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The US Can Help Iranian Protesters Achieve Regime Change

Tom Ridge, For over a week, Iran has been rocked by demonstrations that started as expressions of frustration about crushing poverty and widespread unemployment but quickly morphed into calls for the ouster of the repressive ruling regime. The unrest came as something of a surprise, even though thousands of smaller-scale protests, with more limited demands,

Saudi Arabia, Israel and Realpolitik

Ari Lieberman, How Obama’s appeasement policies have prompted a fundamental realignment in Mideast alliances. The Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, revealed this week that Israel was prepared to share intelligence with Saudi Arabia in an effort to combat Iran’s expansionist agenda and malign regional influence. The unprecedented statement was made during

Warning to the Trump administration: Be careful about Yemen

Katherine Zimmerman, The Trump administration is apparently considering expansion of U.S. engagement in Yemen, with the idea of helping Saudi Arabia win a two-year proxy battle against Iran. Supporting the Saudis would allow them  to help the U.S. more in Syria while stripping Iran of a burgeoning Hezbollah-style proxy in Yemen, a strategic sliver of

Hundreds of thousands rally in Iran against Trump, chant “Death to America” : Video

Parisa Hafezi, Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied on Friday to swear allegiance to the clerical establishment following U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning that he had put the Islamic Republic “on notice”, state TV reported. On the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which toppled the U.S.-backed shah, marchers including hundreds of military personnel and

Media’s Fake News Becomes Ayatollah’s Propaganda

Jim Stinson, Iranian regime cites bogus handcuffed child story peddled by liberal press to discredit Trump. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran, used bogus news peddled by some major U.S. media outlets to denounce the United States and foster anti-American perceptions Tuesday. Khamenei, speaking before gathered Iranian military leaders, pointed to stories a five-year-old child

Netanyahu, Trump align on Iran ahead of Israeli leader’s visit

Seizing on an Iranian missile test, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and new U.S. President Donald Trump are nearing common ground on a tougher U.S. policy towards Tehran ahead of their first face-to-face talks at the White House. But people familiar with the Trump administration’s thinking say that its evolving strategy is likely to be

Iran holds military exercise in defiance of US sanctions

In apparent defiance of the new sanctions imposed by the Trump administration, Iran held a military exercise Saturday to test missile and radar systems. The aim of the exercise, held in Semnan province, was to “showcase the power of Iran’s revolution and to dismiss the sanctions,” Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards website said, according to Reuters.

Key Democrat lawmaker steps up criticism of White House Iran deal as Obama’s term nears end

Elizabeth Llorente,  Before Thursday’s vote authorizing new sanctions against Iran, one of the most impassioned speeches on the chamber’s floor against the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal came from a member of President Obama’s own party. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., a veteran member of Congress and former chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, bucked the administration, and

Iranian Imams Insult Americans and Threaten Trump, Mullahs’ message for the president-elect

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, After the presidential elections, the mainstream media have ignored reporting on recent attacks, insults, accusations and threats from leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran against the American people and Donald Trump. The agenda behind this is to hide the truth from the American public so that Tehran-Washington ties will be maintained and the

Again? Iran seeking ‘many billions of dollars’ in ransom to free US hostages

Iran is seeking “many billions of dollars” in payments from the United States in exchange for the release of several U.S. hostages still being detained in Iran, according to reports by Iran’s state-controlled press that are reigniting debate over the Obama administration’s decision earlier this year to pay Iran $1.7 billion in cash. Senior Iranian