13.11.2018 - 20:23 [ Ron Paul / ]

Ist Präsident Trumps Iranpolitik „normal“?

Es kommt nicht oft vor, dass US-Regierungsvertreter ehrlich sind, wenn sie über unsere Außenpolitik sprechen. Der unprovozierte Angriff von 2003 auf den Irak wurde als „Befreiung“ bezeichnet. Die von den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika geführte Zerstörung Libyens im Jahr 2011 war eine „humanitäre Intervention“. Und so weiter.

13.11.2018 - 20:06 [ Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity ]

President Trump’s Iran Policy – Is It ‘Normal’?

So yes, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told one wicked truth last week. But before he demands that countries like Iran start acting “normal” or face starvation, perhaps he should look in the mirror. Are Pompeo and the neocons “normal”? I don’t think so.

08.11.2018 - 16:55 [ CNN ]

Reporters condemn White House decision to bar CNN’s Acosta

It is unclear whether Acosta will be turned away again on Thursday. It also remains to be seen whether White House reporters will walk out, or show solidarity with Acosta and CNN in other ways.
Acosta is CNN’s chief White House correspondent. He was trying to reenter the White House grounds for a live shot on „Anderson Cooper 360“ when he was stopped by Secret Service officers.

08.11.2018 - 05:55 [ CNN ]

Donald Trump just seized control of the Russia probe

In firing Sessions — by tweet, natch — Trump announced that Matt Whitaker, Sessions‘ chief of staff at Justice, would become the acting Attorney General, a post he can hold for roughly 200 days because he has not been confirmed previously by the Senate.

But even having Whitaker in the job for the next 100 days could be enough for Trump. Whitaker has been openly critical of the breadth of Mueller’s investigation and even mused on this chain of events in a 2017 interview with CNN:

03.11.2018 - 18:26 [ Iran Wirtschaft ‏ / Twitter ]

#Iran: Das internationale Zahlungssystem #SWIFT wird vermutlich nicht von #US-#Iransanctions betroffen sein. SWIFT hat ein großes Rechenzentrum in den USA, ist aber in der #EU beheimatet und unterliegt EU-Recht:

03.11.2018 - 18:22 [ ]

US threatens to smack SWIFT with sanctions if it fails to cut off financial services to Iran

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has warned global financial messaging service SWIFT on Friday that it could be penalized if it doesn’t cut off financial services to entities and individuals doing business with Iran.

03.11.2018 - 17:33 [ ]

Iranian Foreign Minister Discusses New US Sanctions With EU Officials – Tehran

„During his Friday night conversations with Mogherini as well as Heiko Maas of Germany, Margot Wallstrom of Sweden, and Denmark’s Anders Samuelsen, the top Iranian diplomat discussed with them Washington’s re-imposition of sanctions against Iran and Europe’s efforts to counter such US moves,“ the statement read.

03.11.2018 - 17:29 [ ]

EU’s purposeful delay in implementing SPV

Reuters has recently reported that a new EU mechanism to facilitate payments for Iranian exports should be legally in place by Nov. 4, when the next phase of US sanctions take effect, but it will not be operational until early next year.

03.11.2018 - 17:11 [ ]

No EU Member Ready to Host Mechanism to Defy US Anti-Iranian Sanctions – Report

(29.10.2018) No EU member state is willing to host the so-called Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to safeguard Brussels‘ trade ties with Tehran from Washington’s anti-Iranian sanctions, according to The Financial Times.

„No EU government wants to cross the US by having the SPV. Member states are not exactly queueing up for it,“ the newspaper quoted EU diplomats as saying on condition of anonymity.

03.11.2018 - 17:04 [ ]

Iran: Wie die EU jetzt die Sanktionen umgehen will

Der schwere Schönheitsfehler dabei: Bisher hat sich noch kein EU-Land gefunden, das diese Zweckgesellschaft beherbergen möchte. Alle fürchten den Bannstrahl der USA.

03.11.2018 - 11:51 [ ]

Bundesregierung sichert Iran-Exporte mit knapp einer Milliarde Euro

Die Exporte deutscher Unternehmen in den Iran sind zuletzt mit einer hohen Summe durch die Bundesregierung gesichert worden: Seit 2016 wurden für insgesamt 58 Geschäfte sogenannte Exportkreditversicherungen, die auch als Hermesbürgschaften bekannt sind, erteilt. Das teilte das Bundeswirtschaftsministerium auf Anfrage der Deutschen Presse-Agentur mit. Demnach betrug das Gesamtvolumen dieser Versicherungen 911 Millionen Euro.

03.11.2018 - 11:50 [ Xinhua ]

Xi, Trump führen Telefongespräch, werden sich auf G20-Gipfel treffen

Trump bekundete auch seine Unterstützung für die China International Import Expo (CIIE), die vom 5. bis 10. zum November in Shanghai stattfindet, die erste ihrer Art in China.

Es sei sehr wichtig, dass die Staatsführungen der Vereinigten Staaten und Chinas häufige, direkte Kommunikation pflegen, sagte Trump, und er und Xi sollten miteinander in Kontakt bleiben. Trump sagte auch, dass er Wert auf eine gute Beziehung zu Xi lege und bereit sei, durch Xi seine guten Wünsche an das chinesische Volk zu übermitteln.

03.11.2018 - 11:37 [ Auswärtiges Amt ]

Gemeinsame Erklärung der EU/E3 zu Iran / JCPoA /

Es ist unser Ziel, im Einklang mit EU-Recht und der Resolution 2231 des VN-Sicherheitsrats europäische Wirtschaftsakteure zu schützen, die in legitimen Geschäftsbeziehungen mit Iran stehen.

Als Parteien des JCPoA haben wir uns dazu verpflichtet, unter anderem auf die Bewahrung und Offenhaltung effektiver Finanzkanäle mit Iran sowie an der Fortsetzung der iranischen Öl- und Gasexporte hinzuwirken. Unsere Arbeit an diesen und weiteren Themen geht weiter, auch unter Einbeziehung Russlands und Chinas als Teilnehmer am JCPoA und mit Drittstaaten, die an der Unterstützung des Abkommens interessiert sind. Diese Bemühungen sind in den letzten Wochen verstärkt worden, insbesondere die Anstrengungen zur Unterstützung der europäischen Initiative zur Schaffung einer Zweckgesellschaft (Special Purpose Vehicle), die einzurichten wir gegenwärtig im Begriff sind. Dies wird es ermöglichen, durch eine fortgesetzte Aufhebung von Sanktionen Iran zu erreichen und europäische Exporteure und Importeure in die Lage zu versetzen, legitimen Handel zu treiben.

03.11.2018 - 11:35 [ Downing Street Nr.10 ]

Joint Statement by the UK, France and Germany on the Iran Nuclear Deal

It is our aim to protect European economic operators engaged in legitimate business with Iran, in accordance with EU law and with UN Security Council resolution 2231.

As parties to the JCPoA, we have committed to work on, inter alia, the preservation and maintenance of effective financial channels with Iran, and the continuation of Iran’s export of oil and gas. On these, as on other topics, our work continues, including with Russia and China as participants to the JCPoA and with third countries interested in supporting the JCPoA. These efforts have been intensified in recent weeks, particularly those underpinning the European initiative to establish a Special Purpose Vehicle which we are proceeding with work to set up. This will enable continued sanctions lifting to reach Iran and allow for European exporters and importers to pursue legitimate trade.

03.11.2018 - 11:30 [ ]

The Latest: EU expresses deep regret over US-Iran sanctions

In a joint statement Friday, they said they aim to protect European firms „engaged in legitimate business with Iran.“

They added that their „collective resolve to complete this work is unwavering.“

03.11.2018 - 11:04 [ Weißes Haus ]

President Donald J. Trump Is Reimposing All Sanctions Lifted Under the Unacceptable Iran Deal

Sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran’s economy, such as its energy, shipping, shipbuilding, and financial sectors.

Over 700 individuals, entities, vessels, and aircraft are going back onto our sanctions list, including major Iranian banks, oil exporters, and shipping companies.
The sanctions also target transactions with the Central Bank of Iran and designated Iranian financial institutions.
Sales of food, agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices to Iran have long been—and remain—exempt from our sanctions.

Reimposing sanctions will cut off revenues the regime uses to bankroll terrorist groups, foment global instability, fund nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and enrich its leaders.

03.11.2018 - 10:58 [ ]

US reimposes all Iran sanctions, allows eight countries to continue importing oil

The US Treasury will also demand SWIFT stop servicing Iran’s banking industry as part of enforcing sanctions over the country’s nuclear program and alleged support for terrorism.

The sanctions will take effect Monday and cover Iran’s shipping, financial and energy sectors.

03.11.2018 - 10:53 [ BBC ]

Trump administration to reinstate all Iran sanctions

President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in May, describing it as „defective at its core“ because it had not stopped Iran developing a ballistic missile programme and intervening in neighbouring countries.

„Sanctions are coming,“ he tweeted after Friday’s announcement, referencing the TV series Game of Thrones and its motto „Winter is coming“.

02.11.2018 - 17:07 [ ]

Der Angriff der amerikanischen Oligarchie auf die US-Staatsbürgerschaft

Die Drohung der Trump-Regierung, das Geburtsortsprinzip abzuschaffen, markiert einen erneuten Höhepunkt der Angriffe auf demokratische Rechte. Der 14. Zusatzartikel der US-Verfassung garantiert allen Menschen, die in den Vereinigten Staaten geboren wurden, das Recht auf die amerikanische Staatsbürgerschaft.

Mit ihrem jetzigen Vorstoß weist die amerikanische Oligarchie das demokratische Grundprinzip zurück, auf dem die Republik einst gegründet wurde und das in der Unabhängigkeitserklärung verankert ist: „Alle Menschen sind gleich geschaffen.“

01.11.2018 - 14:22 [ Radio Utopie ]

Trump vergreift sich schon wieder an der Verfassung – und wird erneut verlieren

Vordergründig geht es um die Staatsbürgerschaft der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerikas und das Anrecht jedes auf ihrem Territorium in diese Welt geborenen Menschen, die Staatsbürgerschaft ihrer Republik zu erhalten für die ihre Flagge steht („the Republic for which it stands“).

In Wirklichkeit geht es um den erneuten Versuch des Präsidenten Donald Trump die Verfassung per Präsidentenbefehl („Executive Order“) schlicht zu ignorieren. Oder, wie man in den letzten Dekaden auch in der Republik Deutschland sagt, zu „interpretieren“. Das ist der Versuch die Republik selbst zu kippen.

01.11.2018 - 14:20 [ CNN ]

Trump shocks with racist new ad days before midterms

In the most racially charged national political ad in 30 years, President Donald Trump and the Republican Party accuse Democrats of plotting to help people they depict as Central American invaders overrun the nation with cop killers.
The new spot, tweeted by the President five days before the midterm elections, is the most extreme step yet in the most inflammatory closing argument of any campaign in recent memory.

01.11.2018 - 09:10 [ Cornell University ]

U.S. Constitution: 14th Amendment

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;


No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.

01.11.2018 - 09:04 [ Washington Post ]

The GOP decried ‘King Obama.‘ Now it’s mostly quiet on Trump’s effort to revise the Constitution by himself.

Apart from a few critics, including House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), who stated “you obviously cannot do that,” Republican officials have largely either ignored the ploy or egged it on. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) cheered Trump and noted that he has been in favor of overturning birthright citizenship for years.

31.10.2018 - 05:33 [ ]

The incredibly shoddy plot to smear Robert Mueller, explained

Exactly what was going on remains unclear — including the object of the apparent scheme. But it spilled into public view after pro-Trump Twitter personality Jacob Wohl ominously suggested Monday night that a story about such allegations was coming, and journalists who had heard about this shady operation reacted with alarm on Twitter, saying it seemed to be a smear attempt.

31.10.2018 - 05:29 [ ]

Robert Mueller: FBI ermittelt wegen mutmaßlicher Schmierkampagne gegen Sonderermittler

Die Frau soll auch gesagt haben, dass der Anrufer nach seinen eigenen Angaben für den rechtsgerichteten Lobbyisten und Radiomoderator Jack Burkman arbeite.

Burkman bestätigte laut Nachrichtenagentur Reuters, mit fünf Frauen gesprochen zu haben, die angeblich Vorwürfe der sexuellen Belästigung gegen Mueller erheben. Burkman bestritt aber, dass er die Frauen für diese angebliche Information bezahlt habe.

30.10.2018 - 19:28 [ American Civil Liberties Union ]

U.S. Citizen, Detained Without Charge by Trump Administration for a Year, Is Finally Free

An American illegally detained in Iraq by the U.S. military for more than a year has finally won his freedom.

On Sunday, after a long court battle, the Trump administration let our client go. Under a settlement agreement, he was released in a third country, where he will once again be a free man. Parts of the agreement are confidential, and he is officially remaining unidentified for his safety and privacy.

30.10.2018 - 19:23 [ Kleine Zeitung ]

Trump-Vorstoss: Geburt in USA soll nicht mehr für Staatsbürgerschaft reichen

Im Staatsbürgerschaftsrecht ist das sogenannte Abstammungsprinzip am weitesten verbreitet, wonach ein Kind jenen Pass bekommt, den seine Eltern haben. In einigen Ländern gilt daneben aber auch das Geburtsortsprinzip, wonach ein Land seine Staatsbürgerschaft allen Kindern zuerkennt, die auf seinem Staatsgebiet zur Welt kommen – zum Teil unter gewissen Bedingungen.

In den USA ist das Geburtsortsprinzip in der Verfassung festgeschrieben, im 14. Zusatzartikel – aber ohne Beschränkungen.

24.10.2018 - 07:29 [ Vanity Fair ]

“Jared Went from Running Point on the Mideast to Running”: With M.B.S. and the Khashoggi Murder, Trump Is in a Trap Kushner Helped Build

Insisting on thinking outside the box, Jared Kushner pushed Trump to build his Mideast strategy on M.B.S. and the Saudis. Now the West Wing is left with few good options. And some are joking that Kushner is probably going to take off soon for a well-timed vacation.

24.10.2018 - 07:19 [ Times of Israel ]

Khashoggi’s killing threatens Trump dreams for Israeli-Palestinian peace

Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was meant to be the linchpin of the plan, providing key diplomatic cover to both Israelis and Palestinians. But with the Saudi prince’s credibility facing serious questions following Khashoggi’s death, US President Donald Trump may soon have to rethink his Mideast strategy.

“It definitely complicates their plans to release their proposal, if indeed they have one,” said Dan Shapiro, who served as former US president Barack Obama’s ambassador to Israel.

23.10.2018 - 17:47 [ ]

Bolton: US, Russia Will Benefit From Sanctions on Iran

National Security Advisor John Bolton has been holding a series of talks in Moscow with senior Russian officials including Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.

20.10.2018 - 18:30 [ CNN ]

What Donald Trump did Thursday night in Montana is really dangerous

„All Americans should recoil from the President’s praise for a violent assault on a reporter doing his Constitutionally protected job,“ White House Correspondents Association president Olivier Knox said in a statement Friday.
I find it very hard to believe how anyone — even if you hate journalists and love President Trump — could fail to see the danger here. If you make reporters out to be deserving of being knocked around and assaulted, how big a leap is it until someone hears that as free license to do something far worse to a reporter?

17.10.2018 - 06:11 [ ]

Trump über US-Notenbank: „Meine größte Bedrohung“

„Die größte Bedrohung für mich ist die Fed“, sagte Trump gestern in einem Interview mit dem Sender Fox nach im Voraus veröffentlichten Auszügen. Er sei „nicht so glücklich“ mit einigen Fed-Gouverneuren, die er ernannt habe.

Nachrichten Kategorie: Kapital. Nachrichten Schlagwörter: Fed und Trump.
09.10.2018 - 19:08 [ Tehran Times ]

Macron’s Anti-Iran Mission

French President Emmanuel Macron continues to play an invisible, but uninterrupted game on the U.S. ground. In August 2017, an agreement was reached between the presidents of France and the United States on „changing the content of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action“. The changes were supposed to cover the four controversial issues (the removal of so-called Sunset clauses, inspection of Iranian military sites, the inclusion of Iran’s missile capability in the JCPOA and limiting Iran’s power in the region).

08.10.2018 - 05:43 [ Korea Broadcasting System ]

Nordkoreanische Regierungsbeamte hoffen auf Pjöngjang als Austragungsort für zweiten US-Nordkorea-Gipfel

Laut der New York Times sagten nordkoreanische Funktionäre, die am Sonntag in einem separaten Raum mit Beamten von US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo zu Abend gegessen haben, dass es großartig sei, wenn Trump für ein zweites Treffen mit Kim nach Pjöngjang reisen würde.

29.09.2018 - 09:21 [ ]

Top House Republican will meet with Rod Rosenstein ‚in the coming weeks‘ over report he discussed secretly recording Trump

The Republican Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte asked Rod Rosenstein for a meeting to discuss a report that the deputy attorney general said he was willing to secretly record President Donald Trump.
The report The New York Times published on September 21 cited sources who said Rosenstein wanted to expose the chaos in the White House and potentially build a case for invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

26.09.2018 - 12:00 [ Times of Israel ]

Netanyahu to meet Trump ahead of UN Security Council meeting on Iran

Netanyahu arrived in New York late on Tuesday evening, missing speeches to the UN by Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Trump will meet Netanyahu at the United Nations headquarters in Turtle Bay at 9:15 a.m. (4:15 p.m. Israel time), according to the White House.

26.09.2018 - 11:51 [ Newsweek ]

Trump’s Alliance Against Iran: Saudi Arabia and Partners Join Israel in Supporting U.S. as Others Turn Away

While President Donald Trump condemned Iran in his address Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly, a small but influential group of countries gathered elsewhere in New York City in an attempt to rally support for an increasingly controversial cause among the international community.

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the ambassadors of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to Washington and the director of Israel’s Mossad spy agency were among those who spoke alongside two of President Donald Trump’s most senior officials at the 2018 United Against Nuclear Iran summit.

26.09.2018 - 11:36 [ ]

Donald Trump to support plan for ‚Arab Nato‘

(22.9.2018) President Donald Trump has backed plans to offer a Middle East Security Alliance (MESA) to members of the GCC supportive of America’s stand on Iran, a proposal that is expected to be discussed behind the scenes at the UNGA meetings in New York.

Diplomats see the evolving position of Washington towards a new core group as a product of the Iran situation but also a plank of the Middle East peace process review undertaken by Mr Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

26.09.2018 - 11:30 [ Saudi Gazette ]

Trump hails Saudi achievements, criticizes Iran in UN speech

“Following my trip to Saudi Arabia, the Gulf countries opened a new center to target terrorist financing. They are enforcing new sanctions, working with us to identify and track terrorist networks and taking more responsibility for fighting terrorism and extremism in their own region,” Trump told the crowd of world leaders.

“The United States is working with the Gulf Cooperation Council, Jordan, and Egypt to establish a strategic alliance so Middle Eastern nations can advance security and stability across their home region,” he added.

26.09.2018 - 11:24 [ NBC News ]

‚No One Will Trust‘ U.S. if Trump Ends Nuclear Deal, Iran’s President Says

„So we will never go towards production of nuclear weapons, just as in the past we never intended to go towards that path nor did we ever. It has always been peaceful.“

Rouhani defended Iran’s use of ballistic missiles, saying that it fell outside the nuclear agreement and that his country would never sacrifice its „defensive missile capabilities.“

He also complained that the Trump administration was lumping Iran in with North Korea by describing both countries as nuclear threats.

26.09.2018 - 11:10 [ ]

Sovereignty, equality should go hand in hand, if Trump really means it

Surely, there are positive aspects as Trump emphasized the idea of national sovereignty in his UN speech. Meanwhile, it is common sense that sovereignty will only play a positive role if it is pre-conditioned on equality, the basic principle everyone abides by. Historically, the concept of sovereignty and equality among nations was born at the same time in the Peace of Westphalia, a peace treaty that first introduced and assured the equality of national sovereignty. Nowadays, the indivisibility of sovereignty and equality bears crucial meanings to the world.

26.09.2018 - 11:07 [ Weißes Haus ]

Remarks by President Trump to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly | New York, NY

United Nations Headquarters
New York, New York

10:38 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Madam President, Mr. Secretary-General, world leaders, ambassadors, and distinguished delegates:

One year ago, I stood before you for the first time in this grand hall. I addressed the threats facing our world, and I presented a vision to achieve a brighter future for all of humanity.

Today, I stand before the United Nations General Assembly to share the extraordinary progress we’ve made.

In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.
America’s — so true. (Laughter.) Didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s okay. (Laughter and applause.)

America’s economy is booming like never before. Since my election, we’ve added $10 trillion in wealth. The stock market is at an all-time high in history, and jobless claims are at a 50-year low. African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American unemployment have all achieved their lowest levels ever recorded. We’ve added more than 4 million new jobs, including half a million manufacturing jobs.

26.09.2018 - 11:02 [ ]

Trump attackiert Iran und beschwört «nationale Souveränität»

US-Präsident Donald Trump nutzte seine Rede vor der UN-Vollversammlung zu scharfen Attacken und neuen Sanktionsdrohungen gegen Iran

Zudem appellierte Trump an die Staats- und Regierungschefs oder Aussenminister der anderen 192 UN- Mitgliedsstaaten, es seiner Administration gleich zu tun, und nationale Interessen und Souveränitätsrechte über globale Vereinbarungen und Institutionen zu stellen.

26.09.2018 - 10:25 [ ]

Trump warns Iran MUST be ISOLATED and condemns Merkel in furious UN speech

Instead, Mr Trump’s fury was this time directed at Iran, which he branded a “corrupt dictatorship”.

He said: „Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction.

„They do not respect their neighbours or borders or the sovereign rights of nations.“

Mr Trump said his administration has launched a “campaign of economic pressure to deny Iran funds” for its role in stoking conflict in the Middle East.

25.09.2018 - 15:32 [ Pars Today ]

Rohani: Es gibt kein Programm für Treffen mit Trump

Präsident Hassan Rohani, der sich zur Teilnahme an der 73. UN-Vollversammlung in New York aufhält, hat am Montag (Ortszeit) bei einem Interview mit NBC gesagt: „Wenn eine Person wie Donald Trump Interesse an Gesprächen, Verhandlungen und Verbesserung der Beziehungen hat, dann darf er nicht mit Sanktionen und Drohungen vorgehen. Wenn ein Staat all seine Macht gegen eine andere Regierung ausübt, bedeutet das, dass er nicht gewillt ist, die Probleme zu lösen.“

25.09.2018 - 14:09 [ Yonhap ]

Moon, Trump discuss ‚corresponding measures‘ for N. Korean denuclearization

„The leaders agreed to continue communicating closely about corresponding measures,“ said Kim Eui-kyeom, a spokesman for South Korea’s presidential office Cheong Wa Dae. In their bilateral summit held in New York, the leaders of South Korea and the United States also agreed on the need to show North Korea a bright future following its denuclearization.

25.09.2018 - 08:31 [ ]

Rosenstein decision postponed as he and Trump set meeting for Thursday

Rob Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General whose job hangs in the balance, had been expected to learn his fate Monday, but NBC News reports the meeting with President Trump has been postponed until Thursday when the President returns to Washington, D.C..

24.09.2018 - 01:52 [ KBS ]

Präsident Moon nach New York abgeflogen

Präsident Moon Jae-in ist am Sonntag zu einem Gipfel mit US-Präsident Donald Trump sowie zur Teilnahme an der UN-Generalversammlung nach New York abgeflogen.

Beim Treffen mit Trump wird Moon die Ergebnisse des diese Woche in Pjöngjang stattgefundenen Korea-Gipfels erläutern. Moon hat angekündigt, unveröffentlichte Diskussionsergebnisse und eine Botschaft des nordkoreanischen Machthabers Kim Jong-un an Trump weiterleiten zu wollen.

22.09.2018 - 13:37 [ CNN ]

Wolf Blitzer analyzes Rosenstein’s ’so-called denial‘

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer discusses the statement released by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after the New York Times reported that he discussed secretly recording President Trump in 2017 and discussed plans to use the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.

22.09.2018 - 13:36 [ ]

Trump-Absetzung: US-Vizejustizminister dementiert Ideen

Dem jetzigen Bericht der Zeitung zufolge soll Rosenstein im Mai vergangenen Jahres in internen Diskussionen auch vorgeschlagen haben, dass Trumps Äußerungen hinter verschlossenen Türen mitgeschnitten werden könnten – und zwar mit dem Ziel, das „Chaos“ im Weißen Haus offenzulegen. Das Blatt zitierte mehrere anonyme Quellen, die über Rosensteins Äußerungen in Kenntnis gesetzt worden seien.

22.09.2018 - 13:28 [ New York Times ]

Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment

The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.

22.09.2018 - 13:18 [ ]

Stellvertretender US-Justizminister Rosenstein soll Abhöraktion gegen Trump vorgeschlagen haben

Der amerikanische Vize-Justizminister Rosenstein gerät in Bedrängnis: Er soll 2017 vorgeschlagen haben, Trump abzuhören.
Rosenstein dementiert den Abhörplan. Es gibt Debatten, ob seine Äußerung damals ernst oder sarkastisch gemeint war.
Rosenstein verantwortet die Russland-Ermittlungen von Sonderermittler Mueller.

15.09.2018 - 09:36 [ Radio Utopie ]

Wie Bernie Sanders (oder ein „Demokrat“) in 2020 U.S.-Präsident geworden wäre

(13.6.2018) Nachfolgend unserer Prognose, dass Donald Trump bei den Präsidentschaftswahlen in 2020 wiedergewählt wird, hier die Szenarien, wie die Wahl eines Kandidaten der „Demokratischen Partei“ oder eines unabhängigen Kandidaten Bernie Sanders zum U.S.-Präsidenten realistisch gewesen wäre (was aber nicht passieren wird).

15.09.2018 - 09:20 [ Bernie Sanders / ]

Future of the international left: A new authoritarian axis demands an international progressive front

There is a global struggle taking place of enormous consequence. Nothing less than the future of the planet – economically, socially and environmentally – is at stake.

At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, when the world’s top 1% now owns more wealth than the bottom 99%, we are seeing the rise of a new authoritarian axis.

While these regimes may differ in some respects, they share key attributes: hostility toward democratic norms, antagonism toward a free press, intolerance toward ethnic and religious minorities, and a belief that government should benefit their own selfish financial interests. These leaders are also deeply connected to a network of multi-billionaire oligarchs who see the world as their economic plaything.

15.09.2018 - 09:10 [ Raw Story ]

Here are 5 shady ways Trump, Israel and Russia are colluding on the world stage

That’s not the first time the government of Israel has surprisingly popped up during the Russia probe, investigations into President Donald Trump and his associates and White House policy on a number of issues. It should be noted that whatever Israel’s role has been in propping up Donald Trump, it’s fairly shocking, given that the Trump campaign was arguably propelled by white nationalists and avowed anti-Semites.

15.09.2018 - 07:33 [ Tulsi Gabbard, Abgeordnete im U.S. Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

While President Trump & VP Pence give 9/11 speeches about how much they care about the victims of al-Qaeda’s attack on our country, they are simultaneously acting as protectors of AQ in Syria/Idlib, threatening Russia and Syria that if they attack al-Qaeda, we will punish them.

11.09.2018 - 18:50 [ KBS ]

Weißes Haus: Kim Jong-un äußert in Brief an Trump Wunsch nach zweitem Gipfel

Wie Sprecherin Sarah Sanders sagte, habe Kim die Bitte in einem warmherzigen und sehr positiven Brief geäußert, der in den letzten Tagen überreicht worden sei.

Eine Kopie des Briefes werde ohne Pjöngjangs Zustimmung nicht veröffentlicht, fügte die Sprecherin hinzu.

07.09.2018 - 05:47 [ ]

US Report: Trump Promised to Sign Off on Ending Korean War

(30.8.2018) Investigative news outlet Vox cited „multiple sources familiar with the negotiations“ as saying Trump made the promise during his summit with Kim in Singapore in June.

The report said Trump made the promise and later qualified it by asking North Korea to dismantle most of its nuclear arsenal first.

06.09.2018 - 06:13 [ Fox News ]

Haley: Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian ‚deal of the century‘ can happen if Abbas comes to the table

While many critics of the Trump administration have claimed there is no peace plan, Haley said she had read it, but told reporters that it would not be rolled out during this month’s United Nations General Assembly debate when Trump and other world leaders will address the global body.

“I can tell you that (White House senior adviser) Jared Kushner and (Trump’s special envoy for international negotiations) Jason Greenblatt have done unbelievably detailed work in it. I have read the plan. It is thoroughly done. It is well-thought-out from both sides, the Palestinians and the Israelis.“

06.09.2018 - 06:06 [ Haaretz ]

Abbas: Trump’s Team Offered Me to Establish a Jordanian-Palestinian Confederation

(3.9.2018) The Palestinian president did not detail the administrative implications of such a plan and what level of autonomy a Palestinian state would have under a Jordanian confederation. According to him, he completely rejected the offer as long as Israel is not mentioned as a party.

06.09.2018 - 05:56 [ Lauren Scott ‏/ Twitter ]

Bruce Ohr (a former associate deputy attorney general) says Christopher Steele (former British intelligence officer with MI6) told him Russian intel believed they had Trump ‚over a barrel‘


06.09.2018 - 05:40 [ ]

Anonymer NYT-Beitrag: Interner Widerstand gegen Trump

Die „New York Times“ berichtete, ihr sei der Name des Autors bekannt. Seine Anonymität werde auf seine Bitte hin gewahrt, weil sein Job sonst in Gefahr sei. „Wir glauben, dass die anonyme Veröffentlichung dieses Essays die einzige Möglichkeit ist, unseren Lesern eine wichtige Sichtweise zu übermitteln.“

05.09.2018 - 17:39 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Moon, Trump agree to meet at UN General Assembly later this month

However, after the phone conversation, the Blue House was cautious to confirm that President Moon will, in fact, attend the General Assembly; while White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said the two leaders agreed to meet later this month. The Blue House said in a separate readout that the two leaders agreed to quote „explore the idea of meeting in person“ on the sidelines of the General Assembly in New York.

05.09.2018 - 02:39 [ ]

South Korea’s Moon, Trump to discuss North Korea at U.N.: Blue House

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump plan to discuss North Korea during the U.N. General Assembly in New York this month, Moon’s office and the White House said on Tuesday, amid lackluster progress on the North’s nuclear issues, Reuters reported.

Moon and Trump spoke for 50 minutes by telephone on Tuesday, a day before Moon’s special envoys were due to visit Pyongyang to discuss a third summit to be held this month between the liberal South Korean leader and his North Korean counterpart.

04.09.2018 - 06:39 [ ]

Trump warnt Syrien, Iran und Russland vor Angriff in Idlib

Die Region um die Stadt Idlib im Nordwesten Syriens ist das letzte große Gebiet des Bürgerkriegslandes, das noch von Rebellen beherrscht wird. Dominiert werden diese von dem Al-Kaida-Ableger Hajat Tahrir al-Scham (HTS), der früheren Al-Nusra-Front. Syriens Regierung hat dort Truppen zusammengezogen und droht mit einem Angriff.

03.09.2018 - 07:51 [ New York Times ]

Agents Tried to Flip Russian Oligarchs. The Fallout Spread to Trump.

(1.9.2018) The timeline sketched out by Mr. Ohr shows contacts stretching back to when Mr. Ohr first met Mr. Steele in 2007. It also shows what officials said was the first date on which the two discussed cultivating Mr. Deripaska: a meeting in Washington on Nov. 21, 2014, roughly seven months before Mr. Trump announced that he was running for president. (…)

Mr. Steele served as an intermediary between the Americans and the Russian oligarchs they were seeking to cultivate. He had first met Mr. Ohr years earlier while still serving at MI6, Britain’s foreign spy agency, where he oversaw Russia operations.

03.09.2018 - 07:44 [ Wall Street Journal ]

What Bruce Ohr Told Congress

(30.8.2018) To believe most media descriptions of Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr, he is a nonentity, unworthy of the attention President Trump has given him. This is remarkable, given that Mr. Ohr spent Tuesday confirming for Congress its worst suspicions about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s abuse of its surveillance and sourcing rules.