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 US defence secretary: Syria retains chemical weapons

US defence secretary: Syria retains chemical weapons

United States believes Syria has retained some chemical weapons, the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said during a press conference alongside his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman. …

Trump considering options for Syria retaliation, source says

Trump considering options for Syria retaliation, source says

US President Donald Trump has told some members of Congress that he is considering military action in Syria in retaliation for this week's chemical attack, and recognizes the seriousness of the situation, a source …

Perfect Timing To Raise The Tone On Iran

Perfect Timing To Raise The Tone On Iran

With presidential elections scheduled for May the 19th, this rise in the tone of the international community couldn’t come at a worst timing for Iran

Bahram Qassemi: US’s own allies sponsoring terror, not Iran

Bahram Qassemi: US’s own allies sponsoring terror, not Iran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has called on the United States to pressure its regional allies into abandoning their support for terrorism and not to level “malicious” allegations against the Islamic Republic. Iranian …

Pentagon chief: US has very modest expectations of its cooperation with Russia

Pentagon chief: US has very modest expectations of its cooperation with Russia

The UK Defense secretary Michael Fallon and his US counterpart James Mattis discussed their relations with Russia at the meeting in London. "We look to engaging with Russia on a political or …

Stoltenberg reveals main theme of next NATO summit

Stoltenberg reveals main theme of next NATO summit

Fight against terrorism and fair defence spending will be the main themes of the NATO summit, which will take place in Brussels on May 25, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in the statement. "This …

EU Army?

EU Army?

Brussels ‘to set up new military unit amid growing tensions in Europe

US Defense Secretary and Iraqi PM discuss Mosul

US Defense Secretary and Iraqi PM discuss Mosul

US-Iraqi cooperation and progress in operation to liberate Mosul from ISIS terrorist group were discussed at the meeting between the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi …

US Secretary of Defense arrives in Iraq on unannounced visit

US Secretary of Defense arrives in Iraq on unannounced visit

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived at the Baghdad International Airport on an unannounced trip. Before departing for his first trip to Baghdad as the new Defense Secretary, James Mattis told reporters, …

Lieberman to Mattis: #039Iran, Iran and Iran#039

Lieberman to Mattis: 'Iran, Iran and Iran'

Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman met with his American counterpart in Munich on Friday morning for the first time since former Gen. James Mattis assumed the role of secretary of defense. The two …

G-20 Responds to U.S. Warning

G-20 Responds to U.S. Warning

to NATO and Shift on Israel

Why Trump Is Right on Russia

Why Trump Is Right on Russia

There are many good reasons for the United States to reach conciliation with Moscow

Does US start new confrontation with Russia?

Does US start new confrontation with Russia?

Russia’s Defense Ministry is ready to restore cooperation with Pentagon, but attempts to build dialogue with Russia from a position of strength are fruitless, the Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu …

Majority of US Navy’s strike fighters can’t fly

Majority of US Navy’s strike fighters can’t fly

Nearly two-thirds of the US Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet strike fighters can’t fly, Defense News reported. Overall, more than half the Navy’s aircraft are grounded, most because there isn’t enough …

Pentagon to seek budget change to boost Daesh fight

Pentagon to seek budget change to boost Daesh fight

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has directed the Pentagon to seek an increase in overall spending to address shortfalls and "new requirements" needed to accelerate the campaign against Daesh, according to a memo …

Enforcing Iran Nuke Deal Crucial for Mideast Peace

Enforcing Iran Nuke Deal Crucial for Mideast Peace

The Iran nuclear deal must be kept because the alternative is a return to ever-heightening tensions

Beijing says US risks large-scale war if it blocks access to disputed islands

Beijing says US risks "large-scale war" if it blocks access to disputed islands

Trump looks poised to thrust Sino-U.S. relations into new and hostile territory

James Mattis defends NATO, calls Russia a threat at confirmation hearing

James Mattis defends NATO, calls Russia a threat at confirmation hearing

At his confirmation hearing to become defense secretary Thursday, Retired Gen. James Mattis defended the importance of NATO and called Russia a “principal threat” facing the U.S., CBS reported. Mattis, …

China warns US over breaking Iran nuclear deal

China warns US over breaking Iran nuclear deal

The warning comes amid uncertainty about the incoming administration's Iran policy