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Trump says 'Iran did do it,' as U.S. seeks support on Gulf oil tanker attacks

Trump says 'Iran did do it,' as U.S. seeks support on Gulf oil tanker attacks

Gulan Media - 2019-06-15 15:51

Trump says \'Iran did do it,\' as U.S. seeks support on Gulf oil tanker attacks - Gulan Media

Rouhani says Iran ready to talks to U.S. if sanctions lifted -TV

Yahoo - 2019-07-14 19:00

UPDATE 1-Rouhani says Iran ready to talks to U.S. if sanctions lifted -TV

Yahoo - 2019-07-14 18:09

Trump says Iran made ‘very big mistake’ as US Navy confirms drone shot down

Rûdaw - 2019-06-20 17:14
“Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false” ...

Kurdish woman Herro Mustafa nominated as U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria

E-Kurd - 2019-06-20 15:06
WASHINGTON,— United States President Donald Trump has nominated Kurdish woman Herro Mustafa, born in the Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil, a career diplomat currently deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in Lisbon, to be the next ambassador to Bulga ...

Israel Shows Off 'Very Destructive Power' in Massive Military Drills as U.S. and Iran Face Crisis

Newsweek - 2019-06-20 00:05

Oil up as trade woes abate with Trump, Xi meeting

Waar Media - 2019-06-19 15:44
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices were up to begin Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump said he will hold a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, calming worries that global oil demand would be weak this year. International benchmark Brent crude ...

U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan resigned

ANF - 2019-06-19 10:49
U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan resigned as reports emerged of domestic violence in his family. ...

Oil tanker attacks ‘leverage’ for sanctioned Iran

Waar Media - 2019-06-16 12:41
WAAR_DUHOK Recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf could be “leverage” for Iran against sanctions imposed by the U.S. administration on the country’s oil exports, a political expert said. Iran’s oil exports have been drastically affected by the sanctions t ...

Roundtable: U.S. Accuses Iran of Committing Tanker Attacks

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-06-15 07:09
On Thursday, June 13, 2019, two tankers, the Kokuka Courageous and the MT Front Altair, were damaged in explosions in the Gulf of Oman, after transiting through the Strait of Hormuz. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking at press conference, attri ...

Dealing with Iran Will Not Be Enough to Restore Regional Stability

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-06-15 07:09
As U.S.-Iranian tensions mount amidst increasing pressures of intensified U.S. economic sanctions and apparent Iranian-linked attacks on Gulf shipping, U.S. policymakers will be understandably focused on the military dimension of confronting and deterring ...

Russia Praises Iran and Their Joint Wins in Syria as U.S. Tensions Rise

Newsweek - 2019-06-14 19:31

How Japan Can Help the U.S. De-escalate with Iran

International Crisis Group - 2019-06-13 16:36
As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe visits Iran, President & CEO Robert Malley tells CNN Today that Japan has the capacity to mediate between the U.S. and Iran at a time of heightened tensions. ...

Trump says pact reached with Mexico to avoid tariffs

Waar Media - 2019-06-08 14:14
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. and Mexico have reached an agreement that will avoid Washington’s imposition of 5% import duties on all goods imported from Mexico, President Donald Trump said Friday after he threatened the penalties over the inflow of undocumented m ...

2 American women captured with ISIS sent back to U.S. with kids

CBS News - 2019-06-05 17:43
U.S.-allied Kurdish administration in north and east Syria says the 8 were repatriated at U.S. request "without any pressure or coercion" ...

Does the U.S. really want to attack on Iran?

E-Kurd - 2019-05-26 11:28
Payraw Anwar | Exclusive to Introduction: Tensions between the U.S. and Iran has escalated in recent days. The U.S. President Donald Trump rapidly decided to move an aircraft carrier ship which is known by Abraham Lincoln toward Persian Gulf. T ...

Kurdish PJAK rebels ‘won’t sit idly by’ if U.S. goes to war with Iran: chief

E-Kurd - 2019-05-23 13:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) fighters will not “sit idly by” if the U.S. goes to war with Iran, and could form a democratic front against the regime in Tehran, militia chief Zilan Vejin said in comments publish ...