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In first, US presents its evidence of Iranian weaponry from Yemen

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in Yemen, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating UN resolutions. Reuters was given advanced access to the military hangar at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling just outside of Washington where the US Defense Department put the fragments of weaponry on display and explained how it concluded that they came from Iran. The arms ...

Nikki Haley: Houthi missile fired at Saudi Arabia was ‘made in Iran’

Thursday, 14 December 2017

US envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday at a press conference befor the Security Council in New York that Iran’s behavior in the Middle East is getting worse, fanning flames of conflict. Haley confirmed that the US has evidence that the missile fired by Houthi militia targeting a civilian airport in Riyadh was made in Iran. "It was made in Iran then sent to Houthi militants in Yemen," Haley said of the missile. "From there it was fired at a civilian ...

Syrian regime refuses negotiations before cancelling Riyadh statement

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Bashar al-Jaafari, the head of the Syrian regime delegation at the Geneva-8 talks, said there will be no negotiations with the opposition without cancelling the Riyadh statement. Jaafari said in a press conference following his meeting with UN envoy Staffan De Mistura that there will be no negotiations as long as the opposition adheres to its position that President Bashar al-Assad be excluded from any transitional government. “We told De Mistura that we reject his recent ...

US to publicize Khamenei’s assets to prove Iranian support of terrorism

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The House of Representatives approved a draft resolution stating that the Treasury Department is required to publish a list of the assets of Iranian leaders, more specifically the Supreme Leader of Iran,  Ali Khamenei. This comes amid congressional calls for investigations on how these resources are spent on supporting and spreading terrorism. The US House of Representatives approved law number HR 1638 on Wednesday titled “Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act”. The law ...

Hariri circles hint some of his partners in government have ‘betrayed’ him

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Lebanon’s political scene is again engulfed in controversy for the past two days, particularly within Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s coalition government. It all erupted after Hariri circles accused some of their partners in government and Future Movement figures of treason. On Monday, Hariri, who heads the Future Movement, wrote on Twitter that he “will reveal everything” during a television interview with Marcel Ghanem. However, the tweet was later deleted. According ...

ISIS weapons: From ‘mother of the devil’ explosives to booby traps

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Western security officials have warned of the progress made by members of ISIS terrorist organization in the arms industry, which is now a risk in other countries and is no longer limited to the areas controlled by the organization in Syria and Iraq. According to the New York Times, members of ISIS after successive strikes to expel them from some areas in Syria and Iraq, are now moving to other countries. Foreign members of the terrorist organization return to their home countries to share ...

Israel carries out series of strikes on Hamas sites in Gaza

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Israel carried out a series of air strikes against Hamas in Gaza early Thursday, the army said, hours after rockets were fired at the Jewish state from the Palestinian enclave. In a statement the Israeli army said they had targeted three Hamas military facilities in different parts of the Gaza Strip, which Hamas controls. “The military facilities were used as training and weapons storage compounds,” the statement said. ALSO READ: Two Palestinians killed in Gaza, Israel denies ...

Staffan de Mistura urges Putin to press for Syria elections

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The United Nations peace envoy for Syria called Wednesday on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “have the courage” to convince his ally in Damascus to hold new elections in the war-ravaged country.Staffan de Mistura, who is mediating peace negotiations in Geneva, said that a military victory alone in Syria’s six-year civil war was not enough for President Bashar al-Assad and that new polls were needed for him to “win the peace”.“There needs, straight away, to ...

US-led air strikes kill 23 civilians in Syria

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Air strikes by a US-led coalition killed 23 civilians Wednesday in a village held by ISIS in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said. “At least 23 civilians, among them eight children and six women, were killed Wednesday before dawn by air strikes carried out by the US-led coalition, targeting a village controlled by IS on the eastern banks of the Euphrates river,” the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Observatory, which gathers eye-witness ...

Tillerson: Iran is arming terrorist organizations in the Middle East

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States is working with its allies and its European partners to counter Iran's destructive and destabilizing policies in the region and its support with weapons to terrorist organizations in the region. "What worries us most is the ballistic missile programs, destabilizing Yemen and exporting weapons to terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and Hamas foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria," Tillerson said in remarks published on the ...

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