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In Yemen, Iran Inherits Another Sinking Ship

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Yesterday, Iranian-linked rebels were reported as enforcing violent control of the capital of Yemen, attacking protestors to their rule. The violence triggered Washington to abandon its embassy in Sanaa. Britain and France followed suit, exiting the country of a diplomatic presence.

In 2013, the embassy had already been reduced to essential staff only prior to abandoning it yesterday, but, in theory, no U.S.

Iran Nuclear Deal Nearing, So Says the Russians

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

There was a joke/nomination that President Vladimir Putin should win the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with Syrian-Western arms talks and the Chemical weapons ban of that country. Now Russia is off at it again in what seems a bizarre, but nonetheless productive way to use foreign relations as a “Mishka” image builder.