James Mattis speaking with reporters after arriving in Israel, April 20, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis Arrives in Israel to Discuss Syria, ISIS, and Iran

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis landed in Israel on Thursday to discuss the Syrian civil war, the fight against the Islamic State and the Trump administration’s policy on Iran.

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Nikki Haley.
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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Says Iran, Not Israel, is to Blame for Middle East Conflict

In her first session holding the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley tried to turn the spotlight from Israel to Iran, the latest target of the Trump administration’s tough talk. It wasn’t easy.

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