Room for skepticism on Trump team's wider Syria policy - Seattle Times

The U.N. Security Council meets to discuss a chemical-weapons attack on a Syrian town. (Mary Altaffer/AP). There is room for skepticism about the Trump administration's wider Syria policy beyond aiding in the destruction of ISIS headquarters in Raqqa.

Larijani: US Travel Ban on Muslims Won't Curb Terror - Financial Tribune

Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani expressed disbelief at the US administration's travel ban for citizens from six countries, including Iran, saying his country has led the fight against terrorism in the Middle East. "At the time when Iraq was ...

US threats and actions in Syria are those of a rogue state - RT

John Wight has written for newspapers and websites across the world, including the Independent, Morning Star, Huffington Post, Counterpunch, London Progressive Journal, and Foreign Policy Journal. He is also a regular commentator on RT and BBC Radio ...

Trump: Toward War in the Middle East - Common Dreams

By staying out of the conflicts in the Middle East, the United States can benefit both American citizens and the citizens of those distant lands. by. Adil E. Shamoo · 0 Comments. Donald Trump meets with Joint Chiefs of Staff (courtesy JCS via Flickr ...

Iran: Travel Ban Is 'Shameful' to All Iranians Fighting ISIS and Upholding Nuclear Deal - Newsweek

Iranian officials have blasted the U.S.'s decision to partially reinstate a ban on incoming nationals from six majority-Muslim countries, including Iran, arguing it is assisting in the fight against militant groups and has complied with the terms of a ...

Israel inching closer to a war nobody wants - +972 Magazine

Increasingly hawkish rhetoric directed at Hezbollah, along with providing humanitarian aid to Syrian rebels, may lead Israel into a war no one wants. Israel's interest is a stable Middle East, but it won't happen without an end to the occupation. By ...

If Trump is serious about getting tough on Iran, embrace dissidents - Chicago Sun-Times

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani often is described by the media as a moderate, but he is anything but, writes Linda Chavez. He has increased the number of executions and cracked down on dissent. / Getty Images. Linda Chavez. When Donald Trump was ...

Make Iran Pay a Price for Regional Meddling - Algemeiner

There is no doubt that the Middle East is in turmoil like never before. And this is highly due to the disastrous engagement/lead-from-behind policy adopted by the Obama administration, despite its claim it sought to lessen tensions. Iran is taking ...

Syria: The Operation Was Successful But the Patient Died - Newsweek

For the past several years, this writer has resisted joining the “It's too late to do anything about Syria” chorus. That resistance is, at long last, breaking down, at least with respect to what is happening in eastern Syria. We are now reaping the ...

America Needs a Post-ISIS Strategy - Gatestone Institute

The headlines out of Syria are eye-catching: There are signs the Assad government may be planning another chemical attack. American pilots have struck forces threatening our allies and shot down a Syrian plane and Iranian-made drones. The probability ...

Trump Courts War Risks with Iran - Consortium News

Pushed by Israel and Saudi Arabia, President Trump is edging toward war with Iran, possibly beginning with “mission creep” in Syria, a reversal of Trump's campaign rhetoric objecting to military adventures, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul ...

It is with Iran's help that Daesh is on its last breath: Larijani - Tehran Times

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has said that it is with the help of Iran that Daesh is on its last breath in Iraq and Syria. In an exclusive interview with CNN published on website on Thursday, he said that Daesh would have occupied Baghdad ...

Get out of Middle East — now - Island Packet

This fire just keeps getting gasoline thrown on it. It's time to simply get out. No country in this region is worth a single American life, except Israel. The politics there are a thing of beauty. Let's see. The U.S. actively supports the Syrian Kurds ...

Washington May Be Inching Toward 'Regime Change' in Syria, Iran and Venezuela - LifeZette

The Trump administration and Congress appear to be inching toward policies of regime change in at least three countries — Iran, Syria and Venezuela — in what would be a dramatic reversal of the non-interventionism that Donald Trump advocated during ...

Some regional states use terrorists as as tool: Kamal Kharrazi - Tehran Times

TEHRAN – Kamal Kharrazi, head of Iran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, said on Wednesday that some Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia use terrorist groups as a tool to reach their objectives. Karrazi made the remarks during the ...

With Iran's Profile Rising, Saudi Arabia Must Unite with US on Terror - Accuracy In Media

In a Middle East country where terrorist attacks by suicide bombers are rare, Saudi Arabia suffered such an attack on June 23rd. Both target and timing were significant. The target was Islam's holiest site – the Grand Mosque in Makkah; the timing was ...

Reality Check: What Indo-Iranian Civilisational Ties? - Swarajya

The one-sided Indian romance with Iran over some imaginary civilisational and cultural ties is not only misguided but dangerous. We might be falling into a trap by investing billions of dollars into a country that is not ready to give concrete ...

“I don't see in the next ten years any real solution for the people of Syria” - Governance Now (registration)

The seventh round of the Syria peace talks will begin on July 10 in Geneva which will be convened by the UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. Violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan have displaced a record 65.6 million ...

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The great Muslim civil war – and us - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates. What is going on? It might appear a mindless mess, but the outlines are clear. The great ...

Trump's illegal stealth warfare buildup requires hearings, says Katrina vanden Heuvel - Press of Atlantic City

While Washington is fixated on President Donald Trump's tweets, antics, lies and Russiagate, the administration is ramping up a stealth escalation of U.S. military involvement across the Middle East. As Naomi Klein warns in The Voice, Trump's “rolling ...