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Russian Diplomat on Syria: Iran, Hezbollah Not Our Chess Pieces to Move

    Russian Diplomat on Syria: Iran, Hezbollah Not Our Chess Pieces to Move

BEIRUT – In a signal of foreign powers’ inability to dictate terms to regional forces involved in the Syrian conflict, Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin has made clear that Russia has no intention to press resistance movement Hezbollah or Iranian military advisors to vacate Syria. The call to oust them from the country, along…

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Here’s Why the Trump Administration’s New Iran Sanctions Will Fail

    Here’s Why the Trump Administration’s New Iran Sanctions Will Fail

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speech on new sanctions on Iran lays out a wide range of Iranian behavior he would like to change, and specified harsh US financial sanctions as his instrument. Pompeo, a Kansas oil man backed by the Koch brothers, is just a former congressman and a virulent Christian fundamentalist with white nationalist…

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New Actors Could Be Drawn into Israel’s Coming War With Hezbollah

    New Actors Could Be Drawn into Israel’s Coming War With Hezbollah

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — In mid-2006, Israel and Hezbollah fought a short-lived ground war in Lebanon, the outcome of which has generally been accepted as a victory for Hezbollah, as Israel struggled to inflict any meaningful damage on the Lebanon-based group. As the Nation’s Sulome Anderson has explained: The 2006 war was an impressive win…

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Nasrallah: Bush Administration Tried to Bribe Hezbollah to Cease Resistance to Israel

    Nasrallah: Bush Administration Tried to Bribe Hezbollah to Cease Resistance to Israel

BEIRUT, LEBANON – Speaking on Sunday, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah, told residents in the town of Nabatieh that the United States had previously attempted to bribe Hezbollah in an effort to stop its armed resistance in defense of Lebanese sovereignty. Hezbollah, formed in response to the Israeli occupation of…

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US Commander: ‘US Troops Prepared to Die for Israel’ in War against Syria, Hezbollah

  US Commander: ‘US Troops Prepared to Die for Israel’ in War against Syria, Hezbollah

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Last Sunday, the largest joint military exercise between the United States and Israel began with little fanfare. The war game, dubbed “Operation Juniper Cobra,” has been a regular occurrence for years, though it has consistently grown in size and scope. Now, however, this year’s 12-day exercise brings a portent of conflict unlike those…

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Israel Seeks US Ammunition, Support for Planned Attack on Lebanese Civilian Targets

  Israel Seeks US Ammunition, Support for Planned Attack on Lebanese Civilian Targets

BEIRUT — Just a few weeks ago, it seemed that Israel was on the brink of starting a war with Syria. However, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), known for his neo-conservative tendencies, is now warning that it is Israel’s other northern neighbor, Lebanon, that is in the crosshairs. At a press conference on Tuesday, Graham –…

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Israelis Hope Swift Killing of Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Will “Decisively” Win Next War

  Israelis Hope Swift Killing of Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Will “Decisively” Win Next War

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — In any war that Israel plans to wage against Lebanon, Tel Aviv’s key strategic target will be the life of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, according to a senior general in the Israeli military. “If we manage to kill Nasrallah in the next war, I would see that as reaching a…

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ISIS calls upon Israel to bomb Syria

  ISIS calls upon Israel to bomb Syria

Foreign-backed guerillas fighting against the Syrian government have called on the Israeli regime to target the positions of the Syrian

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