“There Are Many Options Short of War With Iran After Attack on Saudi Arabia”

“There Are Many Options Short of War With Iran After Attack on Saudi Arabia”

$OIL Wednesday, President Trump said Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after US ally Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack on its oil sites that was “unquestionably sponsored” by Tehran. “There are many options. There’s the ultimate option and there are […]

President Trump May Meet Iran’s Rouhani at UN With “No Preconditions”

President Trump May Meet Iran’s Rouhani at UN With “No Preconditions”

Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that President Trump may meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the upcoming United Nations meeting, with “no preconditions.” Secretary Pompeo made the comments at a press briefing to unveil new sanctions on groups including Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. An official familiar with the disagreements between President […]

President Trump Will Sanction Whoever Buys Iran’s Crude Oil

President Trump Will Sanction Whoever Buys Iran’s Crude Oil

The Trump Administration will continue to impose sanctions on whoever purchases Iran’s Crude Oil or conducts business with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and no Crude Oil waivers will be re-issued. “We will continue to put pressure on Iran and as President (Trump) said there will be no waivers of any kind for Iran’s oil,” said Sigal […]

President Trump Canceled Peace Talks with Taliban Over Attack

President Trump Canceled Peace Talks with Taliban Over Attack

Saturday evening, President Trump said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people. President Trump said he planned a secret meeting with the Taliban’s “major leaders” Sunday at the Presidential compound in Camp David, Maryland. […]

Bebe Natanyahu, “this is not the time to talk to Iran, its time to get tougher…”

Bebe Natanyahu, “this is not the time to talk to Iran, its time to get tougher…”

Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked resigned to meeting between President Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, after voicing opposition to world powers opening a dialogue with Iran. The Israeli leader, who earlier in the day asserted that this was not the time to hold talks with Iran, said he recognized the possibility of […]

America is Leading the Free World Again

America is Leading the Free World Again

President Trump emerges from the G-7 Summit in France as the unchallenged Leader of the free world. Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, praised President Donald Trump’s accomplishments, and said under his leadership, “America is finally leading again.” Her comments came in a Tweet Monday night She wrote: “Under @realDonaldTrump “We are standing up to China. […]

President Trump Open to Negotiate with Iran (G-7 Press Conference video)

President Trump Open to Negotiate with Iran (G-7 Press Conference video)

President Trump is open for diplomacy with Iran after French President Emmanuel Macron flew in Iran’s foreign minister to a G-7 Summit in an effort to reduce US-Iranian tensions. EU leaders want to ‘tamp down‘ down the confrontation between Iran and the United States since President Trump pulled Washington out of the multinational Y 2015 […]

Nuclear Talks To Be Held Between Iran and France

Nuclear Talks To Be Held Between Iran and France

*We already have points of agreement, says Zarif President Emmanuel Macron will on Friday hold talks on Iran’s contested nuclear programme with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the French presidency said, in a rare encounter between a Western head of state and a senior Iranian official. Macron will meet Zarif just one day before France […]

Germany Homes Syrian Refugees

Germany Homes Syrian Refugees

Amman, Aug 19 (Petra) Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Ayman Safadi on Monday discussed with German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer the latest regional developments, including the Palestinian issue, and ways to enhance Jordanian-German ties and coordination on these challenges. Safadi told a joint press conference with the German minister after the meeting that Jordan […]

UAE’s Year Of Tolerance Sparks Global Initiatives

UAE’s Year Of Tolerance Sparks Global Initiatives

The Year of Tolerance in the UAE has gained both local and international significance, due to the launch of initiatives that aim to support the country’s long-term efforts to promote tolerance around the world, in coordination with relevant international bodies. In this report, the Emirates News Agency, WAM, highlights the UAE’s key local and global […]

US Seizure of The Iranian Oil Supertanker From Foreign Terrorist Organization

US Seizure of The Iranian Oil Supertanker From Foreign Terrorist Organization

The US Justice Department issued a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel. The Justice Department alleged the ship was part of a scheme “to unlawfully access the US financial system to support illicit shipments to Syria […]

Progressive Muslim Dem Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar Barred from Israel

Progressive Muslim Dem Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar Barred from Israel

President Trump told ‘Bebe’ Israel should bar 2 Muslim Democratic US congresswomen from visiting the country, and he barred them. Israel’s PM and other Top officials were meeting to reevaluate the decision to allow Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to visit next week. Both women are outspoken critics of Israel’s treatment of […]

Jews Not In Favour For Protest Causing Violence

Jews Not In Favour For Protest Causing Violence

The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 1000 traditional rabbis in matters of public policy, today condemned the planned “Never Again Action Noise Rally” intended to disrupt operations on Monday at a federal contractor that helps process undocumented immigrants entering the United States. The event announcement refers to “Never Again” and “deportation,” a combination designed […]

Angela Merkel Extremely Quiet on the Highly Charged Iran Nuclear Issues

Angela Merkel Extremely Quiet on the Highly Charged Iran Nuclear Issues

When the US government formally asked NATO partner Germany to join in freedom-of-navigation patrols in the Strait of Hormuz, where Iranian gunboats have seized other nations’ ships, detonated mines, and flouted international law, it did so with an inducement. Tamara Sternberg-Greller, the spokesman for the US embassy in Berlin, remarked: “Members of the German government […]

President Trump to France’s Macron, “…you do not speak for the US on Iran.”

President Trump to France’s Macron, “…you do not speak for the US on Iran.”

Thursday, President Trump said no one is authorized to speak to Iran on behalf of the United States, and he accused French President Macron of sending “mixed signals” to Tehran over possible talks. “I know Emmanuel means well, as do all others, but nobody speaks for the United States but the United States itself,” President […]

Jared Kushner Off to Israel, Arab Countries For Peace Talks

Jared Kushner Off to Israel, Arab Countries For Peace Talks

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner planning to travel to Jerusalem and several other capitals in the Middle East next week to talk about moving forward with the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Sunday, it was reported the trip will be important for both the economic and political components of the plan. The timing for unveiling […]

Air raids by Syrian army and Russian ally kill at least 11

Air raids by Syrian army and Russian ally kill at least 11

Air strikes have killed at least 11 people in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Sunday, according to rescue workers and a war monitor. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that Syrian government air strikes killed six people, including a child, in the village of Urum al-Jawz in western Idlib province while four others, including two children were killed […]

President Trump, “Progress” Made with Iran to Defuse Crisis

President Trump, “Progress” Made with Iran to Defuse Crisis

Tuesday, President Trump said “a lot of progress” had been made toward ending a volatile standoff with Iran, with his top diplomat saying Tehran had signaled willingness to negotiate over its disputed ballistic missile program. Earlier, Iran’s FM said Tehran would discuss its missile program after Washington stopped arming allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE, […]

Iran Nuclear Deal Falling Apart

Iran Nuclear Deal Falling Apart

Tuesday, EU powers accused Iran of “pursuing activities inconsistent with its commitments” under a Y 2015 nuclear deal and called for an urgent meeting of the parties to the agreement to discuss Tehran’s compliance. Britain, Germany, France, Russia, China and Iran are the remaining parties to the deal – known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan […]

President Trump Sends Clear Warning to Iran on Uranium “Amp Up”

President Trump Sends Clear Warning to Iran on Uranium “Amp Up”

Iran declared that has amped up its uranium enrichment on the day of its deadline to negotiate the Iran nuclear deal with signatories, surpassing the cap set under the Obama-era agreement that President Trump has withdrawn the US from. “Within hours, the technical tasks will be done and enrichment above 3.67 percent will begin,” Iran spokesman Behrouz […]

Taliban: Latest Round of Talks with US ‘Critical’

Taliban: Latest Round of Talks with US ‘Critical’

FLASH: President Trump wants out, and he wants a deal as soon as possible. The 7th and latest round of peace talks between the US and Taliban is “critical,” said Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen Sunday, the 2nd day of talks with Washington’s peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Mideastern state of Qatar, where the militant […]

President Trump Begins Talks on China Trade, Iran, and NKorea

President Trump Begins Talks on China Trade, Iran, and NKorea

Thursday, President Trump began his overseas trip of the year with dinner with the Prime Minister of Australia, a friendly opening act before the impending gauntlet of negotiations on international crises, trade wars and a growing global To-Do list. President Trump is in Osaka, Japan, for the annual G-20 Summit. As his re-election bid heats […]

President Trump,”I Do Not Need Exit Strategies if War With Iran”

President Trump,”I Do Not Need Exit Strategies if War With Iran”

FLASH: President Trump said Iran understands only one thing, “Strength and Power, and the USA is by far the most powerful Military Force in the world. Tuesday, President Trump declared that he would not “need an exit strategy” if war were to break out between the United States and Iran. Answering questions from reporters in the Oval Office, […]

New US Sanction on Iran Targets its Supreme Leader Directly

New US Sanction on Iran Targets its Supreme Leader Directly

FLASH: Secretary Mnuchin, “Trump Order Will Lock up Billions More in Iranian Assets” Monday, President Trump signed an executive order targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the US has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups. The sanctions follow Iran’s downing of a […]

President Trump Ready to Speak to Iran With No Preconditions

President Trump Ready to Speak to Iran With No Preconditions

Sunday, President Trump said he is not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region could spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of US troops. Tensions are high between Iran and the United States after President Trump said Friday that he called off a military strike […]

President Trump is Not Looking for War With Iran, But It Would Be “Obliteration”

President Trump is Not Looking for War With Iran, But It Would Be “Obliteration”

FLASH: US Does Not Need to Attack Iran, President Trump is Already Winning President Trump said on Friday he is not looking for war with Iran, but he warned that if a conflict did occur it would result in “obliteration.” “I’m not looking for war, and if there is it’ll be obliteration like you’ve never […]

President Trump Does Not Want War With Iran and…

President Trump Does Not Want War With Iran and…

Iran’s President says, “Iran is not seeking war against any nation. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday, that the United States will maintain its pressure campaign on Iran and continue to deter aggression in the region, but does not want the conflict with Tehran to escalate. “We have been engaged in many messages, even […]

Iran Desperate, Does Not Want War

Iran Desperate, Does Not Want War

Iran is “getting desperate” after the United States lifted sanctions waivers on 5 countries in early May, and the attacks on 2 Japanese-owned Crude Oil tankers is the “most provocative” to date, and Iranian leaders are lying when they say their nation was not involved, Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) said Friday. “This is clearly an […]

President Trump Returns US to Position of Strength in the World

President Trump Returns US to Position of Strength in the World

President Trump’s tough talk to Iran is not warmongering, but a return to the United States acting from a position of strength. “This is what American Presidents used to do talk tough, before President Obama. They used to talk about American strength and the desire for peace over war, but war if necessary. We are returning […]

US Will Engage with Iran Without Pre-Conditions

US Will Engage with Iran Without Pre-Conditions

United States is prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions about its nuclear program but needs to see the country behaving like “a normal nation,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani suggested Saturday that Iran may be willing to hold talks if Washington showed it respect, but said Tehran […]

Iran Softens Hard Line Against Meeting President Trump on Sanctions

Iran Softens Hard Line Against Meeting President Trump on Sanctions

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Saturday suggested Iran may be willing to hold talks with the US if the US shows respect and followed international rules, but Tehran would not be pressured into negotiations, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. Tehran has repeatedly denounced Washington’s withdrawal from Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers as a breach […]

US to Send Patriot Missiles to Middle East, Iran Threat Growing

US to Send Patriot Missiles to Middle East, Iran Threat Growing

$RTN, $OIL FLASH: Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved a new deployment of Patriot missiles to the Middle East in the latest US response to what Washington sees as a growing threat from Iran. The decision further bolsters US defenses and comes after The Trump Administration expedited the deployment of a carrier strike […]

US Sending B-52 Bombers to Middle East to Join Carrier Strike Group

US Sending B-52 Bombers to Middle East to Join Carrier Strike Group

FLASH: US Central Command confirms that the it is sending B-52’s to the Middle East, where they will join a carrier strike group following an announcement from national security adviser John Bolton. “We continue to closely monitor the activities of the regime in Iran, their military, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and their proxies, and […]

President Trump Lowered Trade Boom on China and Zero Crude Oil Export Boom on Iran

President Trump Lowered Trade Boom on China and Zero Crude Oil Export Boom on Iran

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: DJIA tested to its 50-Day MA and bounced, as sellers were few and buyers came in and bought the dip. There was no fear in the market from the US-China issues and/or President Trump’s hammering of Iran. Savvy market participants see President Trump’s China goods tariff threat as a […]

Fair Warning Iran, We are Coming to ‘Blow You and Yours Out of the Water’

Fair Warning Iran, We are Coming to ‘Blow You and Yours Out of the Water’

United States is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East to send a clear message to Iran that any attack on US interests or its allies will be met with “unrelenting force.” Sunday, John Bolton said the decision was “in response to a number of troubling and escalatory […]

Islamic State “Caliphate” Defeated

Islamic State “Caliphate” Defeated

NEWS ALERT: President Trump declares victory over the Islamic State  US-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State’s (IS) last territory in Syria Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed “caliphate.” But, the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper cells around the world. An offshoot of al Qaeda, IS took large regions of Iraq and […]

President Trump Hammers ‘Chuckie’ Schumer, Dems on Iran

President Trump Hammers ‘Chuckie’ Schumer, Dems on Iran

Thursday, President Donald Trump blamed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-NY), and his fellow Democrats for “being weak and passive with Iran.” “Schumer and the Democrats are big fans of being weak and passive with Iran,” President Trump tweeted Thursday morning. “They have no clue as to the danger they would be inflicting on our Country. Iran […]

Dubai is Still Booming

Dubai is Still Booming

Increased infrastructure spending could bode well for the UAE economy, finds the latest Q4 edition of Global Economic Conditions (GECS) from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). The UAE GECS survey found overall economic confidence higher in Q4, recovering some of the ground lost in Q3. Lindsay Degouve […]

Muslim Extremists Make Egypt a Dangerous Place

Egypt continues to be targeted by Muslim terrorist attacks launched by a local affiliate of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS). In November, the extremists attacked a bus taking Coptic Christians to a local monastery and killed seven people. In September, Egyptian police detained a man who’d attempted to detonate an explosive device outside the US […]

Sweden Attempt to Hide Islamic State Murders in Morrocco at Christmas

Sweden Attempt to Hide Islamic State Murders in Morrocco at Christmas

Swedish state broadcaster SVT has come under fire for what was an obvious effort to downplay the horrendous details of the murders of two Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco last week. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway were killed while backpacking in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains. While both girls were […]

Another Islamic Terrorist Attack on Christmas in France

Another Islamic Terrorist Attack on Christmas in France

At least three people have been killed and 12 others injured in a shooting incident in the northeastern French city of Strasbourg, close to one of the oldest and biggest Christmas markets in Europe. The suspect had engaged police in a shootout before fleeing the scene and is still on the run. According to some […]

Turkey’s Erdogan says, “Not aiming to harm Saudi Royals in Khashoggi affair”

Turkey’s Erdogan says, “Not aiming to harm Saudi Royals in Khashoggi affair”

Turkey’s Erdogan says, “Not aiming to harm Saudi Royals in Khashoggi affair” Saturday, President Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey’s insistence on finding the truth behind the recent assassination of dissident Jamal Khashoggi was not aimed at damaging the Saudi Royal Family. Speaking to reporters at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Erdogan said that solving […]

US-Saudi Arabia Alliance is Vital

US-Saudi Arabia Alliance is Vital

US-Saudi Arabia Alliance is Vital Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said a U.S. partnership with Saudi Arabia is vital – despite the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Secretary Pompeo made his comments in a column posted Tuesday night in the WS-J. “The Trump Administration’s effort to rebuild the US-Saudi Arabia partnership is not popular in the […]

President Trump, “Oil prices getting lower. Great!”

President Trump, “Oil prices getting lower. Great!”

President Trump, “Oil prices getting lower. Great!” $USO, $OIL Wednesday, President Donald Trump Tweeted thanking Saudi Arabia for lower worldwide Crude Oil prices. “Oil prices getting lower. Great!” President Trump wrote. “Like a big Tax Cut for America and the World. Enjoy! $54, was just $82. Thank you to Saudi Arabia, but let’s go lower!” The Tweet […]

Iran Resisting US Sanctions, Continues to Export Crude Oil

Iran Resisting US Sanctions, Continues to Export Crude Oil

Iran Resisting US Sanctions, Continues to Export Crude Oil $OIL Iran will continue to export Crude Oil despite US sanctions, which are part of a psychological war doomed to failure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Monday. By reimposing sanctions on OPEC’s 3rd biggest crude producer, Washington wants to force Tehran to drop its ballistic missile […]

The US Sanction Against Iran Have ‘Kicked In’

The US Sanction Against Iran Have ‘Kicked In’

The US Sanction Against Iran Have ‘Kicked In’ The Trump Administration’s tough new sanctions on Iran took effect early Monday but 8 major importers of Iranian Crude Oil were spared from immediate penalties. The sanctions target Iran’s energy, financial and shipping sectors and are aimed at crippling the country’s economy following President Donald Trump’s withdrawal […]

President Trump Puts the Heaviest Pressures Back on Iran

President Trump Puts the Heaviest Pressures Back on Iran

President Trump Puts the Heaviest Pressures Back on Iran Friday, The Trump Administration announced the re-imposition of all US sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the Y 2015 nuclear deal. The sanctions take effect Monday and cover Iran’s shipping, financial and energy sectors. It’s the 2nd batch of penalties that the administration has […]

Refugee Crime Sprees in France, Germany and Australia

Refugee Crime Sprees in France, Germany and Australia

Refugee Crime Sprees in France, Germany and Australia In Germany Commenting on yet another rape by refugees, which has shocked German society and provoked yet another wave of criticism against the German government’s migration policy, Widmann-Mauz said that “the perpetrators should be brought to justice and severely punished.” “We are dealing with an abominable crime. […]

President Trump, Congress Preparing a Response to the Arrest of Suspects in Khashoggi’s Death

President Trump, Congress Preparing a Response to the Arrest of Suspects in Khashoggi’s Death

President Trump, Congress Preparing a Response to the Arrest of Suspects in Khashoggi’s Death Friday, President Donald Trump called Saudi Arabia’s announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of  Jamal Khashoggi a “good first step” and said he would work with Congress on a US response. The President spoke to the media at […]

Expect No Action Over Islamic Extremist Jamal Khashoggi

Expect No Action Over Islamic Extremist Jamal Khashoggi

Expect No Action Over Islamic Extremist Jamal Khashoggi What CNN is not telling you is that Jamal Khashoggi was an Islamic Extremist with close ties to the Islamic Brotherhood. Deliberately media coverage on Khashoggi’s ties to the Global Muslim Brotherhood are ignored. For example, British author and journalist John R. Bradley reports that Khashoggi joined […]

World Muslim Communities Council Tells Muslims to Integrate

World Muslim Communities Council Tells Muslims to Integrate

World Muslim Communities Council Tells Muslims to Integrate While weak politicians in the west encourage extremism that is not the path Islam encourages, this is clear when reading anything from the Abu Dhabi-based World Muslim Communities Council. While in the west we are subject to all forms of extremist views the reality is Islam is […]

President Trump ‘Talks Tough’ and the Whole World Listens

President Trump ‘Talks Tough’ and the Whole World Listens

President Trump ‘Talks Tough’ and the Whole World Listens The “whole world” is listening to President Donald Trump’s tough talk on Iran, and there are many Middle Eastern countries who fully support his decision on sanctions, Rep. Lee Zeldin, (R-NY) said Wednesday. “They don’t want to see Iran have a nuclear weapon,” Mr. Zeldin said […]

Iran is the US’ “Biggest Issue We Have Right Now”

Iran is the US’ “Biggest Issue We Have Right Now”

Iran is the US’ “Biggest Issue We Have Right Now” Americans need to be worried about Iran, as the country is the “biggest issue we have right now,” United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday. “They are very involved, whether it’s Lebanon or Yemen,” she said Wednesday on TV. “They are constantly in the middle […]

“Iran’s Economy Is ‘Plummeting’ Under US Pressure”

“Iran’s Economy Is ‘Plummeting’ Under US Pressure”

Iran’s Economy Is ‘Plummeting’ Under US Pressure Iran’s economy is faltering after the US pulled out of a nuclear deal in May, and Europeans are deciding not to do business there, said Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations. The US position remains not to do business with any EU countries that engage […]

“Iran’s Government Will Be Overthrown”

“Iran’s Government Will Be Overthrown”

“Iran’s Government Will Be Overthrown” Saturday, US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said that US sanctions on Iran are leading to economic pain that could lead to a “successful revolution,” contrasting with administration comments that regime change in Tehran is not US policy. “I don’t know when we’re going to overthrow them,” said […]

Secretary Pompeo: “US Iran Policy ‘Straightforward'”

Secretary Pompeo: “US Iran Policy ‘Straightforward

 Secretary Pompeo: “US Iran Policy ‘Straightforward’” Stop being a world sponsor of Terror. US President Donald Trump’s policy on Iran is and has been ‘straightforward’ all along, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday: Stop being a world sponsor of terror. “We have made it clear that regime change is not President Trump’s policy,” Secretary […]

John Kerry ‘Actively Undermining’ US Policy on Iran

John Kerry ‘Actively Undermining’ US Policy on Iran

John Kerry ‘Actively Undermining’ US Policy on Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is unloading on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for “actively undermining” US policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, who was his main interlocutor in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations. Friday, in blunt and caustic language, […]

Meetings Between John Kerry and Iranian Official Inappropriate

Meetings Between John Kerry and Iranian Official Inappropriate

Meetings Between John Kerry and Iranian Official Inappropriate The State Department has warned that any meetings between former Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian officials would be inappropriate. Mr. Barack Hussein Obama’s former Secretary of State John Kerry has come under fire for meeting with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif earlier this year […]

Turkey Must Act to Save Economy

Turkey Must Act to Save Economy

Turkey’s economic growth slowed to 0.9 percent in the second quarter, official statistics showed on Monday, with further declines expected as the impact of the tumble in the value of the lira begins to show up in the data. The second quarter performance was down considerably from the 1.5 percent seasonally-adjusted quarter-on-quarter growth registered in […]

Muslim Refugee Goes on Terror Rampage in Paris

Muslim Refugee Goes on Terror Rampage in Paris

At least seven people have been injured, four seriously, in Paris after a man attacked people with a knife and an iron bar at two separate locations. The attacker is believed to be an Afghan national. In an initial incident, the attacker wounded three people in front of a cinema in the 19th arrondissement late […]

President Trump to Chair the Security Council Meeting on Iran

President Trump to Chair the Security Council Meeting on Iran

President Trump to Chair the Security Council Meeting on Iran US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says President Donald Trump will Chair the Security Council meeting on Iran during the annual gathering of world leaders in New York this month. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday that the meeting will address “violations of international […]

Syria and Iran Strengthen Ties

Syria and Iran Strengthen Ties

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday underscored the importance of placing long-term cooperation plans between Iran and Syria in the face of the challenges, according to the state news agency SANA. Assad made the remarks during his meeting with the visiting Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami, who arrived in Syria on Sunday to hold meetings […]

President Putin Talks ‘Tough’ to German Chancellor

President Putin Talks ‘Tough’ to German Chancellor

President Putin Talks ‘Tough’ to German Chancellor Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and a nat gas pipeline project during tough talks outside Berlin that ended with no clear-cut progress. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters no agreements were reached, but […]

Trump Goes All in on Iran

Trump Goes All in on Iran

The US is creating a so-called Iran Action Group, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced, adding that Brian Hook will lead the group in order to spur “international support for our efforts.” Speaking at the Thursday State Department briefing, Pompeo claimed that the world is demanding change in Iran’s behavior, so that it […]

Turkey Faces More Sanctions, Currency Dives

Turkey Faces More Sanctions, Currency Dives

Turkey Faces More Sanctions, Currency Dives $USDTRY: -1.93% to 5.837 Lira slides from session high after US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Turkish officials will face new sanctions if the country does not release Pastor Andrew Brunson in short order US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said additional U.S. sanctions are ready if Turkey refuses to […]

Turkey’s Problems with the US will be Resolved

Turkey’s Problems with the US will be Resolved

Turkey’s Problems with the US will be Resolved Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said Wednesday he expected problems with the United States, which helped drive the lira to record lows, to be resolved but Washington must stop trying to influence Turkey’s judiciary in a reference to the detention of Pastor Brunson for spying. Ibrahim Kalin […]

Turkey’s Erdogan Talks Tough Publicly, Diplomats Talks Behind the Scenes

Turkey’s Erdogan Talks Tough Publicly, Diplomats Talks Behind the Scenes

Turkey’s Erdogan Talks Tough Publicly, Diplomats Talks Behind the Scenes Tuesday, Turkey’s President appeared to escalate a dispute with the United States that has helped foment a Turkish currency crisis, declaring that his country will boycott US-made electronic goods. Behind the scenes diplomats resumed formal talks to ease tensions. Addressing a conference of his ruling […]

Fighting Terrorism in Yemen

Fighting Terrorism in Yemen

Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, stated that the UAE, as part of the Arab Coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, is committed to combatting terrorism and confronting and destroying Al Qaeda in Yemen. He also pointed out that their operations in Yemen include facing the Houthis militia and confronting the […]

Sheikh Mohammed: “Arab Region Has Too Many Politicians”

Sheikh Mohammed: “Arab Region Has Too Many Politicians”

Sheikh Mohammed: “Arab Region Has Too Many Politicians” Political discourse in the Arab world is a “waste of time and a corruption of ethics”, says Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE’s Prime Minister and Vice President, has spoken out against the mismanagement of resources in the Arab world, criticising politicians for […]

As Turkey’s Economy and Lira Dive, Erdogan ‘Pleads’ for Relief

As Turkey’s Economy and Lira Dive, Erdogan ‘Pleads’ for Relief

As Turkey’s Economy and Lira Dive, Erdogan ‘Pleads’ for Relief Saturday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said it was wrong of the United States to try to bring Turkey into line with threats, a day after President Donald Trump 2X’d tariffs on Turkish metal imports as the row esclated. The 2 governments have been at odds […]

US Vs Turkey is the Hot Battle

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the country’s citizens to sell foreign currencies to support the lira which has seen a record plunge against the US dollar amid a diplomatic conflict with Washington. “Change the euros, the dollars and the gold that you are keeping beneath your pillows into lira at our banks. […]

Dutch Politician Gang Raped by Muslim Refugees

A city councilor in The Hague and member of the anti-immigrant Freedom Party has taken her own life, hours after posting a video on Facebook in which she claimed she was gang-raped by Muslims as part of an intimidation campaign. Willie Dille, 53, reportedly ended her own life on Wednesday, shortly after sharing a video […]

Canada Quietly ‘Begging’ for Help in its Dispute with Saudi

Canada Quietly ‘Begging’ for Help in its Dispute with Saudi

Canada Quietly ‘Begging’ for Help in its Dispute with Saudi Canada is quietly ‘begging’ allies including Germany and Sweden for help with resolving its dust-up with Saudi Arabia, a government source confirmed Thursday. The senior official said Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland had spoken with her counterparts in the 2 European nations. Germany and Sweden previously […]

Iran Deal was Fatally Flawed, the Reinstatement of Sanctions is in Order 

Iran Deal was Fatally Flawed, the Reinstatement of Sanctions is in Order 

Iran Deal was Fatally Flawed, the Reinstatement of Sanctions is in Order The United States should never have entered into the international nuclear deal with Iran, and President Donald Trump is right to choose a stronger stance against the country’s regime, Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) said Tuesday. “I think it is outstanding,” the New York Republican […]

“Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.”

“Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.”

“Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.” The 1st stiff set of US sanctions against Iran that had been eased under the landmark nuclear accord went back into effect at Midnight Tuesday under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump, targeting financial transactions that involve USDs, Iran’s automotive […]

Iran on the Verge of Collapse Willing to Talk with US ‘right now’

Iran on the Verge of Collapse Willing to Talk with US ‘right now’

Iran on the Verge of Collapse Willing to Talk with US ‘Right Now’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says he’s willing to talk to the US “right now”. His statement comes as US sanctions on the country took effect Tuesday. They were previously relaxed under the Y 2015 Iran nuclear deal. President Rouhani said Monday: “I do not […]

Heavy Economic Sanctions Against Iran Back On at Midnight, More Coming

Heavy Economic Sanctions Against Iran Back On at Midnight, More Coming

Heavy Economic Sanctions Against Iran Back On at Midnight, More Coming Heavy economic sanctions will come back into effect at Midnight, but some of the implications are already being seen. “The pressure on the Iranian economy is significant,” Bolton said in a TV interview Monday. “The value of its currency is going through the floor. We’ve seen […]

Turkey Freezes US Assets

Turkey Freezes US Assets

The Turkish president has ordered a freeze on assets of the US Secretaries of Justice and Interior in a tit-for-tat response to sanctions Washington imposed on Ankara. Turkey’s patience is now over, he said. Turkey will freeze assets of the Secretaries of Justice (DoJ) and the Interior, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. The […]

Iran Prepares for US Sanctions

Iran Prepares for US Sanctions

Iran Prepares for US Sanctions Iranians are hunkering down for the return of US sanctions on Monday with a run on gold and hard currency as they scramble to protect their savings, and sporadic protests over the already troubled economy. State news agencies reported “scattered protests” of a few hundred people on Thursday in the […]

President Trump’s Middle East Team Forging Israeli-Palestinian Peace

President Trump’s Middle East Team Forging Israeli-Palestinian Peace

President Trump’s Middle East Team Forging Israeli-Palestinian Peace US officials say The Trump Administration is staffing up a Middle East policy team at the White House in anticipation of unveiling its long awaited but largely mysterious Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. The National Security Council last week began approaching other agencies seeking volunteers to join The Team, […]

President Trump, ‘Certainly’ Will Meet With Iran’s Rouhani

President Trump, ‘Certainly’ Will Meet With Iran’s Rouhani

President Trump, ‘Certainly’ Will Meet With Iran’s Rouhani US President Donald Trump says he would “certainly” meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani if the Iranian leader was willing, adding he would do it with “no preconditions.” President Trump says during a joint news conference with Italy’s leader that he believes in meetings and is pointing […]

President Trump Seeks “Regime Change” in Iran

President Trump Seeks “Regime Change” in Iran

President Trump Seeks “Regime Change” in Iran Brett Hume: Trump “will not say” that he’s “attempting to overthrow the government or attempting to get regime change, but I think that’s exactly what this is all about.” SANDRA SMITH (Media Matters, interviewer): What do you make of the escalating war of words between the U.S. and […]

Travel Warning: Amsterdam Destroyed by Immigrants

Travel Warning: Amsterdam Destroyed by Immigrants

Travel Warning: Amsterdam Destroyed by Immigrants As dark descends on Amsterdam, the Dutch tourist hotspot turns into an “urban jungle” where the police are powerless to handle crime, violence and drug trade, Arre Zuurmond, the city’s ombudsman, warned. “The city center becomes an urban jungle at night,” Zuurmond told Dutch paper, Trouw. “Criminal money flourishes, […]

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