U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday issued a message celebrating Liberation Day on August 15, which marks the day Korea was liberated from Japan’s colonial rule.
Earlier on Thursday, a meeting between Blue & White’s representatives and Netanyahu’s Likud negotiating team ended with no major breakthrough, Hebrew-language broadcaster Channel 12 reported.
„In order for the AANES to continue to safeguard the people’s rights and play a role in all Syria, an agreement with Damascus is necessary. This is why we have repeatedly tried, either directly or through Russia, to hold dialogue with Damascus and reach a political agreement to end the Syrian crisis and confront the agendas seeking the division of the Syrian territory“, Badran Jiakurd, an adviser to the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, said.
American officials said they have accepted the Swedish invitation to return to Stockholm in two weeks to continue discussions.
Hopes for a compromise in the envisioned talks have emerged with the ouster of hawkish U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton and Washington’s apparent conciliatory gestures.
Nordkoreas staatliche Nachrichtenagentur KCNA veröffentlichte heute eine Erklärung von Vizeaußenministerin Choe Son-hui, wonach beide Seiten am Samstag zu Arbeitsgesprächen zusammenkommen würden. Diese würden im Anschluss an einen ersten Kontakt am Freitag stattfinden.
US President Donald Trump says he has no plans to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, but he is open to hearing his „Hormuz Peace Initiative“ at the UN General Assembly in New York.
„I’m always open. I have no plans to meet with them, but I’m always open,“ Trump said Sunday in Houston, when asked if he was open to hearing Rouhani’s plan.
U.S. President Donald Trump arrived on Sunday night to New York City to attend this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Unlike in previous years, Trump will not meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, because Netanyahu is staying in Israel as a result of his failure to secure a majority in the Knesset in last week’s election.
His comments come one week after meeting with Erik Hanell, the chief of Swedish shipping firm Stena Bulk, which owns the seized vessel. Hanell asked Tehran to release the ship and its crew of 23.
Earlier on Monday, Rouhani expressed readiness to negotiate a way out of the crisis following America’s pullout from the nuclear deal.
“If I knew that going to a meeting and visiting a person would help my country’s development and resolve the problems of the people, I would not miss it,” he had said. “Even if the odds of success are not 90% but are 20% or 10%, we must move ahead with it. We should not miss opportunities.”