Tag: Middle East diplomacy

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Putin: Chain of Tragic Accidents Led to Downing of Aircraft

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed Tuesday that Israel did not shoot down a Russian military reconnaisance plane with 15 people on board, saying the downing of the plane by Syrian air defenses was a “chain of tragic accidental circumstances.”

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Abbas Adviser: Trump Has ‘Poisoned Palestinian-American Relations’

The Palestinian Authority on Saturday accused US presidential adviser Jared Kushner of “ignorance,” following statements in which he said that recent US punitive measures against the Palestinians won’t hurt chances for a peace deal in the Middle East.

In this June 23, 2017 file photo, supporters of Iraqi Hezbollah brigades march on a representation of an Israeli flag with a portrait of late Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini and Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Baghdad, Iraq. There may not be much Iran can do about President Donald …

Report: Israel Aims for Improved Iran Deal in 2019

In the wake of the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran, a document from Israel’s Foreign Ministry reportedly says efforts for 2019 should focus “on pressuring for an improved agreement that will address the flaws in the old deal.”

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami attends the VII Moscow Conference on International Security MCIS-2018 in Moscow on April 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Iranian Defense Minister in Syria for Talks

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami arrived in Syria on Sunday for meetings with senior defense and military officials as part of a two-day visit, according to the Tasnim news agency.

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British-Iranian Woman Returns to Tehran Jail After Extension Refused

LONDON, United Kingdom — Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman who has been held in Tehran for more than two years on sedition charges, returned to prison on Sunday, after a temporary release, dashing her family’s hopes of an extension.

The Trump administration is not 'starry-eyed' about prospects for North Korea denuclearizing, according to National Security Advisor John Bolton

U.S. Rejected Offer of Halting Iran Sanctions for Syria Rollback

US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser on Thursday said the White House had rejected a Russian proposal to put off sanctions on Iran’s oil sector in exchange for a rollback of Iranian forces in Syria, despite Israeli calls for an immediate withdrawal.

ordan's newly appointed ambassador to Israel Walid Obeidat speaks during his meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres (unseen) upon presenting his credentials on October 17, 2012, at the presidential compound in Jerusalem. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

Jordan Submits Candidate to Fill Vacant Israel Ambassador Post

Jordan has submitted to Israel for approval its preferred candidate to serve as the next ambassador to the Jewish state, but has yet to receive a response from Jerusalem, a source in the Jordanian capital said on Wednesday.