May 18, 2018 | GEOPOLITICS ALERT

Day: May 18, 2018

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US Places Sanctions on Hezbollah Leaders

Beirut (GPA) – The United States and Gulf allies Wednesday placed sanctions on Lebanon’s Hezbollah leaders, Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy, Naim Qassem. Other senior leaders targeted include Sheikh Muhammad Yazbak, one of the original founders of the group, Husayn Al- Khalil, a high-ranking Political Adviser to Nasrallah, and Ibrahim al-Amin al-Sayyid. The action took […]

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Turkey: US JCPOA Exit A Threat to Diplomacy

Ankara (TNA) – The president of Turkey decried the US’ move to walk away from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as a threat to diplomacy and international cooperation.     In a meeting with the Iranian president’s chief of staff in Ankara on Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced the US president’s decision to pull his country out of […]

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Gina Haspel Confirmed as CIA Director by Senate

Washington, D.C. (MEE) – The US Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday to be director of the CIA, ending a bruising confirmation fight centered on her ties to the spy agency’s past use of torture. Haspel, who will be the first woman to lead the CIA, is a 33-year veteran at the agency and currently serving as its […]

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