Israel reportedly used air power to attack inside Syria Thursday morning, Jan. 31, 2013, according to sources cited by multiple media. Rather than entering directly into the Syrian civil war, the Israeli strike was on a convoy near the Syrian border with Lebanon. The convoy reportedly was carrying sophisticated Russian surface-to-air missiles possibly headed into Lebanon to supply Hezbollah. Nevertheless, while Israel did not enter
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(VOA – Henry Rigewell – January 09, 2013) LONDON — Iran says it is prepared to return to talks, possibly later this month, with major world powers over its nuclear program. As the country’s uranium enrichment program continues, Western countries have tightened economic sanctions against Tehran.U.S. President Barack Obama last week signed off on a new round of sanctions targeting Iran’s energy and shipping sectors.
Treasury Department announces sanctions against persons and entities linked to Iranian WMD programs, as well as military support for Syria’s Assad
The U.S. Treasury Department announced on Dec. 21, 2012, that it was “designating” four companies and one individual under Executive Order 13382 that targets weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferators and their supporters. The action prohibits U.S. parties from doing business with the parties designated, freezes any U.S. assets of the parties and potentially cuts off access to the U.S. financial system for any foreign