The announcement prompted a sharp rebuke from the Pentagon, which said any unilateral military action into northeast Syria would be unacceptable.
Several revelations have impacted the Trump administration’s Middle East policies and naturally affect the administration’s work with Riyadh and Jerusalem.
The issue of declassifying intelligence assessments is also a hot one in Israel, particularly whenever the defense establishment is viewed as having underestimated a threat.
He indicated that the US had conveyed a message to Lebanon that Israel had no “aggressive intensions,” according to reports.
Representatives from Egypt, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Jordan gathered in Riyadh on Wednesday to discuss the initiative without reaching final agreement.
Nikki Haley, the outgoing US ambassador to the United Nations, told NBC News earlier that the administration needed to figure out a path forward with the Saudis.
Municipalities in the West Bank have reportedly been using poisoned meat to kill
hundreds of stray dogs.
Saudi Arabia should "acknowledge, in law and in practice, the legitimacy of peaceful criticism and advocacy," it said.
"But we are stronger than them and they will fail as they have in the past," Khamenei said.
"This step will allow for the path to a political solution to be opened and for healthier cooperation," Erdogan said.
Iran already has problems with the FATF with it being singled out along with North Korea for a line of negative public statements in recent years and as a high-risk jurisdiction.
The US appears to be putting the pressure on to try to assuage Turkey’s concerns.
In the crackdown since Sisi's 2014 election, thousands of his opponents and critics as well as alleged Islamist militants and secular rights activists have been arrested.
Two launch units for anti-tank guided missiles recovered by a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen appear to have been manufactured in Iran.
Palestinian officials on Tuesday accused Qatar of working toward establishing a “separate Palestinian state."
Although the UN General Assembly vote condemning Hamas did not pass, all sides have chalked it up as a victory.
"The risks are greater than we can bear," he said, in an apparent reference to difficulties facing the heavily indebted Lebanese economy.
Iran carries out up to 50 missile tests a year, Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guards' airspace division said.
The United States has restored sanctions targeting Iran's oil industry as well as its banking and transport industry.
“However, it’s not a zero-sum game. Turkey will remain aligned to the US in global matters but regionally it will be aligned to Russia on issues related to Syria."