Jangho, yes, at the press center North Korean officials came over and handed out North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong-ho’s statement during the ASEAN Regional Forum. The statement emphasized the importance of building confidence between Pyongyang and Washington in fully implementing the Joint Statement signed by their two leaders. It also said that only when the U.S. ensures that the North feels comfortable, will Pyongyang be able to open their minds to the U.S. and show the desired moves in action. It reprimanded the U.S. for raising its voice louder over maintaining sanctions against the regime,… and asked the ARF member states to respond to Pyongyang’s goodwill measures for a turnaround of the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Let me start by thanking Singapore for your great hospitality today, I am looking forward to working more closely together; and Thailand and you personally, Mr Co-Chair [H.E. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand], for the excellent work we have done together during your chairmanship.
The European Union and ASEAN are very distant geographically, but we could not be closer when it comes to our approach to international affairs. We stand on the same side. We stand on the side of cooperative solutions, based on international rules and on multilateralism as you rightly pointed out. We stand on the side of a free and fair …
It is now for Pakistan’s elected representatives to work together to ensure a successful transition. I hope all sides will resolve any disputed results peacefully and in accordance with Pakistan’s electoral laws.
The UK and Pakistan enjoy a longstanding partnership, underpinned by strong links between our people. We look forward to continuing our work with the new federal and provincial governments. The people of Pakistan can be certain of UK support to build the democratic, secure and prosperous future they deserve.
(16.5.2018) High-ranking officials of the White House and the Department of State including Bolton, White House national security adviser, are letting loose the assertions of so-called Libya mode of nuclear abandonment, “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization”, “total decommissioning of nuclear weapons, missiles, biochemical weapons”. etc, while talking about formula of “abandoning nuclear weapons first, compensating afterwards”.
This is not an expression of intention to address the issue through dialogue. It is essentially a manifestation of awfully sinister move to impose on our dignified state the destiny of Libya or Iraq which had been collapsed due to yielding the whole of their countries to big powers.
The White House published a statement about the Iranian nuclear program on Monday night that contradicts the official position of the U.S. Intelligence community, and later changed the phrasing of the statement on its website. The statement, attributed to U.S. President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, included a sentence saying that currently „Iran has a robust, clandestine nuclear weapons program that it has tried and failed to hide from the world and from its own people.“
(4.4.2018) Around 1:40 am on Tuesday, April 3, Mountain View patrol officers proactively checked a license plate of a vehicle that was parked in a lot on the 600 block of Showers Drive. The license plate came back to a registered owner out of Southern California who had been reported missing on March 31 to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office. We called the Sheriff’s Office to confirm the missing persons reports, and personnel there told us that in that report, the woman had been reported missing and “at risk” because she had never gone missing or left home before. We contacted the woman inside the vehicle, who was asleep, to check on her and to determine if she was the same person who had been reported missing.
The woman, identified as 38-year-old Menifee resident Nasim Aghdam, positively identified herself to us and told us during our contact with her that she had decided to leave her family’s home a few days prior due to family issues. She stated she had come to the area to stay with family and while she was currently living out of her vehicle, she was in the process of looking for a job. During our contact with her, she was asked a series of questions including, but not limited to, if she was a danger to herself or others. At no point during our roughly 20 minute interaction with her did she mention anything about YouTube, if she was upset with them, or that she had planned to harm herself or others. Throughout our entire interaction with her, she was calm and cooperative.
At the conclusion of our interaction with her, she in no way met any reason for us to speak with her further or possibly detain her. A short time later, we phoned her family to let them know she had been located. During that call, we spoke with both the woman’s father and her brother. The father confirmed to us that the family had been having issues at home, but did not act in any way concerned about why his daughter had left. At no point during that conversation did either Aghdam’s father or brother make any statements regarding the woman’s potential threat to, or a possible attack on, the YouTube campus. Also, there was no indication from either Aghdam or her family that she may have been in possession of any weapons.
Roughly one hour after our phone call to Aghdam’s family, her father called us back to let us know that she made a series of vegan videos for her channel on YouTube and that the company had recently done something to her videos that had caused her to become upset. Aghdam’s father stated that she may have been in the area because of this. He did not seemed concerned that she was in the area, and wanted to simply let us know that may have been a reason for her move up here. Once again, at no point did her father or brother mention anything about potential acts of violence or a possibility of Aghdam lashing out as a result of her issues with her videos. They remained calm throughout this second phone call.
You can listen to the entire on-the-record call here, which I recorded with Facebook’s consent: