Iran admits it accidentally shot down airliner
Elnur Baghishov Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan The plane of “International Airlines of Ukraine” was unintentionally shot down, reads the statement by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Iran, Trend reports. The statement states that during the attack by Iran on the US air base in Iraq... Read more
US tried to kill Iranian in Yemen at same time Iranian general was killed in Iraq

The same day Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed in Iraq, American forces also carried out an unsuccessful strike targeting a senior Iranian military official in Yemen, according to The Washington Post.

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House to vote on war powers resolution to rein in President Donald Trump amid Iran tensions
A day after President Donald Trump highlighted the United States’ determination to blunt state sponsored terror and a nuclear Iran while looking to quell a rise in tensions in the Middle East, the House of Representatives will vote on a resolution calling on Trump to seek authorization from Congress... Read more
Senator says Trump is probably lying like Bush did to bring US into war with Iraq

When President George W. Bush asked Congress to authorize military force in Iraq in 2002, Sen. Sherrod Brown said he voted no because he believed the administration was lying.

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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
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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US urges S Korea to pay more for troops and ease tension with Japan
Seoul (dpa) – South Korea needs to pay more to support the presence of the United States military on its soil, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said in Seoul on Friday. Speaking alongside his South Korean counterpart, Jeong Kyeong Doo, Esper also called for a military agreement between South... Read more
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