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Yemen Exiled Government Recalls Envoy in Tehran

Yemen Exiled Government Recalls Envoy in Tehran

Yemen exiled officials have just announced that they have recalled the ambassador in Tehran. The decision comes after Iran has stated that they will not allow a humanitarian aid ship to be docked and controlled, as this would be illegal. Saudi Arabia has been providing political shelter for President Hadi and other officials after they […]

Earthquakes Hit Chile, Pakistan and Iran

Earthquakes Hit Chile, Pakistan and Iran

Today, three different mid-level earthquakes hit cities in Pakistan, Iran and Chile just hours apart. A 5.4 magnitude quake occurred near Jiwani, Pakistan and another with magnitude 5.4 hit Chabahar, Iran. An hour earlier, a quake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit 52.8 miles west of Vallenar in northern Chile. This was the largest […]

Yemen Ceasefire Endangered by Continuous Fighting

Yemen Ceasefire Endangered by Continuous Fighting

The ceasefire has not even started yet, and it is already endangered. A day before the five-day ceasefire goes into effect, Saudi Arabian forces and Yemen’s Houthi fighters continued to trade heavy fire in border areas. This followed the news of a missing Moroccan F-16 jet which the Houthi militia claimed to have shot down. The two […]

Iran to Become Number One Energy Player in the Middle East

Iran to Become Number One Energy Player in the Middle East

Iran has access to the world’s fourth largest oil reserves, and the second biggest deposits. Both of these resources are ready for exploration and use. In 2012, the country’s exports were halved due to U.S. and EU having imposed sanctions. If an agreement is made and the sanctions are dropped, Iran may become the number one energy […]

Iran Sends Two Destroyers to Gulf of Aden to Protect Commercial Ships

Iran Sends Two Destroyers to Gulf of Aden to Protect Commercial Ships

Iran has sent two naval destroyer ships to the Gulf of Aden to protect commercial ships near the Bab el-Mandab strait between Djibouti and Yemen. The strait is a narrow body of water that is a vital entry point into the Red Sea and a key strategic point in the region. Rear Admiral Habibollah, chief […]

Iran Nuclear Deal Negotiations Begin in Congress

Iran Nuclear Deal Negotiations Begin in Congress

The debate over the Iranian nuclear deal began Tuesday in Congress. The Senate voted down a measure that would have rendered the deal an international treaty. The measure failed with a vote of 57-39 but had it passed, Congress would have had to review each amendment to the Iran Nuclear Act in the future. The […]

John Kerry Meets With Iran’s Zarif at Central Park Residence

John Kerry Meets With Iran’s Zarif at Central Park Residence

On Monday, United States Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the residence of Iran’s United Nations Ambassador overlooking Central Park in New York. This was the first time the two have met since April 2 in Lausanne, Switzerland, when the two agreed on the limitations restricting Iran’s […]

Iran Despite Its Record Receives Top Seat on UN Women

Iran Despite Its Record Receives Top Seat on UN Women

Iran received a top seat the UN Women, despite its deplorable record in its violation of women’s rights. This decision has come under criticism, and rightly so by several groups and individuals, including U.S. Ambassador Samantha Powers who stated that she was “extremely disappointed” with the outcome. Iran will begin its three-year term in January […]

Iran to Receive Missile Delivery System From Russia

Iran to Receive Missile Delivery System From Russia

After months of the United States discussing a nuclear deal with Iran, Russia has lifted their own bans on the Middle Eastern nation and is providing them with missile delivery systems. This week, President Barack Obama is challenged with urging the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to draft legislation that will lift U.S. bans that prohibit […]

Iran Nuclear Deal Worth the Effort

Iran Nuclear Deal Worth the Effort

In spite of negative rhetoric and predictable posturing, the Iran Nuclear Deal is worth the diplomatic effort. Harsh words from supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, threaten to derail the diplomacy. Accusing the Obama administration of lying, the mullah questioned the veracity of details set forth in a presidential press conference immediately following the Swiss negotiations. […]

Iran Nuclear Deal Success Turning Point in U.S. Global Leadership

Iran Nuclear Deal Success Turning Point in U.S. Global Leadership

The U.S. is at a turning point in global leadership with the successful implementation of a successful Iran nuclear deal. This achievement will obviously be contingent on a nuclear pact that keeps Iran from developing a nuclear bomb and protects the United States and its allies in the Middle East, specifically Israel. This pact’s success […]

Iran Deal Only Delays Acquiring Weapon, Obama Admits

Iran Deal Only Delays Acquiring Weapon, Obama Admits

The Iran deal, President Obama admitted, would only delay the acquiring of a nuclear weapon. The President, in his statement, was responding to critics who stated that the deal does nothing to diminish the prospect of Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon, because it allows Iran to continue its uranium enrichment program. On Tuesday, Obama told his […]

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