McCain: Obama has ’emboldened our enemies’

US Sen. John McCain blasted President Obama  Wednesday at the Republican National Convention, saying his 2008 presidential rival was on the wrong side on history for everything from his Middle Eastern policy to leaking secrets to the press. “The president has discouraged our friends and emboldened our enemies,” said McCain

3 prominent US senators calls for aid to Syrian rebels

THREE prominent US senators have called for direct US military aid to Syrian rebels, including use of US air power to protect rebel-controlled areas in the country. The senators — John McCain, Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham – said in an op-ed piece in The Washington Post they were aware of the risks associated with […]

U.S. Senators: No choice between justice and peace for Lebanon

Visiting US Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman on Tuesday urged Lebanon’s future government to respect the findings of a UN tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. After meeting with prime minister-designate Nagib Mikati, Lieberman reiterated the United State’s commitment to the tribunal.

U.S. senators: Iran protests spell the end of the regime

Two U.S. senators traveling in the Middle East said Sunday that opposition protests in Iran suggest this was the beginning of the end for Tehran’s clergy-led regime. Sen. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, said the Islamic government’s days were numbered. Interviewed while in Jerusalem on the CNN’s “State of the Union” program, he warned, […]

McCain reaffirms US commitment to democratic Lebanon

The US delegation headed by US Senator John McCain reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to supporting a strong, independent, and democratic Lebanon,” a U.S. embassy statement said Saturday. President Michel Suleiman has reportedly urged Washington to reverse a congressional decision to ban Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV channel, during his talks with U.S. Senator John McCain “President Suleiman […]