Jordan steps up taking a key position in a deal that concerns Israel’s national interests and shows Washington has stopped being an impotent observer of the Syrian catastrophe, now working with Russia to arrive at a solution.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
A ceasefire went into effect on Sunday in southern Syria along the border with Israel and Jordan. It covers the provinces of Deraa, Quneitra and Suweida. US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster provided the usual boilerplate reasons behind US support for it. The United States is committed to “helping to end the conflict in Syria.” This agreement would be an “important step toward common goals.” Continue Reading »
First orchestrated by outgoing Obama gov’t, now the US media run by Trump detractors are trying to make federal case on transfer of intel to Russia, saying US president could be ‘security risk for entire western world,’ when the exact opposite is closer to the truth.
Israel was apparently the source of the highly classified information that Donald Trump was accused of disclosing in a meeting with Russian officials on Monday, revealed a current and former White House official familiar with the situation to the New York Times on Tuesday.
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US President Donald Trump (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in February.
The Middle East Media Research Institute report cites several Iranian articles, concluding that Russia is essentially trying to marginalize Iran in Syria and “eliminate” its ability to shape Syria’s future despite their nominal cooperation.
By Erez Linn & Israel Hayom Staff
Russia is willing to use Iran as a bargaining chip to move closer to the United States, and as a result Moscow’s relations with Tehran have been hurt, the Middle East Media Research Institute said in a report released Wednesday.
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The report cites several articles and analyses showing that Russia is increasingly viewing its relations with Iran as a liability rather than an asset.
U.S. congressional investigators say $US-multibillion missile defense system for Europe faces problems that can be corrected, but the ‘adjustments’ could stir a diplomatic row with Russia.
Secret U.S. Defense Department studies cast doubt on whether a multibillion-dollar missile defense system planned for Europe will ever be able to protect the U.S. from Iranian missiles as intended, congressional investigators say.
A Ghader missile is launched from the area near the Iranian port of Jask port on the shore of the Oman Sea during an Iranian navy drill, Jan. 1, 2013. – Photo by AP
Military officials say they believe the problems can be overcome and are moving forward with plans. Continue Reading »