"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

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Lebanon's Hezbollah published new footage on Tuesday showing Israeli military bases in the occupied Golan Heights captured by the group's drones.

The video, entitled "al-Hodhod 2", shows Israeli intelligence and command bases and newly-established military bases and posts in the area.

The Israeli army is besieging Gaza City a week after its Shuja'iyya invasion began. People are forced to sleep in the streets with nowhere left to go and residents say Israeli forces are encountering fierce resistance.

By Tareq S. Hajjaj 

 

Yemen warns Saudi Arabia against "US trap" to reignite war Ladylove

Sanaa has warned that Washington is taking steps to restart the nine-year-old war in a last-ditch effort to counter Yemen's pro-Palestine operations

Iran’s President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian who won the July 5 presidential elections has addressed Hezbollah’s secretary-general in a letter, reiterating Iran’s support for Resistance forces in the region. 

In the letter released on Monday, Pezeshikian thanked Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah for his earlier congratulatory message, stating that Iran will continue to support the Axis of Resistance like it always has.

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South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol has announced that he plans to discuss a security topic which is somewhat unusual for NATO when he travels to the NATO annual summit in Washington D.C. this week. 

He plans to present info on the 'distinct threat' North Korea poses to Europe at a moment leaders Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin are deepening their ties, including on the defense cooperation front.

Reformist Wins in Iran – What Are the Implications for the World?

 by Trita Parsi Posted on July 5, 2024

All indications are that the Reformist candidate, Dr. Masoud Pezeshkian, has won the Presidential snap elections in Iran and defeated ultra-hardliner Saeed Jalili.

What does this mean for Iran, its foreign policy, and US-Iran relations?

A few thoughts: