Defense Secretary Advocates for Diplomatic Solution for Israel, Hezbollah

He says it is essential to de-escalate violence at Israel’s northern border. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin emphasized the importance of diplomat work between Israel and Hezbollah, saying that…

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U.S. Military Strikes and Destroys Three Iraqi Militia Facilities

The strikes are a response to three militant drone attacks launched against U.S. bases. The U.S. military conducted airstrikes against three militia facilities in Iraq this week in…

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White House Advisor Travels to Beirut 

Discussions in Lebanon center on Hezbollah’s war against Israel.  Senior White House adviser to the president and former Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, Amos Hochstein, is…

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Administration Renews Iran Sanctions Waiver 

Iran will have roughly $10 billion from Iraq for electricity.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed a waiver extension this week with a 120-day window for Iran to…

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Senate Resolution Would Allow Strike on Iran 

U.S. would strike if Hezbollah expanded a second front in Israel.  Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut introduced a bipartisan resolution that recommends…

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President Authorizes Bombing of Syria

Hoping response acts as a deterrent. On Thursday, President Biden authorized a strike on Iranian forces in Syria, targeting buildings along the Syrian border with Iraq. The Iranian-backed…

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U.S. Treasury Sanctions Former Foreign Minister of Lebanon

Department puts pressure on Hezbollah group ally. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. Treasury put sanctions on Lebanon’s former minister of foreign affairs Gebran Bassil…

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U.S. Preparing Sanctions Against Corrupt Lebanese

Politicians and businessmen targeted to weaken Hezbollah. Officials in President Trump’s Administration are seeing an opportunity to drive a wedge between Hezbollah and its allies in Lebanon. Anticorruption…

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