It took five months since Iraq’s national elections, but the country finally has a new prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi.
About a decade ago, four men sat down in front of a video camera in a safe house in Yemen and started to record.
Over the past three weeks, senior US officials have issued a series of increasingly sharp warnings to the Iranian government to cease threats to US personnel or face the consequences.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani certainly received a warmer welcome at the United Nations General Assembly this week than President Donald Trump, but an examination of Rouhani’s misleading statements on the Middle East should raise eyebrows.
The same week that the United States and Iran are heading for a showdown at the United Nations General Assembly, an attack that killed twenty five, including members of Iran’s prized Revolutionary Guard, has caused tensions between the two countries to rise to new heights.
Last month, over the course of a few days in Yemen, one governor survived a roadside bomb while a second was denied entry through a checkpoint ostensibly run by his own government.
The State Department’s August 13 designation of Qassim al-Muamen as a terrorist, serves as the latest reminder that Iran’s destabilizing actions are not limited to Iraq, Syria and Yemen.