Tag: Iran

Trump Admin Hits Chinese Firm With Sanctions Over Iran Ties

The Trump administration has sanctions a Chinese firm for its connection to Iranian weapon smuggling. According to The Washington Free Beacon: The Trump administration on Tuesday issued new sanctions on a Chinese firm that it says is providing critical services to Iran’s Mahan Air, an airline that the United States has designated for terrorism due

US Military Moving Air Defense Systems Into Iraq to Protect Troops

The United States military has announced the deployment of air defense systems into Iraq to protect troops following an increase in attacks. According to Fox News: The U.S. military said Thursday air defense systems are “moving” into Iraq following attacks on American and coalition forces in recent weeks. The weapons include Patriot surface-to-air missiles and a variant of the

Pompeo Promises Self-Defense in Iraq After Attacks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has promised to act in self-defense after the United States was hit with attacks from Iran backed militants in Iraq. According to The Hill: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Iraqi prime minister that the U.S. is prepared to act in self-defense if attacked in Iraq, according to a readout of

Pompeo Reveals Trump Admin’s Plan to Counter Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has revealed the Trump administration’s plan to deal with Iran and to end the failed nuclear deal once and for all. According to The Washington Free Beacon: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—The Trump administration is waging a multi-pronged effort to thwart Iran’s expansion across the Middle East, including efforts at the United

Pompeo Will Testify on Iran This Month

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will testify about the situation with Iran this month. According to The Hill: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on U.S. policy in Iran before the end of the month, the chairman of the committee told The Hill. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the chairman of

President Trump Looking to Africa to Target Iran

President Trump is taking a non-traditional approach to counter Iran by looking to Africa, according to reports. According to The Hill: The Trump administration is turning toward Africa in an effort to bolster its alliance against Iran. The U.S. is looking to Sudan and Morocco as key partners in the effort to counter Tehran, part

Canada’s Prime Minister Blames Trump for Iran Shooting Down Plane

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appeared to accuse President Trump of causing the deaths of 57 Canadians who were killed when Iran shot down the plane they were in. According to The Daily Wire: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is now blaming U.S. “escalation” in the Middle East for the death of 57 Canadians,

Trump Authorized Soleimani’s Killing in June of 2019

A new report is indicating that President Trump gave initial authorization to kill Iranian general Qassam Soleimani in June of 2019. According to The Hill: President Trump authorized the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani last summer if an American was killed as the result of increased Iranian aggression, NBC reported Monday, citing five current and former senior administration officials. Officials

Bolton Calls for Repeal of the War Powers Resolution

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is speaking out against the War Powers resolution that is being discussed and considered following President Trump’s strike on a top Iranian general. Bolton has called the resolution unconstitutional which is in line with his beliefs on not limiting the war powers of the president. According to The Hill:

Graham: Trump’s Iran Speech Comparable to Reagan’s Wall Speech

Senator Lindsey Graham is comparing President Trump’s speech on Iran to the speech given about the Berlin wall by then-President Ronald Reagan. According to The Hill: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said President Trump’s speech on Iran will be a highlight of his presidency, comparing it to former President Reagan’s 1987 speech in Berlin urging Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to