The U.S. is criticizing the Iranian regime for bolstering anti-Semitism and threatening the state of Israel. On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence joined world leaders in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. He gave a speech at the event, in which he discussed the importance of combating anti-Semitism’s global rise.
German counter-intelligence arrested a military official of Afghan origin for allegedly selling classified information to Iran. One America’s Kristian Rouz looks into the matter.
Ukraine’s foreign minister said he will press a visiting Iranian delegate to return the black boxes from the plane that was shot down earlier this month. Representatives from Ukraine and Iran are reportedly set to meet Monday with Iran acknowledging and apologizing for downing the passenger jet.
Iran is planning to launch two newly constructed and domestically engineered satellites into orbit. On Sunday, Iranian officials said the 200 pound Zafar satellites have already been delivered to Iran”s space center.
Dozens were killed and wounded after a ballistic missile attack on a mosque in Yemen. Sunday reports said at least 79 people are dead and as many as 130 are wounded after Saturday’s strike, which took place in an area controlled by the Saudi-led coalition.
President Trump reportedly told Republican donors that “bad things were being said” about the U.S. prior to the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. During a Friday fundraiser at his Mar-a-Lago Resort, the president gave a minute by minute account of the U.S. drone strike that killed the commander in Baghdad.
House lawmakers are pressuring Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify in a hearing on Iran. The House Foreign Affairs Committee extended an invitation on Friday and threatened to subpoena him if he doesn’t provide information regarding the administration’s policy in Iran.
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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently called the U.S. an enemy while addressing his nation. During his first weekly prayer sermon in Tehran since 2012, Khameni said Iran’s missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq was a “slap on the face” to a world power. He also said Iran has “divine support for attacking the U.S.”