Iran

Ukraine Invasion

Putin, in Tehran, gets strong support from Iran over Ukraine – Associated Press

In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, center, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, greet each other as Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stands at right, during their meeting in Tehran Russian President Vladimir Putin won staunch support from Iran on Tuesday

Iran

Iran launches rocket into space as nuclear talks to resume – Associated Press

Photo: In this frame grab from video footage released Sunday, June 26, 2022 by Iran state TV, IRINN, shows an Iranian satellite-carrier rocket, called “Zuljanah,” blasting off from an undisclosed location in Iran Iranian state television said Sunday that Tehran had launched a solid-fueled rocket into space, drawing a rebuke from Washington ahead of the

Crude oil

Pariahs no more? US reaches out to oil states as prices rise

Photo: Gas prices are displayed at a gas station in San Diego, Tuesday, March 8, 2022.  Three checkered oil regimes that President Joe Biden and past U.S. leaders have spectacularly snubbed — Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Iran — are now targets of U.S. outreach as global fuel prices reach jarring levels during the Ukraine crisis.

Patrick J. Buchanan

Opinion: Warnings and Threats — or Bluster and Bluff

Before the NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels this week, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin took a side trip to Georgia and Ukraine. Purpose: Assure these nations that America has their back and encourage their hopes of future admission to NATO. Austin, said the Pentagon, would tell both nations there is an “open door to NATO.” “Ukraine

Israel

New leaders, new era: US-Israel relations reach crossroads

Their countries at crossroads, the new leaders of the United States and Israel have inherited a relationship that is at once imperiled by increasingly partisan domestic political considerations and deeply bound in history and an engrained recognition that they need each other. How President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett manage that relationship will

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