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Pompeo on Qassem Soleimani strike: Iran now understands Trump will take ‘decisive’ action

Friday, January 3, 2020

By ordering the airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, President Trump has demonstrated to Iran’s leaders that he will take “swift, decisive” actions to protect Americans, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday on “Fox & Friends.” Pompeo stressed that the Trump administration has shown military “restraint” in the face of dozens of attacks directed … Read More

US drone strike ordered by Trump kills top Iranian commander in Baghdad

Friday, January 3, 2020

A US drone strike ordered by President Donald Trump on Baghdad airport has killed a top Iranian commander, in a major escalation in regional tensions that have pitted Tehran against Washington and its allies in the Middle East. The Pentagon on Thursday confirmed a strike killed Qasem Soleimani, who as head of the Islamic Revolutionary … Read More

Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s shadowy general who wielded influence like a sword

Friday, January 3, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran — Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani, who was killed Friday in a US strike, was one of the most popular figures in Iran and seen as a deadly adversary by America and its allies. General Soleimani, who headed the external operations Quds Force for the Guards, had wielded his regional clout publicly since … Read More

US kills powerful Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad airstrike

Friday, January 3, 2020

Qassem Soleimani, the powerful head of Iran’s Quds Force, was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport, Iraqi TV and three Iraqi officials officials said Friday. The US Department of Defense confirmed it had carried out the airstrike. “General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and … Read More

Iraqi supporters of Iran-backed militia break into US embassy in Baghdad

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Ambassador evacuated; with cries of ‘Death to Israel,’ protesters vent their anger over US attacks on Kataeb Hezbollah group, seen as violation of Iraqi sovereignty. Dozens of angry Iraqi Shiite militia supporters broke into the US Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday after smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area, prompting … Read More

Exclusive: Hamas plots attacks on Israel from Turkey as Erdogan turns blind eye

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Turkey is allowing senior Hamas operatives to plot attacks against Israel from Istanbul, The Telegraph can disclose, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plays host to the terrorist group’s leaders. Transcripts of Israeli police interrogations with suspects show that senior Hamas operatives are using Turkey’s largest city to direct operations in Jerusalem and the occupied West … Read More

Iran arrests evangelical Christians before Christmas holiday

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Iranian regime has begun cracking down on evangelical Christians in Iran in the run-up to Christmas, experts and Iranian Christians said. Security officials routinely arrest Christian citizens during the Christmas season, according to the 2019 US Commission for International Religious Freedom report, which found the regime arrested 114 Christians during the first week of … Read More

Horse-trading Iran hawks seize on Pompeo’s Senate interest

Monday, December 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent days, Iran hawks in Congress leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in a Senate run to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help their bid to kill the nuclear deal with Tehran. Late last week, the State Department agreed to release a portion of an … Read More

U.S. Turns Up Pressure on Iran With Sanctions on Transportation Firms

Thursday, December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that the United States plans to impose new sanctions on Iran’s largest shipping company and a major airline for what he said were their roles in transporting material for the country’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs. “Today’s designations put the world on notice: Those who engage … Read More

US envoy urges Germany: Don’t fund Iranian terrorism

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

ATHENS – The most high-level US ambassador in Europe, Richard Grenell, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that Germany’s government should join the United States and work to stop Iranian regime support for terrorism in response to a German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce event in Berlin. “The economy is strained because the Iranian regime is funneling … Read More