President Donald Trump and top administration officials are offering different — sometimes contradictory — reasons for the US decision to assassinate top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani earlier this month.
When asked in an interview on CNN Sunday about Trump’s claim, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said: “I didn’t see one with regard to four embassies.”
Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware in a Sunday interviewwith Fox News Sunday said that in a classified briefing with the Trump administration on Iran, senators “got less detailed information than President Trump shared with Laura Ingraham.”
Two aerial photographs of the National Mall from the two historic days reveal large patches of white ground exposed during Trump’s ceremony, spaces crowds had filled during Obama’s 2009 inauguration. The pictures were taken around the same time during the day, Trump’s at 11:04 a.m. and Obama’s at 11:30 a.m.
A composite image shows the inauguration crows for Barack Obama in 2009, left, and Donald Trump in 2017. Emily Barnes—Getty Images; Lucas Jackson—Reuters
Teheran, 7 January 2020
A stampede erupted on Tuesday at a funeral procession for a top Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike last week, killing 32 people and injuring 190 others, state television reported.
According to the report, the stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qasem Soleimani, as the procession got underway. Initial videos posted online showed people lying lifeless on a road, others shouting and trying to help them.
Source: Zachary Stieber President Donald Trump explained the rationale behind his decision to pull all American troops from Syria, saying he wants the United States to “get out of these ridiculous endless wars.” The White House announced on Oct. 6 that American troops would pull out of northern Syria and hand over responsibility for captured […]
Benny Gantz’s Kahol Lavan party has hired a former strategist for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in hopes of strengthening its campaign to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud in the upcoming September 17 election/Allison Kaplan Sommer, HAARETZ
Joel Benenson is a leading Democratic strategist and pollster who served as a senior strategist for Barack Obama‘s successful presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012, as well as Hillary Clinton’s chief strategist in 2016, when she lost to President Donald Trump.