U.S. Treasury officials imposed sanctions on the leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, and two other members of the organization for their alleged role in aiding the Syrian government in its crackdown on opposition forces. The Treasury on Thursday formally charged that Hezbollah has been supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s
Members of the Syrian opposition support international armed intervention in their country, including establishing a “no-fly” zone, humanitarian corridors and training Free Syrian Army fighters, but they do not support an international presence on the ground, a survey showed.
The United States may be imposing what it says are “crippling” sanctions on Iran’s government over its nuclear program, but it has a different message for the Iranian people in the aftermath of deadly earthquakes over the weekend.
The United States and Turkey indicated they were studying a range of possible measures over Syria, including a no-fly zone, as battles between rebels and President Bashar al-Assad’s forces shook Aleppo and the heart of Damascus. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said after meeting her Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu
UNITED NATIONS Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and international envoy Kofi Annan stepped up pressure on the divided U.N. Security Council on Friday, urging that it demand a halt to the escalating violence in Syria and promise “consequences” if the conflict doesn’t end.
Brent crude rose more than 3 percent on Tuesday, topping $100 a barrel as rising tensions over Iran’s nuclear program sparked oil’s second rally in three sessions after a second-quarter slide.
By Robert Satloff
If Syria descends into the chaos of all-out civil war, it’s not only Syrians who will lose out … it is very clear American interests are also at stake
The U.S. State Department has urged Americans to avoid all travel to Lebanon due to current safety and security concerns. U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon have been advised to carefully consider the risks of remaining in that country.
Possible military intervention against the regime in Syria would be “extremely challenging” given the country’s advanced air defenses and the presence of Al-Qaeda extremists, a top US general said Tuesday.
Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi warned the United States against attacking Iran, saying the Iranian Armed Forces will teach it how to fight and (make it) realize what fighting really means”.