Tag Archives: Iran

BREAKING: Pentagon To Send Troops To Saudi Arabia

Reuters reports: In a press conference Friday evening, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford announced the US would be sending “hundreds” of US troops, as well as additional air defense capabilities, to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. “The president has approved the deployment of US forces which will …

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POLL: Only 13% Support US Military Strike On Iran

Business Insider reports: Only 13 percent of Americans would support the US military joining Saudi Arabia in a conflict as part of a response to a recent attack on two major Saudi oil fields, a new Insider poll of US adults shows. The poll asked participants “what, if any, role do you think the US should take in a response …

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Iran Threatens “All-Out War” To The “Last US Soldier”

CNN reports: Iran’s foreign minister has raised the specter of “all-out war” in the event of US or Saudi military strikes and that Saudi Arabia would have to fight “to the last American soldier.” Javad Zarif told CNN that Iran hoped to avoid conflict, adding that the country was willing to talk to its regional rivals Saudi Arabia and the …

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Rep. Liz Cheney Calls For US Military Strike On Iran

The Hill reports: House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said on Wednesday the U.S. should consider a “proportional military response” against Iran, among other potential actions, over its suspected involvement in drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil supply. The position from Cheney comes as Republicans such as Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) are calling on President Trump to pursue additional …

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Trump Sends Pompeo Scurrying To Saudi Arabia

USA Today reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to the Middle East Tuesday as the Trump administration again sent mixed messages about how the U.S. would respond to the crippling attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure. Pompeo has blamed Iran for Saturday’s strikes on the Abqaiq oil processing plant and a key Saudi oil field, where an estimated …

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Trump: I Don’t Want War With Iran, But We’re Ready

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump on Monday declared Tehran was likely behind strikes on Saudi oil facilities, but that he wanted to be sure and he hoped to “avoid” war. “It is certainly looking that way at this moment,” he told reporters when asked if he believes Iran carried out the attack. Trump said “we pretty much already know” but …

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Oil Prices Soar After Attack On Saudi Facilities [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Global oil prices spiked 20% when markets reopened on Monday, after a weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities suspended the production of 5.7 million barrels a day. That amounts to roughly 5% of the world’s total daily crude oil production. State-run oil company Aramco said in a statement that work was underway to restore production. The U.S. …

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Weakening Iran Sanctions Was Last Straw For Bolton

Axios reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton resigned the day after a Monday discussion about Iran policy in which President Trump raised the possibility of relieving some sanctions, a person close to Bolton tells Axios. What happened: Bolton did not favor giving the Iranians relief and believed the maximum pressure campaign was working, the person, who spoke on condition …

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UK Says No Military Action Over Seized Oil Tanker

Politico reports: U.K. Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt warned there would be “serious consequences” after Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf. “We are absolutely clear that if this situation is not resolved quickly there will be serious consequences,” he told the BBC Friday evening. “We are not looking at military options. We are looking at a diplomatic way …

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Hannity Threatens Iran On Behalf Of Trump [VIDEO]

“I want to speak directly to the Iranian mullahs. I want to tell you I have known President Trump for, well, about 23-plus years. Let me tell you what’s not going to happen to help you out tonight and what could happen. You keep pushing this button, and I can promise you the president is never going to engage in …

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Iran Claims To Have Seized British Oil Tanker [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: A British-flagged oil tanker has been seized in the Gulf by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iran media say. The owners of the Stena Impero, which was bound for Saudi Arabia, say they have been unable to contact the vessel and it is “heading north towards Iran”. The company says there are 23 personnel on board and it …

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Newly Leaked British Diplomatic Cable: Trump Only Scuttled Iran Nuclear Deal Because Obama Made It

Sky News reports: Britain’s ambassador to the US said Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal in an “act of diplomatic vandalism” because it was agreed by his predecessor Barack Obama, according to the latest leaked cables. The May 2018 memo was said to have been written by Sir Kim Darroch after a visit to the US by Boris Johnson, …

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House Votes To Restrict Trump’s Power To Launch War

The Washington Post reports: The House voted Friday to prevent President Trump from launching into war with Iran without getting Congress’ approval first, after more than two dozen Republicans joined Democrats to include the provision in the House’s annual defense authorization bill. The move sets up a likely showdown with the Senate over whether the Iran restriction, which includes an …

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Trump Claims War With Iran Wouldn’t “Last Very Long”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump said Wednesday that a war with Iran would not “last very long” or involve ground troops, as he seemingly dismissed warnings that limited U.S. military action could spiral into a larger conflict. Trump reiterated his desire to avoid a war but said “we’re in a very strong position if something should happen.” “It wouldn’t …

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Trump Threatens Iran With “Overwhelming Obliteration”

Mediaite reports: It currently appears that, under President Donald Trump, American foreign policy has devolved into a game of grade school playground exchanging of insults. At least that’s where we are in light of the escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. Trump responded on Twitter Tuesday to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani calling the Trump administration’s new economic sanctions …

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Iranian President: Trump’s WH Is “Mentally Retarded”

The Associated Press reports: Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the “permanent closure” for diplomacy between the two nations. For his part, Iran’s president described the White House as “afflicted by mental retardation.” President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme …

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Sean Hannity: Trump Would “Obliterate The Iranians”

“Trump has now put pressure on — massive pressure on the Iranians, which is why they’re acting out. I like the fact that people have an impression of Donald Trump that is inaccurate. Literally, Donald Trump said he’d do all these things and he did them. It makes him unique, that’s why he’s not a politician. He’s very, very predictable. …

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Bolton To Iran: Don’t Mistake Discretion For Weakness

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, warned Tehran on Sunday not to “mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness,” saying that military action against Iran remained very much an option even though the United States last week called off one military strike. Tensions between the two countries had brought Mr. Trump to the brink …

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Amash Challenges Trump On Military Strike Authority

Fox News reports: Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., joined Democrats on Friday in calling on President Trump to seek Congressional approval for military action against Iran. His comments came after the president called off a military strike against Iran — an offense operation that Amash indicated should have undergone congressional review. “Glad the president pulled back from striking Iran but still …

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Trump On Iran: Our Military Was “Cocked And Loaded”

“President Obama made a desperate and terrible deal with Iran – Gave them 150 Billion Dollars plus I.8 Billion Dollars in CASH! Iran was in big trouble and he bailed them out. Gave them a free path to Nuclear Weapons, and SOON. Instead of saying thank you, Iran yelled Death to America. I terminated deal, which was not even ratified …

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