Tag: Donald Trump

Iran, Venezuela Fire Back After Trump’s Strong Criticism at UN

President Trump’s debut U.N. General Assembly speech Tuesday drew strong reactions from two of the three regimes he criticized most sharply, although the response from Kim Jong-un – whom Trump derisively labeled “rocket man” and said he was on a “suicide mission” – is yet to be seen.Trump flailed the “depraved” regime in Pyongyang for […]

If threatened, U.S. will ‘totally destroy’ North Korea, Trump vows

U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to “totally destroy” the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a “rocket man.”In a hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Trump offered a grim portrait of a world in […]

Trump to Rabbis: Hopeful for Significant Progress in Middle East Peace

President Donald Trump on Friday said in a pre-Rosh Hashana conference phone call with US Jewish leaders that the Jewish new year “offers a new opportunity to seek peace.” He also said that he is “very hopeful that we will see significant progress before the end of the year,” and that he believes a peace […]

Trump ​slams the UN in his first UN appearance

President Trump used his first official visit to the United Nations on Monday to criticize the world body for not living up to its “potential,” and urged member nations to reject “business as usual” and take “bold stands.”“In recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential because of ​​bureaucracy and mismanagement​,​”​ Trump […]

France defends Iran nuclear deal, Trump to decide soon

France made a fresh plea on Monday for the United States to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and suggested its provisions expiring after a decade could be strengthened, as U.S. President Donald Trump said he would decide on the matter soon.The pact between Tehran and six world powers, which calls for Iran to curb […]

Trump, SK leader vow to increase pressure on ‘Rocket Man’ Kim

President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, have agreed to intensify economic and diplomatic pressure against North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un — or “Rocket Man,” as Trump nicknamed him in a tweet — over his nation’s repeated nuclear and missile tests.The two leaders shared a phone call Sunday and their offices released […]

Israels Netanyahu says will meet Trump in New York next week

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would meet U.S. President Donald Trump later this month during a visit to New York, where he will address the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19.Netanyahu spoke to reporters accompanying him on a trip to Latin America before his plane left Tel Aviv for Argentina […]

These Are President Donald Trump’s Only Options

There’s good reason why U.S. presidents have kicked the can down the road on confronting North Korea. But as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley put it this week, “there is no more road left.” Maybe. What are President Trump’s options, then? Option 1: Strike a grand bargain. Begin with the “triumph-of-hope” scenario — […]

Trump, first lady lead moment of silence on 9/11 anniversary

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump Monday led a moment of silence from the White House on the 16th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.   It is the first anniversary of the attacks since Trump became president.   The moment of silence was observed at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the […]

Trumps 5 Middle East peace illusions and Kushners mission impossible

There’s an “ultimate deal”No, there’s not. During the campaign and as president, Trump asserted that he wanted to achieve the “ultimate  deal” — a final peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. Right now that’s a thought experiment.  Seventeen years ago I was one of the Americans at the July 2000 Camp David summit — the last best […]