Iran

Moral Supremacy And Mr. Putin

Is Donald Trump to be allowed to craft a foreign policy based on the ideas on which he ran and won the presidency in 2016? Our foreign policy elite’s answer appears to be a thunderous no.

Yemeni Journalist Allegedly Poisoned After Oil Company Probe

An autopsy has reportedly shown that top Yemeni investigative journalist Mohammed al-Absi, who died under mysterious circumstances in December, was poisoned. He was said to have been investigating oil companies and had recently published a series of reports on government corruption.

Iran's Ayatollah Vows Retaliation, Says Trump Exposes "Real Face" Of American Moral Corruption

"The new U.S. president says Iran should thank Obama! Why?! Should we thank him for [creating] ISIS, the ongoing wars in Iraq and Syria, or the blatant support for the 2009 sedition in Iran? He was the president who imposed paralyzing sanctions on the Iranian nation; of course, he did not achieve what he desired. No enemy can ever paralyze the Iranian nation."

Frontrunning: February 7

  • Senate to Vote on DeVos Confirmation Amid Fiery Debate (WSJ)
  • Investors Cut Back on Commercial Property (WSJ)
  • Euro, European bonds unnerved by French politics (Reuters)
  • Trump’s Dodd-Frank Do-Over Diverted to Slow Lane (BBG)
  • In GOP, Divide Grows Over Pace of Obamacare Repeal (WSJ)

"When Trade Stops, War Starts" Jack Ma Warns As China Protests US Sanctions On Iran

Having recently accused the US of 'wasting $14 trillion on war instead of its people', China's second richest man, Jack Ma, continued to voice his concerns to President Trump on a recent trip to Australia, warning retreat from globalization will only result in trouble. This followed China "lodging representations" with the United States over Washington's new sanctions list targeting Iran, which includes Chinese companies and individuals.