Iran's national security adviser said that President Donald Trump and his officials have revealed "some truths which the country's governing body previously lacked the courage to accept and express."
The U.S. "has been assisting the Russian forces to navigate through previously unsafe areas quickly," a senior Pentagon official told Newsweek.
Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from positions in Syria blindsided everyone. "To protect your friends, you've got to tell them the truth," said a former U.S. official.
President Trump's announced pullout of U.S. troops from Syria prompted an attack by Turkey on Syrian Kurds. U.S. special forces were shelled so heavily, they considered firing back.
Defense Secretary Marks Esper said the U.S.-Kurdish alliance "has been a longstanding concern, a thorn in the side of Turkey, and I guess they finally decided it was time to act."
Shortly after North Korea launched its latest submarine-launched ballistic missile test, the U.S. tested an even farther-flying weapon, something Pyongyang views as a "provocation."
China "supports the Pakistani side" and says "the rights and wrongs are clear" in Kashmir, but there's an even wider game of geopolitical competition playing out in Asia.
The U.S. appears to have set itself and its Kurdish allies up for disaster by neglecting to help them negotiate a diplomatic solution with Turkey as well as the Syrian government.
Russia and Iran have both said that the only solution for Turkey's border worries were negotiations between Kurds and the Syrian government in Damascus.
The U.S. has established the International Maritime Security Construct, while Iran has pursued a Coalition for HOPE, also called the Hormuz Peace Endeavor, both attempting to boost security in the Persian Gulf.
"Unfortunately, Turkey has chosen to act unilaterally. As a result we have moved the U.S. forces in northern Syria out of the path of potential Turkish incursion to ensure their safety," the Pentagon said.
A potential U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria could signal new divisions between Russia, Iran and Turkey, which have so far worked together in trilateral peace talks.
North Korea once again surprised the world by demonstrating its ability to test a submarine-launched ballistic missile but supreme leader Kim Jong Un was a no-show—or was he?
Japan's Abe Shinzo said "there is something only Japan can do here, given its alliance relationship with the United States and the long-standing amicable ties with Iran," Pakistan's Imran Khan said it's "a complex issue, but we'll try our best."
Pakistani's Azad Kashmir President Masood Khan recently told Newsweek a war with India would "be tantamount to nuclear Armageddon."
The Revolutionary Guards allegedly thwarted a plot to kill Quds Force commander Qassim Soleimani while he was attending a congregation at a prayer hall dedicated to his late father.
State Department spokesperson Joel Rayburn said "that an authoritarian regime cannot kill its way out of a crisis it has created," but Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called U.S. intervention "illegal."
"What do we have to do with this? It proves once again that we had nothing to do with this since the very beginning," Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
Saudi Arabia has denied Iran's claims of receiving official messages from the kingdom, but once again, Iraq sought to play a role in mediating the Middle Eastern feud.
Iraq and Syria have boosted relations despite the U.S. opposing the latter's government and attempting to curb the influence of their mutual ally Iran.
"There is no force that can shake the foundation of this great nation, no force can stop the Chinese people and the Chinese nation forging ahead," President Xi Jinping declared as he displayed an array of advanced weapons.
"Any military exchange will not remain limited, it can and we fear it would escalate to the nuclear level, that is tantamount to nuclear armageddon," Azad Kashmir President Masood Khan tells Newsweek.
"Overall, the diplomatic practice does not include such publications," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said. "However, should there be any signals from Americans, we will discuss them."
The modern Cold War has moved from Europe to Asia, where Japan is posted on the frontier of the U.S. and China's worsening economic and military feud.
"Supposing a country seven times smaller than its neighbor is faced with the choice: either you surrender, or you fight for your freedom till death," Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan told the U.N.
"The U.S. side loves to take petty actions just before China's major holidays, but history has proved that no petty actions can affect the overall development of the Chinese military and the nation," a senior colonel said.
"Iran wanted me to lift the sanctions imposed on them in order to meet. I said, of course, NO!" President Trump tweeted Friday.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said India has "threatened the peace and security of the region" through their "unilateral, illegal action" against Kashmir.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani explained what he meant when he said the 2015 nuclear deal was a "minimum" and "if you require more, you should also give and pay more."