Israel’s Netanyahu, France’s Macron disagree over Iran deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron held a joint news conference Tuesday yet stuck to their opposing views on Iran and the 2015 deal that curbed its nuclear program. Talking to reporters in Paris after meeting the French leader at the Elysee Palace, Netanyahu said his main focus now was how to push Iranian forces out of Syria.

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Top IDF officer: Iran may use Gaza terrorists again to distract from Syria

Official in Southern Command says Hamas, Islamic Jihad improved rocket-launching tactics during Tuesday barrage by firing from underground; Israel ‘closest to war’ since 2014 Islamic Jihad members guard outside the funeral of a group militiama, Hussein al-Amour, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 27, 2018. Al-Amour was killed during an Israeli strike .

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Israeli Official Denies Reports of Deal With Russia on Pulling Iran Out of Syria

A senior Israeli official denied Saturday reports that Israel and Russia have reached a deal to see Iranian forces pulled out of southern Syria. “In talks this week between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin, with U.

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Yazidis Who Saw Genocide Still Insecure in Iraq’s Sinjar Region

On Friday, Yazidis in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq said they saw a US army column in their area. Photos of the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)-style vehicles quickly spread on social media as locals and supporters suggested it was part of larger US move to counter Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias and establish influence over the nearby s

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After US Exit, Iran Urges Other Signatories to Preserve Nuclear Deal

Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, is calling the U.S. pullout from the nuclear deal illegal and urging other signatories not to follow its lead. State-run Iranian media said Sunday Zarif sent a letter to the foreign ministers of the remaining …

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Five Questions for: Medea Benjamin on Korea, the Nuclear Deal and her New Book on Iran

Peace activist Medea Benjamin famously heckled President Barack Obama about closing Guantanamo Bay, was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, won the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Prize in 2010, and is the author of ten books. Her latest, Inside Iran …

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US hits 5 Iranians with sanctions for aiding Yemen rebels

The Treasury announced Tuesday that it was blacklisting the five for providing the Houthi rebels with technical expertise that has allowed them to launch missiles into neighboring Saudi Arabia. All five are members of or are affiliated with Iran’s Islamic …

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