War on Syria

An image released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) early on May 10, 2018 purportedly shows what the official news agency said was air defence systems intercepting Israeli missiles over Syrian airspace, without specifying the location. (AFP)

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War on Syria

The situation in Syria is getting more complicated amid warnings that it could soon spiral out of control. There has been a major escalation in Israeli attacks against Syria. Israeli jets have struck targets inside the Syrian territory again. This time dozens of warplanes are said to have fired missiles at military, intelligence and radar facilities. Israel claims the targets were Iranian military facilities. Iran has dismissed the claims as a false pretext.

EU-US standoff

After taking office, US President Trump repeatedly threatened to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and keeping to his word, he did just that. The decision did not sit well with the other signatories of the pact. While Russia and China say they will stick to the deal, European Union countries are furious because of the many business interests they have in Iran. Europe’s top diplomat says the deal was not a bilateral agreement and it is not in the hands of any single country to terminate it unilaterally.

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