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Posts Tagged: Iran
Allowing Hodeidah, the country’s main port, to remain under the control of Houthi rebels is simply making the situation worse.
Say what you like about him (and many do), the recently-resigned Foreign Secretary is one of the very few Tories with voter cut-through.
Robert Halfon: AK47s, pluralism, war, students, cigars – and I get high. What I saw amidst Kurdistan’s fledgeling democracy.
I hope that, one day, it is no longer just an autonomous region in Iraq, but gets the independence it deserves.
Eric Pickles: Netanyahu is in Britain. And the Duke of Cambridge will visit Israel – a sign that the two countries are drawing even closer.
But it is important to acknowledge that there are growing concerns within Israel about the rise of antisemitism in Britain.
The use of live ammunition is the result of decisions either made or approved by the defence minister.
The hard truth is that for the country’s politicians what European governments think is of secondary importance. What counts is Congress and Trump.
The President is often taken literally but not seriously, whereas he should be taken seriously but not literally.
Obama and his partners ignored the loudly-voiced concerns of our key Gulf strategic partners and Israel that the deal ignored potential Iranian interference in the region.
“In just a short period of time, the world’s leading state sponsor of terror will be on the cusp of acquiring the world’s most dangerous weapon.”
The Israeli Prime Minister senses a chance to finally succeed in his years-long campaign to persuade the United States to bomb Iran’s nuclear programme.
Let’s suppose missile strikes target the Assad regime. But afterwards chemical weapons are used again in Syria. What then?
Reports this morning suggest conflict within the Government and hesitation in America. And no wonder.
Public opinion would back missile strikes against Assad, and arming a credible opposition, were there to be one. But not more western boots on the ground.
Plus: Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani meet at the Three Wise Monkeys Summit – hear no evil, see no evil…and evil. Guess which is which.
Let’s remember that they bravely fought extremism for themselves, and to help keep our streets safe too. It’s reasonable to ask if Iraq is becoming a failed state.