Renewed Chaos in the Middle East

Amid contentious Israeli elections, chaos also ramps up in other key places in the Middle East. Consider Iran. Shortly after it was leaked on Sunday that the Trump administration would designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a foreign terrorist organization, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted that Trump “should know better than to be conned into …

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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Resigns

Javad Zarif Laughing at Conclusion of 2015 Nuclear Deal News agencies around the world have announced that Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, the mastermind behind the 2015 nuclear deal, has resigned. No source has identified the reason for his resignation, and speculation runs rampant regarding the unexpected announcement. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted: …

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Syrian Borders with Israel and Jordan Open Again After 4 Years

For the first time in 4 years, the border crossings between Syria and Israel (Quneitra crossing), and Syria and Jordan (Nasir crossing), are open.  Both are used primarily by UN peacekeeping forces. Until earlier this year, that region of Syria was controlled by the Assad regime as he pushed rebels all the way to the …

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President Trump’s UN Speech

The United Nations has gathered at its headquarters in New York City for the annual General Assembly, calling together diplomats from all over the world.  Many (including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Iranian President Rouhani) are scheduled to deliver speeches (or already have).  Yesterday President Trump addressed the assembly. While touting the US as …

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