Trump warns Iran but says US ‘ready to embrace peace with all who seek it’

President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Grand Foyer of the White House hours after Iran rained more than a dozen rockets down on airbases in Iraq housing U.S. troops. Iranians said the attack was in response to a U.S. drone strike last week that killed Qasem Soleimani, one of Tehran’s most powerful leaders.

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Prosecutors want to jail retired general Michael Flynn for six months
WASHINGTON — Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser who twice pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about his contacts with a Russian ambassador, should serve time in jail for his offense, prosecutors told a U.S. judge in Washington, D.C., withdrawing their previous recommendation for leniency. Prosecutors told... Read more
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: ‘Real risk to Persian culture’ is Iran supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday brushed aside critiques that President Donald Trump had called for war crimes by targeting Iranian cultural sites, arguing any U.S. strikes would fall within international law and that it was the Iranian regime actually threatening culture through oppression and murder. “The real... Read more
How the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general rekindled Kim Jong Un’s worst fears
With the order to kill a top Iranian general last week, U.S. President Donald Trump may have rekindled Kim Jong Un’s worst fears while simultaneously cementing the North Korean leader’s belief that relinquishing his nuclear arsenal would be tantamount to suicide. The U.S. on Friday unleashed a volley of... Read more
Omar among lawmakers calling for congressional control over U.S. action on Iran
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced a resolution Sunday to block the use of U.S. military force against Iran without congressional authorization, and is one of many lawmakers calling for more consultation with Congress on the precarious situation. Many members of Congress condemned President Donald Trump’s decision last week to... Read more
Britain urges de-escalation after US strike on Iran military chief
London (dpa) – British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says all sides should “de-escalate” tension following a US airstrike that killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, and the deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi militia. “We have always recognized the aggressive threat posed by the Iranian... Read more
Turkey’s parliament authorizes troop deployment to Libya
Istanbul (dpa) – Turkey’s parliament authorized military invention in Libya on Thursday by voting in favor of a one-year mandate to deploy troops in the midst of an escalating civil war. The mandate passed by 325 votes in favor and 184 against. It was expected to be approved easily... Read more
Trump holds Iran responsible after US embassy attack in Iraq

Thousands of supporters of an Iraqi Shiite militia broke into the U.S. embassy compound in central Baghdad on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump holds Iran “fully responsible” for the attack, two days after deadly U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.

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N Korean leader holds military meeting as US deadline threat looms
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has held a meeting with top military officials to discuss steps to “bolster up” the country’s armed forces, state news agency KCNA reported on Sunday, amid looming threats of confrontation with the United States. Kim presided over an enlarged meeting of the Central... Read more
Turkey to boost military support to Libya if needed, Erdogan says
Turkey will enhance military support to Libya’s UN-backed government if necessary, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, one day after lawmakers in Ankara endorsed a comprehensive military pact with Tripoli. The military deal allows Turkey to deploy military training personnel and equipment to Libya upon request. “We... Read more
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