190 articles tagged "Donald Trump"
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Russian siege on Raqqa, distant from US troops
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin acted to strengthen the military alliance he had set up with Iran and Turkey for working together in Syria - as a counterweight to President Donald Trump’s spectacular success in forging a Sunni Arab bloc during his four days in the Middle East. It was a tough call. He decided to impose a siege on ISIS-held Raqqa in the north to counterbalance US troops in the south, without provoking a clash.

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Putin - Outfaced by Trump’s New Sunni Bloc – Conducts Strategic Troop Movements in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2017

Putin reacts by moving Russian troops to within range of US-held Syrian-Iraqi border crossing.

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Trump Took Too Long to Revamp the CIA and Fire the FBI Chief
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2017

Brennan and Comey lost their jobs, but kept their stings and control of “anonymous sources” as weapons.

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A Russian-Iranian Force Steals up on Syrian Border Triangle for Trump’s Trip
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2017

Russian paratroops have joined the Syrian army, pro-Iranian Shiite advance.

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Iran Wants Clear Russian Answers for Wrecking Trump’s Mid East Plans
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2017

An emissary from Tehran asks how far Russia will go against the US military in Syria.

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Trump: Iran must disarm militias, never gain nuke
DEBKAfile Special Report May 22, 2017

debkafile:  Donald Trump once again rebutted media evaluations of his trip to Israel as a demonstration of friendship without real content. Very shortly after his arrival, he stood up at the president’sl residence in Jerusalem and delivered a string of important policy statements and new revelations:

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President Trump and first lady land in Israel for state visit
Trump lands in Israel amid peace over-reach
DEBKAfile Special Report May 22, 2017

The arrival of US President Donald Trump in Israel Monday after a direct flight from Riyadh was briefly delayed, as a full-ceremonial welcome awaited him at Ben-Gurion airport. Trump’s avowed resolve to crack the 100-year old Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the “ultimate deal” is treated with skepticism – affectionately by Israelis, and gloomily by the Palestinians. 

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Russian paratroops move to Syrian border triangle
DEBKAfile Special Report May 21, 2017

Military tensions on Syria’s borders with Iraq, Jordan and Syria jumped another notch Monday, May 21, on Day 2 of Donald Trump’s foreign trip, with the arrival of the first Russian ground troops in southern Syria. 

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|Norwegian Special Forces arrive at Al-Tanf crossing
Syria & allies push back at US-held border post
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 20, 2017

The Syrian-pro-Iranian-Hizballah force in southern Syria renewed its advance on the Iraqi border on Saturday, May 20, two days after sustaining heavy casualties from a US air strike on its convoys. Syrian military sources report the capture Saturday of the Suweida region and another 60 square kilometers, moving closer to the strategic Al-Tanf crossing at the Syrian border intersection with Iraq and Jordan, which is held by US and other special operations units.
 

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Trump Launches 8-Nation Operation to Block Iran’s Takeover of Syrian-Iraqi Border. ISIS Left for Later
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2017

More than 3,000 elite troops are deployed for Trump’s first military initiative to block Iran.

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Putin Poised to Disrupt Trump’s Plans with a New Four-Pronged Middle East Pact
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2017

It is made up of Russia, Syria, Iran and Iraq, with Turkey waiting on the sidelines.

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Trump reaches Mid East trip under a grim probe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 18, 2017

US President Donald Trump’s situation plummeted sharply in the 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday.  In the five months since moving into the White House, he has struggled against daily firestorms ignited by his enemies.
 

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US SEAL Forces in Syria
Iraqi officers land in Syria, stir Israeli concern
DEBKAfile Special Report May 17, 2017

Israeli security chiefs were gravely concerned Wednesday, May 17, when they learned that a high-ranking Iraqi military delegation had arrived in Damascus  for a discussion on the situation unfolding on the Syrian-Iraqi border.

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Trump bared Israel’s interception skills to Lavrov
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2017

The sensitive intelligence US President Donald Trump was accused by US media of leaking to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on May 10 allegedly came from Israel.

 

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Will Trump proclaim an Arab-Muslim NATO in Riyadh?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 15, 2017

President Donald Trump and Saudi King are said by Gulf sources to be planning to announce the establishment of an Arab-Muslim alliance among the 17 rulers invited to attend a summit with the visiting US President on May 22. They tell debkafile’s intelligence sources that the summit will mark the expansion of defense relations between the US and moderate Arab and Muslim nations for a combined war on the Islamic State. 

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North Korea uses Trump’s troubles to fire missile
DEBKAfile Special Report May 14, 2017

North Korea conducted its third ballistic missile firing test early Sunday, May 14, after the first two were intercepted by the US military shortly after launch. While Japan and South Korea reacted by calling it a ballistic missile, the US military noted that its attributes were “not consistent with an ICBM.” 

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Trump to Raise Big Arab-Muslim Army against ISIS as Centerpiece of His Trip
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017

Mustering yet another US-led military coalition is planned for Trump’s first foreign trip.

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Violence Plotted by Both ISIS and Iran’s Guards for Trump Visit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017

ISIS, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Hizballah are all on the warpath.

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Gulf Emirs Mistrust Trump’s Iran Policy after His Inaction on North Korea
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017

They are concerned he will treat the ayatollahs with the same restraint as Kim Jong-un.

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Moscow Revamps Syrian Safe Zone Plan to Win Washington’s Cooperation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017

Despite the firestorm in Washington, Putin looks forward to working with Trump in Syria.

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