Category Archives: Briefings


Date: March 25th 2013

Iran  Various news agencies reported that on March 17, the Islamic Republic of Iran launched a domestically-built destroyer warship in the Caspian Sea, which borders Iran, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran was quoted as saying that the destroyer is "aimed at strengthening friendship, ...

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Date: March 23rd 2013

President Obama paid a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, arriving in Amman on March 21. Syria dominated the discussions between Obama and King Abdullah II, who lashed out earlier in the week at powerful regional leaders including Egypt’s Mohamed Mursi and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In addition, King Abdullah reiterated the enormous economic pressure that Jordan ...

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