Category: Trump

North Korea ‘delivery to talks’ despite Trump cancellation of summit 0

North Korea ‘delivery to talks’ despite Trump cancellation of summit

Pyongyang has said it is still willing to talk with the US government, despite President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel his highly-anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un next month.  In a statement published on Friday by state-run Korean Central News Agency, Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan said North Korea is “intent to sit with the US…

US to analyze ‘FBI spying’ on Trump marketing and marketing campaign 0

US to analyze ‘FBI spying’ on Trump marketing and marketing campaign

The US Department of Justice has said it will investigate whether the FBI spied on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for political motives, following the US president’s call for an inquiry. “If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action,” Deputy Attorney-General…

Trump, Iran and the ‘I.S.R.A.E.L’ doctrine 0

Trump, Iran and the ‘I.S.R.A.E.L’ doctrine

American presidents have long devised strategic visions to guide their foreign policy, focusing on a particular enemy or threat, whether communists, Arab nationalists or “violent jihadists”. With communism defeated, Arab nationalism in crisis, and “Sunni Jihadists” on the run, the Trump administration has made Iran the object of its enmity. After a year of confusion and…

Iran: Netanyahu’s ‘lies’ aimed at influencing Trump 0

Iran: Netanyahu’s ‘lies’ aimed at influencing Trump

Iran’s top officials have bristled at  the Israeli prime minister’s allegations that Tehran secretly pursued a nuclear weapons programme, dismissing them as “lies” aimed at influencing US President Donald Trump ahead of a crucial deadline for the fate of the Iran nuclear deal. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Tuesday that Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech was a…

MBS: Palestinians will bask in to collected ‘discover Trump proposals or shut up’ 0

MBS: Palestinians will bask in to collected ‘discover Trump proposals or shut up’

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has told heads of US-based Jewish groups that the Palestinian leadership must accept conditions for peace put forward by the administration of US President  Donald Trump, according to a report on Israeli media.  During a closed-door meeting last month in New York with the organisations’ leaders, MBS harshly criticised…

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UAE adviser lobbied Trump to oust Tillerson: NYT

George Nader, a political adviser to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), worked for over a year to transform one of the largest donors to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, into a tool of influence for Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to the New York Times.  The newspaper revealed in a report published on Wednesday that George Nader, a Lebanese-American, offered Eliott…

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Tillerson sacking: New dynamics within the Trump Administration

Albert Camus once wrote: “a man is undone by waiting for capital punishment well before he dies.” That’s how outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson felt for most of a tenure that lasted nearly 15 months. Regular White House leaks have hinted since last year about his looming departure until President Donald Trump pulled the…

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‘It’s most likely you’ll per chance very effectively be fired’: A recap of official turnover beneath Trump

Since coming to office in January 2017, President Donald Trump’s administration has witnessed the departure – at times forced – of a number of high-ranking officials. On Tuesday this included Rex Tillerson, whose dismissal as secretary of state Trump announced on his Twitter account.   Tillerson’s firing comes just weeks after White House communications director Hope…

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Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim and Donald Trump to meet in April

The Qatari government has announced that Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will attend an April meeting in Washington, DC, with US President Donald Trump. The two leaders spoke by phone on Wednesday about regional developments and opportunities to “enhance the American-Qatari partnership on a rage of security and economic issues”, according to a White…

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US Supreme Court docket refuses to hear Trump expose to full DACA

The US Supreme Court has refused to hear an attempt by the Donald Trump administration to have it intervene in the legal fight over a programme that protects hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation. The Supreme Court justices said on Monday they would not hear the government’s challenge to a federal court injunction issued…