Leaders in Tehran and Beijing have grown closer over recent years, developing economic, intelligence sharing and diplomatic ties in a partnership broadly “opposed to the U.S.-led international order,” according to a new report.
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) joins Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman and Victoria Bassetti on this episode to talk about his renewed push for gun control legislation now, in the wake of recent shootings in Atlanta and Boulder.
U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded Russia and Iran were the most active foreign adversaries involved in attempting to influence the 2020 presidential election.
In the first press briefing of President Biden’s administration, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday that her goal was to “bring transparency and truth back to the American government.”
President Trump vetoed the annual defense spending bill Wednesday, the lame duck’s latest parting shot at Congress, before he was scheduled to leave Washington for Mar-a-Lago, his private Florida country club.
The U.S. special representative for Iran said that new sanctions on Tehran’s government put in place by the Trump administration did not represent an effort by the outgoing president to box in President-elect Joe Biden when it comes to Iran policy.
DNI Director John Ratcliffe announced in a surprise press conference that the U.S. government has concluded “that two foreign actors, Iran and Russia, have taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections.”
As leaders on both sides of the political aisle criticized Donald Trump while praising Joe Biden at this week’s virtual Democratic National Convention, the president did his best to steal the spotlight with a range of calculated counter-programming events and statements.
The Central Intelligence Agency has conducted a series of covert cyber operations against Iran and other targets since winning a secret victory in 2018 when President Trump signed what amounts to a sweeping authorization for such activities, according to former U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the matter.
Iran is experiencing on of the worst outbreaks of coronavirus in the world. Will the instability cause the country's leaders to lash out against America?
During his tenure as national security adviser, John Bolton succeeded in shaping the direction of the Trump administration's Iran policy, overriding resistance from the Defense Department and the rest of the government.
In the first years of the occupation, Qassem Soleimani had moved back and forth between Iran and Iraq “constantly,” but had always taken the precautions to be expected from a seasoned intelligence officer, said John Maguire, a former senior CIA official stationed in Baghdad in the mid-2000s. Soleimani disguised his rank and identity, used only ground transportation and avoided speaking on the phone or the radio, preferring to give orders to proxies and subordinates in Iraq in person.
Iraq's parliament recently voted to expel American troops from within its borders, but the U.S. says it has no plans to leave. Is it time to fully withdraw troops from Iraq?
“The diplomatic communication channel between [the] U.S. and Iran that is provided by Switzerland in the framework of the protective power mandate continues to operate,” a Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson said in an email to Yahoo News.
According to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll, Americans are evenly divided over President Trump’s decision to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, but a plurality opposes Trump’s overall approach to the Islamic Republic and believes Barack Obama was more effective in dealing with Tehran.
In a briefing on Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted the U.S. government had “specific information” that Iran was planning an “imminent” attack on American facilities before President Trump ordered a drone strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Rep. Doug Collins apologized Friday for saying that Democrats are "in love with terrorists” and mourn more for killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani than they “mourn for our Gold Star families.”
President Trump went after his Democratic critics at a raucous campaign rally hours after the House of Representatives passed a resolution that sought to limit his ability to wage war in Iran.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will send articles of impeachment to the Senate “soon,” but still wants to see definitive details from the Senate on how it will conduct the trial.
While details remain scant, U.S. authorities believe it’s “highly likely” that an errant Iranian missile brought down the Ukrainian passenger jet that crashed outside Tehran, Iran, shortly after taking off on Wednesday.
What are Iran’s military strengths and weaknesses? Iran’s military strength does not lie in its conventional forces, despite their size, something that Iranian leaders fully realize, according to experts.
During his address to the nation Wednesday on the exchange of hostilities with Iran over the past week, President Trump made a number of questionable assertions.
“It’s time for a late-stage empire to sober up a bit and refocus on building a functioning nation-state here on the home front.”
“The response to evil abroad cannot be to throw up our hands. Failure is not inevitable.”
“The United States keeps insisting that it must do that which it cannot do.”
“When the U.S. blames others, it doesn’t recognize its mistakes, so it repeats them.”
“Nothing has been resolved, no lessons have been learned, no meaningful assessment of the war on terror has been passed.”