Tag Archives: Iran

Trump’s Germany Envoy Rips Europe On Iran Response

Politico Europe reports: U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell took aim at European governments for failing to condemn Tehran over attacks it orchestrated over the past few months, as he justified America’s assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. “When the West stands together and the West says very clearly that terrorism is wrong and terrorism should not be used, then …

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Pelosi To Attempt To Limit Trump With War Powers Vote

Axios reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced in a letter Sunday that the House will this week “introduce and vote on a War Powers Resolution to limit” President Trump’s “military actions regarding Iran.” Pelosi announced the action as Trump ramped up his rhetoric against Iran and also threatened Iraq with sanctions after Iraqi lawmakers passed a resolution asking the government …

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Trump: My Tweets Serve As Notice To Congress

According to Glorious Leader, he has no legal requirement to notify Congress, much less get their approval, before launching a “perhaps disproportionate” attack on Iran should they retaliate for the killing of their general. In fact, his tweets are all they’ll get. These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. …

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Trump Golfs As Iran Withdraws From Nuclear Deal

The New York Times reports: Iran’s government said it was ending all its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal and that it would no longer limit its enrichment of uranium. The announcement came after Iran’s National Security Council held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the country’s nuclear policy in the aftermath of Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani’s assassination. But …

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Soleimani’s Eulogist Puts $80M Prize On Trump’s Head

From the Saudi outlet Al Arabiya: The eulogist at the funeral procession of prominent Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Iran put an 80-million-dollar prize on US President Donald Trump’s head on live state TV. “We are 80 million Iranians, if each one of us puts aside one American dollar, we will have 80 million American dollars, and we will …

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Schumer Warns Trump May “Bumble Us Into Major War”

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said on ABC’s “This Week” that he was concerned Trump’s decision will “get us into another ‘endless war’ in the Middle East,” adding the U.S. is “closer to that” because of his actions. “I am really worried, and that is why Congress must assert itself,” the Senate minority leader said, saying the …

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Iraqi Lawmakers Vote To Expel US Troops From Country

The New York Times reports: Lawmakers in Iraq heeded the demands of angry citizens and voted on Sunday to expel United States troops from the country, as hundreds of thousands of mourners poured into the streets of Iran to pay their respects to the slain leader of the elite Quds Force, Maj. General Qassim Suleimani. The vote is not final …

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Iran Says “Terrorist In A Suit” Trump Is Like ISIS, Hitler

Reuters reports: Iran condemned Donald Trump on Sunday as a “terrorist in a suit” after the U.S. president threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites hard if Tehran attacks Americans or U.S. assets in retaliation for the killing of military commander Qassem Soleimani. As the two countries assailed each other in a war of words, the European Union, Britain and Oman …

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UK Defense Sec Orders Warships To Escort Shipping

Politico Europe reports: Britain ordered Royal Navy warships to accompany U.K.-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz following the U.S. killing of Iran’s top military leader, Qasem Soleimani. U.K. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace [photo] tweeted the announcement on Saturday night, saying “the government will take all necessary steps to protect our ships and citizens at this time.” Speaking to …

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US Citizens In Saudi Arabia Warned Of Missiles Risk

ABC News reports: The U.S. has warned American citizens in Saudi Arabia “of the heightened risk of missile and drone attacks” amid soaring tensions with Iran. A security alert message sent Sunday by the U.S. mission there said that in the past “regional actors hostile to Saudi Arabia have conducted missile and drone attacks against both civilian and military targets …

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Family Of Iranian General Vows Hezbollah Will Hit Back

The Associated Press reports: The daughter of Iran’s Gen. Qassem Soleimani says the death of her father will “not break us” and the United States should know that his blood will not go for free. Zeinab Soleimani told Lebanon’s Al-Manar TV — which is linked with the Iran-backed Hezbollah group —that the “filthy” President Donald Trump will not be able …

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Trump Touts US Military Strength In Warning To Iran

NBC News reports: President Trump early Sunday touted U.S. military strength in a tweet warning Iran against retaliation for the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a top commander, in a U.S. drone strike. The message came as Soleimani’s body was returned to Iran, where thousands of mourners turned out for a funeral procession. Trump late Saturday also warned that 52 …

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Trump Warns Iran Against Retaliation: We’ve Targeted 52 Iranian Sites, One For Each Hostage Taken In 1979

Reuters reports: US President Donald Trump has ramped up the pressure on Iran – threatening to hit 52 sites ‘very hard and very fast’. In a series of explosive tweets Trump said Iran were ‘targeting US assets’ after the killing of general Qassem Soleimani, regarded as the second most powerful figure in Iran, was killed in the U.S. strike on …

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Trump Admin Warns Congress Of Iranian Retaliation

CNN reports: The Trump administration has warned members of Congress that Iran is expected to retaliate against the US “within weeks” for the strike that killed Qasem Soleimani even as they failed to convince some that the operation was merited due to an imminent threat against American lives. There are also intense discussions taking place inside US military and intelligence …

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Netanyahu Hails Trump’s Strike, Cuts Greece Trip Short

The Times Of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised the United States and President Donald Trump for killing Iranian top commander Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike in the early morning hours. “Trump is worthy of full appreciation for acting with determination, strongly and swiftly,” he told reporters before departing Greece to head back to Israel. “We stand fully …

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Tucker Carlson Denounces Trump’s Airstrike [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: One of the most prominent figures on Fox News isn’t joining in on the cheerleading of President Donald Trump’s assassination of Iran’s most important military leader. During his show on Friday, host Tucker Carlson delivered a lengthy monologue criticizing the escalation of tensions with Iran sparked by the killing of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, who …

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Gabbard Breaks With Trump On Iraq Airstrike [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Two weeks after she voted “present” during the impeachment vote in the House, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) appeared on Fox News to denounce President Donald Trump’s military action that killed Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani. “This was very clearly an act of war by this president without any authorization or declaration of war from Congress, clearly …

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Rand Paul Condemns Trump’s Airstrike: This Is The Death Of Diplomacy, Only Gives Iran More US Targets

“The question is will there be more or less of the attacks. So what happens with his death is we’re sending thousands of more troops, which are thousands of more targets for them to shoot at, and I think that it is hard to imagine that the Iranians are going to shrink now and say, ‘Oh, you killed our leading …

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Trump: I Ordered The Strike To “Stop A War” [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that America does not seek “regime change” in Iran, less than a day after the U.S. launched an airstrike that killed the country’s top general, Qasem Soleimani. But the U.S. is “ready and prepared to take whatever action is necessary” if Iran threatens American lives, Trump added. “We took action last night to …

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Iranian General Had Taunted Trump On Social Media

The Washington Post reports: Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq early Friday, wasn’t just an infamous terrorist organizer and one of the regime’s most powerful officials — he was also one of President Trump’s social media antagonists. International experts have long known of Soleimani as the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force …

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