* Trump May Attack Iran Before Biden Becomes President Iran is going full bore to develop its own nuclear arsenal, along with the missiles to deliver those weapons anywhere in the world, including the U.S. This episode of What’s Ahead examines why the U.S. may bomb those Iranian facilities.
Saturday, December 05, 2020
* Trump has given up on Iran policy in his last weeks in office and told Pompeo he can do anything he wants, as long as it doesn't 'start World War III,' report says President Donald Trump has tired of overseeing US actions on Iran, telling foreign-policy chiefs they can do anything they want as long as they don't "start World War III," The Daily Beast reported, citing administration officials.
* Was scientist’s killing the opening shot of a Trump-led war on Iran? The assassination of the country’s top nuclear expert raises fears that the outgoing US president is determined to take further action.
* Iran vows revenge for assassination of top nuclear scientist Father of Iran's nuclear program laid to rest, as Iran's defense minister vows to accelerate nuclear enrichment efforts.
* Iranian newspaper urges striking Haifa in retaliation for Fakhrizadeh killing Columnist says Israeli coastal city should suffer assault that destroys facilities and ‘also causes heavy human casualties’.
* Chinese State Media: ‘An Asian Era Is Coming’ Post-Trump “The prelude of an Asian Era has begun,” China’s state-run Global Times declared on Monday, citing data indicating that Asia will “contribute roughly 60 percent of global growth” by 2030.
* NATO must consider Chinese military power, says Germany Foreign Minister Heiko Maas China's emergence as a global military actor must be part of NATO's discussions on how to reform the alliance, says German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. And, amid shifting power, NATO will need a more "sovereign Europe."
* Jordan's King Abdullah and Palestinian leader Abbas meet, hope Biden revives peace process Jordan’s King Abdullah on Sunday met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and both leaders set high hopes that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will revive peace talks over a two-state solution to the decades-old Arab-Israeli conflict, officials said.
* Arabs Warn Biden: Do Not Embolden Hezbollah The Iran-backed Hezbollah terror organization in Lebanon will be the first to celebrate if and when a Biden administration returns to the 2015 nuclear deal between the world superpowers and Iran.
* UK Minister: You Might Be Banned from Venues Without Vaccine Passport The UK’s new vaccine minister Nadim Zahawi has said that while coronavirus vaccinations will not be mandatory, Britons may be barred from going to the cinema or getting on an aeroplane without it if service providers demand proof of inoculation.
* Israel elections loom as lawmakers back bill to dissolve parliament Israel looks to be heading for its fourth election in less than two years after parliament backed a preliminary vote to dissolve itself.
* Jordan fears losing control over Muslim sites in Jerusalem The issue dates back to 1924, when the Supreme Muslim Council accepted Hussein bin Ali (Sharif of Mecca) as custodian of Al-Aqsa Mosque.