regulatory Burden Reduction Summary. According to […]

UK warship aimed guns at Iran ships challenging tanker

UK warship aimed guns at Iran ships challenging tanker

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2019 The British warship HMS Montrose on July 10 trained its guns on Iranian ships which UK authorities say were impeding a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. “Contrary to international law, three Iranian vessels attempted to impede the passage of a commercial vessel, British Heritage, through the […]

Dunford: U.S. assembling coalition to protect shipping in Persian Gulf

Dunford: U.S. assembling coalition to protect shipping in Persian Gulf

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2019 The United States plans to form a military coalition “that would ensure freedom of navigation both in the Straits of Hormuz and Bab al-Mandab,” the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said on July 9. The U.S. is “engaging now with a number of countries” who could […]

UK, Germany denounce Iran announcement; ‘Better be careful,’ Trump warns

UK, Germany denounce Iran announcement; ‘Better be careful,’ Trump warns

by WorldTribune Staff, July 8, 2019 Germany and the United Kingdom, two of the three European signatories of the 2015 nuclear accord, lashed out at Iran after the Islamic Republic announced it would breach the deal. Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, announced on July 7 that Iran would begin enriching […]

Israel vs Iran: Weekend strikes hit targets despite operational S-300 shield

Israel vs Iran: Weekend strikes hit targets despite operational S-300 shield

FPI / July 3, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com The Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck Iranian and Hizbullah targets in Syria on June 30 in one of its largest missions in the neighboring country to date. IAF warplanes launched a large number of air to surface missiles at targets in the town of Kisweh, which houses the headquarters […]

Home after Bahrain conference, Palestinian participants flee arrest by crossing into Israel

Home after Bahrain conference, Palestinian participants flee arrest by crossing into Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, June 30, 2019 Two of three Palestinian businessmen who attended the recent U.S.-led economic workshop in Bahrain avoided arrest by Palestinian security forces by crossing the Green Line to Israeli-controlled territory, reports say. One of the businessmen who participated in the conference, Salah Abu Miala, was arrested on June 29 and later […]

Trump sanctions forced Iran proxies to focus on fundraising

Trump sanctions forced Iran proxies to focus on fundraising

FPI / June 26, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Less than two years after Forbes declared it the richest terror group in the world, Hizbullah is strapped for cash amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s sanctions which have crippled the economy of Iran, the organization’s main benefactor. The revenue stream from Iran has been cut so drastically, in fact, […]

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