‘Unprecedented’: Iran denies responsibility as its proxy strikes Saudi oil sites

‘Unprecedented’: Iran denies responsibility as its proxy strikes Saudi oil sites

by WorldTribune Staff, September 15, 2019 Iran denies it is behind the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure, which the United States has described as “an unprecedented attack” on global energy supplies. Houthi rebels in Yemen, who have received financial and logistical support from Iran, claimed responsibility for the attacks on two oil-processing […]

John Bolton’s hard line served President Trump’s strategy, until it didn’t

John Bolton’s hard line served President Trump’s strategy, until it didn’t

by WorldTribune Staff, September 11, 2019 Six weeks after hiring John Bolton as national security adviser in April 2018, President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Obama-era nuclear pact with Iran and has pummeled Teheran with sanctions in the time since. Analysts say Bolton, a strong proponent of pulling out of the […]

Report: China sees Pacific Islands as ‘power-projection superhighway’

Report: China sees Pacific Islands as ‘power-projection superhighway’

FPI / August 22, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com In becoming the first sitting U.S. Secretary of State to visit the Federated States of Micronesia earlier this month, Mike Pompeo hailed the island nations of the Pacific as “small islands” which “are big strongholds of freedom.” Washington has long held sway over the region, but analysts say China […]

Rise of China, demise of INF seen prompting missile migration on world’s chessboard

Rise of China, demise of INF seen prompting missile migration on world’s chessboard

by WorldTribune Staff, August 4, 2019 After the Trump administration on Aug. 2 pulled the United States out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, analysts say the U.S. may now seek to prioritize deployment of conventional medium-range missiles near China rather than Russia. The United States “has made it very clear” it is concerned […]

American flag embraced by Hong Kong protesters as U.S. tracks Chinese troop movements

American flag embraced by Hong Kong protesters as U.S. tracks Chinese troop movements

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2019 Protesters in Hong Kong have increasingly brandished the American flag as a symbol of resistance amid the threat of force from military and paramilitary forces from communist China. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is closely monitoring a situation described by an administration official as a “congregation of Chinese forces on […]

Pompeo: U.S. ‘will be out front’ defending ‘right to worship’

Pompeo: U.S. ‘will be out front’ defending ‘right to worship’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 22, 2019 In his keynote address at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom on July 18, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted that “83 percent of the world’s population live in nations where religious freedom is either threatened or denied entirely.” Pompeo stressed: “You can be sure that the United […]

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 […]

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