Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has said that any Iranian deal negotiations have to include reparations for damages caused by US sanctions imposed by the Trump administration. This is while speaking at the UN Conference on Disarmament on Wednesday.
The change of leadership in the US has caused a dramatic change in the US – Israeli relationship dynamics. The dynamics between US president Donald Trump, and the Israeli government led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Joe Biden couldn’t be more opposite.
The United Kingdom will apply for membership of the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement – Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – the British Ministry of International Trade announced on Saturday. International Trade Minister Liz Truss will officially ask for the UK to join this free trade agreement on Monday.
Some unscrupulous Chinese oil-dealing companies have been buying Venezuelan crude oil and mixing it with additives to disguise its true origin. This is according to a new Bloomberg report. It reveals a range of crafty methods used by guileful dealers to skirt US sanctions imposed on the Venezuelan oil industry.
Two banks in the state of Florida have decided to follow the example of Deutsche Bank and cut commercial relations with US businessman and former President Donald Trump, who is currently under investigation for suspected tax fraud.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is almost complete. According to the German Minister of the Environment and Nuclear Safety of Svenja Schulze the project construction was started by adhering to all the laws and regulations. The discussion pertaining the Nord Stream 2 took place during the interview on the January 24, 2020.
North Korea has showcased a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). It was on display was during the military parade held this week marking the end of the Workers’ Party congress. KCNA news, the country’s state-run news agency, said the advanced weaponry will help to deter the nation’s adversaries.
The Russian government decided to withdraw from the Open Sky Treaty. The Open Sky Treaty is an important tool for the intelligence gathering purposes by the signatory nations, which include military inspections from the air. The Treaty was signed in Finland in the 1992 by the 27 members.
In an interview with official media, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi condemned the Trump administration’s actions to contain China and provoke a new Cold War, saying that this has brought harm to the world. He also hoped that the new administration led by Biden would “regain rationality and reopen dialogue.”
Iran has denied allegations that it was involved in last week’s US Embassy attack in Bagdad in which 21 rockets were fired. The attack led to one Iraqi casualty. A building in Baghdad’s Green Zone was also damaged during the attack. In the aftermath, US President Donald Trump issued a warning to Tehran cautioning that if one America gets killed, there will be a huge price to pay.
Yohannes Abraham, the head of Joe Biden’s transitional team has admonished the Office of Management and Budget for putting up barriers aimed at frustrating the process. “(We) have encountered obstruction from political leadership at various agencies, most notably at the Department of Defense and the Office of Management and Budget.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has directly blamed Russia for launching the worst cyber-espionage attack on the US government so far. Pompeo accused Moscow of being behind the recent cyberattacks. In Friday’s statements, he added that Russian President Vladimir Putin remains a real danger.
On Monday, each of the 50 US states brings together the group of electors who will vote for the next US President. The US Electoral College is the group of electors mandated by the US Constitution to elect the country’s President and Vice President, after the state elections that take place every four years.
The experts predict new sanctions will be laid against Russia within a year. The predictions are based on Joe Biden favoritism to the Ukraine. Ukraine has been vocal to remove Russia from the Swift payment system. SWIFT is a vast messaging network used by banks and other financial institutions to quickly, accurately, and securely send and receive information, such as money transfer instructions.
President Donald Trump isn’t giving up just yet on his claims that the elections were rigged in favor of his opponent, Joe Biden. On Saturday, Trump was at it again. Claiming as he has done several times in recent days. Speaking during his first post-election rally that he is a victim of elections thievery.
The slaying of Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, has threatened to escalate tensions between the United States and Iran. According to reports by Iranian officials, the scientist was ambushed as he headed to his home in Absard. The scheme, which was meticulously planned, involved a squad of over 50 people.
US President Donald Trump gave the green light for Joe Biden to gain access to crucial intelligence briefings, funds, and direct communication with top government officials. On whether he intends to make another presidential bid in 2024, Trump has declined to talk about related plans.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani on Saturday accused Israel of the murder of it’s scientist,“sowing chaos” and acting as a “mercenary” of the United States. The murdered scientist was one of the top scientists in Iran working on the Iranian nuclear program. Iran has thus vowed retaliation over the murder.
In the European market on Friday, U.S. crude oil futures prices fluctuated down by about 1% and traded at around $ 40. A strong U.S. dollar impacted oil prices. In addition, the market was worried that the surge of new coronavirus pneumonia cases in Europe and the United States would reduce these two in the world’s largest fuel-consuming regions.
US President Donald Trump on Sunday demanded that his main opponent in the November 3 presidential elections, Democrat Joe Biden must undergo an analysis to unravel a possibility that he is using drugs to up his debating prowess before or after the debate between the two presidential candidates scheduled for next Tuesday.
On Saturday during the morning ceremony, the Iranian Lieutenant General Hussein Salami, commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps stated “The Islamic Republic will take revenge on all those who are indirectly or directly involved in the martyrdom of General Suleimani, and this is a very serious message.”
The US President Donald Trump is one cruel and a man without principles. This is according to the President’s elder sister, Maryanne Trump Barry who was secretly recorded in audios that have since leaked to the general public. The President’s niece, Mary Trump, said she recorded 15 hours of family conversations, saying family members had lied in prior depositions.