‘Deal of the Century’ is Not New and the PA Leadership is Not a Victim

‘Deal of the Century’ is Not New and the PA Leadership is Not a Victim

Donald Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ will fail. Palestinians will not exchange their 70-year long struggle for freedom for Jared Kushner’s cash; nor will Israel accept even if there is a demilitarized Palestinian state in the West Bank. The order of that anticipated failure is likely to go something like this: the Palestinian Authority (PA) […]

US dismissive of third-party role on Kashmir

US dismissive of third-party role on Kashmir

Washington: The Trump administration today appeared to be dismissive of a third-party’s role in resolving the Kashmir dispute and reiterated that it is for India and Pakistan to determine any discussion on the issue. The administration’s response came in the wake of Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui’s suggestion of a trilateral cooperation between India, […]

After US-North Korea summit, Shahbaz Sharif asks India to follow suit

After US-North Korea summit, Shahbaz Sharif asks India to follow suit

Lahore: India and Pakistan should resume comprehensive peace talks, taking a cue from the historic Singapore summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif has said. In a rare statement on India, the brother of ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the yesterday’s summit between Trump […]

US set to reimpose sanctions on Iran after Trump junks N-deal

US set to reimpose sanctions on Iran after Trump junks N-deal

Washington: With President Donald Trump junking the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, the US will now reimpose the stringent sanctions it placed on Tehran before the 2015 agreement and is considering new penalties, the US media reported today. Trump yesterday argued that the deal struck by the previous Obama administration and world powers was “defective […]

Iran says will quit nuke deal without European guarantees

Tehran: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said today that Tehran would quit a key nuclear deal unless European signatories offered solid guarantees that trade relations would continue after the US withdrew. Addressing Iran’s government in a televised speech, Khamenei said: “If you don’t succeed in obtaining a definitive guarantee — and I really doubt […]

North Korea and Tangentially Iran are the Winners from Trump’s Korean “Diplomacy”

North Korea and Tangentially Iran are the Winners from Trump’s Korean “Diplomacy”

Hailed as an historic and unprecedented step, the summitry plus the symbolism of divided Koreas leaders stepping amicably on each others’ territory, has had commentators in a tizzy and the courtiers of the Trump court (administration) swooning over each other. The implication of all this is that Trump’s Korean diplomacy has been an astounding success […]

Trump warns Russia on Syria, says missiles ‘will be coming’

Trump warns Russia on Syria, says missiles ‘will be coming’

Washington: President Donald Trump warned Russia today about supporting Bashar al-Assad in Syria, and said US missiles “will be coming” in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ […]

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