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Iranian Commander Warns Of “Harsher Revenge Soon”

Reuters reports: A Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran would take “harsher revenge soon” after Tehran launched missile attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq in retaliation for last week’s U.S. killing of an Iranian general, Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday. The agency was quoting senior commander Abdollah Araghi, speaking after U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Iran appeared …

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Trump: “Iran Appears To Be Standing Down” [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Iran “appears to be standing down” after its missile attack on U.S. targets in Iraq, and he vowed to keep up the pressure on Tehran with “punishing” new economic sanctions. Trump made the comments in an address to the nation Wednesday from the White House less than a day after …

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Newly Deployed Troops Told To Leave Phones Behind

The Insider reports: The US is sending 3,500 Army paratroopers to the Middle East on a snap deployment as tensions with Iran soar, and they have been told to leave their cellphones and other personal electronic devices behind. “This is not a standard deployment,” Lt. Col. Mike Burns, a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division, said, telling Insider that the …

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Saudi Prince Visits Trump To Deliver Concerns On Iran

Axios reports: Saudi Arabia’s deputy defense minister, Prince Khalid Bin Salman, revealed on Twitter that he delivered a message to President Trump yesterday from his brother, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Saudi Arabia is deeply concerned it could become engulfed in uncontrolled escalation between the U.S. and Iran following President Trump’s decision to kill Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani. That explains …

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Iran Official: We’re Considering “13 Revenge Scenarios”

Reuters reports: Iran is considering 13 “revenge scenarios” in retaliation for the US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq, a top official has said. Ali Shamkhani [photo], secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, vowed that even if Tehran opted for the weakest option, it will create an “historic nightmare for the Americans.” While Shamkhani would not reveal …

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Poll: 43% Approve Of Trump’s Killing Of Iranian General

The Huffington Post reports: Americans split narrowly in favor of President Donald Trump’s decision to order the airstrike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds, but express qualms about the president’s decision-making process and the strike’s possible repercussions. Overall views of the administration’s foreign policy remain underwater. Forty-three percent of Americans approve of the decision …

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IRAN: Millions March In Soleimani’s Funeral [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The streets of Iran’s capital Tehran flooded with millions clad in black on Monday, Iranian state television said, during a funeral ceremony for military leader Qasem Soleimani, who was killed by a U.S. drone strike. “Have you EVER seen such a sea of humanity in your life, @realdonaldtrump?” Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter, …

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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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Iran War Fears Crash Selective Service Website

Mother Jones reports: As concerns about violent reprisals or a Middle East war unfolded following reports that President Donald Trump had ordered the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Thursday, some Americans were also worried about more personal implications of the event. So many Americans Googled “draft requirements“ and “military exemptions“ that the United States Selective Service website …

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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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US Embassy Staff To Leave Iraq Over “Iranian Threats”

CNBC reports: Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces. The U.S. State Department has ordered the pullout of the employees from both the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Erbil, the embassy said in a statement. On Tuesday, the U.S. military reaffirmed …

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Russia Warns US Over Providing Missiles To Ukraine

The Washington Post reports: Russian officials said Sunday that the U.S. decision to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons to combat Russian-backed separatists will cause new bloodshed, as long-standing tensions between Washington and Moscow escalated over the four-year-old conflict. Moscow’s admonition came shortly after the State Department announced Friday evening that the United States will provide heavy armaments to Ukraine for …

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BREAKING: Trump Hints At Strike On Venezuela, Says “We Have Many Options, Including A Military Option”

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Friday said he would not rule out a “military option” in Venezuela. “We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option, if necessary,” Trump said told reporters at his New Jersey golf club on Friday. The president did not answer whether American troops would lead that potential operation. President Trump just said …

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Trump Warns North Korea: “They Will Be Met With Fire And Fury Like The World Has Never Seen” [VIDEO]

Do you feel reassured? CBS News reports: President Trump addressed the ongoing crisis between the U.S. and North Korea at a briefing on opioids in New Jersey on Tuesday, issuing a stern warning to the regime for its continued provocations. “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” warned Mr. Trump from his golf club in …

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US Test-Launches ICBM Amid North Korea Tensions

NBC News reports: The U.S. military successfully test-launched an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from California early Wednesday, according to an Air Force spokesman — just days after North Korea’s second test of an ICBM. The unarmed Minuteman III missile was launched at 2:10 a.m. PT from Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles. An Air Force statement …

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POLAND: Trump Warns Of “Some Pretty Severe” Action Against North Korea After ICBM Test [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump warned Thursday that North Korea could face “some pretty severe” consequences after its defiant test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, but Washington also confronted firm opposition from Russia and China over any possible response. Trump did not specify potential U.S.-directed punishment for North Korea, which on Tuesday launched a missile that experts say had …

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Armed Russian Jet Menaces US Spy Plane

CBS News reports: An armed Russian jet came within five feet of a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. A U.S. official said Tuesday that the Russian aircraft came within five feet of a wing tip for a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance plane. The Russian jet then passed under the U.S. aircraft …

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US Air Force Flies Supersonic Bombers Over Korean Peninsula Hours After Death Of American Student

The Associated Press reports: The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday in a show of force against North Korea, South Korean officials said. The U.S. often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened animosities with North Korea, and flew B-1B bombers several times this year as the North conducted a series of banned ballistic …

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Trump: Kim Jong Un Is A “Pretty Smart Cookie”

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump labeled brutal North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “a pretty smart cookie” in a wide-ranging interview aired Sunday. “At a very young age, he was able to assume power. A lot of people, I’m sure, tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else. And he was able to …

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Sen. John McCain Downplays Talk That Trump Might Order A Preemptive Strike On North Korea [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said early Sunday that he doesn’t think President Trump is planning a preemptive strike against North Korea. “I don’t think so, Jake,” McCain told host Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think that we have to consider that option as the very last option. And for a number of reasons …

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