Category Saudi Arabia

The Late Shah’s Son Wants A Democratic Revolution In Iran

Conclusion: In this respect, Pahlavi has something to offer his people as a patriot — not as a Shah in waiting. Today he told me he is primarily focused on reaching out to Iranians living outside the country to help solve the coming shortage of drinking water. He wants to convene a network of talented […]

The American Who Says He’s Been The Target Of Five Air Strikes

The American Who Says He’s Been the Target of Five Air Strikes By Conor Friedersdorf, www.theatlantic.com View Original June 18th, 2018 He was born Darrell Lamont Phelps. He grew up in Mount Vernon, New York, moved down to the city, tried his hand at comedy, and later converted to Islam, adopting the name of Bilal Abdul Kareem. […]

Liberation Of Yemen’s Hudaydah – First Objective Of New U.S.-Backed Saudi-UAE Pact

https://www.debka.com/liberation-of-yemens-hudaydah-first-objective-of-new-us-backed-saudi-uae-pact/ Liberation of Yemen’s Hudaydah – first objective of new US-backed Saudi-UAE Pact Jun 16, 2018 @ 12:21 Diane Shalem The Saudi-Emirates’ partial capture of Hudaydah airport from the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels on Saturday, June 16, came on the third day of their offensive to capture the important Red Sea port town. This success is already strategically significant in six ways, DEBKAfile […]

Trump’s Iran Gambit: By Walter Russell Mead

Conclusion: For now at least, behavior modification, rather than regime change, appears to be the focus of Trump policy toward Iran. That could change. Mr. Pompeo did not rule out a military response to any Iranian effort to relaunch its nuclear program, and other military action by Iran—say, in the waters of the Persian Gulf—could […]

Iran’s Hegemonic Quest

Iran’s Hegemonic Quest thecipherbrief.com · by | The Cipher Brief · June 6, 2018 The Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization is putting the IAEA on notice that Tehran is likely to begin producing centrifuges that are used to enrich uranium. According to the Fars news agency, Ali Akbar Salehi says the move does not violate the Joint […]

U.S. Weighs Expanding Military Role In Yemen War

U.S. Weighs Expanding Military Role in Yemen War United Arab Emirates seeks direct U.S. help to capture Red Sea port from Iran-backed Houthi fighters https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-weighs-expanding-military-role-in-yemen-war-1528064393 Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition in the western province of Hodeidah in late May. PHOTO: EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK By Dion Nissenbaum June 3, 2018 6:19 p.m. ET 16 COMMENTS WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is […]

Mossad’s Haul Of Nuclear Secrets ‘Reveals Tehran Double Dealing’

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/the-haul-of-nuclear-secrets-that-reveals-tehrans-double-dealing-rz7j732wg IRAN DEAL | ROGER BOYES Mossad’s haul of nuclear secrets ‘reveals Tehran double dealing’ Iran’s history of lies throws doubt on its 2015 accord with the West Roger Boyes, Diplomatic Editor June 4 2018, 12:01am, The Times   Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, presented on TV in April what he said was evidence of […]

Major U.S. Stock Market Performance — Major Indices — Between Memorial Day To Labor Day; 2018 Hurricane Season Could Whip Up Commodities; Nektar Pharmaceuticals Surges/Bio-Tech Breakout

Major U.S. Stock Market Performance — Major Indices — Between Memorial Day To Labor Day; 2018 Hurricane Season Could Whip Up Commodities; Nektar Pharmaceuticals Surges/Bio-Tech Breakout   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Kensho Analytics, provided a chart to CNBC’s Half Time hosts on Friday, regarding the historical performance of the major U.S. stock indices since 1990 — if you […]

Saudi Arabia Threatens Military Action Against Qatar Over S-400

  https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/saudi-threatens-military-action-qatar-400-report-180601165304449.html Saudi threatens military action against Qatar over S-400: report In letter to French leader, King Salman warns of ‘all necessary measures’ if Doha buys defence system, Le Monde reports. The Saudi monarch reportedly asked France to increase its pressure on Qatar [File: Sergei Chirikov/EPA-EFE] MORE ON SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabia, one of the countries blockadingQatar, has […]

Israel’s Nuclear Strategy: Enhancing Deterrence In The New Cold War

Israel’s Nuclear Strategy: Enhancing Deterrence in the New Cold War By Louis René BeresMay 29, 2018 “Oh ship of state, new waves push you out to sea….”—Horace, Odes By definition, as long as particular countries regard their nuclear status as an asset, every state that is a member of the so-called nuclear club is a direct […]