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Roadmap for Manbij contradicts with Trump’s Iran strategy | Ahval

Roadmap for Manbij contradicts with Trump’s Iran strategy | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-01-02 00:52

Roadmap for Manbij contradicts with Trump’s Iran strategy | Ahval - Ahvalnews

Asian Cup 2019: Iran tops group after fiery goalless draw against rivals Iraq

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-22 03:11
Iran's defender Mohammadhossein Kanaani (left) fights for the ball with Iraq's midfielder Bashar Resen during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup group D football match between Iran and Iraq at the Maktoum Stadium in Dubai on Jan. 16, 2019. (Photo: AFP/Karim Sahib) ...

Islamic State claims Syria’s Manbij attack targeting U.S. troops

E-Kurd - 2019-01-16 17:18
MANBIJ,— Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on American soldiers and their Kurdish allies in Syria, potentially complicating President Donald Trump’s plans to pull U.S. troops out of the country citing a victory against the jihadist group ...

Trump’s Iran Strategy: Regime Change on the Cheap

Nymag - 2019-01-16 03:26

Pompeo defends Trump's Twitter threat to Turkey over Kurds

CBS News - 2019-01-14 20:45
Secretary of State says he's yet to speak with Trump or Turks about president's threat to "devastate Turkey economically" if it attacks allies in Syria ...

Trump's Iran strategy could spark war, warns bipartisan group of former U.S. officials - U.S. News - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-01-14 02:27

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes Trump's top security adviser over Kurds in Syria

Reuters - 2019-01-09 03:55
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan rebuked Washington's national security adviser on Tuesday for demanding that his country not attack Kurdish fighters in Syria, accusing him of complicating President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw U.S. troops. ...

Ankara Urges Washington to Implement Manbij Roadmap Soon

BAS News - 2019-01-09 00:41
ERBIL - Ankara has called on Washington to implement their roadmap for the Syrian city of Manbij which focuses on removing the armed groups from the region. The call was made by the Turkish minister of defense, Hulusi Akar, during a meeting with the US J ...

Turkish battle plan for Syria shaky despite Trump's promised pullout

Al Monitor - 2019-01-05 10:19

Trump’s Iran, Kurdish and Afghanistan comments leave Middle East perplexed - Israel News - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-01-03 16:07

Trump's betrayal delivers Middle East's Kurds a brutal reality check

Rûdaw - 2019-01-02 20:08
Trump’s Syria exit strengthened moral, legal arguments for Kurdish assertiveness ...

Iraqi Lawmaker Advocates Summoning Barham Salih to Parliament over Trump’s Visit

BAS News - 2018-12-29 13:14
ERBIL — A Shi’ite lawmaker is calling for an extraordinary session at the parliament to summon Iraqi President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi over Donald Trump’s unannounced visit to Iraq earlier this week. Trump paid a surprise visit t ...

Israelis Aren't Happy With Trump's Syria Withdrawal - The Atlantic

Theatlantic - 2018-12-28 23:25

PKK’s Karayilan: Trump’s decision didn’t surprise us

ANF - 2018-12-28 15:54
PKK Executive Committee Member Murat Karayilan said US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria wasn’t a surprise for them. ...

Ex-premier Abadi Says Trump’s Unannounced Visit to Iraq Harms Baghdad-Washington Ties

BAS News - 2018-12-27 12:36
ERBIL — Iraq’s former prime minister Haider al-Abadi has slammed the unannounced visit by US President Donald Trump to Iraq, saying it could harm the relations between Baghdad and Washington. Abadi wrote in an official statement on Thursday that Trump’s ...

Real Clear Politics: U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Is a Risky Mistake, but Trump Did It Anyway

Justice for Kurds - 2018-12-27 12:21
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s abrupt decision to pull American troops from Syria is riskier than it looks. It ends a low-cost, high-impact mission and creates a vacuum that will be filled by one of a series of bad actors — Iran, Russia, Turkey, Islamic e ...

Iraqi PM Reveals Reasons for No Meetings with Trump

BAS News - 2018-12-26 23:39
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi revealed just after midnight on Wednesday that there was an initial plan to receive US President Donald Trump in Baghdad before it was canceled. Trump paid a surprise visit to Iraq on 26 December to celebrate ...

Trump's Decision on Withdrawal from Syria Made During Phone Call with Erdogan

BAS News - 2018-12-21 21:52
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump's decision of withdrawing his country's forces from Syria was made during a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to The Associated Press. Trump did not consult his top national security ...