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ANALYSIS: In the middle of election fever, Iran opposition gets major boost

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

As the regime in Iran is engulfed with major turbulence over its upcoming presidential election, scheduled for May 19, Tehran saw its concerns increase significantly as Senator John McCain, Chairman of the US Senate Armed Forces Committee and a very influential senior member of the Republican Party, visited Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Albania on Friday. McCain went on to meet with Maryam Rajavi, President of the National Council of Resistance of ...

US Senators McCain, Graham aim to fix JASTA

Thursday, 1 December 2016

The Senators propose that foreign governments would only be held liable for terrorist attacks ‘if they knowingly engage with a terrorist organization’

McCain: Russian air strikes targeted CIA-backed rebels in Syria

Thursday, 1 October 2015

U.S. Senator John McCain said Russia's initial air strikes in Syria targeted recruits in the Free Syrian Army rebel group

Saudi-led military campaign gets bipartisan U.S support

Saturday, 28 March 2015

The statements of support come after similar comments by the Obama administration

McCain to U.S. president: get over your temper tantrum

Sunday, 22 March 2015

‘The least of your problems is what Bibi Netanyahu said during an election campaign,’ McCain said, referring to Obama

Obama on Christmas: ‘World is better, safer’

Friday, 26 December 2014

While Obama admits ‘we have some very difficult missions around the world,’ he says it is ‘safer’ after marking end of Afghan combat

McCain to write for Pravda in response to Putin’s NY Times op-ed

Saturday, 14 September 2013

U.S. Senator John McCain will submit an opinion piece to the Russian newspaper Pravda in response to an op-ed on Syria in The New York Times by Russian President Vladimir Putin that infuriated many members of Congress, a spokesman said on Friday. "Senator McCain is glad to take them up on the offer and will submit a piece," said Brian Rogers, a spokesman for the senior Republican senator, one of the leading congressional voices on international affairs. The announcement came a day ...

McCain defends Syria rebel’s use of ‘Allah Akbar’ to Fox News pundit

Thursday, 5 September 2013

American Senator John McCain Wednesday defended the use of Islam’s phrase “Allah Akbar” by Syrian rebels, in response to comments by Fox News TV host Brian Kilmeade. McCain, seemingly annoyed by the host’s sarcastic tone, explained the meaning of the phrase, which translates to “God is Great.” Reassuring Kilmeade that some of the Syrian groups who use the term are moderates, the senator said that he knows them and has been in contact with them. “Would ...

Good poker face? McCain caught playing game at Syria debate

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Although U.S. Senator John McCain may have tried to keep his poker face at a congressional hearing on Tuesday, calling his bluff proved easy. During one of the most pivotal hearings of the year, in which lawmakers were debating military intervention in Syria, McCain was snapped playing poker on his smartphone. A picture of McCain, a longtime advocate for forceful military intervention in Syria, making poker bets on his iPhone during the hearing was taken by a Washington Post photographer. &ldquo ...

U.S. Congress divided over blocking aid to Egyptian military

Monday, 19 August 2013

Members of Congress are split over whether the U.S. should cut off military aid to Egypt, highlighting the difficult choices facing the Obama administration amid spiraling violence on the streets of an important Middle East ally. Democratic leaders have generally supported the president’s approach. But on Sunday, Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison said he would end aid to Egypt. Ellison is the first Muslim elected to Congress and is co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. ...

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