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Ayad Allawi, Former Iraqi Vice President discusses US Relations and President Trump’s Policies

 

In an interview with Fox News at his home in central Baghdad, Ayad Allawi, the former vice president of Iraq, said he looks forward to President Trump’s new policies with optimism, as the new administration begins laying them out. 

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State-Run Media all Agree: Iran Must Accept the Change in World Order

 

US policy changes after the Obama administration ended, as well as the extent of isolation and the global exclusion that the Iranian regime now labors under as a sponsor of terrorism, were the news topics that  state-run media affiliated with Rouhani wrote about recently. ”Undoubtedly, the Iranian regime has to accept the fact that the order of the world and the region has changed and a new form of alliance has been formed among the enemies of our country. We have solely encountered with a global alliance."

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Syrian Opposition Urges Russia to Break from its Alliance with Iran

 

By INU Staff 
INU - On Friday, The Iran Project highlighted a previous report by Russia’s Sputnik News on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statements regarding Moscow’s relationship with Tehran. Generally speaking, relations between Russia and Iran have been growing closer throughout recent years, stoking the anxieties of some in the West who see this as a threat to American and European interests, and also as a possible preface to the emergence of a broader anti-Western coalition that could include China, North Korea, and other actual or potential Western adversaries.

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Lead Negotiator for Syrian Opposition Calls Out Iran as 'Main Obstacle' to Conflict Resolution

 

At the peace talks in Geneva, Nasr al-Hariri, the lead negotiator for Syria’s main opposition group, the High Negotiations Committee, singled out Iran as the biggest obstacle to settling the conflict in Syria.

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Tensions between Iran and Turkey escalate in post-ISIL power vacuum, analysts say

According to Turkish analysts, the extensive economic ties between Iran and Turkey make it unlikely that diplomatic tensions will result in an actual confrontation.

Atilla Yesilada, a political analyst with Istanbul's Global Source Partners, told Al Jazeera, "The tensions between Turkey and Iran did not appear out of the blue. This rivalry had been simmering beneath the surface for a very long time. Recent developments in Syria and Iraq simply forced the two countries to be more overtly aggressive against each other.”  Yesilada points to Syrian government's victory in Aleppo, in addition to the group ISIL or ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), having a diminishing presence in Iraq, as accelerating tensions between the rivals.

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Did Iran misinterpret the Gulf Message and new developments?

We may wonder how Iran has interpreted the Gulf message from the Kuwaiti foreign minister, or the American stance following Michael Flynn’s resignation, or the Russian’s attitude from the Astana conference, and most importantly the Israeli stance. Did Iran focus on Benjamin Netanyahu’s desire to maintain some of the points of the nuclear agreement, or Israel’s point of view of restraining Iran in terms of its support of Hamas and Hezbollah?

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Iran Breaking News - Protest gathering by families of political prisoners in front of Rouhani's office

 According to latest news from Iran, more than 100 families of political prisoners in Iran, in particular the families of Ward 350...

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