Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

United States envoy praises Iranian demonstrators, says protests spontaneous

US dismisses North South Korea talks as'band-aid US dismisses North South Korea talks as'band-aid
Lisa Bryan | 03 January, 2018, 02:07

The United States will not recognize any possible talks between North Korea and South Korea unless the talks result in the ban of all nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula, US Envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday.

Haley's comments implied a return to the state department's position earlier in 2017 when the official policy was that the regime would have to commit to putting its nuclear weapons programme on the negotiating table in any talks with the US.

Here are the messages that they're chanting today: "All these brigades have come out to the streets".

Trump added more fuel to the fire on Twitter by saying that the U.S. pays "hundreds of millions dollars a year" to the Palestinians and that Jerusalem, "the toughest part of the negotiation", is "off the table". They've come out against the leader. Let them vote against us.

The offer for high-level talks next Tuesday had been discussed with the United States, the South's unification minister said, while a decision on whether to push back a massive joint military drill between South Korea and the United States until after the Winter Olympics was pending.

Haley, in a letter to dozens of United Nations states last month, warned that Trump had asked her to "report back on those countries who voted against us". "We all know that's complete nonsense". "The demonstrations are completely spontaneous".


South Carolina's senior senator also criticized the response of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to the protests.

The ambassador added that the situation will "lead us to the next North Korea", if the world does not do anything to stop Iran.

UNRWA has made a point of perpetuating the refugee status of the descendants of those who fled their homes during the war that took place when surrounding Arab nations attacked Israel after the declaration of the establishment of the state in May 1948.

The demonstrations in Iran, which have erupted against a backdrop of rising food and gasoline prices, began Thursday in the northeastern city of Mashhad before spreading to other cities.

Still, a senior administration official said U.S. officials are taking inventory of ways they can be supportive of the demonstrations and come up with "creative" ideas.

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