Iran and US Confrontation?

06 June 2017

Combat power has been boosted by the United States in Southern Syria and there are rumours that Syria will be the launch site in a confrontation between the US and Iran. 

US President Donald Trump has been increasing rhetoric against the Islamic Republic of Iran, slamming it for its violations of the 2015 nuclear deal and its treatment of people at home, as well as the war-mongering it is carrying out across the Middle East.

US Showdown With Syria and Iran at Tanf Crossing

01 June 2017

U.S. aircraft dropped a series of leaflets warning pro-Syrian regime militia to avoid the deconfliction zone around a small base near the Tanf border crossing, which lies between Syria and Iraq, this past weekend, as pro-regime forces are reportedly conducting armed patrols in the vicinity of Tanf, say officials at the Pentagon. 

U.S. Central Command officials say that the facility is being used by U.S. and British Special Forces to train Syrian opposition forces for the fight against ISIS. A 55-kilometer radius around the base is designated as the deconfliction zone.

U.S. Foreign Affairs Committee: Deal Assertively with Iran

31 May 2017

A hearing was recently held by the U.S. Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Iran’s influence and strategies, as well as their regional and global impact. Ilan Berman, Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council; Ray Takeyh, Ph.D., Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies Council on Foreign Relations; and Daniel L. Byman, Ph.D., Senior Fellow of the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, all authorities on Iran, were called as witnesses by the subcommittee.

Iran's Regime Should "Bend Before the Storm"

29 May 2017

US President Trump’s arrival in Riyadh during his first foreign visit since taking office, coincided with the election of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani for a second term.

Eyad Abu Shakra, long time editor at Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper in the UK wrote in his article for Al Arabiya, “There are many smart and cultured individuals in the Iranian regime who are skillful political and tactical operators and understand the limits of adventures and open hostilities, thus, never hesitate to bend before the storm.”  He adds that with a Republican administration is in charge, the US “is less convinced of Tehran’s leaders’ ‘moderation’, and more doubtful that their policies of sectarian incitement, military intervention, and direct hegemony adopted towards the Arab world are the best way to fight terrorism.”

The World Is Uniting Against the Regime in Iran

25 May 2017

Hassan Rouhani was elected to a second term in office, but his election has little meaning in light of the fact that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei sets Iran’s policy, and is backed by the Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Arguments against the Iranian government are not directed at its people, who have been manipulated. It has been directed at the conduct of the leadership, whose policies emphasize suppression of dissent, and its foreign policy of war and terrorism.

Iran: The "Axis of the Resistance"

25 May 2017

King Salman and President Donald Trump chaired the significant summits in Riyadh.The result makes it impossible to believe there are tensions between the two countries.

Grateful for Saudi Arabia’s welcome, the US president voiced appreciation for the kingdom’s rich culture. Some 55 leaders from Muslim-majority countries attended the US-Islamic summit, and discussed terrorism and the ways it might infiltrate their countries.

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