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Trump Envoy to Middle East Lashes Out at Palestinian Authority

One of President Trump’s lead Middle East peace negotiators lashed out at the Palestinian Authority on Friday, accusing it of institutionalizing support for terrorism amid a dispute over Israeli tax transfers that make up a significant portion of Palestinian revenues.

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Russia and Iran discuss prospects of solving crisis in Syria

Russian President’s Special envoy to the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Bogdanov discussed with Iran’s Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei prospects of solving the crisis in Syria.

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Trump nominates ambassador to Turkey

Trump on Friday nominated David Satterfield to be ambassador to Turkey, taking the first step toward filling a key State Department post in the Middle East.

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Corruption ‘Key Threat’ To Middle East Economies, IMF Chief Warns

Corruption, poor governance and a lack of transparency are the key challenges facing Middle East economies, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has warned in a hard-hitting analysis of the region’s economic prospects.

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US Appoints Man Behind Destruction Of Iraq To Bring Regime Change To Venezuela – OpEd

Washington seems so dead-set on regime change in Venezuela, the State Department has just appointed a former diplomat with a sordid track record in Latin America and Middle East to spearhead “restoring democracy” in Caracas.

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What safe zone? Turkey’s margin to manoeuvre in Syria shrinks

Analysing events in the Middle East is like palm reading through opal glass — nothing is as it seems and not much is clear. Today’s political winner is tomorrow’s big loser

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A Blockade and a Murder: U.S. Faces Enduring Problems With Saudis

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking with unusual candor, said Sunday that the United States had tried but failed to end a Saudi Arabia-led blockade of Qatar, a crucial military partner in the Middle East.

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Pentagon Officials Fear Bolton’s Actions Increase Risk of Clash With Iran

Senior Pentagon officials are voicing deepening fears that President Trump’s hawkish national security adviser, John R. Bolton, could precipitate a conflict with Iran at a time when Mr. Trump is losing leverage in the Middle East by pulling out American troops.

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Pompeo pledges no IS return on Middle East tour

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Monday that the Islamic State group would not be allowed to regroup as he headed to the Middle East following President Donald Trump’s surprise decision to pull US troops from Syria.

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Iran to react to American and Israeli threats – Iranian Defense Minister

As the United States and Israel continue to threaten Iran’s security regionally and internationally, the Islamic Republic warns that it would react to any move against its interests. Tehran also stressed that the era of American dominance over regional developments in the Middle East is over.

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Syria pullout a sign of Washington’s weakness – Iranian military officials

A week after US President Donald Trump’s surprise decision to pull American troops out of Syria, high-ranking Iranian officials clarify their position toward the move, emphasizing that Washington is now in a weak position in the region. Iran also believes that the US is not seeking to eradicate the threat of terrorism in the Middle East.

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Is China getting too close to Israel?

hina is constructing seaports at two sites where the US 6th Fleet deploys, in Haifa next to Israel’s main naval base and Ashdod near Tel Aviv, prompting concerns about China’s military potential in the Mediterranean Sea and Middle East.

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Iranian foreign minister names necessary conditions to shape a regional security framework

While Iran’s regional and trans-regional rivals have been persistently accusing Iran of destabilizing the Middle East, the Iranian government have in fact always called for a collective regional security to the benefit of all regional countries.

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America Losing Ground to the Iran-Russia Axis

Despite the change of rhetoric between US Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, the United States has continued to lose influence, political and military, in the Middle East to the Iran-Russia axis.

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Al Saud is the official sponsor of Israel

The US president, Donald Trump, removed the last fig leaf from the Saudi government as a whole, not just Mohammad Bin Salman, when, in his most recent speech, he said, “If you look at Israel, Israel would be in big trouble without Saudi Arabia. We have a very strong ally in Saudi Arabia. The fact is that Saudi Arabia is tremendously helpful in the Middle East, if we didn’t have Saudi Arabia we wouldn’t have a big base.”

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