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Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

FILE - This Aug. 28, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. President Barack Obama’s acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition. The president will meet with his top advisers and consult members of Congress to prepare U.S. military options. At the same time, he is looking for allies around the world to help the U.S. root out the Islamic State group that has seized large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

Posted on 30 August 2014 | 1:20 am

Analysis: World events endanger Obama legacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost six years into a presidency that had inspired hope for a new era of American leadership, Barack Obama has reached a point where it will be difficult to salvage his international affairs legacy in the face of blooming crises that critics and even some supporters blame on a commander in chief they view as a feckless.

Posted on 30 August 2014 | 12:02 am

Huge rival protests in Yemen capital amid UN warning

Supporters of Shiite Zaidi rebels chant slogans during a demonstration calling for the government to resign on August 29, 2014, in the capital SanaaTens of thousands of supporters of Yemen's Shiite rebels rallied Friday in Sanaa to press for the government to step down, as a large number of its backers held a counter-demonstration. The UN Security Council called on the rebels to end their armed uprising and warned of sanctions. They massed on a road leading to Sanaa airport after the weekly Muslim prayers. At the same time, tens of thousands of government supporters rallied in southern Sanaa, calling for unity and solidarity with the cabinet.

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 11:02 pm

Defiant Gaza militants vow to rearm amid shaky truce

Thousands of militants paraded in the besieged Gaza Strip Friday, defiantly saying they would rearm as the prospects of a final deal on a long-term Israel-Hamas truce looked shaky. Thousands of Islamic Jihad fighters paraded through Gaza City in a show of force, marching with light weapons and holding aloft rockets similar to those fired at Israel during the conflict. His words echoed those of the exiled leader of Hamas, Gaza’s de facto ruler.

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 7:33 pm

US steps up sanctions on Iran over nuclear program

The reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran, pictured on October 26, 2010The United States imposed new sanctions Friday on networks linked to Iran, stepping up pressure over Tehran's nuclear program, support of terrorism and evasion of US and international sanctions. President Barack Obama's administration emphasized that it was still pursuing a negotiated solution with the Iranian government to resolve the international community's concerns about its nuclear program. The new sanctions expanded the vast web of international sanctions that remain in force despite a temporary narrow lifting of sanctions in exchange for Iran's suspension of some of its nuclear activities. "The United States remains committed to working with our P5+1 partners toward a long-term, comprehensive solution that provides confidence that Iran's nuclear program is exclusively peaceful," the NSC spokeswoman said.

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 6:12 pm

U.S. slaps more sanctions on Iranian banks, firms

Wind blows salt from the bed of the dried-out Orumieh lake, northwest of IranBy Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Friday penalized a number of Iranian and other foreign companies, banks and airlines for violating sanctions against Tehran largely tied to its nuclear program. The Treasury Department said it was targeting individuals and companies for violations including helping Iran's missile and nuclear programs, evading prior sanctions or supporting terrorism. Companies affected included Iran's Asia Bank, Caspian Air, Meraj Air and Lissom Marine Services LLC, a shipping firm. In a parallel move, the State Department imposed sanctions on four firms it said were helping Iran's nuclear program, as well as Goldentex FZE, a UAE-based firm working with Iran's shipping sector, and an Italian firm, Dettin SpA, which it said was working with Iran's petrochemical industry.

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 6:01 pm

US sanctions firms, individuals for aiding Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Friday sanctioned more than 25 businesses, banks and individuals suspected of working to expand Iran’s nuclear program, support terrorism and help Iran evade U.S. and international sanctions.

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 5:42 pm

US sanctions people aiding Iran’s nuclear program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Friday sanctioned more than 25 businesses, banks and individuals suspected of working to expand Iran’s nuclear program, supporting terrorism and helping Iran evade U.S. and international sanctions.

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 3:27 pm

U.S. sends arms to bolster Lebanon army after Islamist incursion

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The United States has begun delivering nearly $20 million of arms including assault rifles, anti-tank missiles and mortars to bolster Lebanon’s army after Islamist insurgents seized a border town for several days this month, U.S. officials said on Friday. Lebanon, a country of about 4 million which borders Israel, has long been buffeted by the rivalries of regional and international powers including Iran and Saudi Arabia, who back its opposing politicians largely along sectarian lines. …

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 2:39 pm

Iran confirms US Coast Guard fired at fishing boat

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard navy confirmed in remarks published Friday that a U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired on an Iranian fishing boat in the Persian Gulf this week but insisted the incident was not a “clash.”

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 2:34 pm

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Treasury hits Iran with new, wide-ranging sanctions – News & Observer


Treasury hits Iran with new, wide-ranging sanctions
News & Observer
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration unveiled a host of new sanctions Friday against more than 30 companies and individuals doing business in or with Iran, seeking to thwart that nation's nuclear ambitions, its support for organizations the United …

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 6:52 pm

US Slaps Iran with More Sanctions – Fox Business


US Slaps Iran with More Sanctions
Fox Business
The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on more than 25 people and companies it accused of violating sanctions against Iran, including shipping firms, airlines, and six Iranian banks. The U.S. move comes as the United States and five other global …

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 6:43 pm

Obama administration targets array of Iran entities with sanctions – Jewish Telegraphic Agency


Obama administration targets array of Iran entities with sanctions
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Obama administration sanctioned a broad range of Iranian companies, banks, individuals and institutions, highlighting what it says is its determination to maintain pressure on the country while nuclear talks are underway.

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 6:36 pm

US Sanctions Firms, Individuals for Aiding Iran – ABC News


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US Sanctions Firms, Individuals for Aiding Iran
ABC News
The action is part of the Obama administration's effort to show it will enforce existing sanctions even as it works with other world powers to negotiate a deal to curtail Iran's nuclear program. Last year, they struck an interim deal that saw Iran
Iran sanctions: US targets firms over nuclear linksBBC News
US levels new Iran sanctions as nuclear talks in limboUSA TODAY
Iran shenanigans, Obama capitulation coming?Washington Post (blog)
Wall Street Journal
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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 5:53 pm

U.S. sets new sanctions on Iran – Politico


Politico

U.S. sets new sanctions on Iran
Politico
U.S. officials said the new measures showed the United States' determination to use its existing sanctions authority against Iran even though major powers agreed to limited sanctions relief last year under a “Joint Plan of Action” aimed at negotiating

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 3:32 pm

Iran completes indigenous missile – Press TV


Press TV

Iran completes indigenous missile
Press TV
Under a contract signed in 2007, Russia was obliged to provide Iran with at least five S-300 defense systems. However, Moscow refused to deliver the system to Iran under the pretext that it is covered by the fourth round of the United Nations Security
Iran Debuts Bavar 373 MissileArutz Sheva
Iran completes indigenous missile systemTrend.az

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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 11:30 am

Iran confirms US Coast Guard fired at fishing boat – Fox News


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Iran confirms US Coast Guard fired at fishing boat
Fox News
TEHRAN, Iran – The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard navy confirmed in remarks published Friday that a U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired on an Iranian fishing boat in the Persian Gulf this week but insisted the incident was not a "clash." The U.S. Navy's …
Did Iran just mock the US Coast Guard following an altercation?Washington Post

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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 10:07 am

US Grants Intelsat, Eutelsat New Waivers for Iran Channels – Voice of America


Voice of America

US Grants Intelsat, Eutelsat New Waivers for Iran Channels
Voice of America
WASHINGTON—. The U.S. government has authorized European satellite providers Intelsat and Eutelsat Communications an additional six-month waiver to broadcast Iranian programming after U.S. and European authorities had banned them from working …
Satellite Firms' Return to Iran Poses RisksWall Street Journal (blog)
US gives Intelsat, Eutelsat new waiver over Iran channelsPress TV

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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 11:17 pm

Iran speeds weapons deliveries to US ally in Iraq – Fox News


Fox News

Iran speeds weapons deliveries to US ally in Iraq
Fox News
U.S. officials are taking a wary view of the disclosure this week that Iran – one of four countries the United States accuses of supporting terrorism – has begun arming the Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq, as the Kurds scramble to combat
The Enemy of My Enemy: Iran Arms Kurds in Fight Against ISISTIME
Iran sends 81st division, tanks, helicopters into northern IraqWorld Tribune
Iran interior minister says advisers sent to Iraqi KurdistanAl-Monitor
Tehran Times -Panorama.am
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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 7:19 pm

Iran Altering Reactor in Bid for Nuclear Deal – New York Times


New York Times

Iran Altering Reactor in Bid for Nuclear Deal
New York Times
Atomic power engineers in Iran have started redesigning a partly constructed reactor in the northwest city of Arak to limit the amount of plutonium it produces, the country's top nuclear official said Wednesday, expressing hope that the change would

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 1:24 am