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Facebook Removed Hundreds Of Propaganda Accounts Targeting Iran And Qatar

Ben Kothe / BuzzFeed News A BuzzFeed News investigation uncovered a network of websites and accounts using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social platforms to sow propaganda targeting Iran and Qatar. The accounts, which have now been taken down, appear to have been professionally run by PR firms based in the Middle East and Africa. …

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Iran, the Saudis and an oil field on fire

Iran, the Saudis and an oil field on fire

CLOSE President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) This is one of those take-a-deep-breath-before-you-jump-into-it weeks for this newsletter. Fair warning. Let’s get started. An oil field in Saudi Arabia was attacked and it started a huge fire. On its face, that’s a pretty straight …

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Trump says he will hit Iran with new sanctions over Saudi oil attack

CLOSE The United States and Iran have been lobbing threats, fighting proxy wars, and imposing sanctions for decades. USA Today looks at over 60 years of this back-and-forth. Just the FAQs, USA TODAY WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is hitting Iran with new economic sanctions over an attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities. …

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Missiles and drone aircraft are seen on display at an exhibition at an unidentified location in Yemen in this undated handout photo released by the Houthi Media Office on Sept. 17, 2019.

Growing Evidence Iran Launched Oil Field Attacks in Saudi Arabia | Voice of America

Pentagon Correspondent Carla Babb and Katherine Ahn of VOA’s Persian Service contributed to this report. There is growing evidence that a drone and missile attack launched against Saudi Arabian oil fields under the cover of darkness originated in Iran. Houthi rebels in Yemen, backed by Iran, originally claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack, knocking out half …

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Hurricane controversy shows Trump can’t be trusted on Iran

CLOSE WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., slammed the Trump administration’s handling of recently escalated tensions with Iran in a television interview Monday.  Noting that only Congress had the constitutional power to declare war, Omar said in an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett on “OutFront” that the administration could not be trusted to “give us the full …

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Missiles and drones that hit Saudi oil fields: Made in Iran, but fired by whom?

Enlarge / Smoke billows from Saudi Aramco’s oil processing plants in Abqaiq and Khurais, Saudi Arabia, after attacks on September 14—attacks that used drones and possibly cruise missiles built in Iran. The US government has stopped short of officially blaming Iran for launching drones and cruise missiles against Saudi Arabian oil production facilities. But Secretary …

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