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The link between Crime, Terrorism, and Migration is very real! “Washington Post”, get rid of your obvious and misleading liberal bias and face the truth. There is no doubt, in my very humble opinion, that in the present circumstances the borders (all of them, physical and virtual) have to be strengthened.
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"Destroy this Nest Of Evil! Bomb the Persian Villains into the utter oblivion and bring the brand new day!"

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Trump needs a nice and big distraction: "Bomb the Persian Villains into the utter oblivion and bring the brand new day!" But the poignant point is that they are the villains spreading their hidden aggression - Terrorism for the last FOURTY YEARS. The images of the diplomats - hostages are as vivid today as they were then. The Persian Cats definitely need a lesson, and their kittens definitely need a brand new day. And the timing is as good as ever. "Destroy this Nest Of Evil!" 
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Kremlin: Arms control, Iran on agenda at meeting with Pompeo
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Kremlin: Arms control, Iran on agenda at meeting with Pompeo

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MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday arrived in Russia for talks that are expected to focus on an array of issues including arms ...
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Report: Iran-linked disinformation effort had personal touch

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LONDON (AP) — When an attractive young Middle Eastern woman contacted Saudi dissident Ali AlAhmed over Twitter last November, he was immediately ...
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Iran foreign minister in India for talks after US sanctions

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Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will hold talks with his counterpart in the Indian capital on Tuesday after New Delhi stopped purchases of Iranian oil this month ...
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Iran foreign minister visits India amid falling oil revenue

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NEW DELHI – Iran's foreign minister has met with his Indian counterpart in New Delhi, days after India decided to follow U.S. restrictions on buying Iranian oil.
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Explosive drones attack oil pipelines in Saudi Arabia in 'act of ...

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Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who are battling a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen, had earlier claimed to have targeted several vital Saudi targets with drones ...
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Trump White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, Report Says

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Earlier, a U.S. official said an American military team's initial assessment is that Iranian or Iranian-backed proxies used explosives Sunday to blow large holes in ...
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Iran sanctions bigger concern for India than risk of Chinese dumping ...

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It appears that in general terms, if we consider US-China, if we consider US-Iran, if we consider the lines which Trump is taking domestically over the aftermath of ...
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Iran news: Details of tanker "sabotage" murky as Trump warns Iran ...

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Meanwhile, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who is currently holding talks with his counterpart in India, said that the U.S. "has been escalating the situation ...
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It's Time for Saudi Arabia's and Iran's Leaders to Talk

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We write as citizens and foreign policy veterans of two countries that most Americans presume are locked in mortal combat: Iran and Saudi Arabia. In fact, after ...
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Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Tonkin? Trump warns Iran it will 'suffer greatly ...

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If Iran were so rash as to risk such a conflict, they would probably seek to do some real damage. But such seemingly suicidal acts are a dime a dozen in the ...
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US considers plan to deploy 120000 troops in event of Iran clash

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US President Donald Trump has received a plan from some of his top aids that suggests sending up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Iran attacked US ...
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Trump administration planning Iran military response that echoes Iraq ...

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It does not call for a land invasion of Iran, which would require vastly more troops, ... On Monday, asked if he was seeking regime change in Iran, Mr Trump said: ...
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Iran blames Israel, US blames Iran for Saudi ship sabotage

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The tanker attacks off the coast of the United Arab Emirates were the result of "Israeli mischief," an Iranian parliamentary spokesman said on Tuesday, according ...
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Pompeo and EU's Mogherini Exchange Warnings over Iran Military

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Avoiding a military escalation would be the most responsible approach towards Iran, EU foreign ministers told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday ...
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'It WAS sabotage': Iran used EXPLOSIVES to blow a hole in four ships ...

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Iran used explosives to blow holes in four ships - including two Saudi tankers - anchored in the Persian Gulf, a US official has claimed as America and Tehran ...
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Marco Rubio asks DOJ to investigate John Kerry over contacts with Iran

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On Thursday, President Trump accused Kerry of breaking the law by meeting with Iranian officials and said he should be prosecuted under the Logan Act. Trump ...
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Iran used explosives to blow holes in US-bound Saudi oil tankers, US ...

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IRAN used explosives to blow huge holes in four ships - including two Saudi oil ... However, the Pentagon had already warned ships that "Iran or its proxies" ...
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Nuclear Arms, Iran and Venezuela: Pompeo's Likely Agenda With ...

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to make his first diplomatic trip to Russia on Tuesday to meet with his counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and ...
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Iranian lawmaker blames 'Israeli mischief' for tanker attacks off UAE ...

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GENEVA (Reuters) - The tanker attacks off the coast of the United Arab Emirates were “Israeli mischief,” an Iranian parliamentary spokesman said on Tuesday, ...
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Initial US investigation 'blames Iran for UAE ship attacks'

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An unnamed US official has said initial assessments suggest Iran was involved in explosions on four ships off the United Arab Emirates (UAE) coast early on ...

White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War

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“We are very worried about the risk of a conflict happening by accident, with an escalation that is unintended really on either side,” said Jeremy Hunt, the British foreign secretary. 
The Iranian government has not threatened violence recently, but last week, President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would walk away from parts of the 2015 nuclear deal it reached with world powers. Mr. Trump withdrew the United States from the agreement a year ago, but European nations have urged Iran to stick with the deal and ignore Mr. Trump’s provocations.
The high-level review of the Pentagon’s plans was presented during a meeting about broader Iran policy. It was held days after what the Trump administration described, without evidence, as new intelligence indicating that Iran was mobilizing proxy groups in Iraq and Syria to attack American forces.
As a precaution, the Pentagon has moved an aircraft carrier, B-52 bombers, a Patriot missile interceptor battery and more naval firepower to the gulf region.
At last week’s meeting, Mr. Shanahan gave an overview of the Pentagon’s planning, then turned to General Dunford to detail various force options, officials said. The uppermost option called for deploying 120,000 troops, which would take weeks or months to complete.
Among those attending Thursday’s meeting were Mr. Shanahan; Mr. Bolton; General Dunford; Gina Haspel, the C.I.A. director; and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence.
“The president has been clear, the United States does not seek military conflict with Iran, and he is open to talks with Iranian leadership,” Garrett Marquis, a National Security Council spokesman, said Monday in an email. “However, Iran’s default option for 40 years has been violence, and we are ready to defend U.S. personnel and interests in the region.”

Opinion | It’s Time for Saudi Arabia’s and Iran’s Leaders to Talk

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We write as citizens and foreign policy veterans of two countries that most Americans presume are locked in mortal combat: Iran and Saudi Arabia. In fact, after decades of proxy conflict and frozen ties between our countries, we believe now is the time to explore a new foundation for a lasting peace in our region.
Neither of us is a starry-eyed idealist. We are both hardened realists with distrust for one another, and that mistrust is shared at the top levels of our respective governments. At the same time, we have seen the destructive consequences of crises in which our countries side with one or another government or movement involved in a competition for power — for example in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain or Iraq. While we each blame the other side for this pattern, we agree that the net result has been costly, has eroded the confidence of the people our governments serve, and has wasted incalculable resources and countless lives that should have been used to build a new Middle East, rather than tear it down.
The time for dialogue is now, because the situations in the historic conflict zones are ripe for diplomacy.
First, in Iraq, both Iran and Saudi Arabia have embraced a new government in Baghdad led by a prime minister and a president who are pragmatic and have good ties to both of our countries. This is an important opening we must seize.
Second, the war in Syria has reached a point near an ending, with less violence and the defeat of the Islamic State there. Both of our countries believe Syria’s territorial integrity must be maintained. We call for respect of the principle of noninterference in Syria’s internal affairs, and respect for the Syrian people’s right to determine their own fate.
In Yemen, we disagree about the root causes of the conflict, but we agree that it has ushered in a humanitarian disaster. Both of our countries should support the process being led by the United Nations to end the conflict in the coming months.
Lebanon is now led by a new government and we agree that it is up to the people of Lebanon to sort out their affairs on their own.
Finally, in Bahrain, we both support the country’s sovereignty, integrity, democratic aspirations, and stability based on the will of its people.
The bottom line is that these five conflict zones, long sources of contests and misery, appear to be settling into a relatively stable status quo from which we can begin to restore a lasting peace in our region. Although we each accuse the other side of being the source of instability in the region, we know through our own difficult dialogue over many months that the conditions exist for direct and continuous discussions with open channels between our capitals and our citizens. We do not need to agree on everything before agreeing on some things and taking the first, most difficult, steps of dialogue.
Our citizens should be first and foremost in our minds, and the world’s. Iran and Saudi Arabia have a combined population of 115 million, nearly a third of whom are under the age of 25. The future is upon us, and our youth will be interconnected whether we like it or not.
Sustainable peace and security require good bilateral relations and regional cooperation between Tehran and Riyadh. Iran and Saudi Arabia have significant differences, but they share common interests in many critical issues, such as energy security, nuclear nonproliferation, and Middle East stability. We hope that instead of widening the gulf between our two countries, our leaders will build on the common ground between our nations, which represent the two main pillars of the Muslim world.
Abdulaziz Sager is the chairman and founder of the Gulf Research Center, based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Hossein Mousavian is a specialist in Middle East security and nuclear policy at Princeton University and a former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiating team.
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Trump White House reviews military plans against Iran, report says - U.S. News

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The top U.S. defense official presented an updated military plan to President Donald Trump's senior security aides that includes dispatching up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East in case Iran attacks American interests or escalates work on nuclear weapons, the New York Times reported on Monday. 
Citing unnamed administration officials, the Times said Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented the plan at a meeting of Trump's top security aides on Thursday, with the revisions being requested by aides to National Security Adviser John Bolton.
The plan, according to the report, did not call for a land invasion.
Reuters could not immediately confirm the report. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Pentagon declined to comment.
Earlier, a U.S. official said an American military team’s initial assessment is that Iranian or Iranian-backed proxies used explosives Sunday to blow large holes in four ships anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.
The official said each ship has a 5- to 10-foot hole in it, near or just below the water line, and the team’s early belief is that the holes were caused by explosive charges. 

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The team of U.S. military experts was sent to investigate the damages at the request of the UAE, but American officials have not provided any details about what exactly happened or any proof as yet about the possible Iranian involvement in the explosions.
The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
An Iranian parliamentary spokesman, Behrouz Nemati, blamed Israel for the tanker attacks on Tuesday, saying "The events that took place in the Emirates were Israeli mischief" without providing any details on what role Israel may have played in the attacks.
Tensions between Iran and the United States have intensified since Trump pulled out of a 2015 international deal to curb Iran's nuclear activities and imposed increasingly strict sanctions on Tehran.
Trump wants to force Tehran to agree to a broader arms control accord and has sent an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Gulf in a show of force against what U.S. officials have said are threats to U.S. troops in the region.
Iran has said the U.S. is engaging in "psychological warfare," called the U.S. military presence "a target" rather than a threat and said it will not allow its oil exports to be halted. 
The Times said among those attending the Thursday meeting were Trump's national security adviser John Bolton, CIA Director Gina Haspel, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford. 
Several plans were detailed, the Times said, and "the uppermost option called for deploying 120,000 troops, which would take weeks or months to complete."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.   
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Explosive-laden drones attack oil pipelines in Saudi Arabia in 'act of terrorism'

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Two pumping stations on a major Saudi oil pipeline have today been attacked by explosive-laden drones, halting the flow of crude along it - just two days after the sabotage of four tankers off the UAE coast.
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said attacks on the pipeline from the oil-rich Eastern Province to the Red Sea took place early this morning and called it 'an act of terrorism' that targeted global oil supplies.
Oil infrastructure sites belonging to the country's state-run oil company Aramco were targeted with a fire breaking out at a station along the pipeline. 
Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who are battling a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen, had earlier claimed to have targeted several vital Saudi targets with drones and later said it was meant to send a message to the kingdom to 'stop your aggression' on their country. It was not immediately clear if they were also claiming responsibility for Sunday's ship sabotaging incident near Fujairah emirate.
The development threatens to further escalate tensions in the region after the Pentagon claimed Tehran had used explosives to blow holes in the four commercial ships.
Asked about the damage, which one tanker association suggested was caused by a 'weapon', US President Donald Trump warned that Tehran would 'suffer greatly' if it enraged Washington, predicting a 'bad problem for Iran if something happens'.  
The war of words continued when President Hassan Rouhani responded by warning Iran is 'too great to be intimidated by anyone'. The Iranian leader told Sunni clerics that 'God willing we will pass this difficult period with glory and our heads held high, and defeat the enemy'.  
The US has deployed B-52 bombers and an assault ship to bolster an aircraft carrier in the region. And acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan proposed a revamped military plan at a meeting with senior national security aides that would send up to 120,000 US troops to the Middle East were Iran to attack American forces or speed up nuclear weapons development, The New York Times reported. 
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Norwegian oil tanker Andrea Victory, another of the four damaged boats, pictured with a large dent in its stern on Monday morning
The A. Michel tanker under the flag of the United Arab Emirates, pictured on Monday, was one of the four tankers damaged in alleged "sabotage attacks" in the Gulf the previous day
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The A. Michel tanker under the flag of the United Arab Emirates, pictured on Monday, was one of the four tankers damaged in alleged 'sabotage attacks' in the Gulf the previous day
President Hassan Rouhani (pictured last night) has warned Iran is 'too great to be intimidated by anyone' after the Pentagon claimed Tehran used explosives to sabotage four commercial ships anchored off the UAE coast
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President Hassan Rouhani (pictured last night) has warned Iran is 'too great to be intimidated by anyone' after the Pentagon claimed Tehran used explosives to sabotage four commercial ships anchored off the UAE coast
Spain has temporarily pulled one of its frigates, the Mendez Nunez (centre front) that's part of a U.S.-led combat fleet from near the Persian Gulf because of mounting U.S.-Iran tensions
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Spain has temporarily pulled one of its frigates, the Mendez Nunez (centre front) that's part of a U.S.-led combat fleet from near the Persian Gulf because of mounting U.S.-Iran tensions
The tinderbox standoff between Iran and the US escalated even further today after four commercial ships were mysteriously 'sabotaged' off the UAE - adding to fears a conflict involving the two nations is looming. In a further twist today, an oil pipeline was targeted in a wave of drone attacks
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The tinderbox standoff between Iran and the US escalated even further today after four commercial ships were mysteriously 'sabotaged' off the UAE - adding to fears a conflict involving the two nations is looming. In a further twist today, an oil pipeline was targeted in a wave of drone attacks

Kremlin slams America's 'maximum pressure' campaign against Iran as Pompeo prepares to meet Putin in Russia

The Kremlin has slammed Washington's 'maximum pressure' campaign against Iran, speaking hours before President Vladimir Putin receives US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the highest-level talks in nearly a year.
Pompeo will visit Putin in the balmy Black Sea resort of Sochi to see if Russia and Washington can make headway on a raft of disagreements from arms control to the raging Venezuela and Iran crises.
The visit comes amid mounting tensions in the Gulf, with Iran and the United States engaged in a new war of words over Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers.
Pompeo is the highest-ranking US official to see Putin since July when US President Donald Trump met him in Helsinki and stunned the US political establishment by appearing to accept the Russian leader's statement at face value that he did not meddle in the US election.
'On some issues we may agree, on others we may disagree, but when it's in our national interests, it is our responsibility to find a way forward,' Pompeo tweeted on Tuesday. 
Peskov slammed what he called Washington's 'maximum pressure' campaign on Iran, saying it would only drive Tehran into a corner.
Pompeo cancelled a stop in Moscow scheduled for Monday to meet in Brussels with European foreign ministers, who have been uncomfortable with the hawkish direction of the United States on Iran.
The United States has pulled out of a nuclear deal backed by the Europeans, Russia and China and instead has slapped sweeping sanctions on Iran in an all-out effort to curb Tehran's regional clout.
The United States has recently ramped up the pressure by deploying to the region an aircraft carrier strike group and nuclear-capable bombers, warning vaguely of imminent threats from Iran, which UN inspectors say is complying with the 2015 accord. 
This morning, Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi rebels said that they had targeted several vital Saudi targets with drones.  
The Masirah TV report cited a Houthi military official as saying that 'seven drones carried out attacks on vital Saudi installations.'
It was not immediately clear if the Houthis, who are battling a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen, were claiming responsibility for Sunday's attack near Fujairah emirate, which lies just outside the Strait of Hormuz. UAE authorities have not described the nature of that attack or who was behind it.
The Houthis have repeatedly launched drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and claimed to have launched drone attacks on the UAE.
On Twitter, Al Masirah cited the official as saying, 'This large military operation is in response to the continued aggression and blockade of our people and we are prepared to carry out more unique and harsh strikes.'
Saudi Arabia and the UAE are leading the Western-backed Sunni Muslim alliance that intervened in Yemen in 2015 against the Houthis to try to restore the internationally recognised government ousted from power in the capital Sanaa in late 2014.
The conflict is widely seen in the region as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Houthis deny being puppets of Iran and say their revolution is against corruption. 
The drone attacks come with the region already gripped by a tense stand-off between the US and Iran with Britain warning of the risk of  a conflict  breaking out 'by accident' in the Gulf. 
Tehran has distanced itself from the ship sabotage, warning of 'adventurism' by foreign players to disrupt maritime security.
The incident, in the Gulf of Oman, has sparked fears of a looming military confrontation along the world's most important oil artery following the collapse of the 2015 deal designed to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions. 
Saudi and UAE officials have been tight-lipped about the extent of the damage but pictures showed at least one tanker with a hole in its hull. The nature of the sabotage, which happened in heavily patrolled waters where dozens of tankers are moored up, has sparked speculation about the possible use of unmanned vessels, speedboats or even armed drones.
Meanwhile, Spain has temporarily pulled one of its frigates that's part of a U.S.-led combat fleet from near the Persian Gulf. Spanish media, citing government sources, said Madrid is concerned that it could be dragged to an unwanted conflict.
The Ministry of Defense said the Mendez Nunez, with 215 sailors on board, will not cross the Strait of Hormuz into the Gulf together with the USS Abraham Lincoln. The Spanish frigate was the only non-U.S. vessel in the fleet. 
This morning, Iranian parliamentary spokesman Behrouz Nemati said the attacks could be blamed on 'Israeli mischief',  without providing any details on what role Israel may have played in the incident. 
As tensions spiralled today, oil prices moved higher with Brent crude futures at $70.30 a barrel at - up seven cents, or 0.1 per cent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $61.11 per barrel, up seven cents, or 0.1 per cent, from their previous settlement. 
Four oil tankers anchored in the Mideast were damaged by what Gulf officials described as sabotage, though satellite images obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday showed no major visible damage to the vessels. One of the vessels, the Emirati-flagged oil tanker A. Michel, with a containment boom around its stern
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Four oil tankers anchored in the Mideast were damaged by what Gulf officials described as sabotage, though satellite images obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday showed no major visible damage to the vessels. One of the vessels, the Emirati-flagged oil tanker A. Michel, with a containment boom around its stern
This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows the Saudi-flagged oil tanker Al Marzoqa off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. It was one of four oil tankers anchored in the Mideast damaged in what Gulf officials described Monday as a 'sabotage' attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates
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This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows the Saudi-flagged oil tanker Al Marzoqa off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. It was one of four oil tankers anchored in the Mideast damaged in what Gulf officials described Monday as a 'sabotage' attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates
The Saudi-flagged oil tanker Amjad, pictured in a satellite image yesterday, was also targeted in the sabotage attacks
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The Saudi-flagged oil tanker Amjad, pictured in a satellite image yesterday, was also targeted in the sabotage attacks 
The oil tankers were visible in satellite images provided Tuesday to the AP by Colorado-based Maxar Technologies. A boom surrounded the Emirati oil tanker A. Michel, indicating the possibility of an oil leak. The other three, including the Andrea Victory (pictured) showed no visible major damage from above
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The oil tankers were visible in satellite images provided Tuesday to the AP by Colorado-based Maxar Technologies. A boom surrounded the Emirati oil tanker A. Michel, indicating the possibility of an oil leak. The other three, including the Andrea Victory (pictured) showed no visible major damage from above

Pompeo is warned against starting war with Iran 'by accident'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been warned about staring a war 'by accident' as he met European leaders in Brussels.
Pompeo, who called Iran a 'major destabilising force' in an interview with CNBC, made the stop in Brussels to speak to EU leaders about the threat from Tehran.  
'We are very worried about the risk of a conflict happening by accident, with an escalation that is unintended really on either side,' Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned.
'Most of all, we need to make sure we don't end up putting Iran back on the path to renuclearisation. Because if Iran becomes a nuclear power, its neighbors are likely to want to become nuclear powers. This is already the most unstable region in the world, and this would be a massive step in the wrong direction.' 
Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of the potential military conflict occurring by 'accident'
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Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of the potential military conflict occurring by 'accident'
Pompeo's talks with EU leaders gave them the chance to warn him of their own fears of a conflict.  
President Donald Trump is seeking to isolate Tehran by cutting off its oil exports after pulling out of the deal. 
While the European Union shares some U.S. concerns about Iran, it still backs the 2015 nuclear deal, saying that it is in Europe's own security interests.
'We are very worried about a conflict, about the risk of a conflict ... of an escalation that is unintended,' Britain's Jeremy Hunt said ahead of talks with Pompeo.
Britain, Germany and France's foreign ministers were holding separate meetings in Brussels with Pompeo, who cancelled a planned stopover in Moscow in order to brief the European allies on Washington's latest moves.
The U.S. State Department billed Monday's talks in Brussels as a chance 'to discuss recent threatening actions and statements' by Iran.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he had told Pompeo during their Monday meeting: 'We do not want it to come to a military conflict.'
It was clear that Europe and the United States were 'going about it in different ways ... taking different courses,' he said.
Shipping experts, meanwhile, have warned of the threat of conflict amid fears shipping lanes in the Gulf could become flashpoints as tinderbox relations between the US, its Allies and Iran boil over.
Svetlana Lobaciova, from Gibson Shipbrokers, told the Financial Times: 'We are worried that there could be some military escalation in the Strait of Hormuz that could affect exports out of the region.
'But, at this stage, we do not know what exactly has happened and how significant this is.'
The executive director at the UAE's  National Media Council, Jaber Al Lamki said the incident was 'an attempt to sabotage not just boats, but one aimed at undermining global oil supplies and maritime security.'
But a senior Iranian lawmaker and head of parliament's national security committee, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, suggested Gulf states were to blame for turning the region into a military zone.
He told state news agency IRNA: 'There are groups whose interests lay in making the region insecure. Iran and the US need to agree on a red line... so that third parties cannot exploit the situation.'
Citing heightened tensions in the region, the United Nations called on 'all concerned parties to exercise restraint for the sake of regional peace, including by ensuring maritime security' and freedom of navigation, U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said. 
The scale of the alleged sabotage remains unclear. A statement from Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said two of the kingdom's oil tankers, including one due to later carry crude to the U.S., sustained 'significant damage.' 
However, a report from Sky News Arabia, a satellite channel owned by an Abu Dhabi ruling family member, showed the allegedly targeted Saudi tanker Al Marzoqah afloat without any apparent damage.
The oil tankers were visible in satellite images provided to the AP by Colorado-based Maxar Technologies. A boom surrounded the Emirati oil tanker A. Michel, indicating the possibility of an oil leak. The other three showed no visible major damage from above. 
Intertanko, an association of independent tanker owners and operators, said it had seen images showing that 'at least two ships have holes in their sides due to the impact of a weapon'. 
The U.S. had earlier warned ships that 'Iran or its proxies' could be targeting maritime traffic in the region, and America has moved additional ships and aircraft into the region.
The incident comes after months of increasing diplomatic and economic pressure on Iran, which the U.S. accuses of threatening American interests and allies in the region, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE.    
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday called Iran a 'major destabilizing force' in the Middle East while Britain warned of the danger of a war being started in the Gulf by accident. 
Saudi Arabia has condemned 'acts of sabotage' in the Gulf but the scale of the damage remains unclear.
The country's energy minister Khalid al-Falih said the kingdom's two oil tankers, including one due to carry crude oil to the U.S., sustained 'significant damage' off the coast of Fujairah.
However, a report from Sky News Arabia showed the allegedly targeted Saudi tanker Al Marzoqah afloat without any apparent damage.
The MT Andrea Victory, another of the allegedly targeted ships, sustained a hole in its hull just above its waterline from 'an unknown object,' its owner said.
Pictures of the Andrea Victory, which the company said was 'not in any danger of sinking,' showed damage similar to what the firm described.
An unnamed official has said each ship has a hole between five and ten foot in it, near or just below the water line with an American military team's initial assessment that Iran or Iranian-backed proxies used explosives charges to carry out the attacks on Sunday off the UAE. Pictured is the A Michel, with a containment boom in the water around the hull
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An unnamed official has said each ship has a hole between five and ten foot in it, near or just below the water line with an American military team's initial assessment that Iran or Iranian-backed proxies used explosives charges to carry out the attacks on Sunday off the UAE. Pictured is the A Michel, with a containment boom in the water around the hull
The crude oil tanker, Amjad, pictured yesterday which was one of two reported tankers that were damaged in mysterious 'sabotage attacks', off the coast of the Gulf emirate of Fujairah
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UAE Navy boats next to Al Marzoqah Saudi Arabia tanker are seen off the Port of Fujairah on Monday afternoon
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An Emirati coast guard vessel passes an oil tanker off the coast of Fujairah in the wake of the incident on Monday
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Ships anchored at main port of Fujairah on Monday, where media reports initially suggested four boats had been sabotaged by 'explosions'. The UAE later denied this was the case
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pictured yesterday in Brussels) has scrapped a planned visit to Moscow to head to Brussels instead for talks with European officials on Iran
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Plan to deploy 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Iran attacks American forces

The White House is reportedly planning to deploy 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Iran attacks American forces in an alarming echo of the Iraq War.  
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented the plan at a meeting of Donald Trump's top security aides on Thursday, reports the New York Times.   
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Several plans were detailed, the Times said, and 'the uppermost option called for deploying 120,000 troops, which would take weeks or months to complete' - and would be approaching the size of the force that invaded Iraq in 2003.
These plans do not call for a land invasion of Iran, which would require far more troops.  
The Times said among those attending the Thursday meeting were Trump's national security adviser John Bolton, CIA Director Gina Haspel, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford.
Emirati officials identified the third ship as the Saudi-flagged oil tanker Amjad. Ship-tracking data showed the vessel still anchored off Fujairah, apparently not in immediate distress.
The fourth ship was the A. Michel, a bunkering tanker flagged in Sharjah, one of the UAE's seven emirates.
The Saudi minister said the attacks on the two Saudi tankers happened at 6am on Sunday.
He said 'the attack didn't lead to any casualties or oil spill,' though he acknowledged it affected 'the security of oil supplies to consumers all over the world.'
One U.S. official said: 'This is what Iran does ... The sort of thing you could see Iran doing ... It fits their MO [modus operandi].'  
Emirati officials have declined to elaborate on the nature of the sabotage or say who might have been responsible.
Reports in Lebanon and Iran had earlier claimed there were explosions near the UAE port but there has been no evidence to support their claims. 
The apparent attacks come after the U.S. warned ships that 'Iran or its proxies' could be targeting maritime traffic in the region. 
Washington has yet to officially respond to the claims of sabotage, although the U.S. energy department said it was monitoring world oil markets.
American naval investigators are also believed to be helping the UAE with their inquiries.
Meanwhile the general-secretary of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council described the alleged sabotage as a 'serious escalation' in an overnight statement.
'Such irresponsible acts will increase tension and conflicts in the region and expose its peoples to great danger,' Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani said.
Bahrain, Egypt and the internationally recognized government of Yemen have also condemned the alleged sabotage.
Iran's Foreign Ministry called the incidents 'worrisome and dreadful' and asked for an investigation into the matter.
A senior Iranian lawmaker said 'saboteurs from a third country' could be behind it, after saying on Sunday the incident showed the security of Gulf states was fragile.
Speaking earlier, Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the UK was 'very worried about the risk of a conflict happening by accident, with an escalation that is unintended really on either side'. 
The alleged sabotage of the merchant ships comes as aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and B-52 bombers are deployed to bolster the American Navy's grip on the region
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The aircraft carrier strike group is being deployed to the Persian Gulf to counter an alleged but still-unspecified threat from Iran
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European leaders are warning of the risk of military conflict between the U.S. and Iran
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Yemen's bloody civil war

Yemen plunged into civil war in 2014 when Iran-backed rebels captured the capital, Sanaa. 
A Saudi-led coalition entered the war in March 2015 to help government troops facing the Houthi advance. 
The U.S. supported the coalition for years despite its airstrikes killing civilians, and is only recently beginning to step back after the October killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul by Saudi agents.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE are leading the Western-backed Sunni Muslim alliance against the Houthis to try to restore the internationally recognised government ousted from power in the capital Sanaa in late 2014.
The conflict is widely seen in the region as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
The Houthis deny being puppets of Iran and say their revolution is against corruption.
Fujairah's port is about 140 kilometers (85 miles) south of the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf through which a third of all oil at sea is traded.
Washington's Energy Information Administration has called the Strait of Hormuz 'the world's most important oil transit chokepoint'.
In recent days the U.S. has warned ships that 'Iran or its proxies' could be targeting maritime traffic in the region. 
The US has already strengthened its military presence in the region, including deploying a number of strategic B-52 bombers and the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group in response to alleged Iranian threats.
America is also sending USS Arlington, carrying Marines, as well as a Patriot missile defense system.
The USS Kearsarge, an amphibious assault ship carrying Marines and warplanes, has just left the Persian Gulf and is nearby in the Arabian Sea.
Pompeo scrapped a planned visit to Moscow and headed to Brussels instead for talks with European officials on Iran.
Tensions have flared up again in recent days since Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani warned his country could begin ramping up uranium enrichment if a controversial 2015 deal was not rewritten.
Trump last year withdrew America from the 2015 nuclear deal and restored US sanctions that have pushed Iran's economy into crisis.
Tehran has demanded that the UK, France, Germany, China and Russia help Iran to dodge U.S. sanctions.
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European powers have tried to find ways to blunt the impact of new U.S. sanctions, in the hope of persuading Tehran to continue to abide by the deal.
However, their efforts have largely failed, with all major European companies abandoning plans to do business with Iran for fear of U.S. punishment.
Rouhani said last week that Iran would ramp up nuclear enrichment if fresh help did not materialize.
White House defense aide Tim Morrison condemned Iran's attempted 'nuclear blackmail of Europe' and warned: 'Expect more sanctions soon. Very soon.'
Rouhani's comments also sparked outrage in Europe, as Britain warned of 'consequences' if Iran gives up its nuclear commitments.
The threat also sparked a backlash from Israel, where Benjamin Netanyahu warned he would 'not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons'.

The sabotaged tankers

Tanker                     Length     Year built     Owned by   
A Michel                 109m       1998              UAE
Andrea Victory    183m       2005             Norway
Amjad                     330m       2017              Saudi Arabia
Al Marzoqah         244m       1999              Saudi Arabia
Netanyahu, who has accused Iran of breaching the deal, said Israel 'will continue to fight those who seek to take our lives'.  
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday changed the schedule for his latest trip to Europe, replacing a stop in Moscow for one in Brussels to discuss Iran.  
We are very worried about the risk of a conflict happening by accident, with an escalation that is unintended really on either side,' Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned.
'Most of all, we need to make sure we don't end up putting Iran back on the path to renuclearization. 
'Because if Iran becomes a nuclear power, its neighbors are likely to want to become nuclear powers. This is already the most unstable region in the world, and this would be a massive step in the wrong direction.'  
The U.S. State Department billed Monday's talks in Brussels as a chance 'to discuss recent threatening actions and statements' by Iran.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he had told Pompeo during their Monday meeting: 'We do not want it to come to a military conflict.'
It was clear that Europe and the United States were 'going about it in different ways ... taking different courses,' he said.   
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MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday arrived in Russia for talks that are expected to focus on an array of issues including arms control and Iran.
Pompeo landed in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for his first visit to Russia at a time relations between the two countries are at a post-Cold War low.
Pompeo will be sitting down for talks with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Pompeo said in a tweet before setting off for Russia that Moscow and Washington agree on some issues and disagree on others but added that it is “our responsibility to find a way forward.”
Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters on Tuesday that he expects the meeting to focus on arms control, Iran, Syria, Venezuela and North Korea’s nuclear program.
Before hosting Pompeo, Putin is expected to visit a military facility in the south that manufactures some of Russia’s most modern fighter jets. Asked whether it was deliberately timed to coincide with Pompeo’s visit, Peskov argued this was a routine visit and not a “message” to anyone.
On Monday, Putin toured another military aviation factory and chaired a meeting on the military industrial complex.

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  1. The US military is exploring a plan to deploy 120,000 troops to the Middle East as tensions with Iran intensify  Business Insider
  2. White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War  The New York Times
  3. White House considers deploying 120,00 troops to Middle East  New York Post
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One study estimated that up to 10,000 people may be wrongfully convicted of serious crimes each year. A 2014 study estimated that 4.1% of inmates awaiting execution on death row in the United States are innocent, and that at least 340 innocent people may have been executed since 1973.

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Fever than half of crimes are reported, and fewer than half are solvedOnly about half of the violent crimes and a third of the property crimes that occur in the United States each year are reported to police. And most of the crimes that are reported don’t result in the arrest, charging and prosecution of a suspect, according to government statistics.
In 2015, the most recent year for which data are available, 47% of the violent crimes and 35% of the property crimes tracked by the Bureau of Justice Statistics were reported to police. Those figures come from an annual BJS survey of 90,000 households, which asks Americans ages 12 and older whether they were victims of a crime in the past six months and, if so, whether they reported that crime to law enforcement or not.
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Fever than half of crimes are reported, and fewer than half are solvedOnly about half of the violent crimes and a third of the property crimes that occur in the United States each year are reported to police. And most of the crimes that are reported don’t result in the arrest, charging and prosecution of a suspect, according to government statistics.
In 2015, the most recent year for which data are available, 47% of the violent crimes and 35% of the property crimes tracked by the Bureau of Justice Statistics were reported to police. Those figures come from an annual BJS survey of 90,000 households, which asks Americans ages 12 and older whether they were victims of a crime in the past six months and, if so, whether they reported that crime to law enforcement or not.
Even when violent and property crimes are reported to police, they’re often not solved – at least based on a measure known as the clearance rate. That’s the share of cases each year that are closed, or “cleared,” through the arrest, charging and referral of a suspect for prosecution. In 2015, 46% of the violent crimes and 19% of the property crimes reported to police in the U.S. were cleared, according to FBI data
Reporting and clearance rates for violent and property crimes have held relatively steady over the past two decades, even as overall crime rates in both categories have declined sharply. Between 1995 and 2015, the share of violent crimes reported to police each year ranged from 40% to 51%; for property crimes, the share ranged from 32% to 40%. During the same period, the share of violent crimes cleared by police ranged from 44% to 50%; for property crimes, annual clearance rates ranged from 16% to 20%.
There are several caveats to keep in mind when considering statistics like these. Like all surveys, the BJS survey has a margin of error, which means that the share of violent and property crimes reported to police might be higher or lower than estimated. The FBI clearance rate data, for their part, rely on information voluntarily reported by local law enforcement agencies around the country, and not all departments participate.
The FBI’s clearance rates also don’t account for the fact that crimes reported in one year might be cleared in a future year. In addition, they count some cases that weren’t closed through arrest, but through “exceptional means,” such as when a suspect dies or a victim declines to cooperate with a prosecution.
The two agencies also don’t track all of the same crimes, even though there is substantial overlap. The BJS survey excludes the crime of murder, for example, while the FBI includes it. And BJS counts some crimes – including attempted robberies and simple assaults – that are excluded by the FBI.
Still, looking at the data collected by the two agencies provides a big-picture view of the kinds of crimes that are likeliest to be reported to police and the kinds that are likeliest to be solved. And it shows that there is significant variation in the reporting and solving of crimes, depending on the specific kind of offense.
Auto thefts most likely to be reported, murders most likely to be solvedOf the individual property crimes tracked by BJS, for example, theft is the least likely to be reported to police (possibly because it is also the most common form of property crime). Only 29% of thefts were reported in 2015. By comparison, half of household burglaries (51%) and about seven-in-ten motor vehicle thefts (69%) were reported.
Among violent crimes, just a third (33%) of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to police in 2015. Simple assaults were reported 42% of the time, while robberies and aggravated assaults were each reported 62% of the time. A 2012 BJS study found that a victim of a violent crime might choose not to report it to police for a variety of reasons, with the most common being that they dealt with it in another way, such as by reporting it to a manager or school official instead of to law enforcement.
Police clearance rates also vary significantly by crime type. Only 13% of burglaries, 13% of motor vehicle thefts and 22% of larcenies and thefts were cleared in 2015. By comparison, police cleared 29% of robberies, 38% of rapes and 54% of aggravated assaults in 2015.
When it comes to deadly crimes, Chicago has drawn widespread attention recently for its historically low murder clearance rate in 2016. But murder is actually the crime that’s most likely to be solved, at least when looking at national statistics. In 2015, 62% of murders and non-negligent homicides in the U.S. were cleared. That rate hasn’t changed much since 1995, but it’s far lower than in 1965, when more than 90% of murders in the U.S. were solved.
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"michael flynn" - Google News: One-Time #Resistance Hero Rod Rosenstein Was Trump's Leak-Hunter-in-Chief - Daily Beast

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One-Time #Resistance Hero Rod Rosenstein Was Trump's Leak-Hunter-in-Chief  Daily Beast
The Trump administration is on pace for a record number of leak prosecutions—thanks in part to a man hailed by the president's fiercest critics.




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Tracking 29 Investigations Related to Trump - The New York Times

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Tracking 29 Investigations Related to Trump  The New York Times
Federal, state and congressional authorities are investigating Donald J. Trump's businesses, campaign, inauguration and presidency.


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Politics: Former defense secretary Gates says it’s not ‘case closed’ on Russian interference 

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On CBS News’s “Face the Nation,” Gates pushed back against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call for the country to move on from the Mueller report.







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Donald Trump | The Guardian: US war against Iran ‘impossible’, claims Iranian general 

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Revolutionary Guards commander says presence of US aircraft carrier in the Gulf does not pose threat
The deployment of a US aircraft carrier to Iran’s regional waters is nothing but psychological warfare and part of a plan to intimidate Iran, the head of the Revolutionary Guards Corps, Gen Hossein Salami, told a closed-door session with parliamentarians in Tehran on Sunday.
The IRGC commander said a US war on Iran was impossible, claiming the US lacked the military strength.
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