Trump blames Iran for Yemen war as Congress takes aim at Saudis

Trump blames Iran for Yemen war as Congress takes aim at Saudis

by WorldTribune Staff, December 12, 2018 Under pressure from Congress to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen, President Donald Trump said “I’d want to see Iran pull out of Yemen too.” “I hate to see what’s going on in Yemen, but it takes two to tango,” Trump said in a Dec. 11 […]

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 […]

Pompeo, Mattis warn Senate on regional impact of weakened Saudi ties

Pompeo, Mattis warn Senate on regional impact of weakened Saudi ties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2018 Any draw-down in U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia would lead to a stronger Iran and reinvigorated Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaida, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told U.S. lawmakers on Nov. 28. Speaking to reporters after he and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned the Senate in a closed-door […]

Peace deal: Saudis, Egypt reportedly encouraging Arab-Israel trade ties

Peace deal: Saudis, Egypt reportedly encouraging Arab-Israel trade ties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2018 Leaders from Saudi Arabia and Egypt are encouraging Arab nations to open economic relations with Israel as part of the U.S.’s Middle East peace plan, a report said. During his visit to Cairo this week, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman held extensive meetings with Egyptian President Abdul Fatah […]

The Khashoggi murder in perspective

The Khashoggi murder in perspective

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder was a heinous crime, but Israel’s rapprochement with the Gulf states is far more significant. Two events have taken place within the last few weeks. One is potentially of immense significance and the other is not. The first consists of the many indications that […]

Yemen’s agony tops global crisis list

Yemen’s agony tops global crisis list

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS —The continuing crisis in Yemen, a country beset with tribal fault-lines, jolted by sectarian clashes, and magnified by a clash of cultures between Arab monarchies and the Islamic Republic of Iran, has shaken the Arabian peninsula to the core. Now after five years of warfare between […]

Report: Leakers of CIA’s Khashoggi assessment assumed to be advocates of Obama’s Iran policy

Report: Leakers of CIA’s Khashoggi assessment assumed to be advocates of Obama’s Iran policy

by WorldTribune Staff, November 21, 2018 The CIA’s reported assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally authorized the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was leaked to the anti-Trump Washington Post, which published the news on Nov. 16. President Donald Trump, who ordered the assessment, did not receive it until one day later. […]

Gulf states join U.S.-led sanctions on Taliban sponsors; Iran accuses Saudis of Khashoggi distraction

Gulf states join U.S.-led sanctions on Taliban sponsors; Iran accuses Saudis of Khashoggi distraction

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2018 Two Iranian military officers were among nine individuals tied to Afghanistan’s Taliban who have been blacklisted by an international organization set up to combat the financing of terrorism. The U.S. Treasury Department on Oct. 23 said the seven-nation Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) blacklisted the individuals in order to […]

U.S. media relies on Turkey, world’s top jailer of journalists, for news on Khashoggi case

U.S. media relies on Turkey, world’s top jailer of journalists, for news on Khashoggi case

by WorldTribune Staff, October 19, 2018 In the absence of on-the-record information from government officials and other reliable sources, the U.S. corporate media have turned to state-aligned outlets in Turkey for information on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Turkish government, which controls most media in the country, is routinely ranked among the […]

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