New State Dept. ‘Unalienable Rights’ panel worries abortion, LGBT advocates

New State Dept. ‘Unalienable Rights’ panel worries abortion, LGBT advocates

by WorldTribune Staff, July 9, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on July 8 the formation of the State Department Commission on Unalienable Rights which will  be grounded in the “nation’s founding principles of natural law and natural rights.” “I hope that the commission will revisit the most basic of questions: What does […]

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 […]

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, […]

‘Nuclear blackmail’: Iran threatens breach of enriched uranium cap

‘Nuclear blackmail’: Iran threatens breach of enriched uranium cap

by WorldTribune Staff, June 17, 2019 Iran’s vow to exceed the cap on its stockpiles of enriched uranium before the end of this month amounts to “nuclear blackmail,” the White House said. White House National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis on June 17 called on the international community to step up pressure on Iran after […]

‘Sophisticated and coordinated’ attack on 4 tankers seen mounted by ‘state actor’

‘Sophisticated and coordinated’ attack on 4 tankers seen mounted by ‘state actor’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 7, 2019 The attack last month on four oil tankers off the UAE coast was a “sophisticated and coordinated” operation carried out by a “state actor,” officials for Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Norway told the UN Security Council. On May 12, two Saudi oil tankers and a Norwegian ship were […]

R-e-s-p-e-c-t: Under pressure, Iran’s Rouhani says talks with U.S. could happen

R-e-s-p-e-c-t: Under pressure, Iran’s Rouhani says talks with U.S. could happen

by WorldTribune Staff, June 2, 2019 Iran may at some point be willing to talk with the United States but first must be shown the proper respect, Iran’s president and foreign minister said. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on June 1 said Iran could be a willing participant in discussions with the Trump administration but added […]

Threat levels high in the Persian Gulf but why?

Threat levels high in the Persian Gulf but why?

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2019 In the latest of a series of U.S. announcements over the past week, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said the State Department on May 15 ordered all “nonemergency” government employees to leave Iraq amid growing tensions with Iran. The State Department also issued a revised travel advisory saying, “Do […]

Pompeo in Russia to restore ties; Trump presses new arms control accord including China

Pompeo in Russia to restore ties; Trump presses new arms control accord including China

by WorldTribune Staff, May 14, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea city Sochi as President Donald Trump has renewed efforts to build a rapport with Moscow now that the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded. Trump had also discussed strategy and a new […]

‘God has answered their prayers’: Pakistan releases Christian woman held for decade

‘God has answered their prayers’: Pakistan releases Christian woman held for decade

by WorldTribune Staff, May 8, 2019 A Pakistani Catholic woman who was held in prison for a decade on blasphemy charges has been released by Pakistan and has flown to Canada to join her family at a secret address, Catholic News Service reported. Asia Bibi’s release was confirmed on May 8 by Wilson Chowdhry of […]

Who is Mike Pompeo? Top diplomat credits faith for unique perspective he brings to challenges of job

Who is Mike Pompeo? Top diplomat credits faith for unique perspective he brings to challenges of job

by WorldTribune Staff, April 11, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that his worldview is informed by his faith – there’s no separating the two. “Of course my mission as a Secretary of State, the thing I raised my right hand to do, I swore to support and defend the Constitution of the […]

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