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United States and Israel preparing military operation in Syria’s occupied Golan Heights?

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UPI reports, based upon a claim in Middle Eastern source al-Quds al-Arabi, that the United States and Israel are preparing a military intervention in the Golan Heights: Israel is in secret talks with Syrian rebels to help find the remains of an executed Israeli spy and prepare for an operation, al-Quds al-Arabi reports. The report said Israeli officials held talks in Jordan with Syrian opposition

Treasury Department announces sanctions against persons and entities linked to Iranian WMD programs, as well as military support for Syria’s Assad

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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