Tag: Donald Trump

PART OF ‘DEAL OF CENTURY’ TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE 25 IN BAHRAIN

The economic part of the US peace plan will be revealed on June 25 in Bahrain during an international conference, the White House announced Sunday. It is unclear when the political part of the plan will be released. According to a senior administration official, representatives from the EU, Asia and the Arab world, as well […]

Trump’s sanctions on Iran are hitting Hezbollah, and it hurts

The powerful Lebanese Hezbollah militia has thrived for decades on generous cash handouts from Iran, spending lavishly on benefits for its fighters, funding social services for its constituents and accumulating a formidable arsenal that has helped make the group a significant regional force, with troops in Syria and Iraq. But since President Trump introduced sweeping […]

Saudi Arabia, Iran Say They Don’t Want War, but Are Ready to Fight If Provoked

De-escalation follows Trump administration’s move to ease tensions amid hostile rhetoric that followed attacks on tankers, kingdom’s oil interests many blamed on Tehran Middle East tensions appeared to ease over the weekend after the Trump administration moved to de-escalate two weeks of crisis, while Saudi Arabia and Iran toned down their threatening rhetoric in an […]

TRUMP TEAM PREPARING GROUND FOR PLAN ROLL-OUT

The West Bank “could erupt before, during or after you present your peace plan, and you should add this to your calculations.” Quiet for months, the Trump administration’s Mideast team is increasingly talking in broad strokes about its Mideast plan, in what is seen as an attempt to prepare the ground for the much-delayed rollout […]

President Trump Withdraws U.S. from United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

During his speech to the 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, President Trump announced that he would “unsign” the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) effectively withdrawing the United States from the treaty.  Officially signed onto by the United States in 2013 by former Secretary of State John Kerry, the ATT represented the most dangerous step yet […]

SAUDI ARABIA OFFERED ABBAS $10 BILLION TO ACCEPT TRUMP’S PEACE PLAN

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has offered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas $10 billion if he accepts US President Donald Trump’s plan for peace in the Middle East, also known as the “deal of the century,” the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reported on Tuesday. A senior Palestinian official in Ramallah refused to comment on the […]

No more waivers: The United States will try to force Iranian oil exports to zero

 About one year after the United States decided to leave the Iran nuclear deal, the State Department is set to announce that all countries will have to completely end their imports of Iranian oil or be subject to U.S. sanctions. This is an escalation of the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign, which seeks to […]

Abbas believes Trump’s peace deal will be thwarted

PA chairman makes clear the Palestinians will continue to oppose President Trump’s “Deal of the Century”. Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday that the Palestinian Arabs face many challenges, and primarily the so-called “Deal of the Century”, as the Trump administration’s peace plan for Israel and the PA has come to be […]

Trump defends and protects Israel from International Criminal Court

The United States has made it clear that no international court, especially those led by human-rights violators, would threaten it or its military personnel. It has also made clear that Israel sits safely under American protection. In what can be seen as an incredible show of support for Israel, the U.S. administration included Israel in […]

Beirut report details secret Trump peace plan

The Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan calls for large-scale resettlement of Palestinian Arabs in Jordan, the ceding of Jordanian territory to Israel, and the formation of a confederation between Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Israel’s Civil Administration to administer Judea and Samaria, according to a report for Beirut-based newspaper. The so-called “Deal of the […]