"The takeover of the US embassy 40 years ago, on November 4, 1979, destroyed Washington’s fictitious grandeur."
A unit of the Russian military police has arrived in the Syrian town of Kobani to patrol the territory in cooperation with Turkey.
The rocket attack comes after Saudi Arabia’s oil supply came under an attack by drones and cruise missiles on September 14, cutting in half the Saudi oil production.
The Kurdish civilian administration in northeastern Syria issued a “general mobilization” call on Wednesday, in preparation for a full-blown Turkish invasion.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Monday denounced Trump's decision to pull US troops out of northeastern Syria, calling it a "stain on America's honor."
Saudi Arabia has vowed to "confront and deal with this terrorist aggression."
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned that Iran is choosing a "dangerous path" of "illegal and destabilizing" behavior.
The Russians warned that the incident may have serious consequences and that "responsibility for that will rest entirely on those who never stop their attempts to exert maximum illegitimate pressure on Teheran and Damascus."
Meanwhile, Panama announced on Thursday that the ship, Grace 1, had been taken off its international boat registry on May 29, and can they have their flag back.
Reportedly, the RQ-4 Global Hawk made by Northrop Grumman Corp cost more than the new F-35 stealth fighters.
Meanwhile, according to Fars News, a former employee of the Iranian Defense Ministry's Aerospace Industries Organization was executed for carrying out espionage operations for the White House and the CIA.
Congressional leaders were briefed in the Situation Room. When they came out, Congressional Democrats urged the president to ask Congress for authorization for military action.
"I want to call on everyone to be very careful about filtering fake news, which will certainly be plentiful in the media."
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stressed that “our biggest focus at this point is to prevent Iranian miscalculation.”
President Trump looked at him and said: "How can they say that you are a terrorist? You are a man of peace."
A US-backed force in Syria on Saturday was hours away from surrounding the last ISIS fighters in an area less than a square mile in eastern Syria.
The top US commander of the war against ISIS supported the US intelligence assessment that "tens of thousands" of ISIS fighters are still alive and kicking in Syria and Iraq.
To date, more than 160 have been killed in battles between pro-Russian and pro-Iranian Syrian army units in the Hama area alone.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday that the thousands of Turkish troops amassed along the Syrian border would attack whether the US is out or not.
"This interference satisfies the interests of Israel and runs counter to those of the Syrian people."
Resolution 2254 was invoked by Iran, Russia, and Turkey as the legal basis for their takeover of the political process in Syria, backed by their enhanced military operations against rebel groups.
As many as 160,000 Syrians have fled the war zone to the Jordanian and Israeli borders, where neither country is prepared to let them in.
Russia and Turkey could run tests to discover the vulnerabilities of the F-35, and once Russia and Turkey have it, Iran will have it as well.
The report suggests that should Israel decid to attack the S-300s’ locations, the consequences "would be catastrophic for all sides."
Incoming US National Security Adviser John Bolton coordinated over the phone with Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat prior to the attack.
"Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War."
Russia appears to be preparing for a propaganda pushback, blaming the attack on Syrian rebel groups.
In 2016 Russia and Iran signed Memoranda of understanding on dozens of industrial projects, to the tune of an estimated $40 billion. Most of those projects are still in drawers, but there's enough potential wealth in those drawers to make Russia and Iran inseparable.
Israel has awarded the Fighters against Nazis Medal to WW2 veterans. It was first awarded on Yom HaShoah of 1967 by then Prime Minister Levi Eshkol.
Another explanation to the Russians' decision to transfer the SU-57 to the Middle East might be their concern, even panic, over the US Air Force bombing of a Russian convoy which killed hundreds of mercenaries.