Last week, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared that Turkish forces would enter Syria, with Russia's consent, to "vanquish" the Kurdish militia that control Afrin, along the Turkish border.
Taking a page out of President Ronald Reagan's playbook, Monday's speech, scheduled to start at 2 PM ET, ushers in the release of Trump’s first broad policy document – “national security strategy,” in which the president, who ran on his familiar platform of "America First," is prepared to sharply alter US relations with the rest of the world.
"We believe that after the victory over ISIS there is no need for the US-led coalition to further remain in Syria ... so, we are calling on the Americans to pack their rucksacks and go."
We should be clear on at least one crucial point: PM Hariri has no plan to use his new US military equipment to launch a war against Hezbollah, nor will he engage in an effort to stop this terror army from moving in and out of Syria.
Russia is ready to deal a new blow to terrorists if they again try to break peace in Syria, Putin said.
Today the Jordanian airbase is operating at “four to five times what the space was originally intended to support.”
"I hope that a common sense, pragmatism and an instinct for self-preservation would prevail among our partners to exclude such a negative scenario."
The civilian death toll from the current Russian campaign against ISIS has increased to at least 987, including 392 children and women, since September 10, 2017
Putin will meet with the presidents of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday this week.
"I have clarified to our friends in Washington and our friends in Moscow that we will operate in Syria, including southern Syria, in accordance with our understanding and in accordance with our security needs."
"North Korea is a nuclear state now. As far as Iran is concerned it isn’t too late."
“Iran is driven by deep hatred for the Arab nation. Unfortunately, it has found some of our sons who are putting their hands in its and trying to seize Lebanon from its Arab surroundings."
On Tuesday, the US Treasury announced the expansion of sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guards, which were originally imposed on October 13 because the Iranian group was "supporting terrorism."
The Trump Administration's urgent warnings against Kurdish independence convinced the Iranian-backed militias and the Iraqi government they had a green light from Washington to invade Kurdistan without fear of American intervention.
The Syrian Democratic Forces coalition on October 20 officially announced at a news conference that the city had been liberated from ISIS.
The Russians accuse Washington, Paris and Berlin that their announcement of investing millions of dollars in the restoration of Raqqa is, in reality, an attempt "to hide evidence of the barbarian bombing."
The nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier is patrolling the waters around the Korean Peninsula.
“We know that the jihadis have a lot of money . . . Would Kim Jong-un sell deadly VX for $40 million a kilogram? I think absolutely they would.”
Residents in Japan were warned to take shelter, as the missile passed over Hokkaido.