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International Politics

Overall

– All the focus, if you believe the Israeli narrative, should be on Iran’s alleged nuclear weapon program. However, this is a red herring considering Israel’s nuclear weapons and how insane the leadership is

– More drones are being traded across the world with Israel as the leading exporter

– Spain recommended, should EU discussions with Libya fail, an oil embargo and freezing assets of Libya’s central bank as a replacement. Meanwhile, the EU is preparing for a security mission in the country.

– The U.S. denied Tony Blair was being removed from his position as an envoy to the Middle East as Blair will soon leave his post

– Despite the letter sent by the 47 Senators, international talks are still ongoing between P5+1 and Iran. Still, little is being accomplished

– Both officials at the United Nations and Russia believe the Islamic State now is in Afghanistan, which is troublesome

Middle East

– In all honesty, there does not seem to be a serious alternative to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. That isn’t good

– Benjamin Netanyahu: If you elect me, then I will ensure no Palestinian state is created

– Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he would wait for U.S. “actions” after conflicting statements from U.S. officials on regime change

– The Houthi government in Yemen released the former prime minister and his cabinet from their homes

– At least 90 percent of Iranian MPs say sanctions must be removed should an international deal be made

– Officials from the justice system in Saudi Arabia said there does exist “justice for all” in the country

– A court in the Gaza Strip sentenced a Palestinian to 15 years of hard labor after it was found he spied for Israel

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Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.