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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/07/30/donald-trump-says-hes-willing-meet-iran-nuclear-agreement/864730002/

Donald Trump says he's willing to meet with Iran on new nuclear agreement

 

President Donald Trump says he would "certainly meet" with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani if the leader was willing, adding he would do it with "no preconditions." He also said that Iran must "never be allowed" to possess nuclear weapons. (July 30) AP

 

WASHINGTON – Defending his foreign policy approach to Russia and others, President Donald Trump said Monday he is willing to meet with Iran's leaders on a new nuclear deal, but it has to be better than the "waste of paper" that made up the previous agreement.

"I would certainly meet with Iran if they wanted to meet; I don't know that they're ready yet, they're having a hard time right now," said Trump, who this year withdrew from the 2015 agreement in which the United States and allies agreed to reduce sanctions on Iran as it gave up the means to make nuclear weapons.

At a brief news conference, Trump said he would hold a summit with Iran with "no preconditions."

 

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1 hour ago, Gershwin fan said:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/07/30/donald-trump-says-hes-willing-meet-iran-nuclear-agreement/864730002/

Donald Trump says he's willing to meet with Iran on new nuclear agreement

 

President Donald Trump says he would "certainly meet" with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani if the leader was willing, adding he would do it with "no preconditions." He also said that Iran must "never be allowed" to possess nuclear weapons. (July 30) AP

 

WASHINGTON – Defending his foreign policy approach to Russia and others, President Donald Trump said Monday he is willing to meet with Iran's leaders on a new nuclear deal, but it has to be better than the "waste of paper" that made up the previous agreement.

"I would certainly meet with Iran if they wanted to meet; I don't know that they're ready yet, they're having a hard time right now," said Trump, who this year withdrew from the 2015 agreement in which the United States and allies agreed to reduce sanctions on Iran as it gave up the means to make nuclear weapons.

At a brief news conference, Trump said he would hold a summit with Iran with "no preconditions."

 

what's iran waiting for?

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Israel Passes Law Cementing Itself As Exclusive Nation-State Of Benjamin Netanyahu

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JERUSALEM—In what is being regarded internationally as a powerful declaration of national purpose, Israel passed a binding resolution Thursday cementing itself as the exclusive nation-state of Benjamin Netanyahu. “Israel was created by and for Benjamin Netanyahu, and as a homeland for the Netanyahuan people,” said Speaker of the Knesset Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, noting that the land of Israel is regarded as the ancestral homeland of Netanyahu and thus should be administered solely at his discretion. “Today’s vote reaffirms our commitment to protecting Bibi’s privileged status as the preeminent population of Israel. We recognize that this country was formed to be a Netanyahu state and will remain so in perpetuity. Furthermore, as our very existence depends upon the establishment of one Netanyahu, undivided, a unified Jerusalem must always be the capital of Netanyahu.” Edelstein added that the resolution authorizes Israel to continue annexing Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank as well as the construction of Netanyahu-only settlements.

https://www.theonion.com/israel-passes-law-cementing-itself-as-exclusive-nation-1828058658

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Rex Tillerson stopped Saudi and UAE from 'attacking' Qatar

Former US Secretary of State reportedly prevented Saudi troops from attacking its Gulf neighbour

"Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates planned to launch a military operation against Qatar at the beginning of a diplomatic crisis that erupted in June last year but were stopped by former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in

an act that may have played a key role in his dismissal.

According to the investigative news website The Intercept, the plan involved Saudi ground troops crossing the land border into Qatar, and with military support from the UAE, advancing 100km inland and seizing the Qatari capital........

Tillerson's intervention reportedly enraged Mohammed bin Zayed, also known as MBZ, with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and de facto ruler of the UAE, subsequently lobbying the White House for Tillerson's removal. ....

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/08/rex-tillerson-stopped-saudi-uae-attacking-qatar-180801125651449.html

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Saudi Arabia has expelled the Canadian ambassador and frozen all new trade and investment with Ottawa after Canada's Foreign Ministry criticized human-rights violations in the Islamic kingdom

 

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Bernie SandersVerified account @SenSanders 4h4 hours ago

 
 

Bernie Sanders Retweeted CNN

This is an outrageous move.

It's entirely legitimate for democratic governments to highlight human rights issues with undemocratic governments. We must continue to do so.

The US must be clear in condemning repression, especially when done by governments that receive our support.

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Saudi Arabia has expelled the Canadian ambassador and frozen all new trade and investment with Ottawa after Canada's Foreign Ministry criticized human-rights violations in the Islamic kingdom

 

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Bernie SandersVerified account @SenSanders 4h4 hours ago

 
 

Bernie Sanders Retweeted CNN

This is an outrageous move.

It's entirely legitimate for democratic governments to highlight human rights issues with undemocratic governments. We must continue to do so.

The US must be clear in condemning repression, especially when done by governments that receive our support.

The Two Words That Made Saudi Arabia Furious at Canada

The kingdom, accusing Canadians of interference, expelled their ambassador—and that was just the beginning.

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/08/two-words-from-canada-just-made-saudi-arabia-furious/566870/?utm_content=edit-promo&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_source=twitter&utm_term=2018-08-06T21%3A59%3A51

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http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/08/codename-acor-sycamore-the-saudi-us-al-qaeda-operation-to-reconquer-canada.html

Codename Acor Sycamore - The Saudi-U.S.-Al-Qaeda Plan To Reconquer Canada

Official news of the Saudi-U.S.-Al-Qaeda alliance was probably not enough to make the point. Anyone who crosses a U.S. or Saudi red line will be punished with by al-Qaeda .

Canada crossed such a line. That is what a verified Saudi propaganda account @infographic_ksa expressed today when it published this photo:

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There is little subtlety in showing an airliner flying into the CN Tower in Toronto. (The tweet, and a follow up without the plane, have since been deleted. Earlier today the account called for murdering Iran's supreme leader. That tweet is still up. Update: The account was deleted.)

The 9/11 like tweet was part of a Saudi response to Canada's "overt and blatant interference in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of #SaudiArabia".

On July 30 Saudi Arabia incarcerated the activist Samar Badawi, a sister of the Saudi dissident Raif Badawi. Raif Badawi himself has been in prison for several years. His wife Ensaf Haidar and their three children found asylum in Canada. They live in Sherbrooke in Québec.

On August 3 Canada's government expressed its displeasure with the recent arrest:

Foreign Policy CAN @CanadaFP - 14:10 utc - 3 Aug 2018
Canada is gravely concerned about additional arrests of civil society and women’s rights activists in #SaudiArabia, including Samar Badawi. We urge the Saudi authorities to immediately release them and all other peaceful #humanrights activists.

Since yesterday the Saudis fire back:

Foreign Ministry @KSAmofaEN - 22:59 utc - 5 Aug 2018
#Statement | The negative and surprising attitude of #Canada is an entirely false claim and utterly incorrect.
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The Saudi clown prince does not tolerate any criticism. His ambassador to Canada was recalled and the Canadian ambassador in Riyadh was given 24 hours to leave. All new trade and investment transactions between Saudi Arabia and Canada are frozen. It suspended scholarship for 8,000 of the 25,000 Saudi students in Canada. The Saudi troll brigade was activated and immediately went into action:

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http://www.atimes.com/article/saudi-claims-badge-of-pride-in-break-with-canada/

Saudi claims ‘badge of pride’ in break with Canada

Riyadh's shock reaction could make Western critics – and investors – think twice before approaching the kingdom

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday pulled the plug on medical care for its citizens in Canada, the latest move in a crisis analysts say has less to do with Ottawa and more to do with Riyadh’s desire to project power.

The sudden deterioration in ties started with a Tweet.

Canada’s foreign ministry raised alarm over the arrest of a number of Saudi activists, including Samar Badawi, the sister of the jailed blogger Raif Badawi. Raif’s wife and children reside in Canada.

Most irksome to the Saudi authorities, Canada labeled those arrested as “peaceful human rights activists” and called for their “immediate release.”

Riyadh quickly cancelled all academic scholarships for its students in Canada, who number in the thousands. A $15 billion sale of Canadian combat vehicles, inked under the previous administration, hangs in the balance.

It was a shock response, but one that analysts say was calibrated to send a big message with minimal cost.

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