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  • Mourners carry a coffin draped with an Iraqi flag of a man killed Wednesday in a double bomb attack on a Shiite mosque during a funeral procession in Kasra neighborhood in northern Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. A suicide attacker staged a double bombing near a Shiite mosque in northern Baghdad as worshippers were leaving after evening prayers on Wednesday, according to Iraqi authorities. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Embassy Row: Spectator to slaughter in Iraq

    Former U.S. officials are urging Secretary of State John F. Kerry to listen to his own words about Syria and turn his outrage toward the massacre of 52 unarmed Iranian dissidents shot execution-style by Iraqi gunmen in a refugee camp north of Baghdad where the United States had guaranteed their safety.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting with elected regional leaders in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin orders missile defense shipment to Iran

    Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government on Wednesday to send five high-tech surface-to-air missile defense systems to Iran, a move intended in part to put a stop to Tehran's $4 billion lawsuit over a contract dispute.

  • "Bullies and tyrants don't respect weakness or appeasement. In the Arab world, appeasement only encourages more violence," Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, says Wednesday at the Heritage Foundation. (Associated Press)

    Obama 'far too hawkish' on Syria, 'far too dovish' on Iran, Cruz says

    Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday that the Obama administration is failing to protect U.S. national security in the Middle East and is falsely peddling the notion that the threat of Muslim terrorism has faded.

  • ** FILE ** Iranian newly elected President Hasan Rouhani, listens to the Iranian national anthem, before beginning a press conference, in Tehran, Iran, June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iran’s President Hasan Rouhani: U.N. summit perfect time to talk about nuclear program

    Iran’s new president, Hasan Rouhani, said on Tuesday that this month’s meeting of the General Assembly in New York may prove the perfect setting to reignite talks about the nation’s nuclear program.

  • KLAYMAN: Don't strike Syria; crush Iran

    "A vote against the resolution by Congress [to strike Syria] I think would be catastrophic . [It would] undermine the credibility of the United States. If we don't get Syria right, Iran is surely going to take the signals that we don't care about their nuclear program . If we lost a vote in Congress dealing with the chemical weapons being used in Syria, what effect would that have on Iran and their nuclear program?"

  • Illustration by Nancy Ohanian

    KAHLILI: The Syria stalemate

    But indecision will have grave consequences

  • ** FILE ** Iraqi security forces enter through the main gate of Camp Ashraf in Khalis, northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

    Embassy Row: Another massacre in Iraq?

    Iranian opposition leaders and their U.S. and European supporters are urging President Obama to draw a "red line" in Iraq — a week after gunmen killed 52 Iranian dissidents at a refugee camp north of Baghdad.

  • Syria attack: High-stakes decisions on Capitol Hill are yes, no and maybe

    Their constituents are against it, their party leaders in Congress are generally for it, and President Obama has declared it a moral imperative — leaving rank-and-file members to sort it all out and take a career-defining vote on whether to authorize military strikes on Syria.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    PIPES: Forget Syria, target Iran

    Here's advice to the members of Congress as they are asked to endorse an American-led attack on the government of Syria: Start your consideration by establishing priorities, clarifying what matters most to the country. The Obama administration rightly points to two urgent matters: stopping the Iranian nuclear buildup and maintaining the security of Israel. To these, I add a third: re-establishing the U.S. deterrent credibility laid low by President Obama himself.

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