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Donald Trump ‘MUST attack North Korea soon’ despite threat to Seoul

John Bolton admitted there was a huge risk of South Korea being hit by its despotic neighbour in retaliation for any US military action, putting hundreds of thousands in peril. But he said the President would not be able to ignore the threat for much longer as Pyongyang’s military ambitions showed no sign of ending. Speaking at a Republican dinner in Asheville, North Carolina, he said “nobody” wanted World War 3 to break out. But he claimed: “I will just say this. The president of the United States’ first duty…

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‘LAPDOG’ Macron – Iran in blistering attack on French President over Donald Trump alliance

FRANCE’s Emmanuel Macron has been slammed as Donald Trump’s “lapdog” and criticised for losing international credibility in a bitter attack from Iran. Mr Macron, who has made it his mission to be a reformer on the international stage, was criticised by a top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader after Paris advocated for stronger sanctions against the Middle Eastern country. Iran has allegedly run a number of ballistic missile test over recent months that have angered the French President. Trump has been critical of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and…

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Iran breaks ban on live Western music — but don’t expect any dancing

TEHRAN, Iran — No Western musician has been given permission to play concerts in Iran since the country’s Islamic Revolution of 1979. This week marked a watershed then, with German electronic musician Schiller bringing his pulsating beats to awestruck audiences in the capital Tehran. “I couldn’t believe it when I heard Schiller was going to performing in Iran,” said Arash, a 22-year-old student who declined to provide his last name. “At first I thought my friend was joking, there is no way they are going to give permission for Schiller…

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Shock WARNING: UN ambassador claims Iran could be the next NORTH KOREA amid WW3 fears

Iran is sowing “conflict and extremism”, the US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said.  Speaking at a press conference at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington DC, Ms Haley presented the remnants of a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militants from Yemen into Saudi Arabia that came close to hitting Riyadh’s airport last month.  She said the missile “might as well have had ‘Made in Iran’ stickers” on it,  adding that Iran was violating UN resolutions. The American said: “All of these weapons include parts made in Iran, some…

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Haley displays missile as evidence Iran violating nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration accused Iran on Thursday of violating United Nations resolutions, unveiling what U.S. officials said was proof that Iran is exporting missiles and other military hardware to a rebel group in Yemen. “The weapons might as well have ‘Made in Iran’ stickers on them,” said U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, standing before parts of a ballistic missile that she said Iran delivered to Houthi rebels in Yemen, who then fired it at the Riyadh airport in Saudi Arabia last month. “Its ballistic missiles and advanced weapons are…

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Putin’s Syria victory lap is premature. Here’s why.

Standing under clear skies at an airbase in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his troops the good news: They had all but secured victory in the Middle East country’s six-year civil war. “The task of combating armed gangs here in Syria … has been largely resolved — brilliantly resolved,” he said during the surprise announcement Monday. Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the troops at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria on Monday. Mikhail Klimentyev / AP But many experts say Putin’s victory lap is premature with huge swaths of…

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BREAKING: Massive city rocked by ANOTHER huge 6.0 magnitude earthquake within HOURS

The quake hit the outskirts of Kerman in Iran with a depth of 10km at around 9.40pm GMT and was followed by a 5.0 magnitude aftershock. No reports have emerged about casualties or damage so far. Earlier this month the region was rocked by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake, which hit at 2.32am GMT, was initially recorded at a magnitude of 6.3 but was later downgraded to 6.0. The aftershock measuring in at a 5.0 magnitude struck around 15 minutes later, according to the USGS. The earthquakes struck the…

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Haley will display missile, other evidence Iran supplying Yemen rebels

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing a public display of what it says is evidence that Iran is providing missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen, threatening a key U.S. ally in the region, according to four U.S. officials. This week, Nikki Haley is set to unveil components of a short-range ballistic missile that Houthi rebels fired into Saudi Arabia at Defense Intelligence Agency headquarters at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., according to the officials. According to a senior intelligence official, she will also present other evidence of Iran’s…

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Why Trump’s provocative Jerusalem move hasn’t sparked an intifada

Less than a week after President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian protests have largely fizzled out. Trump’s move broke with decades of precedent and U.S. policy, sparked uproar among world leaders and triggered accusations that it jeopardized the prospects of Middle East peace. Protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday. Abed Al Hashlamoun / EPA The announcement prompted the leader of the Islamic militant group Hamas to call for a new intifada — or uprising — against Israel….

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Trump’s Jerusalem move sparks outrage — but not much more

Less than a week after President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian protests have largely fizzled out. Trump’s move broke with with decades of precedent and U.S. policy, sparked uproar among world leaders, and triggered accusations that it jeopardized the prospects of Middle East peace. Protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday. Abed Al Hashlamoun / EPA The announcement was followed by the top leader of the Islamic militant group Hamas calling for a new intifada — or uprising…

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