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Israel remains cautious amid global fury at Saudi Arabia over journalist’s suspicious death
With an alleged human-rights violation in the public spotlight, the kingdom’s allies may now try to distance themselves from its leadership.
Pompeo asserts pressure campaign on Iran, aiming for its ouster from Syria
“Those leaders aren’t from a Disney movie. They’re real. They’re not tragically misunderstood. They are murderers and funders of terrorism,” said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Germany extradites Iranian official to Belgium
Iranian official Assadollah Assadi, 46, who worked in disguise as a diplomat, was extradited to Belgium to face trial for his role in a thwarted terrorist plot to bomb a political rally in France on June 30.
Pompeo: Iran is ‘origin’ of threats against US in Iraq
After identifying Iran as the “origin” of threats against Americans in Iraq, Pompeo explained, “Our intelligence in this regard is solid. We can see the hand of the Ayatollah and his henchmen supporting these attacks on the United States.”
Upcoming Iran sanctions will ‘fundamentally’ change how nations do business with regime
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns that countries, especially in Europe, have already seen the ramifications of engaging with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.
Pompeo announces creation of the Iran Action Group
“The creation of the Iran Action Group indicates that the Trump administration seeks to mobilize all of Washington’s institutional resources to advance its maximum pressure campaign against the regime in Iran,” Tzvi Kahn, senior Iran Analyst at FDD, told JNS.
War of words emanates from Tehran after Pompeo speech to Iranian Americans
U.S. President Donald Trump lashes back at Iran President Hassan Rouhani after the leader threatens America in no uncertain terms.
Secretary of State promises appointment of special envoy to monitor anti-Semitism
“Appointing this important position will make clear to foreign governments that combating anti-Semitism remains an American priority and that the U.S. maintains its traditional leadership in the fight,” according to a congressional letter.
Jonathan S. Tobin
An end to Iran defeatism
Pompeo’s speech reminded us of the goals for U.S. foreign policy that Obama abandoned and why they are not impossible to achieve.
Following Pompeo speech, Iran has much to gain from normalizing ties with America
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s core demands of Iran are not unique to the Trump administration. They are demands that have made Iran an international pariah: “This sort of behavior has been exhibited by Iran in some ways since the regime was conceived in 1979,” says Behnam Ben Taleblu, an Iran analyst with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Iranian commander: Pompeo deserves ‘punch to the mouth’ over new sanctions’ threat
“The people of Iran should stand united in the face of this, and they will deliver a strong punch to the mouth of the American Secretary of State and anyone who backs them,” said Ismail Kowsari.
On Middle East visit, new US Secretary of State Pompeo meets with Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of Israel’s Cabinet meeting: “Today, we will welcome U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a true friend of Israel. ... I will discuss with him developments in the region, Iran’s growing aggression, and, of course, the nuclear agreement with Iran, about which there will be a decision soon.”
Jonathan S. Tobin
The ADL’s Islamophobia hypocrisy
The group’s opposition to Mike Pompeo was a function of partisanship, not principle.
Jewish groups sit on both sides of fence on nomination of Pompeo to secretary of state
Questions surround his experience in the international arena, his stance on Israel and his position on human rights.
Haym Salomon Center
What do we call Jews who work with Jew-haters?
A fringe element within the Jewish community uses language and imagery stolen from classical anti-Semitic tropes, sides publicly with declared enemies of the Jewish people, and clumsily but intentionally wields their Judaism as a weapon against the rest of us.