NEWSWATCH: “Trump Administration Looks at Driving Wedge Between Russia and Iran” – Wall Street Journal

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“… Trump … is exploring ways to break Russia’s military and diplomatic alliance with Iran in a bid to both end the Syrian conflict and bolster the fight against Islamic State …. The emerging strategy seeks to reconcile … Trump’s seemingly contradictory vows to improve relations with … Putin and to aggressively challenge the military presence of Iran – one of Moscow’s most critical allies- in the Middle East …. * * * … the administration declared Iran ‘on notice’ and the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on 25 Iran-linked individuals and entities [over] … Iran’s ballistic missile program and terrorist activities. The Pentagon also dispatched a naval destroyer, the USS Cole … to police the waters around Yemen. …”

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