Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned world powers on Monday that any nuclear deal they strike with Iran would be seen as a reward for Tehran's alleged "aggression" in Yemen. "The agreement being formulated in Lausanne sends a message that there is no price for aggression and on the contrary — that Iran's aggression is to be rewarded," he said, referring to Iranian support for Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen. "The moderate and responsible countries in the region, especially Israel and also many other countries, will be the first to be hurt by this agreement," said Netanyahu, who has waged a campaign against a nuclear deal with Tehran.
Foreign ministers from major powers pressed their Iranian counterpart on Monday as they sought to slot into place the final but also the trickiest pieces of a deal curtailing Tehran's nuclear programme as Tuesday's deadline loomed. Britain's Philip Hammond said as he became the last of the foreign ministers to arrive in a rainy Switzerland that they "believe a deal can be done". "But it has to be a deal which puts the bomb beyond Iran's reach," he said. With time of the essence, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Hammond and the top diplomats of Russia, China, France and Germany are meeting for the first time since November.
Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday’s deadline for a long-awaited deal.
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial after being cleared in 2012.
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Violent racism by a minority against a majority can only work for a limited amount of time. In the end the oppressed majority always gets their revenge and I do not know of any oppressed majority that has been gentle when they finally take power.
But it can also improve the individual economies of those that are assigned to monitor the sanctions.
there is lots of bribe money flowing, which is why sanctions are a farce.
The importance of this revelation is that it is very clearly a felony for ANY US citizen to take possession of classified information that they are not authorized to possess.
So any Congressman who allowed Ron Dermer to step into his office and say “Boy, have I got something to show to you!” has just left themselves wide open to a criminal prosecution, which is precisely why so many of them are rushing to the microphone to belittle this news.
The importance of this can’t be overstated i.e. how many Congressmen are going to let Ron Dermer into their office in future? How many Senators are going to want to go into a whispered huddle with an AIPAC stooge?
Far, far fewer now than before.
This could very well represent the moment that the Israel Lobby jumped the shark, going from the money-bags that everyone loved to see to being persona non grata within the corridors of power.
Six world powers and Iran intensify talks in Lausanne, as a deadline to reach a deal on Tehran’s nuclear programme looms.
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One thing missing from this article is any mention of that squiggly black line on the map.
That’s the border, boys and girls, and what’s north of it is Turkey.
Iblid is nestled right up against the border with Turkey, and so if the rebel forces are being resupplied and supported by Turkey (and they are) then it is very, very hard to see how the Syrian government can hope to win a battle of attrition over that city.
I suspect very much that government forces pulled out the moment the rebels started their push, for the simple reason that it isn’t worth dying trying to defend a city you can’t hope to hold.
China, Russia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization plus Iran vs. the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia which doesn’t factor in what’s happening in eastern Ukraine with Putin and NATO. The perfect storm is brewing in Yemen, Iran and Ukraine.