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January 25 - President Barzani welcomes the US-Iraqi agreement about HMC


Jan 25, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


On Thursday, the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, welcomed the resumption of work of the Higher Military Commission (HMC.)

US military operation in the Red Sea sparks tensions between Madrid and Washington

Joe Biden and Pedro Sánchez addressed the issue on Friday after Spain vetoed a plan for the EU to help with the mission via Operation Atalanta

 Dec 24, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The military operation launched by the United States to protect ships sailing in the Red Sea from attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels has caused unexpected tension between Madrid and Washington. 

Pentagon chief in Israel visit warns Hezbollah of 'wider conflict'


US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin (L) and Israel's Defence Minister Yoav Gallant give a joint press conference in Tel Aviv on December 18, 2023.

Dec 18, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Tel Aviv.

 Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin on Monday urged Iran-backed movement Hezbollah to avoid provoking a "wider conflict" amid near-daily skirmishes along the Israel-Lebanon border since Israel's war with Hamas.

Jewish Elders group calls on US to ‘stop arming genocide’

 Dec 11, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Members of the Jewish Elders for Palestinian Freedom group have chained themselves to the gates of the White House demanding the United States to stop “funding and arming genocide against Palestinians”.

Sweden signs DCA with US, facilitating a substantive US military presence in the country


Swedish Defense Minister Pal Jonson and US Defense Secretary Lloyd J Austin III sign a DCA at the Pentagon on 5 December 2023. The agreement will facilitate a substantive US military presence in Sweden. (Photo: US DoD)


Dec 8, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


US Ambassador to Kosovo: US position on Serbian elections in Kosovo unchanged


Dec 6, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


US Ambassador to Kosovo Jeffrey Hovenier said his country has not changed its position regarding the holding of Serbian elections in Kosovo, but that Pristina has the right to set conditions, KoSSev reported citing Klan Kosova.

US does not support a permanent ceasefire in Gaza

Dec 6, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


US National Security Council Spokesperson John Kirby on Wednesday said that Washington does not endorse a permanent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza Strip, claiming that the Palestinian militants could regroup during a truce. 

Zelenskyy to plead for US aid as reserves dry out


File photo. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (C) walks with US House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (L) as he arrives to meet with leaders of the US Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 21 September 2023.

Dec 5, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Ukraine President Volodomyr Zelenskyy and top aides to US President Joe Biden will make their case to US senators on Tuesday (5 December) about why a fresh infusion of military assistance is needed to help Ukraine repel Russian invaders.

US Embassy Postpones Alumni Meeting in Baku Amid Espionage Allegations


Nov 28, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


After Azerbaijani media published constant articles portraying the meeting as the US embassy's spy network and who was recruited as an American agent while training in the United States, the US Embassy in Azerbaijan postponed the ceremonial meeting with the graduates of American universities, which was planned to be held on November 27 at the Marriott Absheron Hotel in Baku. 

U.S. Senate unanimously adopts bill blocking military aid to Azerbaijan


Nov 17, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas



Michigan Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) led the unanimous U.S. Senate passage of the “Armenian Protection Act of 2023” (S.3000) which aims to block all U.S. military assistance to Azerbaijan by removing President Biden’s authority to waive Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act for Fiscal Years 2024 and 2025, the ANCA reports.

US will make sure Israel has what it needs to defend itself, says Biden


President Joe Biden is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after arriving at Ben Gurion International Airport, October 18, 2023

Oct 18, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that Washington would provide Israel with everything it needed to defend itself as it wages war against the Palestinian militant group Hamas.


President Sisi to Blinken: Israeli response shifts from self-defense to collective punishment in Gaza


U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, third from left, meets with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, right, at Al-Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo, Sunday Oct. 15, 2023. AP

Oct 15, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Sunday that Israel has turned its response to Hamas's attack into collective punishment against more than 2 million Palestinians.

Erdogan says US activity in Syria threat to Turkish security

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Turkish Presidency)


Oct 14, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said that United States military activity with Kurdish forces in Syria poses a threat to Turkey’s national security, a day after US President Joe Biden cited threats from Turkey as grounds to extend a 2019 national emergency order on Syria.

New polling shows a generational difference in American viewpoints of Palestinians and Israelis


A Palestinian protester yells at an Israeli soldier while conducting an exercise in a residential area near the Palestinian village of Naqura in the occupied West Bank on September 4, 2019.

Oct 13, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


As American sentiment toward the Israel-Palestine conflict continues to shift amid the ongoing reports of terror, young Americans tend to be more pro-Palestine than other age groups.