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U.S. Ambassador Haley Wants UN's Middle East Agenda  to focus on Iran

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley criticized the UN Security Council on the topic of Middle East, after her first meeting in February, for an “anti-Israel bias.”  She wants to use the organization’s monthly meeting on Thursday, to turn the focus from Israel to Iran, the Trump administration’s latest target.

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Iran Continues to Both Disregard and Parrot Foreign Criticisms

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INU - The Associated Press reported on Friday that Iran, Russia, and the Assad government in Syria had held a trilateral meeting in Moscow, where they joined together in once again decrying the United States’ missile strike on a Syrian airfield that had apparently been used in the deployment of chemical weapons against civilians in a rebel controlled area of Idlib province. The AP describing Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s contribution to the rebuke as consisting of a reminder that unilateral action by the US would be considered unacceptable.

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Mattis, Tillerson Demonstrate White House's Growing Willingness to Confront Iran

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INU - On Wednesday, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis began a week-long tour of the Middle East. As Voice of America News reported, the tour began with talks in Riyadh, where Mattis’ Saudi Arabian counterpart Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman affirmed the Gulf Arab kingdom’s interest in cooperating broadly with the United States over regional issues including the confrontation of expanding Iranian influence.

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Western Commentators Dismiss Iranian Threats, Call for Containment of IRGC

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INU - On Wednesday, former Member of the European Parliament Struan Stevenson published an editorial at UPI responding to the Iranian government’s threats against the US following the American missile strike on a Syrian air base that had been used to deploy chemical weapons. Stevenson was transparently dismissive of remarks by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani suggesting that Iran would respond directly if the US crossed any more “red lines” with regard to the Syrian dictatorship that is supported by both Iran and Russia.

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Tehran Calls for Investigations Despite Clear Iranian Knowledge of Goings-On in Syria

By INU Staff 

INU - In a video clip posted by USA Today on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif contributed to the ongoing criticism that his government and its Russian allies have been levying against the United States since the April 6 US missile strike on Syria’s Al-Shayrat air base. The strike was ordered by President Donald Trump in response to a chemical attack that killed at least 80 people in the rebel-controlled town of Khan Sheikhoun. But Zarif’s remarks accused the United States of using that incident as a pretense for pursuing political gains.

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How American Military Could Tackle Iran

Since the US strike on Syria for its chemical attack which left over 100 Syrian civilians dead, talk in the US has centred on Trump’s plan for Syria and how the US should deal with Bashar al-Assad’s key allies Russia and Iran.

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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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