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  • Trump to blame for failure of US-Iran nuclear talks – Rouhani

    Iranian president tells cabinet the country had been ready to accept terms of French UN plan The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has told his cabinet that while the country had been ready to end its nuclear stand-off with the US broadly on terms set out by France at the United Nations, Donald Trump was not prepared to make public an apparent private offer to lift sanctions. Although his account is inherently not impartial, it is the fullest version of behind-the-scenes diplomacy at the UN...

    the Guardian
  • Trump Says He Doesn't Want War With Iran, But the U.S. Military Is Ready

    Zachary Keck Security, Middle East Locked and loaded. Key point: The Persian Gulf would be on fire. The Islamic State of Iran was born in enmity toward the United States. Led by the fiery cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, revolutionary leaders animated crows in Iran by lambasting “Great Satan” for any number of crimes, both real and imagined. It didn’t take long for this animosity to turn kinetic. As the Iran-Iraq War intensified throughout 1984, the two combatants began targeting...

    The National Interest
  • US military had to bomb our own base in Syria because of Trump’s mistakes — and one Republican is furious

    President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw in Syria in less than 24 hours put American troops at risk as they were being fired on by Turkey. However, according to the Wall Street Journal , the military was also forced to bomb our own military base. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who has been critical of Trump’s [
  • Turkey launches military assault on America’s Kurdish allies after Trump orders pullback of US troops

    Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish positions in northern Syria on Wednesday with air strikes and explosions reported near the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it “Operation Peace Spring”. Moments later, a cloud of white smoke rose over the Ras al-Ain border area, an AFP correspondent [