By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials hope to prevent two diplomatic challenges with Iran from colliding next week: the Iranian nuclear program and the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group. Their basic dilemma is how to keep Iran from hardening its stance in the nuclear talks out of a belief, which U.S. officials say would be misguided, that Washington might make nuclear concessions in exchange for help against IS. …
Netanyahu offers Minister Gilad Erdan the Interior Ministry following Gideon Sa’ar surprise resignation.
French president Hollande says country ‘will have a resolution that will say very clearly what we expect from the (peace) process and what the solution to the conflict must be’.
By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Iran had a role to play in a global coalition to tackle Islamic State militants who have seized swaths of Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate in the heart of the Middle East. “The coalition required to eliminate ISIL (Islamic State) is not only, or even primarily, military in nature,” Kerry told a United Nations Security Council meeting on Iraq. “It must be comprehensive and include close collaboration across multiple lines of effort. …
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council urged the international community Friday to expand support for the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group and its supporters.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday reaffirmed its unconditional support for maintaining the U.N. peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights that has been caught up in Syria’s civil war.
Economic plan will be joined by diplomatic and political agreements between the two, including on the Palestinian issue.