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In 2013, after Syrian dictator Bashar Assad crossed President Obama's red line and used chemical weapons on innocent civilians, a U.S. official told the ... that Obama's retaliatory strike would likely be “just muscular enough not to get mocked” but not so devastating that it would elicit a response from Iran ...
Obama and his second secretary of state, John Kerry, hailed the accord as a historic way to end Assad's chemical weapons program without firing a single shot. “It turns out ... Third, Trump's strikes were limited and for now have not provoked a broader conflict with Assad's backers in Syria, Russia, and Iran.

Saudi Arabia's intervention in Yemen at the head of a coalition in March 2015, the deaths of hundreds of Iranian pilgrims during the Hajj of 2015 and the execution of Shia leader Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in 2016, put more hurdles in its relationship with Iran. In the aftermath of Nimr's execution, Iranians attacked ...
Barack Obama conceded Iran is the world's leading supporter of international terrorism but like Bush and Clinton preceding him, he did nothing to destroy that evil threat to our Arab and Israeli ... Now with two hawks at his side, President Trump can end the threat of the Iranian jihadists once and for all.
When Trump extended Iran's sanctions relief in January, he pledged it would be the last time unless European allies agree to a supplemental deal to fix what the president sees as the fundamental problems with the nuclear pact negotiated by the Obama administration. And while negotiations with the ...
“If we withdrew our troops anytime soon, ISIS would come back, the war between Turkey and the Kurds would get out of hand, and you'd be giving Damascus to the Iranians without an American presence, and Russia and Iran would dominate Syria. “It'd be the single worst decision the president could make ...

A former undercover informant says he provided evidence to the FBI during President Obama's first term that Russia was assisting Iran's nuclear program even as billions in new U.S. business flowed to Moscow's uranium industry. William Douglas Campbell told The Hill his evidence included that Russia ...
Iran's navy made a point of harassing and humiliating the US Navy in 2016 after then-President Barack Obama had sealed the Iran deal, but under ... in January 2016, when Iran's navy seized two US Navy rivernine boats and the 10 sailors on board after the ship wandered into Iranian waters due to ...
John Brennan, Obama's former Central Intelligence Agency chief, surveilled American citizens — some senators — as Obama pushed the Iran deal and Brennan was never charged with that crime. Obama alone with Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Campaign used a fictional dossier ...
Sanctions could be imposed for both, but those for long-range missiles would likely be harsher and kick in more automatically if Iran tested or transferred them. Those sanctions could also target Iranian entities that were exempted from penalties under the nuclear deal. The Iran deal's critics argue the ...
President Trump has chosen John Bolton, a hawk on North Korea and Iran, to be his next national security adviser. The appointment comes just as those ... "No fix will remedy the diplomatic Waterloo Mr. Obama negotiated," Bolton wrote in the Wall Street Journal in January. "Mr. Trump correctly sees Mr.
The conventional wisdom in Washington has it that Mike Pompeo's appointment as secretary of state is bad news for the fate of the Iran nuclear deal. ... "After having invested 13 years of diplomatic efforts, during the Bush and Obama administrations, to contain Iran's nuclear capabilities, now is not the time ...
America's European allies should move heaven and earth to preserve the flawed Iran nuclear deal after recent comments from Iranian Supreme Leader ... President Obama's eight years of passive policy towards Iran and North Korea allowed both dictatorships to develop their capabilities to challenge the ...
“Today, I am announcing our strategy, along with several major steps we are taking to confront the Iranian regime's hostile actions and to ensure that Iran never, and I mean never, acquires a nuclear weapon,” the president announced, setting a major course change from the Obama administration's ...
The two will discuss infrastructure projects, Russia's role in Syria, the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen and the Iranian nuclear deal, a senior ... Trump comes as Riyadh and Washington forge improved relations following tensions resulting from the Obama administration's handling of the Iran nuclear deal.
The story claims the $400 million fees come from money that was "lost" in an illegal transaction with Iranian hard-liners. We suspect the reference comes from a $400 million payment made to Iran in 2016 for that amount which was part of a $1.7 billion settlement. PolitiFact fact-checked claims that this ...
The contrast between the Trump administration's approaches to North Korea and Iran indicates how difficult it will be for the president to fulfill his ... After several months of secret contacts between U.S. and Iranian officials, Obama signed off on the start of a formal negotiation process in November 2013.

Netanyahu's address came as Trump and Congress are considering their options on the Iranian nuclear deal, which the president decertified in October. ... Netanyahu, who fiercely opposed the Iran deal negotiated under President Barack Obama, suggested Trump should be willing to scrap the agreement ...
A judge in a civil case focused on a 2003 attack by Iran-backed terrorists says the Trump administration has notified the court it's complying with the 2015 multiparty deal designed to restrict Iran's nuclear ... President Donald Trump has criticized the nuclear deal signed during the Obama administration.
The parent of one young American woman murdered by an Iranian-backed terrorist group during her junior year abroad in Israel discovered the FMS ... In a recent phone call, Richman said Trump should release all the documents regarding the Obama administration's payment of Iran's claim, including the ...
Look, see—there really are actual Iranian bases in Syria and real Iranian troops on the Golan Heights. Iran really did spend the $140 billion on weapons, not its own people—who riot in the streets against the regime. What bugs me isn't that the Obama administration and its media surrogates were wrong ...
The White House at the time denied the payment was "ransom." But critics of the Iran nuclear agreement and the Obama administration's engagement with Iran accused the White House of emboldening Tehran by flooding its economy with cash. Trump has frequently criticized the Iran nuclear agreement, ...
As thousands of Iranians took to the streets, critics immediately bellowed that the protests proved that the Iran deal was a failure because it had not ... could argue that since the Iranian regime was going to try to blame the United States and accuse it of being behind the protests regardless, Obama should ...
His main qualification: He seemed to be the opposite of Barack Obama, especially with regard to Iran and to Syria. In their eyes, Obama's sins were many, but ... Some U.S. critics saw Obama flipping sides in the Middle East altogether, courting Iranian friendship. As I wrote in 2016, I don't think Obama was ...


 

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