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Trudeau regrets Trump decision to pull out of Iran nuke deal

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a thinly veiled rebuke to the Trump administration and Israel over their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, setting the stage for a divisive G7 summit next month. 700 more words


Trump won't certify Iran nuclear deal — and it's only serving to unite all Iranians against him

TEHRAN, Iran — President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal has sparked a new war of words between the Islamic Republic and America, fuelling growing mistrust and a sense of nationalism among Iranians. 822 more words


How Iraqi Kurds' vote on independence will affect the Middle East

Iraqi Kurds went to the polls Monday for a referendum on independence, an ambition pursued by Kurdish nationalists for more than a century that’s fuelling tensions in a region predominantly opposed to the move. 846 more words


Conrad Black: Trump the best defence against world becoming playpen of nuclear powers

This week I have been having a lively discussion with my very distinguished friend of many years, John Polanyi, winner of a Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1986, one of Canada’s most respected and sociable academics, and a frequent commentator on arms control and nuclear proliferation issues, about current scenarios with North Korea. 1,388 more words

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Zev Chafets: If Israel played by America's rules, Iraq and Syria would have nuclear weapons

Israel and North Korea are on opposite sides of the Asian landmass, separated by 5,000 miles. But Israelis feels close to the nuclear standoff between Washington and Pyongyang. 1,351 more words

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New Hamas leader says Iran is providing financial, military aid again for fight against Israel

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — Hamas’ new leader in the Gaza Strip said Monday his group has repaired relations with Iran after a five-year rift and is using its newfound financial and military aid to gear up for new hostilities with Israel. 1,198 more words