The contradictory statements coming from US President Obama, John Kerry, and top military officials show that the US government is in bad shape and there is no cabinet solidarity, Patrick James, Director of USC's Center for International Studies, told RT.
United States President Barack Obama secretly wrote last month to the leader of Iran, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, in hopes of having the Ayatollah Khamenei join America’s fight against the so-called Islamic State.
Israeli officials are watching closely the midterm congressional elections in the US on Tuesday, according to reports, as the results will likely have major ramifications for the longtime allies and any current potential for a Middle East peace deal.
Russia has refuted media reports that Washington and Moscow have agreed to share intelligence on Islamic State terrorists. The news reports followed Wednesday talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry.
US Secretary of State John Kerry had to take a commercial flight from Vienna, where he participated in the talks on the Iran nuclear program. The US top diplomat’s jet broke down for the fourth time this year.
The combined efforts of the US, EU, Turkey, Qatar, Germany and Kuwait have raised some $5.4 billion worth of assistance to Palestinians in relief efforts to rebuild the Gaza Strip following a 50-day military conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai punctuated on Tuesday his tumultuous 13-year relationship with the United States, alleging that America invaded Afghanistan in 2001 for “its own interests” and never really wanted peace in the region.
US Secretary of State Kerry brokered a deal in Afghanistan, installing a 'coalition' government, but couldn’t come up with a credible coalition to bomb IS in Syria. So the Pentagon will do it alone to the applause of its Gulf 'petrodollar allies.'
The US claims Syrian President Bashar Assad has broken the chemical weapons treaty he agreed to earlier this year, by launching chlorine gas attacks in Syrian villages. It comes as the Senate officially approved a plan to arm and train Syrian rebels.
US Secretary of State John Kerry’s testimony on the need to destroy the Islamic State could have been most convincing, if it wasn't for signs reading “Congress Stop Obama’s War” and “More War More Extremists” held by CodePink activists behind his back.
The US State Department recently released a propaganda video in English to counter gains made by the Internet-savvy militant group Islamic State. Yet the use of the extremist’s own violent footage may have the opposite effect, critics say.