Pompeo to Kerry: The Iran deal failed, ‘let it go’

Pompeo to Kerry: The Iran deal failed, ‘let it go’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 17, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted former Secretary of State John Kerry for meeting recently with Iran’s foreign minister. “What @JohnKerry has done by engaging with #Iran’s regime, the world’s top state sponsor of terror, is unseemly, unprecedented, and inconsistent with U.S. foreign policy. The deal failed. Let […]

The overlooked Iranian people and a broken deal’s billion dollar questions

The overlooked Iranian people and a broken deal’s billion dollar questions

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Just days after the global sigh of relief regarding the upcoming United States-North Korea Summit, world opinion swung back into bitter criticism over the Trump Administration’s announcement that it was scrapping America’s participation in the Iran Nuclear Deal, the penultimate diplomatic legacy of the Obama […]

Op-ed: Loopholes in Obama deal on chemical weapons in Syria proved ‘deadly’

Op-ed: Loopholes in Obama deal on chemical weapons in Syria proved ‘deadly’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 9, 2018 Two “deadly loopholes” in a deal the Obama administration struck in 2013 to remove chemical weapons from Syria allowed the Bashar Assad regime to keep a stockpile of sarin and chlorine gas that it has since used several times in attacks that have killed scores of civilians, an op-ed […]

Netanyahu warns Israel will take the fight to ‘Iran itself’

Netanyahu warns Israel will take the fight to ‘Iran itself’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 19, 2018 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Feb. 18 asserted that Israel “will act not just against Iran’s proxies that are attacking us, but against Iran itself.” The comments were made in Netanyahu’s address to the Munich Security Conference at which Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was also present. Holding […]

Yemen president: ‘Military solution’ needed to end war due to Iran’s stealth role

Yemen president: ‘Military solution’ needed to end war due to Iran’s stealth role

by WorldTribune Staff, September 24, 2017 Conditions created by Iran’s expanding influence have reached a point where war may be the only way to solve Yemen’s civil war, Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi said. “The military solution is the most likely because it is not their (Iran-backed Houthis’) decision to make,” Hadi said on […]

Trump freezes Obama’s last-minute $221 million gift to Palestinians

Trump freezes Obama’s last-minute $221 million gift to Palestinians

by WorldTribune Staff, January 26, 2017 A payment of $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA) that was authorized in the final hours of Barack Obama’s presidency has been frozen by the Trump administration. U.S. officials informed PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Jan. 24 that the funds were not expected to be handed over […]

Document said to confirm U.S. collusion with Palestinians on UN vote

Document said to confirm U.S. collusion with Palestinians on UN vote

by WorldTribune Staff, December 28, 2016 American officials told a Palestinian delegation in a closed door meeting that the U.S. would not veto a UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements, according to a newly leaked document. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice told a Palestinian delegation […]

Carter: Obama did not inform military command of cash payments to Iran

Carter: Obama did not inform military command of cash payments to Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, September 23, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama did not consult with his top military leaders before sending $400 million in cash to Iran earlier this year on the day four American hostages were released, a report said. During a Sept. 22 Senate Armed Services Committee meeting, in response to a question from […]

Turkey increases pressure on U.S. to extradite Gulen, leaks general’s testimony

Turkey increases pressure on U.S. to extradite Gulen, leaks general’s testimony

by WorldTribune Staff, July 27, 2016 As Turkey increased pressure on the United States to extradite cleric Fethullah Gulen for engineering the July 15 coup attempt, Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. would consider the move only if Turkey submits “legitimate evidence” of Gulen’s involvement. “Turkish people are appalled at the U.S.’s insistence […]

ISIL attack on Shi’ite protest rally in Kabul kills at least 80

ISIL attack on Shi’ite protest rally in Kabul kills at least 80

by WorldTribune Staff, July 24, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) on July 23 targeted a Shi’ite protest rally in Kabul, Afghanistan with twin bombings that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 230. Thousands of Persian-speaking Hazara Shi’ites had been demonstrating against the route of a planned multi-million-dollar power line […]

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