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“I do think that Russia is ready to face Turkey, and I think that...

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/07/14/i-do-think-that-russia-is-ready-to-face-turkey-and-i-think-that-the-syrian-army-and-russian-forces-will-prevail-says-gilbert-mercier/ By Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Hot-spots in the Middle East are heating up to volcano-like tensions. With Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey living on a knife edge, Steven Sahiounie of MidEastDiscourse interviewed Gilbert Mercier. Gilbert Mercier is the author of “The Orwellian Empire“, a co-editor in chief of News Junkie Post and…

Senators Call For Declassification of 9/11 Documents Related To Saudi Arabia

Several Democratic senators are asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI to declassify documents and intelligence about possible role the Saudi government played in the September 11 attacks. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, who is the chair of Foreign Affairs Committee, alongside with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal…

Iran agreement will help to make the region safer”: Iranian political analyst

Iran agreement will help to make the region safer”: Iranian political analyst By: Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Iranian President Hassan Rouhani negotiated the original Iran nuclear deal in 2015, but is due to leave office in August. On Saturday, Iran’s lead envoy in Vienna, Abbas Araghchi, said a new deal was unlikely before…

Embassy reopening’s in Damascus as Syria returns to normalcy

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/06/11/embassy-reopenings-in-damascus-as-syria-returns-to-normalcy/ By: Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Foreign embassies are reopening in Damascus, Syria.  Many shut down after the armed conflict began in 2011.  A handful of embassies remained open throughout the conflict, such as China, Russia, Iran, and the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic was the only European Union country to remain steadfastly…

Syrians reject the US ‘regime change’ and re-elect President Assad

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/05/28/syrians-reject-the-us-regime-change-and-re-elect-president-assad/ Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was re-elected to a fourth term in office, his second term under the 2012 constitution, with 95.1% of the votes, according to Hamouda Sabbagh, the head of parliament. Sabbagh announced the results in a news conference on Thursday, saying voter turnout was around 78%,…

Syria comes in from the cold: Saudi-Syria relationship warms up

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is embarking on a new beginning that could change the Middle East.   To enhance security and stability, a Saudi delegation headed by the head of the intelligence service, Lieutenant General Khaled Al-Humaidan, visited Damascus on Monday and met Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and…

Israeli occupation faces threats both domestic and foreign

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator A missile launched from Syria on Thursday exploded 125 miles away from launch, and just 19 miles from Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor in southern Israel, and exposed its Iron Dome anti-missile systems failure.  The launch occurred during an Israeli airstrike on Damascus in which most of the Israeli missiles were downed by…

“We will kill you, we have prepared killings for infidels.”: ISIS childrens’ vow

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Rola Al-Khatib, a journalist for Al-Hadath, and Al-Arabiya, media outlets from Saudi Arabia, were attacked by children at the Al-Hol camp in north-eastern Syria which houses ISIS families.   The children had been indoctrinated by their mothers to regard any female not wearing a black headscarf and full-length cloak as…

Fresh focus on a stale peace process for Syria

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator On March 11, the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey, and Qatar met in a trilateral effort to push for a political resolution to the 10-year-old conflict in Syria.  They held a joint press conference in Doha and issued a broad statement concerning the future of Syria, and their joint commitment to…

Jared Kushner to Joe Biden: Follow Trump’s Road Map to Peace

Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Former White House adviser Jared Kushner published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday, urging President Joe Biden not to squander the opportunity for peace created by President Donald Trump’s diplomacy in the Middle East. In an interesting twist, Kushner did not condemn the Biden administration for reaching out to Iran,…

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