The Case Against Iraqing Iran
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The Case Against Iraqing Iran

The case against Iraqing Iran includes the following points: Threatening war is a violation of the U.N. Charter. Waging war is a violation of the U.N. Charter and of the Kellogg-Briand Pact. Waging war without Congress is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Have you seen Iraq lately? Have you seen the entire region? Have…

Why Washington’s Support for Israel Remains Unconditional
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Why Washington’s Support for Israel Remains Unconditional

On December 8 the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, tweeted that Washington “will not be lectured to by countries that lack any credibility when it comes to treating both Israelis and Palestinians fairly” which was an insulting rejection of international reaction to Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. She did…

Turkey’s President Erdogan in Thinly Veiled Attack on Saudi Arabia
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Turkey’s President Erdogan in Thinly Veiled Attack on Saudi Arabia

During a speech at the 7th Hadith and Sira Studies Awards Ceremony in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated, “If we lose Jerusalem then we won’t be able to protect Medina. If we lose Medina – we will lose Mecca and Kaaba”. He further stated that Muslims must “be prepared for attacks which try to bring down…

Reaction to the Withdrawal of Russian Aerospace Forces from Syria
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Reaction to the Withdrawal of Russian Aerospace Forces from Syria

The withdrawal of Russian military forces from parts of Syria and its consequences caused numerous responses in the political and media circles of the Middle East. Yahya Al-Aridi, the official representative of the Syrian opposition at Geneva-8 peace talks, announced in this respect that the opposition welcomes any step contributing to the reestablishment of peace…