Tag: United States

Israeli minister hits out at Trump for stalling on US embassy move

A senior Israeli minister has broken ranks to criticise Donald Trump for failing to deliver on his election campaign promise to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, after the Trump administration suggested over the weekend there was little chance of the mission being relocated in the near future.Ze’ev Elkin, minister for Jerusalem […]

Israel asks US to plumb real motive behind Sisi-sponsored Palestinian talks

Israel was startled by the Egyptian president’s comment that the Palestinian reconciliation process he is brokering would lead to peace with Israel.Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi put it this way in an interview on Sunday, Oct. 8: “The Egyptian moves aimed at helping the Palestinian brothers to start a new stage of unity of the Palestinian ranks […]

Khamenei: America and Israel seek to create ‘new Israel’

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Wednesday equated Kurdish independence with the establishment of a “new Israel” in the region.Speaking after a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran and quoted by Reuters, Khamenei said the two countries should prevent Iraq’s Kurdistan region from declaring independence.“Turkey and Iran must take necessary measures […]

Trump Slaps Down Dialogue With North Korea As Another Tense Month Begins

October looks set to bring even greater tensions with North Korea, with key anniversaries offering opportunities for new regime nuclear or missile provocations at a time when President Trump seems disinclined to pursue a diplomatic response.Trump’s Sunday tweet saying Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was “wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man” […]

If Trump Wants War, He Owes Americans an Explanation

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s defenders argue that, while he may be an awkward public face for American diplomacy, behind the scenes he has been successfully building support among other countries for President Donald Trump’s policies. While U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley may be adroit in her negotiations in New York, and a […]

President Trump’s delivers remarks on Las Vegas shooting: ‘Act of pure evil’

President Trump’s delivers remarks on Las Vegas shooting: ‘Act of pure evil’

Tillerson: U.S. is in direct contact with North Korea, is ‘probing’ talks

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States is in direct contact with North Korea and is looking into whether Kim Jong Un is open to talks.   The comment, made during a brief trip to China, was the first time the Trump administration acknowledged direct communication with Pyongyang. “We are probing, so stay tuned,” he […]

Iran may drop nuclear deal if U.S. withdraws, foreign minister tells al Jazeera

Iran may abandon the nuclear deal it reached with six major powers if the United States decides to withdraw from it, Iranian foreign minister told Qatar’s al Jazeera TV in New York.U.S. President Donald Trump has called the 2015 deal an “embarrassment”. The deal is supported by the other major powers that negotiated it with […]

As North Korea threatens, U.S. to send ‘strategic assets’ to Seoul

The United States will send “strategic” military assets to South Korea on a more regular basis to better deter North Korea, the South’s national security adviser said Thursday. The decision comes at a time of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea, with many analysts concerned that incendiary rhetoric, combined with more frequent flyovers […]

Washington rebuffs own envoy for saying ‘settlements are part of Israel’

For the second time since David Friedman assumed his post as US ambassador to Israel, the US State Department has publicly rejected remarks he made pertaining to Israel’s presence in the West Bank as not reflecting the administration’s stance.On Thursday afternoon, spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters that Friedman’s comments in an interview with the Israeli […]