Netanyahu: Meetings in Warsaw With Arab Leaders to Combat Iran
By Adam Kredo | 13 February 2018
THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, in what could be a possible gaffe, that his meetings with Arab leaders in Poland are “in order to advance the common interest of combating Iran.”
The comments were made to reporters on the sidelines of the Warsaw Middle East ministerial following Netanyahu’s meeting with the Sultanate of Oman’s Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Yusuf bin Alawi. […]
Suicide bomber targeting Iran’s Revolutionary Guard kills 27
By Amir Vahdat and Jon Gambrell | 13 February 2018
ASSOCIATED PRESS — A suicide car bomber claimed by an al-Qaida-linked group attacked a bus carrying members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard paramilitary force Wednesday, killing at least 27 people and wounding 13 others, state media reported.
Tehran immediately linked the attack in Iran’s restive southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan province to an ongoing U.S.-led conference in Warsaw largely focused on Iran, just two days after the nation marked the 40th anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution.
The bombing also raised the specter of possible Iranian retaliation targeting a Sunni militant group called Jaish al-Adl that claimed the attack, which largely operates across the border in nuclear-armed Pakistan. Recent militant assaults inside Iran have sparked retaliatory ballistic missile strikes in Iraq and Syria.
The bombing Wednesday night struck the bus traveling on a road between the cities of Khash and Zahedan, a mountainous region along the Pakistani border that is also near Afghanistan. Images after the blast published by semi-official news agencies showed the explosion tore the bus apart, as passers-by used the light of their cellphones to illuminate the debris. […]