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14.07.2018 - 14:36 [ Elijah J. Magnier ]

US message to Assad: “We will pull out of al-Tanf and the North if Iran withdraws from Syria”

Russia played the role of postman for the exchange of the US-Assad messages. President Assad, however, informed the Americans that Iran is not interested in remaining in Syria once all terrorist Takfirees are killed and when its function is no longer required.

The bottom line is that Assad and his allies believe that the US-French-UK withdrawal from Syria would actually be an achievement. Moreover, both Iran and Hezbollah consider their withdrawal both a fact and a necessity, once Assad is no longer in need of their contribution.

19.06.2018 - 12:02 [ Independent.co.uk ]

These are the right-wing think tanks pushing for a worse deal than TTIP after Brexit – and their influence is frightening

(12.3.2018) With the demise of the toxic Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), you’d be forgiven for thinking we can all breathe easy, safe in the knowledge that our environment, food, public health, NHS and democratic sovereignty are no longer under threat.

Unfortunately, you’d be wrong.

02.06.2018 - 09:53 [ Yonhap ]

Security forum opens in Singapore amid focus on N. Korea

Asia’s key defense forum opened in Singapore on Friday, with North Korea’s nuclear issue high on the agenda, at a time when regional security faces a potential turning point.

The annual Shangri-La Dialogue comes amid cautious optimism about a historic breakthrough in efforts to denuclearize North Korea and formally end the 1950-53 Korean War with a peace treaty.

20.05.2018 - 10:24 [ Haaretz ]

Russia, Europe and China Reportedly Discussing New Iran Nuclear Deal

The officials will meet in Vienna in the coming week under the leadership of senior European Union diplomat Helga Schmid to discuss next steps after the May 8 decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to pull out of a 2015 nuclear accord with Iran, the Welt am Sonntag newspaper said, citing senior EU sources.

11.05.2018 - 20:25 [ Washington Post ]

Cohen’s $600,000 deal with AT&T specified he would advise on Time Warner merger, internal company records show

Three days after President Trump was sworn into office, the telecom giant AT&T turned to his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, for help on a wide portfolio of issues pending before the federal government — including the company’s proposed merger with Time Warner, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.

09.05.2018 - 07:26 [ Washington Post ]

The Latest: Australia and Japan still support Iran deal

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Wednesday that he regrets President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the landmark pact. Turnbull is urging all parties involved in the pact to show restraint.

In Japan, the Foreign Ministry says Japan continues to support the deal and that it “hopes for a continued constructive response from the nations involved.”

25.04.2018 - 18:37 [ New York Times ]

Trump Signals Openness to a ‘New Deal’ to Constrain Iran

President Trump signaled on Tuesday that he was open to a new arrangement with European allies that would preserve the Iran nuclear agreement by expanding and extending its terms to constrain Tehran’s development of missiles and other destabilizing activities in the Middle East.

Hosting President Emmanuel Macron of France at the White House, Mr. Trump again assailed the agreement made by the Obama administration as “insane” and “ridiculous,” but said he could agree to “a new deal” negotiated by American and European officials if it was strong enough.

13.04.2018 - 06:47 [ Cash.ch ]

Saudi-Arabiens Kronprinz in Spanien – umstrittener Waffendeal geplant

Spanien will die Zusammenarbeit mit Saudi-Arabien verstärken und plant trotz heftiger Kritik die Lieferung von fünf Korvetten des Unternehmens Navantia an den Golfstaat. Der mögliche Grossauftrag sollte am Donnerstagabend eines der zentralen Themen bei einem Treffen zwischen dem spanischen Ministerpräsidenten Mariano Rajoy und dem saudi-arabischen Kronprinzen Mohammed bin Salman in Madrid sein.

12.04.2018 - 06:12 [ Washington Post ]

Turkey’s Erdogan says missile deal with Russia is final

(3.4.2018) Erdogan appeared at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was in Ankara for his first foreign visit since his March 18 re-election. Both the defense system agreement and Putin’s visit underscore the intensifying ties between Turkey and Russia.

03.04.2018 - 20:20 [ New Israel Fund ]

NIF CEO: PM’s Lies “Pathetic, Shameful, Stain on Israel”

This evening, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement on Facebook appearing to backtrack on his announcement that Israel has entered a deal to halt its mass deportation plan, including incitement and lies blaming the New Israel Fund for pressuring Rwanda to cancel the deal. Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund released the following statement:

„Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has once again resorted to lies about the New Israel Fund in order to score cheap political points. The New Israel Fund had nothing to do with Rwanda’s decision to refuse to participate in the Prime Minister’s cruel mass deportation plan.“

03.04.2018 - 20:15 [ Times of Israel ]

PM pins deportation failure on New Israel Fund, demands Knesset probe

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Tuesday that he is seeking to establish a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the activities of the New Israel Fund, which he blamed for the failure of Israel’s plan to deport African migrants from the country.

03.04.2018 - 20:13 [ Euronews.com ]

Netanyahu bows to right-wing pressure, axes migrant deal after just hours

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was canceling an agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, bowing to right-wing pressure to scrap the deal.

The pact would have have given thousands of other migrants the right to stay in Israel.

28.03.2018 - 15:32 [ New York Times ]

Trump Secures Trade Deal With South Korea Ahead of Nuclear Talks

But winning the deal may have had more to do with the geopolitical realities confronting the United States and South Korea as America embarks on tricky nuclear discussions with North Korea. The United States cannot afford a protracted trade standoff at a moment when it needs the South as an ally.