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Gantz informs Biden administration of updated Israeli plans to strike Iran

Israel's defense minster joins other officials in subtle warning to Washington over Iran nuclear talks.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran Deal | Mar 5, 2021
al-monitor Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz arrives at the Knesset in Jerusalem on Dec. 2, 2020. Photo by ALEX KOLOMIENSKY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

Republicans challenge Biden's Pentagon policy nominee on Iran

Colin Kahl said he supports the Abraham Accords and continued pressure on Tehran.

Jared Szuba | Social Media | Mar 4, 2021
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Biden faces calls to lift Trump's controversial ICC sanctions

The International Criminal Court’s investigation into potential war crimes committed by Israel and Hamas is looming over the Biden administration’s review of sanctions on the Hague-based tribunal.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | Courts and the law | Mar 4, 2021
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American dies of ‘cardiac episode’ after rocket attack on Iraq air base

Rocket strikes resume after Biden authorized retaliation on pro-Iran militia in Syria last week

Jared Szuba | | Mar 3, 2021
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US sanctions two Houthi military leaders after attacks on Saudi Arabia

The administration's revocation of the Houthis' terrorist designation has been met with further missile strikes.

Jared Szuba | | Mar 2, 2021
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