Tag: United States

Tillerson: U.S. is in direct contact with North Korea, is ‘probing’ talks

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States is in direct contact with North Korea and is looking into whether Kim Jong Un is open to talks.   The comment, made during a brief trip to China, was the first time the Trump administration acknowledged direct communication with Pyongyang. “We are probing, so stay tuned,” he […]

Iran may drop nuclear deal if U.S. withdraws, foreign minister tells al Jazeera

Iran may abandon the nuclear deal it reached with six major powers if the United States decides to withdraw from it, Iranian foreign minister told Qatar’s al Jazeera TV in New York.U.S. President Donald Trump has called the 2015 deal an “embarrassment”. The deal is supported by the other major powers that negotiated it with […]

As North Korea threatens, U.S. to send ‘strategic assets’ to Seoul

The United States will send “strategic” military assets to South Korea on a more regular basis to better deter North Korea, the South’s national security adviser said Thursday. The decision comes at a time of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea, with many analysts concerned that incendiary rhetoric, combined with more frequent flyovers […]

Washington rebuffs own envoy for saying ‘settlements are part of Israel’

For the second time since David Friedman assumed his post as US ambassador to Israel, the US State Department has publicly rejected remarks he made pertaining to Israel’s presence in the West Bank as not reflecting the administration’s stance.On Thursday afternoon, spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters that Friedman’s comments in an interview with the Israeli […]

‘Declaration of war’: North Korea claims Trump speech brought ‘all options’ to the table

A North Korean official said President Trump’s comments last week to the United Nations General Assembly amounted to a U.S. “declaration of war” against the Hermit Kingdom — the latest rhetoric in a war of words that comes a day after a propaganda video from Pyongyang featured missiles demolishing a U.S. aircraft and jets.The 90-second […]

North Korea says Trump declared war

North Korea’s foreign minister claimed Monday that President Trump had declared war on his nation, which means Pyongyang has the right to shoot down US bombers even if they’re in international air space.“The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country,” Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told reporters […]

Bernie Sanders: US ‘complicit’ in Israel’s ‘occupation’ of the Palestinians

US Senator Bernie Sanders said the United States is “complicit” in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. “[B]ut that is not to say … that Israel is the only party at fault,” Sanders, an independent senator from Virginia, said in an interview with The Intercept news website published Friday evening.Be the first to […]

North Korea says US declared war, says it can shoot down bombers

North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused President Donald Trump of declaring war, saying that gives the rogue regime the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers.Pyongyang could target planes even when they are not flying in North Korean airspace, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York.”The whole world should clearly remember […]

Trump the ‘deal maker’ – good for Middle East?

The head of messianic Jewish ministry admits being deeply troubled that Donald Trump appears ready to use his “art of the deal” persona to attempt to bring about a two-state solution to the Palestinian problem.On Wednesday President Trump – during the gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly – met on the […]

North Korea may consider H-bomb test in Pacific, Kim calls Trump ‘deranged’

North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the reclusive country, with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make Trump pay dearly for his threats.Kim did not specify what action he would take against the United States or Trump, whom he […]